Sunday, July 08, 2007

Blogger sucks this weekend. It refuses to let me title this post. I've seen others having this problem. But then some are not. I guess I'm getting picked on for some unknown reason. This doesn't really have a good title anyway cuz it's just a bunch of randomness. So there, Blogger. Take that!

I cleaned out the flower beds and trimmed the giant bush in front of my house last weekend. (I said in front of the house... get your mind out of the gutter.) Apparently, I was not careful enough and now have full blown poison ivy. I have it everywhere. Even on my friggin' face. Even in places I know I didn't touch. So how does that happen? Am I just that allergic to this crap? I think I've already scratched off several layers of skin. It's miserable. Yes my life sucks right now.

Griffey took several years off my life earlier this week. I let him outside long enough to fill my water bottle. When I called him in about 30 seconds later, he was gone. No sign of him. My yard is only fenced on two sides and that's only thanks to my neighbors. But he always stays in the yard. Always. Until recently. A couple of weeks ago, I let the little girl across the street walk him. She rang my doorbell and asked if she and her two friends could have a dollar for walking him. So I said okay. He didn't want to go with them and got all confused. I guess because I'm the only one that ever walks him. I had to encourage him to go and tell him it was alright. Cuz he just planted himself and stared at me but refused to move. Well, guess what... it totally screwed him up! Now he doesn't understand what his boundaries are anymore and thinks it's okay to just go wherever he wants. This is the third time he's run since then. The other two times I found him across the rear alley on the next street over playing with some kids. This time I thought he was gone for good. I couldn't find him anywhere! I was near panic mode trying really hard not to cry. I finally tracked his direction thanks to observant people that had seen him. By the grace of God (cuz don't you know I was praying hard at that point!) I happened to ask the right woman sitting out on her porch if she'd seen a runaway Pomeranian. She said "Oh yes. I have him right here in my yard. I thought he belonged to someone since he had tags." Thank goddess she corraled him otherwise no telling how far he would've gone. He'd made it four blocks! Needless to say, he's on lockdown now. I've been investigating this electric fence stuff. I could fence across the back but I have a driveway that runs up the side of my house. So don't think I can fence that. I'd have to have some big swinging gate thing to be able to drive though it. Just don't think that would work. So the Griffster may be getting a shock collar. We'll see. Still looking at our options.

I babysat for my sister's kids on Friday night. Always an adventure. We watched a movie, had pizza and then played outside for awhile. Tatum tries so hard to be a girly girl but it's just impossible when you're surrounded by three brothers. She decided we needed a make over and pulled out her make-up case. Guess what she keeps her fingernail polish, lip gloss, glitter junk, and eye shadow in? An Incredible Hulk carrying case! Is that not hilarious?! Poor girl.

I finally tried out my new Dyson vacuum. Love it! I was pretty grossed out by the stuff it pulled out of my carpet though. But it's awesome. I got the one that has "the ball mechanism". Soooo easy to push. And much easier to empty the bin. You just push a button and the bottom flips open. All the carpet trash falls right out into the garbage can. Can I tell you again how much I love it? LOL! It was a really good investment. I highly recommend them.

Referrals are out for this month. They matched through November 14, 2005. Congratulations to all the families who are seeing their daughters (or sons) for the first time. One of my homegirls, Colleen, is in China right now! She and her husband will meet their daughter Hannah tomorrow. I'm so excited for them!

I got several wishes done yesterday. Tonight I'll cut out the fabric squares. Remember, if anyone else needs one you better hit me up now. I may not be this craft motivated again for awhile. My e-mail link is in the sidebar.

Well, that about covers the randomness. Nothing deep and thought provoking today. Not even humorous. So if you read all that you must be really bored by now. I'll try harder tomorrow.

32 comments:

Johnny said...

Ya, the Dyson is really eye-opening to all the crap you got buried in your carpet.

Melissa said...

yo - special K - bring a square for me when you come - 'kay.
I need about 15 more......
I would have died over Griffin. I lost Jeter for 2 days when he was only 6 months old. I creid nonstop.
put.up.electric.fence.

I have Dyson envy.

My Jacob is allergic to P.I. - it's awful, he always needs steroids to dry it up. Hope you feel better.

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

I still so want a dyson :)

Janet said...

My CAT got poison ivy not that long ago. Had bumps all over his ears.....

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I feel for you... Hope your poison ivy gets better soon...
I love my Dyson too.. The best thing with doggy hair.. even though dog hair goes EVERYWHERE...
Thanks for thinking of me on the squares..
Have a GREAT Day..
Kim

wzgirl said...

Many random things. Glad that Grif is home safe. Thank the dog-godz.

And, poison ivy? I used to get it as a kid - and from what I learned - it is the "oil" of the plant that enables it to spread as it seems to have done with you. Miserable, K. I'm sorry that you're all bumpy & itchy.

tracy said...

I don't have any carpet, but the dyson sounds wonderful! I read the entire post....gawd I need a life!

