February 20, 2013

February 19, 2013

Drama Magnet

I recently lost my you know what. I'm not happy and need to take responsibility for that as well as action to change it. I'm weighing meditation and therapy. I won't even go into work - that would be a novel with secret decoder ring required. In the past week, one of our dogs had a seizure with accompanying pee and doo-doo, Chunky was elbowed in the face during a basketball game, Hubby has had multiple "accidents" and someone called my new haircut a "lady mullet". WTF?!

I like my new 'do ... it looks a little like this -
Sadly, I'm not as cute as Mandy Moore. sigh

Abbie, our youngest dog is okay - we think she ate leaves from a plant that's been inside for the winter (why a problem now?) so it's been watered and moved to the shed until last frost. I gloved up and cleaned the mess ... wipes, shower (for dog and me) and a new dog bed work wonders.

More trial and error needed re: Hubby's issues. He's in denial that it could be his buddha belly but I think we both need a nutrition overhaul.

I saved the best for last ... there's a small chance Chunky could lose a top front tooth. There is a visible gap between root/nerves and bone. 70% chance he'll need a root canal and slight chance it could move back over months/years (I guess this happens when some people have their braces removed). The dentist says it's a wait and see game. I was totally bummed because 1) while he has dental issues from poor enamel, his teeth were perfectly straight, and B) I hemmed and hawed over spending a bit of money to have his teeth professionally whitened. Poor enamel and discoloration go hand-in-hand. He's been going to the dentist since before Christmas to even out dark spots and was to be fitted for a custom whitening tray next week. Now that's on hold and I'll likely spend 4x the whitening for treatment. Poor kid is on a soft diet (good thing he loves smoothies) and has to keep his teeth super clean to prevent infection. Try getting a 13 year old boy to brush after every meal, even at school, and use a mouth rinse multiple times a day. My nagging has increased ten fold.

February 8, 2013

Kittens named Mittens

I must be crazy. Sassy has been begging for a kitty and I've put her off up 'til now, but her BFF works at a pet store and gifted her with one of their new kittens as a birthday gift. I was in a fog from another nasty cold when she called so clearly not in my right mind. It's a he, only a few weeks old so itty bitty, mostly black and his name is Mittens (Mitt for short) because he has white paws. The name was my idea ... I have a feeling Sassy threw me a bone because I finally said yes. We introduced him to Sookie and he took to her right away, but she could not have cared less. This could be interesting.

February 7, 2013

New addition

Maximus is the name of Sassy's new car. It's too cold for a picture, sorry. "Max" is a 2000 Nissan Maxima we bought at a car auction two weeks ago. It was quite an experience - great people watching, long, fun and comfort zone testing all in one. Max is a little rusty on the outside, but a great runner and all the modern conveniences on the inside. We've had to invest in a few updates such as brake pads and CV boots - thank goodness we know people who do that stuff. Welcome to the family Maximus :) Remember Sassy, oil changes required!