Thursday, January 31, 2008

Snow Day

Today we had our first significant snowfall at our new house. Thankfully Chris and I both didn't have to go to work today so we spent all day at the house with the animals. We ate WAY too much food and watched way to much TV, but it was nice to have a snow day. It's nice every once in a while to have one. When you're an adult you don't get to have them near as much as when you were in school. That's the only part that I really miss about school are the snow days. As for the animals, Baxter loves the snow and Morgan hates it. Here are some pictures of the snow at our house.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

American Public Interest

Heath Ledger died today. This is a very tragic event for the family and I share my condolences. However, why is it the only thing on the news for the last 4 hours? I understand that he was pop icon in American pop culture, but is it a more news worthy event than the war or the election? Don't get me wrong I follow pop culture as much as the next person but it bothers me that every news personality is discussing this as if it was the only thing that happened today. I saw in a very little box on today that 29,000 individuals have been wounded and 3,900 have DIED in Iraq. There have been 3,900 families that have been affected by the war. That is 7,800 moms and dads that have lost a son or daughter. That is 3,900 potential moms and dads that have children that will grow up without parents. I think even myself sometimes I get carried away. I admit I am a sportsaholic. I spend so much of my day worrying about what the hogs are going to do or whether or not a player is going to commit to play for the hogs. I seem to forget about what is going on in the real world. I live in a little box. If it didn't happen in NWA I don't think it is happening. We in the USA today aren't able to grasp the fact that we are at war. Whether or not you agree with the war and what we are doing you are forced to realize that families are being torn apart by the war. I think we have this view of war that we see on tv and we don't realize what is really going on. Do you think about it when you are shopping at Wal-Mart or spending time on your couch watching a tv show? Do you think about the fact that somebody’s father, mother, son or daughter is dodging rpgs and avoiding road mines? I haven't really thought about it much until the other day when an old college friend said he was leaving for Iraq. While I am watching the hogs play and enjoying my day he will be flying bombers over Iraq. When the war first started the networks ran a piece everyday that showed what soldier died today and where he is from. Maybe I have become numb to the fact that it is happening or maybe the networks have quit doing it. I don't see the networks spending 4 hours talking about every soldier that dies. It just is bugging me today that CNN puts this out there for everybody to see but nobody will see it because a pop icon died. I do feel sorry for Heath Ledger's family along with every other person who will sit and watch for hours about him and his life. I just wonder if there are as many people out there that feel sorry for families torn by war.

Honey do projects

This past weekend Chris did a few home improvement projects to the house in between watching football games. I made him go to Lowe's and Home Depot 4 different times for different things. He installed two new shelves in the pantry/laundry room, fixed the garbage disposal, and installed two new shower heads. So, everyone will be happy, especially Frank, who come and use our guest bathroom. I guess this is the start of several more honey do projects around the house; oh, the joys of home ownership :). There is still a lot of stuff that we want to change like adding hardware to the kitchen cabinets, putting in hardwood floors, installing new bathroom light fixtures, changing out the ceiling fans, granite countertops and much much more. But, we have lots of time for all of that later. Here are some pictures of the projects:

New shelves:

Shower head in the guest bathroom:

Shower head in the master bathroom:

Sunday, January 13, 2008


As promised here is picture of Google our new fish. Jack is a lot bigger than Google but they are starting to get along better.

Cat fight

As many of you know we have a dog named Baxter who has been to the vet and the emergency vet clinic several times through-out the past year. When he was three months old we had to take him to the emergency vet clinic because he swallowed his rawhide bone whole. Then when he was five months old we had to take him to the vet because he ate a box of staples. As you can imagine these vet visits cost a pretty penny. This Friday I had to take Baxter to the vet again for another expensive vet visit.

We adopted another dog in November to keep Baxter company that we named Morgan. They get along pretty good but when it comes to bones it becomes war. I normally keep their bones separate so they don't get in a fight but this Friday was different. Mayline and I were trying to leave to go shopping when Baxter ran into Morgan's crate to get Morgan's bones. Then, Morgan ran in after Baxter and a fight broke out in the crate. Mayline had to tip the crate over to get them out. Baxter ran and hides under the dining room table and Mayline finally out him out only to discover that his left eye was all bloody. So, I freak out like normal and think that he might be blind. We then speed off to the vet to have him looked at. Thankfully Morgan just missed Baxter's eye and he just has to take an antibiotic twice a day with some eye drops. I hate to see how I am going to act when we have children if I freak out over just my pets.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New addition

We have added a new member to the Bosch household, a fish named Google. I'm still not sure about his name but it was better than the one that Chris came up with. He wanted to name him Spanky. At work on Friday one of my co-workers found a plastic pet carrier filled with five fish outside next to the door. We're not sure who left them there but they had been outside for awhile. This is the most pathetic way of abandoning an animal that I have ever seen. I'm not sure if the person meant to pour them into the pond but couldn't because the pond was frozen over, but it is sad either way you look at it. People shouldn't adopt or buy animals if they can't take care of them. I understand that sometimes you have to get rid of an animal because your child is allergic or something like that but you can always find someone to adopt them. Thankfully all of the fish were adopted by my kind co-workers. Pictures coming soon....

Saturday, January 5, 2008

It's 2008!

Can you guys believe that it's 2008? We hope that everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve and that everyone was safe. We had a great night New Year's Eve. We hung out at Wille D's with The Millers, Gibsons and Munchie. We had a good time and sang some good songs. The best part of the night was when this really really really drunk guy fell and rolled down the road. That was funny as all get out. Melonie got involved in the night when somebody humped her car. That was pretty good. Frank got stalked by a cop at IHOP. Really Frank.... come on now don't ruin it for everybody.

That leads us to New Years Day. Well the Razorbacks were in Dallas for a football game. Somebody said they left their helmets on the bus though. I don't think I have ever been as embarrassed about a performance as I was that day. That says a lot because honestly the Razorbacks have been really bad for a lot of years and I have been a fan for all of them. We had The Willhites, The Gibsons and Munchie over to watch the the game. Munchie made razorback rice krispie treats which turned out pretty cool. Thankfully the game came to an end and Frank and Greg rocked out to guitar hero. Well Frank rocked guitar hero, Greg just kind of came along for the ride. Those were the highlights of our New Years Eve and day. We had fun that night and were embarassed the next day...sounds about right.