We Have a Gate (5-31-15)

We Have a Gate (5-31-15) It’s been on our list for awhile now, but we finally got it done!  On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, JR and I put up our gate across the driveway!  We got the supplies on our trip to Billings last weekend.  We combined a supply run with date night and saw…

Just in Case You Were Wondering…(June 2015)

Just in Case You Were Wondering…(June 2015) Just in case you were wondering, we don’t let Scarlett drive.  The local pharmacy seems to be concerned about it: Scarlett has been on these pills since her surgery back in February.  I just noticed the pill bottle says “May cause drowsiness.  Alcohol may intensify this effect.  Use…

Man Hands (Apr 2015)

Man Hands (Apr 2015) April is Limb Loss Awareness Month.  JR and I were joking that we wish that people were a little less aware of my missing limb!  Ha Ha Ha.  But, on that note, here is a link to a great article on prosthetics for women, or the lack thereof.  If nothing else, read it…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (3-17-2015)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (3-17-2015) Ah, adventures in picture-taking with Scarlett. A couple interesting things have happened around here.  Winter Carnival was last weekend.  Red Lodge was taken over by out-of-towners.  We went to town Saturday night for dinner and did not recognize one person!  Great for the local economy but sheesh!  Give us our…

A Birthday and an Anniversary (3-4-2015)

A Birthday and an Anniversary (3-4-2015) Today is this sweet little girl’s ninth birthday: Today is also the second anniversary of the “final” move to Montana.  I still think it was the best birthday present we could have ever given Scarlett!  Both of us are pretty happy girls. Scarlett is hanging in for us.  We are…

Swimming! (3-2-15)

Swimming! (3-2-15) Looky what I found in town: Woo hoo!  Thanks to a heads-up from my PT, I went swimming yesterday!  I had looked at all the other hotel pools in town, but they were about three strokes long and not meant for lap swimming.  Rock Creek Resort is a bit out of town, but…

Montana…

Montana… Where one day it snows so much your grocery cart needs chains: And the next day, the snow is gone and you have to slow down for the ducks to waddle down the road: The guy behind me was fuming.  I know he couldn’t see the ducks and had no idea why I was…

Home Gym (Jan 2015)

Home Gym (Jan 2015) Since we got to Montana, we’ve accumulated bits and pieces of workout equipment, dumbells, therapy bands, etc.  It was piling up and piling up in the basement and I had had it!  I searched and searched for some inexpensive way to get organized and I finally found it.  Lowe’s had some…

Round Bale and an Update (2-23-15)

Round Bale and an Update (2-23-15) I don’t know what it is with Scarlett and Sundays, but she had a major episode last night.  JR and I tried to help her as best we could, but we felt helpless and two vets didn’t have much to suggest either.  The good news is that Scarlett’s biopsies…