April 16, 2007

buds again!

A good sign that spring is coming back- my lilac bushes have buds. And the sun is shining today. Really shining!

I was reminded of the following post from about 1 year ago. Back when we still had our dogs and they wore diapers...

This post was originally published April 12, 2006

The dogs got out this morning- again!!! All three, and this time they were down the street by the time I threw on my flip-flops and made sure the kids were ok with me darting out of the house.

It took me a couple seconds to even figure out which way they went, then I saw all three clear at the end of our street by the train tracks. OF COURSE there would be a train at this time, with a whole line of cars backed up waiting, and watching me! I yell & call for the dogs- Gucci & Jake are pretty good and come quickly- running to the house. Dobie is a totally different story. Won't come & I can see him marking everything in sight. His diaper is going to be gross, I think! I feel really embarrassed yelling, chasing, coaxing Dobie back home. He acts like he is coming and then goes the other way, then across the street, finally I get him home- and see his diaper is missing. Oh man! Those things aren't cheap! I make sure all the dogs are inside, check on the kids, and then head back out to look for my dog's diaper! Thankfully the train has passed and the cars are mostly gone. I am really hoping no one is on their lawn or looking out their windows at me! I do a quick review of the yards, sidewalks, street... no diaper. I head back in the house to make sure he even had it on when he got out. Sure enough- diaper is on the couch downstairs. Sigh of relief.

Well, at least I got my exercise in for the day. Also- I did notice that my lilac bushes have BUDS!!! This really put me in a great mood! I am not even mad at the dogs anymore!


  1. Our front yard's tree will bloom the most beautiful blossoms soon. I just saw those buds this morning. What a great promise!!

  2. We just back from vacation and my pear trees are blooming which is a great sign. However, the sun is not shining and it is a blustery, cold day here. Send some of that sunshine to Delware, would ya?

  3. Our dog wore a diaper before we got her fixed and she would go in heat. Drove us nuts! And, everyone kept looking at us so strangely! Ah, the things you do for love!

    Oh, and thankfully, our trees are starting to blossom again too. They were blooming, their leaves shriveled up and died because of the cold snap and now they are blooming again. Yeah for spring!

  4. Ahhhh! Lilac bushes! I sooo miss those! They don't grow where I live now.... Enjoy them a little bit extra just for me, if you would.....

  5. Lilac bushes..love them! I love this time of year....blooms...new life...starting fresh

    Of course where we live - it is 90 degrees year round...so we don't have that. Blah! The grass is always greener, right?

  6. It's about bloomin' time...tee hee..

    here via Beck :)


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