Sunday, October 28, 2012

Menopause Moment and a Full Moon

I normally don't post on the weekends, but since it's 2:30 in the morning and I'm up, what the heck. It's officially October 28th and our 29th Wedding Anniversary.  Steve and I are still going strong after all these years.  It's the subtle little things that happen between us that let us know we still mesh.  Before I sat down here to do a post, I went in and filled hubby's water glass he keeps beside the bed. He woke up long enough to look at me and say, "Thanks dearie".  That's one of the reasons why I love this guy so much! The little things. In the morning he's off to Detroit as his beloved Seahawks are playing the Lions and this only happens  in Detroit every 6 or 7 years.  I will be staying home as I just don't want to leave Freddie for a whole day.  I worry too much and then it's not enjoyable.  So I will use the time to prepare a romantic dinner for when hubby gets home and maybe get some crocheting done.

Back to my menopause moment.  I'm up, I take the hounds out to pee and I see we have a full moon.  The hounds come in and do this........

 I took these without the flash because I didn't want to wake the babies.

I grab my camera and head out front in my housecoat and slippers and take pictures of this beautiful moon. Sometimes I do wonder what the neighbors think if they see these flashes at 2:00 a.m.

I really like these two with our tree branches.

This one just looks like it's holding the moon.

I didn't know we were going to have a full moon tonight. I don't know much about this full moon so I will have to head over to Remington's RRC and see what I can find out.  He usually has all the information on these full moons.

As for my menopause keeping me up, I'm trying to look at the positive aspect.  If I wasn't up right now I would have missed this beautiful full moon and if it wasn't for hot flashes I wouldn't have this dewy glow! LOL!

Well, I'm off to catch up on some blog reading. :)


  1. SHE would love to be able to curl up and sleep after every time SHE awakes during the night--we just ignore her.

    Beautiful moon pictures. We saw the light last night, but just closed doors to keep it out....obviously we missed something.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. Your gratitude for your hubby and a full moon and beautiful bassets makes me wag. A lot. Happy, happy anniversary!

  3. I think I'm glad you're having these menopause moments... because I get to see these really wonderful moon photos! Wishing you a very happy anniversary!

  4. Beautiful pictures of the moon. I like sleeping too much to bother with looking at the sky at night :-) Happy Anniversary - and enjoy your meal! woofs and licks from Magic xx

  5. Mom has not slept through the night for so long - She almost always wakes up at 4 but she tries not to actually get up until 5:30 or 6. I myself sleep soundly but every few hours I get up and reposition myself in a different bed - maybe it is a female thing. We love early mornings with mom, gets our day off to a good start seeing things most miss because they are still in bed, the hard part is trying to stay up until at least 10 pm!

  6. Happy anniversary! Isn't it funny how the little things are the big things. Lovely, lovely pictures. Also, I wanted to tell you how much I loved your BLCS snowflake coasters. I could not get the hang of the granny squares but I'm going to keep at it. Lynne suggested YouTube tutorial videos and I think that's a great idea.

  7. Love your full moon pictures. Those tree branches look absolutely gorgeous and the two sleeping babies melt my heart.

    Happy happy anniversary! As What Remains Now said, the little things are the big things; they are sweet and wonderful.

  8. HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! You look way too young to be married that long!
    Your full moon photos are gorgeous! I can't believe you were able to capture so much detail! Fantastic!
    Of course Fred and Gloria are ALWAYS precious!
    Guess what? I'm not going to the game either. Too bummed out about the Tigers last night. Lenny is selling our extra ticket. I also have blog work to do...just can't get pumped for the Lions today....will watch on TV. Enjoy your romantic dinner!

  9. We were just going to say that Remingtons RRC would love those pix. Have a wonderful romantic night in. We wish you a very happy anniversary. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Oh how cute! Love how snuggled up they are. And you're right, at least you were able to see that beautiful moon! LOVE the picture with the branches in it. So neat!

    Big Happy Anniversary to the most amazing parents!!! Love you both! xoxo

  11. Happy Anniversary! That is so awesome that you have been married for 29 years! Have a great day and an even better evening!

  12. Happy Anniversary! 29 years? That is awesome! My husband and I celebrate our 4th in November - we are looking forward to many more years together.

    We love your moon shots!


  13. Happy happy anniversary! We have an October anniversary as well, I love this month. Congrats on a wonderful 29 years! Those moon pictures are just beautiful.

  14. Happy Happy Anniversary!!! MOM hope to catch some of the game between church stuffs. She really likes the Lions (nt as much at the Titians) I just like to curl up on the couch with her no matter who is playing. Beautiful moon shots, we saw it also. I gave a shout out to Remmington, then went back in for a snooze. Have a wonderful day!

  15. Happy Anniversary. Our Lady often thinks when she has to get up really early for work that she is lucky to get to see the sky that way. We are always too busy looking down to enjoy it. Hope you enjoy your quiet day at home. Lee and Phod

  16. Happy Anniversary! Sorry you had to get up but the moon pictures are wonderful and those puppies adorable. Have a good dinner this evening.

