Friday, April 27, 2012


Mommy's Idea
Where is a Wizard when you need one? Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my! Okay it's more like gophers, snails and lizards, oh my!  We cannot get rid of a gopher in our yard. We have smoke bombed him, poisoned him, gopher buzzer thingy in the ground him, given him gum, etc, etc, etc. and everyday he is back. Last year we had one and some of the guys from England told Mark to put urine the holes. He did leave so we are back to pee in the hole! (and no the guys are not standing outside peeing)

The snails are a challenge now because of my garden. Can't put out snail pellets because of the dogs. So we gather them up each morning and put them in the green trash bin to give them a home at the dump. I looked for some natural ways to kill them. (Like that's any better!) Anyway I read about oatmeal and it seems to be working. As far as the lizards go they don't bother us but they annoy Skye and in turn she will tear up a bush looking for them!

Since you may not see me on Facebook here are a few photos I have shared over the last few weeks.

 Skye during Spring break working on her tan!

 My patio vegetable garden.

Dinner at Literati Bar & Grill on Wilshire Blvd in LA. We finally celebrated Tristen's Birthday dinner. This is Scottish Salmon, Spaghetti Squash (a first for me), on top of green beans and mushrooms. I also had sauteed spinach.

Head on over to visit with Hilary.

This week’s statements:

1. I never sing when I shower.
2. I use to smoke but I stopped. (very briefly)
3. My favorite picture of all time is The Five Pennies (with Danny Kaye)
4. When it gets dark I think about the nighttime predators like coyotes. (that is why Skye goes out on a leash at night)

This meme belongs to Brandy
but she is not posting right now.

Starting weight: 216
(January 2012)
Last months weight: 196
Current weight: 193
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS: -3
Total weight lost: -23 pounds

Have a fun weekend!


April said...

Oh, I sing in the shower all the time! It's amazing how good I sound, too. LOL! We don't have any gophers...moles are what we're battling against. I'm not sure what we're going to do!

Hilary said...

I never sing in the shower... my voice scares me!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I don't like coyotes. I hate it when they howl at night. Super creepy.

Trennia said...

You should call Chevy Chase from Caddy Shack!
Wait was that a gopher?
Snails I heard salt does a job on them, I don't know for sure I have never tried it...and lizards yuck I don't like them!
Hope you can rid them sooner then later.

Joyce said...

That picture of your dog is hilarious!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I've heard that putting beer in a lid from a jar and setting that out in the area where your slugs frequent ... they like the beer, will climb in, overindulge and drown. Or so I've heard. I hadn't heard about oatmeal, so I'll keep that in mind if we ever have trouble with slugs.

I love the picture of Skye working on her tan! ha!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Good luck with the gopher! I don't think I've ever encountered one of them. Love the pic of Skye!

Heather Smith said...

Good luck with the gopher and the snails... our pests are feral cats, lizards and barking tree frogs... which are cute but so loud!!!

Tesha said...

Awesome weight loss accomplishment! I love the picture of Skye sunbathing :)and that dinner looks tasty!

Pen Pen said...

Debbie, you crack me up! I can just imagine the men walking around peeing all over the place. LOL Love your pics, I have planted sunflower seeds two times this week, and the squirrels keep finding them. #$&$% squirrels!!!

Nichol said...

I'm a singer in the shower, love it and makes me calm:) Congrats Debby on the weight loss, you are doing fab. Love that photo of Skye too cute.

Keetha Broyles said...

Hehehehe - Sky working on her tan!

How did you like the spaghetti squash?

Once when I was trying to watch my weight I tried it instead of spaghetti. Put the same sauce on as I'd put on pasta spaghetti. (I saw that idea on a cooking show) BUT, I found it way less than satisfying.

So - - - what did you think?

Elizabeth said...

Great your turning 3 cute.

Stopping by from Brenda's web page....just checking out blogs that are new to me and ones I already follow.



Silver's Reviews

That corgi :) said...

You are rocking with that weight loss!!! WTG!!! A true inspiration!


Chatty Crone said...

I identify with you about the gopher (mine was a squirrel). I am sorry about that.

And way to go on the diet - you are doing great - I know you will do it - go Debby!

Love, sandie

Nani said...

LOLOL...You know that was the picture in my mind about peeing in the gopher holes. Glad you cleared that up!

YAY fellow reformed smoker!

RE: the comment you left me, I think the awesome thing about reading everyone's answers on the fill in is seeing how everybody interprets them. Since I was going out with David early this morning, I answered much quicker than usual, but I usually *try* to think differently. I love board games and I guess I'm always trying to have the answer that doesn't lose points. :)

Congrats on the number continuing to go down!

Tracy said...

no, I don't sing in the shower either; save the neighborhood! and not a smoker; gross! and congrats for the weight loss journey!

xinex said...

Skye is so cute! Great picture!...Christine

AutismWonderland said...

I don't sing in the shower because there's never any time anymore. LOL

I'm stopping by for the first time via Fri Fragments :D

~ Lisa

Libbie said...

Good job taking that weight off! That is awesome!!!

Man you sure have some pesky critters around! Luckily we don't have either of those babies.

Hope you have a fab week Debby!

RoryBore said...

I always sing in the shower.
the warm water just seems to open up those vocal chords and the echo is fantastic. I AM Canadian's Idol in there!
outside - not so much :)

Stacy said...

I always sing in the shower.

Good for you, keep those numbers going down!

Wayne W Smith said...

I want to participate in Fatass Friday! Can you start it up until she decides to return?

Stephanie said...

You never sing in the shower? That is where I do my very best work:)


Best of luck with that pesky Gopher!

nancygrayce said...

I love the picture of Skye! Too cute! I don't guess we've ever had a gopher or snails, but man do we have lizards....we just live with them. They stay outside of course.

I do sing in the shower and everywhere else.....that is, unless someone is around :)

Garden of Egan said...

I love the picture of Skye. Looks like he's totally into his tan.

Congrats on your weight loss. You SHOULD be singing in the shower....or on the rooftops!

Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

We have squirrels. Rather, they have us. We gave up...

Following you :)

Unknown Mami said...

Wait! You smoked briefly or you stopped smoking briefly?

"GB" said...

We have moles in our yard, they have built tunnels all over the place. Peeing works on all sorts of things, DB pees on our garden to keep the deer and rabbits away. Strange, I know!

Holly said...

so whose pee goes in the holes? lol

Secret Agent Woman said...

I love having lizards around, and also the groundhog who visits. And I even like hearing the coyotes at night! As for snails, I pitch them into the woods.

Mrs4444 said...

I wonder if there is a Fat gut Friday?

Sorry about the pests!

The birthday dinner looks delish! :)

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