Monday, August 27, 2018

Remission Boy is Back... NO M-SPIKE!

Our Slidell Oncologist is delighted with Dom's numbers:

WBC:   6.9
RBC:    3.93 (L)
HTC:    39.1
Platelets:    223
Kappa Light Chains:    13.5
Lambda Light Chains:    16.1
Ratio:   0.84


Friday, August 24, 2018

Sexy Sadie is OURS!

We took our Sadie to the Vet's office on Tuesday.  NO CHIP!  NO HEARTWORMS!  (although, there'll be a 4-month window to confirm).

She got all of her shots.  She's OURS!

Doc said that she's about a year old and whoever dropped her off, took the name off of her collar. 

Dom got her a kennel yesterday.  She was hesitant to go in, but when she finally did enter, she went right to her new box.  (She had been taking over the cats box on the picnic table).

She'll be spayed in a couple of weeks.

She chews everything in sight.  An old pair of my tennis shoes has been destroyed.

She hasn't had an accident in the house and has slept in our bedroom the past two nights.

We've got a feeling that "that dog don't hunt", so they got rid of her.

She's very content here.  As are we!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Meet our SEXY SADIE!

This little doll appeared at our place about 10 days ago.  She's a LOVE.

We haven't had a dog for 9 years since our Trouble passed away.

After some googling, we've determined that she's a Redtick Coonhound, AKA American English Coonhound.

I'm thinking that she's a puppy, as she's chewing everything in sight!

She's stolen our hearts.  Already housebroken, very friendly, and loves to be in the house.  (I let her sleep in my guest room bed with me Friday night!)

Sadly, my raccoons don't come around anymore.  I strategically place their bread on the branches of trees.

We're going to get her into our Vet next week.  Check for a chip, heartworms, then if all is well, have her spayed and on heartworm medication.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Sparkling Ice: Passion Fruit Punch. YUMMY!

Preston, WA (August 2, 2018) – After months of speculation, Sparkling Ice®, part of the Talking Rain® Beverage Company portfolio, is excited to reveal the flavor of its limited-edition Mystery Flavor – Passion Fruit Punch!

"At Sparkling Ice, we're excited to share that the Mystery Fruit Flavor our consumers have been drinking all summer long has been revealed as Passionfruit Punch," said VP of Community and Customer Relations of Talking Rain Beverage Co., Nina Morrison.  "In fact, our fans and followers have been enjoying the flavor so much that they've made it one of our top selling Sparkling Ice products of the summer."

As part of the Mystery Fruit Flavor launch back in June, Sparkling Ice challenged fans to taste, debate and ultimately cast their flavor picks via social media using the hashtag #WhatTheFlavorSweeps for their chance to win over $45,000 worth of prizes, including a Bose Sound System, Sonos Wireless Speakers, iTunes gift cards, a year of FREE Spotify and more. Fans across the country cast their votes on social media, and winners were announced on a weekly basis from May 15th – August 7th.

"As a company, we've been anticipating the big reveal for months," added Nina Morrison. "Over 245K fans and followers participated in the social media contest, making it one of our most successful promotions to date. We had guesses ranging from Blueberry Lemonade to Watermelon, Fruit Punch and more. Even I guessed wrong!"

In addition to the weekly contest winners, Sparkling Ice will also be announcing a grand prize winner of the social sweepstakes on August 8th who will win an all-expense paid VIP trip to California to attend a major music festival in April 2019.

For more information about Sparkling Ice products and flavors, please visit,, and

About Sparkling Ice Beverages
Sparkling Ice beverages are made with zero sugar, and combine sparkling water, real fruit flavor, vitamins and antioxidants to offer great tasting, lightly carbonated beverages. Available in sixteen fizzy, fruity flavors, including: Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Nectarine, Lemon Lime, Crisp Apple, Classic Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, Strawberry Watermelon, Black Cherry, Grape Raspberry and new in 2018, Ginger Lime. Sparkling Ice is part of the Talking Rain family of beverages and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate Sparkling Ice, visit

Saturday, August 4, 2018

My New Favorite Moscow Mule!

Red, White and Blue, Berry Mule

Recipe Credit: Brooklyn Crafted

2 oz berry Vodka (blueberry or raspberry)
6 oz Extra Spicy Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini

Muddle blueberries and blackberries in shaker.
Add vodka and shake.
Fill Moscow mule mug with ice.
Pour in muddled berries and vodka and fill with Brooklyn Crafted (roughly 6oz).
Garnish with blueberries and blackberries.

Dom and I had a couple of these last night.  WOW!  I love this Ginger Beer!