  17. Great pics of the moon! Have a peaceful and happy day!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  18. Happy Anniversary :) love the pictures, I took one of the moon the other night, nothing like your beautiful one :). You don't look old enough to have the menopause, Hope I don't get it yet xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  19. Those are some really gorgeous pictures, and congrats on your anniversary!
    urban hounds

  20. Happy 29th Anniversary! I agree with Caren, you look too young to have been married that long! Love the pics of the sleepy babies & the full moon, they're all beautiful.

  21. That's a way to look on the bright side!

  22. Congratulations on your anniversary! - mom & dad have only been married 3 years BUT we have high hopes for them & their union.

    Those pictures of the moon & sleeping bubs are just grrrreat.

    We hope you got some sleep.
    Wally & Sammy

  23. Congrat's on your Anniversary! These days that many years are getting to be unheard of.

    Your full moon pic's are great. (But not as great as the sleeping puppers...)

    Lily Belle & Muffin
    p.s. Mommy HATES menopause and she's been in it for 14 years! YUCK...

  24. Oh, Happy, Happy Anniversary!!!! Yea!
    Just love the moom pics! If Ma opened the door for any reason, I would hear it, and be right out there with her barkin' at the moon, and wakin' the neighbors! hehehe



  25. LOVE the moon pictures. Super cool!

    Happy Anniversary!


  26. Happy Anniversary!!
    I think someone should start a Menopause Blog---you know one that's always open cuz there's always someone that is awake, glowing and overheating. :)
    p.S. full moon is the 29th :)

  27. Happy Anniversary to you both!
    Oh, I know what you mean - if I throw the covers off once I throw them off 20 times. I figure I must get a whole 3 minutes of sleep per night!
    Fantastic pictures of the moon, wow.
    Lynne x

  28. Awesome...Happy Anniversary.
    Benny & Lily

  29. Happy Anniversary!!!!, Hope Freddie is doing Ok. As for getting up, around here when Mom is up we are all up, even Dad, Mom has no noise control dial. Yea dad caught us last night howling before we came in, little did he know about the full moon also.

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

  30. My mom doesn't have her sleepless nights until 4:00 a.m. I will tell her to look at the moon. Those are mighty nice pics!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  31. Happy Anniversary! Big weekend in the Motor City. Too bad the two of you couldn't have gone to THE BIG game together, but I totally understand not wanting to leave Freddie. Looks like the Lions squeaked one out.

    Beautiful pictures. I took a few of the not quite full moon a couple of nights ago. Yours came out very nice. I like the two with the tree branches.

  32. Wishing you guys a very Happy Anniversary!

    We tried to see the moon last night but there were too many clouds!

  33. Hi Y'all!

    Thanks for stoppin' so faithfully to visit.

    My Human said the only solution she knows to menopause is surgery and hormone replacement at a young age. The more she sees of friends who suffer, the more she thinks what seemed disaster at the time was in the end good fortune.

    Still keeping my paws crossed for you Freddie!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  34. *´¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤I wish you a HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and many more happy years together!!

    Being up early does have its benefits, and means a nap later--I hope you've had an enjoyable day!!

  35. Happy Anniversary. Your hubby sounds great and it is nice to see both of you working to keep a happy marriage.

    Beautiful Moon shots. I love it when I go camping and get to share the night sky with nature itself.

    Bert adn My Vickie

  36. 29 Years is impressive! Congratulations.

    Bummer about the hot flashes, but I love the moon pics. Great way to take advantage of being up! :)

  37. Hope your dinner was relaxing and flash free :-)

  38. Awesome moon photos! Happy anniversary!

  39. Happy Anniversary! Love the moon photos; I so enjoy walking dogs outside for "last call" when the moon is shining and full. Have a great day - even with your dew :).

  40. I was up in the middle of the night last night too!! It was pouring down rain here, so I didn't get to see it ;( but I did catch up on some reading!! Hope you got a nap today - happy anniversary!!

  41. Hehe, Basset Momma, mum says to give her a high five. She knows what you are talking about. Thank goodness you did get up and we got to enjoy your moon photos. They're fabulous. Our mum and dad have just reached 32 years and she feel the same as you. Only thing is she wouldn't cook a romantic dinner cause she can't cook ahahahahaha. Sorry we shouldn't laugh at mum. She tries her best! See ya soon. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  42. I love your moon photos with the branches in front. And, I love your attitude... I was tossed into sudden and unrelenting menopause by a hysterectomy. I have a hard time having the good attitude about it that you have! And, no hormones for me because the docs thought that was what probably caused my mother's fatal breast cancer. So, I have a dewy glow too!

  43. Happy, Happy Anniversary!!! Congrats on 29 years!!! Your moon pictures are just AWESOME!!! That one really does look like it is holding the moon!! We are waiting on the storm due to come tomorrow afternoon...enjoy your romantic dinner!! On a side note, I stopped in to Michael's this afternoon and the cashier and I got to talking about dogs...she happened to see my bichon keychain. I asked her what kind of dog she had. She has two bassett hounds!! One of them is named ELVIS and she said he is such a goof!! Of course, I had to tell her all about Fred and Gloria!! Small world!! So many of us love our pooches so much!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  44. Awesome pics - big congrats on 29 years, that's so cool!! :)

    Have a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  45. Happy Anniversary! Great moon shots! I love the branch ones too!


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