Thursday, January 31, 2008

Get thee behind me cheese puff!

Now I don't normally fall for all the glitz and glam in the junk food aisle. But yesterday without hesitation, I tossed a bag of Chester's Puffcorn into the cart thinking a favorite aunt always has a little something special for snickies when her nephews come around, right? I mean sure these particular snickies are at the very tip top of the food pyramid. So high in fact that they hover someplace right above the point I think. Actually I'm not even sure they ARE food as they sort of just dissolve in your mouth like one of those special gluey packing peanuts.
Anyweigh, how many more of those will I be buying? NONEMORE, because they only really lasted one day. Yes, I did in fact end up sharing them with four little fellows at my house but If those blessed little tummies hadn't been there for me, every last one would have dissolved on my tongue until orange powder caked the linings of all forty feet of my intestines. NOT COOL CHESTER!
I guess that we all have our kryptonite foods and now that I have a new one I'll be sure to give it the chicken eye next time I pass it in the store. Now, if you'll kindly excuse me I'll just help myself back up onto the wagon I was so rudely thrown off!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


*UPDATE* The dog in this photo is alive and mostly well being diagnosed with a case of Bloody Innards Majora(layman terms used)

I knew I was wanting to introduce you to the various creatures great and small that run about the house. What I didn't realize was that it would begin on a bit of a worried note. This is little Tiki pup our first family pet. She is a sweetie-poopie pom that we got about 7 years ago as a tiny fluff ball. Now she is more of a fluff square,unfortunately, as her girth has sort of made her resemble a fringed table from a standing view. She has always been a very obedient pooch and can actually do several tricks as long as treats are readily available.
Yesterday, however, when I opened the laundry room where my two dogs sleep, I found The Ticks covered in her own fowl and nasties so I kept her in there until I could get all my haz-mat gear prepped for the cleanup(small gag reflex). I was babysitting the little gipper that I keep three days a week and I just couldn't imagine where I could contain him happily while I cleaned up Tiki and myself. So there she stayed. Finally that evening My Saintly husband gave her a bath while I washed everything else in the room and raced off to bible study.
Assuming a clean dog was a well dog, I checked in with her this morning and she was neither clean nor well! I had to take her in right away for some bloodwork and other samplings. The Dr. said she had a super high red blood cell count and he wanted to keep her for fluids and meds. YIKES!
So now we sit waiting and worrying about our dear pooch. I'm trying not to think the worst will happen but I get misty knowing she's scared and sickly laying in a cage with an IV in her wrist. The vet said she might just have a bowel infection or she could possibly have cancer. I'm not terribly brave about these things so I'm praying we'll have good news tomorrow.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

An Intromercial

As I sit behind and watch my tech savvy husband build my page at light speed, clicking on hieroglyphics and jumbling symbols together with the voodoo graphic magic, I find myself in strict contrast jotting down my first blog entry with a smencil(smelly pencil) and paper. Am I really into 2 double ought 8 armed only with the computer skills of a fourth grader? Well, yes it looks that way, but I have come a long way baby Jane. Ta-rust me!

I have already proclaimed this year to be my " Year of Intelligence!" And what better way to kick it off than to force myself to learn the ins and outs of one of my favorite time passers, the Bloggy world! I'm sure to be cutting and pasting with the most amateur of you in a matter of years. But wait, with my new "Year of Intelligence" ultra starter kit, I'll not only gain these new blogitudes, but I'll also receive the "Don't be so hard on yourself, kid" self esteem booster pack if I start my blog today!! Gee, this is really a once in a lifetime experience that I simply can't pass up. :D DING!

Of course, beyond being simply sparkly with smarties, I want to be able to communicate with all of my friends, whether pretend or real, in this venue. I just LOVE taking in peoples everyday lives and gleaning new insights from them. It helps me to process my own mind and figure out how all things work together or perhaps just to understand why they don't.

So, whether I learn a thing or two or just keep bugging you guys on your blogs, at least I'll have a home to come back to, a final resting place for all of my lengthy run-on sentences. And now without further ado...Welcome to my little widget in the world!

Saturday, January 26, 2008