21 May 2010

I have to laugh!

I have been dealing with a achie breakie foot, we do not know if I have a stress fracture or what so I was scheduled for a bone scan. Got a call from the hospital letting me know that I have to reschedule my appt due to a world wide shortage of radioactive isotopes. Okay, I've gone all my life without a break and when I finally might have a break (stress fracture) they run out of the stuff needed to determine what is going on. Good thing they didn't run out of whatever that stuff is they used to check my brain and discovered I not only have a brain (throw a party) I have white orbs in it! LOL

Ah well, sometimes old school medicine is better because they can't discover some other hidden anomaly to scare the whaleyburger out of ya!

20 May 2010

Warning for Dog and Cat Owners - NOT A JOKE

Share this with your friends who have pets ...
Please   tell  every dog or cat owner you know. Even if  you  don't have a pet,  please pass this to those  who  do.
Over  the weekend,   the doting owner of two young lab  mixes  purchased Cocoa Mulch  from Target to   use in their garden. The dogs loved the way   it  smelled and it was advertised to  keep cats away  from  their garden. Their dog  (Calypso) decided the  mulc h smelled good  enough  to eat and devoured a  large  helping.  She vomited a few  times which  was typical  when she eats something  new but wasn't  acting lethargic in any way.  The  next day, Mom  woke up and took   Calypso out for her morning   walk . Half way  through the walk, she had a seizure and  died instantly.
Although  the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label,    upon further investigation on the company's website, this  product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and  cats.
Cocoa  Mulch is manufactured by Hershey's,  and they claim that  "It is true that studies have shown that 50%  of the dogs  that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer  physical   harm  to a variety of  degrees (depending on each  individual dog).   However, 98% of all dogs won't  eat it."

*Snopes  site gives  the  Following information:
http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp *
Cocoa  Mulch,  which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman's   Garden Supply and other Garden supply  stores contains  a  lethal ingredient called 'Theobromine'.  It   is lethal to dogs and  cats. It smells like chocolate and  it really  attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff  and die.  Several deaths already occurred in the  last  2-3  weeks.
Theobromine  is in   all chocolate, especially dark or  baker's  chocolate which is  toxic to dogs. Cocoa  bean  shells contain potentially toxic  quantities  of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in  effects to caffeine and theophylline.  A dog that   ingested a lethal quantity of garden  mulch made from  cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died  17 hours later.  Analysis of the stomach contents  and  the ingested cacao bean shell  revealed the  presence of lethal  amounts of  theobromine.

17 May 2010


The service station trade was slow
The owner sat around,
With sharpened knife and cedar stick
Piled shavings on the ground. 

No modern facilities had they,
The log across the rill
Led to a shack, marked His and Hers
That sat against the hill. 

"Where is the ladies restroom, sir?"
The owner leaning back,
Said not a word but whittled on,
And nodded toward the shack. 

With quickened step she entered there
But only stayed a minute,
Until she screamed, just like a snake
Or spider might be in it. 

With startled look and beet red face
She bounded through the door,
And headed quickly for the car
Just like three gals before. 

She missed the foot log - jumped the stream
The owner gave a shout,
As her silk stockings, down at her knees
Caught on a sassafras sprout. 

She tripped and fell - got up, and then
In obvious disgust,
Ran to the car, stepped on the gas,
And faded in the dust. 

Of course we all desired to know
What made the gals all do
The things they did, and then we found
The whittling owner knew. 

A speaking system he'd devised
To make the thing complete,
He tied a speaker on the wall
Beneath the toilet seat. 

He'd wait until the gals got set
And then the devilish tike,
Would stop his whittling long enough,
To speak into the mike. 

And as she sat, a voice below
Struck terror, fright and fear,
"Will you please use the other hole,
We're painting under here!"

13 May 2010

Senior ArtFest 2010

Just got back from the art show and though I didn't win a prize, I heard lots of great compliments on my work! Now to look for my next show for another show!

03 May 2010

I have an article published!

I have an article published on the Bliss Guild:


Check it out!

An up-to-date News Break on Me

Well, a week ago today we had to lead our Border Collie, King, to the Rainbow
Bridge so he could cross over, this weekend our foster dog, Cronkite, left for
an adoptive home, and our dog, Dylan, just doesn't know what to do with himself!
It takes him a while to get use to being the lone dog.

Just got back from a Pet Sitting job yesterday - 5 days at the River House! It
is like being paid to go on vacation!

Got the news last night that a couple was attacked and shot at an overlook on
the Blue Ridge Pkwy .... by the turn off to where we go camping! (We don't camp
at the camp sites, we usually do off road camping.) Guess this old lady might
end up being a gun totting camper because I usually stay at the campsite when
everyone else goes hiking or canoeing. My theory would be to scare the whomsoever who decided to hit my camp, of course just seeing me without make-up would be heart stopping in itself! God help the world! I'll prolly end up going around apologizing to all the trees the got shot if there was a visitation.... LOL

This runner has been sidelined for a while because somehow this clutz hurt the
top of my foot a while back(?)and has been acting up lately. Over the weekend I
ran 2 miles which usually isn't too hard for me but this time it was and after I
got home I knew I was gonna have to stop running to give it another chance to
heal. Back-up plan: got my hubby to get my bicycle in shape so I can still
workout while waiting for the foot to stop its temper tantrum!

I submitted three paintings to the Senior ArtFest which is being held mid May.
Last year I got a second place ribbon in the Drawing Category! It will be fun to
see if I get a ribbon, I just wish it didn't cost so much to get things ready:
entrance fee and matting fee comes to over $70! But it is good exposure.
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