Monday, January 23, 2006

Up to my elbows in...

...well, this is a polite blog, so I won't go there. Suffice it to say that Bailey is apparently experiencing intestinal distress and left us a present in our office that took me about 1 1/2 hours to clean up. Thank goodness for my Bissell carpet cleaner! While I tended to the carpet, DH tended to Bailey who was also up to his elbows, or tail, or something. Do dogs have elbows??? Poor Bailey got shut outside until DH got home, then he got sprayed with the hose out in the cold weather and then he got shut in our basement storage room to dry off. I'm sure he'll be thrilled when he finds out that he'll be spending some time there until we're sure he's better - much easier to clean up! Well, it was a mess, but I sure am thankful that he didn't do it in one of our bedrooms!

I'd love to talk about the great new recipe I tried tonight, but with all of the cleaning, it was grilled cheese on whole grain bread, baby carrots and apples for us. Not a nutritional failure, but not terribly exciting either. Instead, maybe I can talk about the plans for later this week. One item on the menu is meatloaf. I have never made meatloaf. When we first got married, I did not eat meat, so all of those things that new cooks often start out making - I didn't make a lot of it. That was probably a good thing - not eating meat forces you to be creative or suffer pasta every night.
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Other items on the menu are a new lasagna recipe from Cooking Light and the tomato soup recipe from Food Network that my mom made over Christmas. I will be going out one or two nights later this week, so I'm not sure what the plan is for those nights.

Tune in tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be up to my elbows in something good to eat.....


  1. I feel your pain! Buster had a similar incident about a year ago.
    I tagged you for a meme BTW!

  2. Also, I like the new look!. I really need to learn more about this HTML stuff!

  3. I'll look for the tag, Patti. Thanks. I may have a night or two with not much to blog about, so that will be a perfect chance to post something. :)

  4. Oh, and thanks for the compliment.

    Even if you don't know much about HTML, you can create a practice blog and fiddle. But careful - it's easy to get sucked in WAY longer than you intend! :)

  5. Poor Bailey.....Hope he's feeling better

  6. Well, no more accidents, but he's still not back to normal. Fortunately, other than the obvious problems, he doesn't seem effected at all - he's eating and acting normally. :)