Sunday, June 29, 2008

We Got Some Blueberries

Today Jeffro and I made our now annual trek to Butler's Orchard with NOAAgirl. Now, we are set for blueberries for quite some time! I have two parties to go to this week that require bringing food, so I think I know how I'll be using some of these babies up! I just love, love, love blueberries and it's oh-so-sad that they're not a year-round fruit. Oh, I know you can import them in the winter, but they're never as good or as cheap.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mystery Pooper

First of all, I never posted about my recent vet appointment where my vet told me my old dog has only a few weeks to live. I couldn't post about it cause I was too shocked and upset initially, but I'm doing better about it now. I mean, I knew she didn't have long, but I didn't know it was that short. She'll be 15 in August, and I was hoping to get to that birthday, but now I'm not sure. What also sucks is I have a conference in early August, what do I do if she's still around? Gamble that she'll be ok the week I'm gone? It all sucks, all the worry and anxiety and anticipation. Plus, I have had her since 6 months and I can't imagine not seeing her sweet face every day. THAT is just killing me.

Anyway, let's get to the Mystery Pooper. For the past 2-3 days I have found poop in the living room when I get up in the morning. Matter of fact, this morning I picked it up only to find another poop like 2 minutes later. I usually take a few minutes to get dressed and ready to get them out the door in the morning, but it looks like I better speed that up. I have no idea who is pooping--someone told me old dogs do that and don't even realize it. But the younger dog has had problems with his stomach and is on this weird medicine, so is that making him do it? I have no idea. So I can't yell at anyone cause I don't know where it's coming from. Although Jeffro did admit this morning that it was him . . .

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Your Personality in Pictures

This is actually pretty accurate, do not cheat (there is no wrong answer) just pick what you really like....

When you click on the link, a series of about 15 pictures will come up.Click on a photo in that category that appeals to you. Just continue to keep picking. At the end it will give you a profile of yourself.... It's called a visual DNA.... Http://

Thursday, June 12, 2008

XXXRay Vision Scanners in Airports!

I saw this crazy story today about how some airports--including our wonderful National--are installing scanners that see through your clothing to make sure you aren't carrying any contraband. Supposedly the device blocks out your face and doesn't keep a record of it, which of course would make the process of TSA SEEING THE REST OF YOU NAKED so much less humiliating and embarrassing. Unbelievable! Talk about Big Brother watching you.

I don't think so! There's no way I would agree to this! At least you have a choice to be patted down or submit to the scanner (what great options), but if it comes to the point where there is no choice, I will not fly from an airport that does this!

You Be the Judge

Can you judge someone by looking at them? Take this fun little quiz. I'm proud to say I got 9 out of 10!


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lost My Daytimer!

Yes, I still resort to a paper calendar to keep me straight. I am just not a gadget person, and I guess you could say I'm a luddite since I'm always the last to purchase anything new. I'm obviously way behind the times since I haven't even figured out how to work my iPod and I got for Christmas. I just can't imagine where it's gotten to, and why no one has found it and called me to give it back. It had all my numbers, appointment, etc. in there so I am feeling rather lost about what I should be doing. It just sucks. I'm going to give it a few more days, then suck it up and go buy a new one and start all over again. Sigh.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Trailer Park Wedding and Emergency Vet

What an exciting weekend it's been! Yesterday Jeffro and I went to a friend's wedding where they renewed their vows. It was a nice little ceremony out in B.F., VA. A reception followed at the trailer park where they hang out on weekends. It was actually a fun time despite the heat and rain showers that started. A nice, simple affair with close friends and family. Right next to the trailer park pool. Priceless.

Yesterday morning, I had to go off to the emergency vet for my youngest dog, who was throwing up pink, presumably blood. X-rays yielded no immediate answers--he had swallowed a chicken bone earlier this week. So the guess is the bone irritated things as it went through the system. Today he seems to be doing fine, but we'll have to see what happens.

Today I'm off to see an open house in the neighborhood and then to my sister's to celebrate two of my nieces' birthdays. So when will I have time to do the desperately needed vacuuming and laundry?