Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Wayne with Binky
Judy with Bitsy aka Lil' Bit

We have enjoyed six days of guests. The grandchildren arrived first then our friends from Kentucky. Grandchildren left on Sunday and our friends left this morning heading for a two month visit in California. It was totally an exhausting good time.
I was the queen of the kitchen and enjoyed preparing delicious meals for everyone. In return Wayne and Judy took us to the casino last night and bought us a very elegant meal. They played the poker machines and we basically watched, spending only $10 and winning $5 of that back.
Our dogs got along well and Slim was a very good hostess to Bitsy after they both got over the initial jealousy. Binky couldn't play with the dogs because he is in failing health. This is a 19 year old doggy companion of Wayne's and they are planning to have Binky put to sleep when they arrive in California. He will be buried with his siblings. He is the oldest surviving liter mate of nine. I can't think of ever seeing a small dog like this living such a long time. It was very sad to watch them go and know that we would not see Binky on their return trip.
Now Ron and I can once again be creatures of habit and return to Netflix for me and tractoring for him.
It was great to see everyone come -- and great to see everyone go:-)


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely time together. Company is always happily exhausting, isn't it? I am looking forward to mine at the end of the month. Your pictures are very nice! Sad about the little dog.

    Take care.


  2. How wonderful for you having all that enjoyable company. Sometimes exhaustion is a great thing. I am sorry to hear about Binky, but I"m sure he lived a great life. Always sad to lose a furry family member.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed such wonderful visits with the grandkids and your good friends.
    Poor, old Binky.
    You all look so nice in that photo.
    You were having fun and eating well.
    That makes for a GOOD time in my book!!

  4. I am glad you had a great time with your friends and grandkids. I do agree though that it is exhausting when you have a houseful of guests! You deserve a nice break now!

  5. Bless Binky. Glad you had such a good visit.

  6. So glad you had a great time with your guests. I'm sure you are exhausted after all that cooking.

    We have lots to be thankful for.


  7. Try living in Paris, France and see how many visitors you get! Before we moved there for my husband's business, my mother advised "Just tell people they can stay for 3 days!"
    "Mom....they're coming to FRANCE from LA!"

    I just said I DON'T DO TOURS and they'd go on their own all day...a good time was had by all!! And I got to cook, which I love, in the evenings, but, let's face it, no matter how good a cook Z is, they were in PARIS and we'd eat out most of the time!

    Glad you had a good time.....And glad you've got more happy memories stored up! Thanks for the nudge back into my wonderful paris memories!

  8. Sounds like you have fun being "Queen of the Kitchen". I love cooking too, my only trouble is that I love eating

    Sorry to hear that Binky is about to meet his maker....It sounds like he has lived a good life......

    It is fun having the guests come and go too....Glad you are back to real life again. Enjoy your netflix....If you get a chance, rent "August Rush". It's a great chick flick.

  9. So nice to enjoy your company! It's wonderful to have them and, as you said, then when they go you can get back into your normal routines again. Too bad about Binky, but 19 is a long time for a dog to live.

  10. Yeah, and now you won't have to have clothes on to eat lunch.

  11. It's quite sad about Binky, but amazing he lived for 19 years. It's always so heartbreaking to lose a pet though, no matter what.

    Glad you had such a nice visit. It sounds like it was great. My husband's brothers love to go to casinos when we get together. My husband and I usually end up watching them play.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. We have a sheltie named Bitsy! Actually, it's Bits--his sister was Kibbles!