Feel better and BRING ON THE HANNAH!!!

Sandra said...

I'm gonna get me one of those Dysons!!!

OziMum said...

Funny how such a tedious task, can be made enjoyable with the right equipment! Gee... you could apply that sentence to alot of things...

Shannon S said...

I heard you can get a shot to clear up the PI. Totally sucks, and on your face, too? Yuck. My heart dropped when you wrote about Griffey. It's one of my biggest fears. So funny how he wouldn't go for a walk though! My Gracie does that even if my Dad is taking her! Lastly, I finally could title my post in the preview section. (Not that it matters!) Hope the itchiness fades!

C.J. said...

How 'bout a little Medrol dose pack Ms. Ivy? Ugh.

Doggie man would have given me a heart attack pulling that jive. I hope you two had a heart to heart. If he isn't down with the plan then give him a pull of the reins.

I love my vac too...I just don't understand why the cats aren't bald with as much hair as I suck into that thing.

Robin said...

so sorry you are having to deal with PI. I laughed big time when I read your first paragraph. first telling us you cut the bush in the front lawn and then saying you had PI all over!lol. just came across funny to me.

Glad you found the grifster. My dog was gone once for a few hours. The last time I had lost a dog, she was run over and I can't stand the thought of losing any others. I know you had to be on the brink of tears. Again. so glad you found him. I bet he is so totally grounded!

Sophie's Mom said...

Glad you love your Dyson. TOLD YOU SO! :P

Mariah said...

Love the Dyson!! Glad Griffey is back safe and sound! I hate poison ivy!! Hope you feel better soon!

Wendy said...

I love my Dyson! It's awesome! I really have tested out the 'never loses suction' line. It's true!

Noemi said...

DYSON envy on my part! But I only have carpet in the rooms, I have wood on the rest of the house... Not quiet sure I can justify the cost to hubby! LOL I am so sorry about the scare you had. I am in luck and my backyard in fenced in. I would die if that were to happen to my peanut.

I just did my first square and shipped it out on Friday to a Bloggy Mutual Friend that we have. I would love to make one for Mia! Do you need a square?

Jill and Jaap said...

WHat a fright with Griffey!

Donna said...

Wow...what a week for you! Poison ivy is just horrible...I hope yours goes away soon.

Catherine said...

Sorry to hear about Griffey's adventures. Hopefully he'll learn to stay home soon!

Your Dyson sounds amazing! Oooo so tempting!

Titles? Got it! Go to the 'Preview' screen of your post and for some reason it will let you enter the name there even thought it won't on 'edit' or 'compose'. I've been fighting the same battle all weekend too and thought it was just me.

Doris & Dan said...

Poor K! Hope it passes soon. Hugs!

Get the electric fence. Get the one the emits a sound when the battery is low so that you know it is low. It can run out & you won`t know it. It should be okay with a driveway. My inlaws have it on their property and drive way is long and included in the perimeter.

Our furry babies...how they can give us grey hairs!

Keep smilin!

cougchick said...

Blogger has been giving me headaches for a couple of weeks now. I had the same trouble with the title on today's post. WTF?

So glad your dog is back. We have the electric fence. LOVE IT.

Mark & Michelle said...

Good randomness coverage!

K said...

I'm glad you found your fur-baby!

I, too, had trouble titling my posts and then I realized I had to click in the title field right at the very beginning of it, practically on the left border.

LIZ said...

Glad you got your fur baby home...I'd consider the electric fence if not an actual fence.

Catherine said...

Oops...just had the same blogger problem too. To fix the title thing I had to post it and then go back in and enter a title on the 'preview' screen. It's a hassle but it works.

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled upon your blog... here is a link that explains a 'Work Around' for your title issue-->
http://bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com/2007/07/entering-title-in-new-post-isnt-easy.html

Hope it helps.
- Another China Mom with Blogger Issues

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

This is going to sound utterly selfish but keep the Griff on lockdown. I can't read another sad dog blog it will push me over the edge!

he itchy scratchies are all gone and in answer to your q' I don't htink we have it down here.

Kristin said...

I had to laugh about "lock down". Hannah's kitty Cuddles was missing for four days two weeks ago and he is now on lockdown too! Poor Griffey!

Debbie said...

Krista,
I was having the same problem and I just put my cursor on the word "Title" and clicked and then allowed me to type my title in the title box. Hope this helps!!

Princess Diaries said...

I'm so glad Griffy was found. I have an "invisible fence" for my dog Toby, it works great and I put it in myself. Hope the itching is better.

crazylady said...

Serious poison ivy will need steroids like prednisone to heal it. If it is over more than one small area, you need to go to the doctor ASAP.
You sound like you need it.

Worried nurse.
Not even a Dyson can suck it off you.

Kristen said...

How scary... I'm so glad you found him so quickly. I lost fred once and was hysterical crying. I didn't know where to begin looking for a cat! I'm not good in animal crisis!!