Friday, November 19, 2010

Our very normal Friday

WELCOME to our new Follower, Andy - his new blog is here.  I read back to the beginning, and Andy, you really have your work cut out for you!!!  It will be fun following along with you and your progress in your RV remodel.  Good Luck!  It's nice to have you following along with us, too, although my goal is going to be quite a bit easier than yours.  : )

Pretty easy week with nothing much going on.  I finally got the certified copies of my marriage certificate and divorce decree this week, and brought them to the Social Security office this morning for them to examine and copy for my file.  It's all done, and now I just have to wait till the middle of February for my first check to be deposited.  Yeah!

We needed dog food so while I was out, we stopped in at Petco to get Katie her special food, the only thing she can consistently eat without it affecting her (apparently) delicate digestive system.  We had some problems, and a co-worker who has a Chihuahua said they solved their dog's potty/vomiting issues with this food, so I tried it, and Katie has been fine since.   And she likes the food. They have different food for different dog breeds.  This is Katie's:

While there, I got her a new jacket to wear on our walks and bike rides.  Sooo cute, and it fit her perfectly. I think I used the wrong setting or flash (?) - these are kind of a weird color, but you get the idea.  I wanted to get the photos done and let Katie lay back down.  She's getting so good at being a model.  She just sat there for me until I was done.  Such a good girl.

 I'm so pretty, oh so pretty...

 Back view - see the ruffles?  Very feminine for a little girl dog.

 This shows the warm interior fleece.  Nice on cold morning walks.

The zipper makes it really easy to get on and off, and Katie seems to like it.

When we got home it was around 2:00 and I hadn't eaten.  I was going to boil up some pasta and open a can of marinara sauce.  I've been so good about not overbuying food and I didn't realize I was completely out of spaghetti sauce. I didn't want to go back out again,  but I was craving spaghetti.  I found a can of chopped tomatoes, a can of tomato paste, a can of cut mushrooms, and I did a search on line for "easy spaghetti sauce" and got the BEST recipe!  It was truly easy, fast and REALLY good.  Probably the best I've ever made - and I used to simmer my sauce all day. It was thick and sweet, just the way I like it.  Made some garlic bread and I was set to sit down and eat and relax.

Tomorrow if we can fit it in between the rain that's expected, we're going to go for a bike ride.  Katie has her nice, new warm jacket to wear. 

Till next time, from Me and My Dog, have a great Friday evening, everyone! : )


  1. Thanks for the welcome. Nice to find another dog lover preparing for the road. We will all get time.

  2. The jacket is adorable but I want the sauce recipe! You made me hungry for spaghetti too :)

  3. She's going to need her own closet in the RV!

    Does she have little boots for when it rains?

  4. Hello from Tennessee!
    I found your blog a couple of months ago and connected with you and your dog immediately! (I have read all your entries.) My husband and I and our dachshund, Ziva, (named after Ziva on NCIS - love that show), are planning to retire in 30 months. We are looking at and researching all sizes of RVs and have yet to decide which one will fit our needs. The first thing we plan to do after we retire, is to set out and see the country. I have read several "retirement", "almost retired" (like us), and "frugal" blogs. I guess I am a stealth follower, because this is only the second blog I have replied to. SEMI-TRUE TALES is also a great blog!! Just wanted to say hi and tell you how much I enjoy your blog about your journey to retirement. We are SO THERE girl!

  5. Katie's looking spiffy as usual! Glad to hear you are reaching the end of the bureaucratic maze.


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