Monday, February 13, 2012

My gosh! Four years, no post! Like everyone else, life has been happening. Some good, some not so good. Right now it's chilly in NC. Not really winter weather but there doesn't seem to be much of that anywhere. A week of 30 degree weather would help me get rid of the sinus/allergy stuff that plagues me. Saying that, I'm glad that is the worst of my health problems. So many of my friends are already dealing with the ills that come with getting older. I'm saying some thank you's to the powers that be for my respite.
I think I may try to get back here on a more regular basis. Ambling, rambling therapy.
Life is good....

Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm so angry..

Last night, my husband was doing the nightly walking of the dogs. He was attacked by a large dog, acutally our little Zoli was the target. It was dark, the dog came out of nowhere and grabbed her around the neck. H ended up rolling around on the ground, prying the dog's jaw off Zoli. By then he was also calling for help. Three men came running and two of them held the big dog and the other helped H up and gathered our dogs. H brought Zoli in, called me and went back out to find his glasses and see about the other dog. After seeing how badly she was bitten, we left for the emergency animal clinic. Zoli has several stitches, some punctures that have to remain open so they can drain, and a couple of bruised legs. H came to the hospital as soon as he had talked to all the authorities.

This morning we found out who owns the dog. At the same time, animal control had received a call from another neighbor and had picked up the "pitbull." Because H had no puncture wounds, they gave the dog back to the owner along with a ticket for $150. Heis to pay Zoli's doctors bills also.

It's not looking good, folks. The guy that owns the dog was supposed to be this afternoon. After waiting for four hours we called. Left a message. Left another message. He called an hour later. He doesn't know what the big deal is....his dog is fine and we had ours "fixed." He has bills, ya know, he has to pay his mortgage, electric..yada, yada. H reminded him we were all in the same boat. The kid got belligerent. Not looking good.... He is supposed to come over tomorrow morning. He is active duty military, so we can go that route if we have to but don't really want to. It's his attitude! When he called he said he had to go dirt bike racing tonight and that was why he couldn't take care of business...not looking good.

The good news ..Zoli is going to be okay. She looks a little "Frankendogish" but the pain meds are keeping her quiet and bodily functions are good.. I'm putting in a little picture of her, so if you have major pet sympathy pains, don't look.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I Voted

It was a little traumatic for me. The first time I didn't know which way I was going to go until I had the ballot in my possession. Not sure yet that I'm comfortable with the way I went but I did get out and vote. Son 3 and I will always cancel each other out, "nuf said."

Planning on a little trip taking my sweetness with me. She started kindergarten and is on a break so we will fly to Philly for a few days. We've never taken a trip like this together and I'm so looking forward to it! I don't think she will travel with the hat.......

Friday, September 26, 2008

Oh, The Places You Will Go!

This was growing in the backyard of the house I was staying in. At Pearl Harbor. In Hawai'i. Not only did I experience paradise but I did it with two terrific friends. It was perfect...we snorkled, sailed, golfed and shopped. The beach, the flowers, the food, the perfect can life be? Even the loooong plane ride in the littttlllle seat could not put a damper on it. Coffee in gazebo in the morning, then wine there in the evening. No snakes. In my friend's yard were mangoes, bananas and tangerines. We stood to the National Anthem every morning while outside drinking coffee and stood again for colors in the evening. Even heard the Japanese national anthem as they had a ship in port. Took the Admiral's barge around Ford Island and walked through the Arizona Memorial. Saw all the monuments to the other ships that were lost. Goose bumps just thinking about it. I saw sea turtles trying to make their way to shore. Three huge turtles....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rainy Day

We woke up to the rain this morning and here it is, midafternoon, and it is still coming down. I do love it. The greens are greener, the browns are browner and everything just seems alive. The dogs have decided it is a great sleeping day.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I think I'm finding by reading knitters blogs and such, that more knitters have cats than dogs. Why is that? Is it the temperment of the animal or the personality of the knitter? Is it because dogs are needier? I don't know but do cats shed less? This has to be thought through. Meanwhile, here is one of my little loves, Zoli. She is sweet and lovable and alot of fun. Her brother, Remy, looks like her except he has curlier fur. He hugs. Really puts his paws around your neck and hugs.