Your Chariot Awaits!

Buffy, all dressed up and going to town…….Today Buffy’s parents came home from the hospital, and even though they’re not ready to have her full time, we did visit so they could spread the love around.  We bathed her in baby shampoo, put on her new dress and necklace, put a soft blanket in her chariot (doggie stroller), and away we went to the neighbors’ house around the corner.  The weather was pleasant, Buffy sat up and rode like a champ and Mom & Dad were so happy to spend some quality time with their long-lost babydoll.  Their son was there installing a doggie door so Buffy could continue her trips out to commune with nature and she’ll go home to even more comforts when it’s time.  Next week she gets her teeth cleaned and then will go visit Mom & Dad again.  We’ll see how they’re doing at that point before making any decisions on Buffy’s future.  We made sure to tell them that she is taken care of as long as we are needed; they’re not to worry.  That made them very happy, because you never know who you can trust with your animals or your children in this day and age.  They could tell we were taking very good care of their “child”.  Lots of smiles and a happy day.

Maximus took a ride to his vet visit in Friendswood today.  He was a good boy, only barking a little in new situations but calmed down when he was told all was well.  I think this was his best vet visit since he was a tiny boy.  So now he has all his shots, is healthy, happy and holding his weight at 81.6 pounds.  That boy is just one big solid muscle!  He runs and runs on his treadmill; too bad we don’t have a humongous yard so he could run and run in the sun and fresh air.  Next week Bandit will get his ride to Friendswood, too, when we pick up Buffy from her teeth-cleaning procedure.  When you’re dealing with multiple animals it seems there’s always someone who needs a check-up.  When you’re dealing with Dr Susan Pickle at Alvin Friendswood Animal Clinic the visits are a breeze with happy, friendly staff and wonderful doctors.  It’s almost a pleasure to take them to the doctor (would be better if they didn’t have to go at all, right? LOL).

I didn’t get to sew, but I didn’t get a long-change either and haven’t had a weekend off in a month, but I’m better with that today.  I knew I wouldn’t have any time for myself today so that made it easier to handle from the start.  Ronnie did take me out for Tex-Mex and Margaritas after the Buffy visit so it wasn’t a total loss.  So far I only have 4 appointments next week for my 3 days off (wah already!  LOL)  but I’ll keep plugging away and it’ll all get done some day.

Need a Place to Vent

…..and this is not it!  Instead of calming down I think I just keep adding people to my list!  Is it a full moon or something?  I was hoping when I finally got a day off (you know, one of those where you sleep at night?) everything would be better, calmer, more organized and peaceful.  And now that I’m home from the doctor (bitch!!!) and have my housecleaning started (and at least looking decent) and the laundry going, I do at least feel a little better.  Chill, Cheri, ommmmmmm!

Work has been crazy (no days off, lots of issues with instruments and weather, bosses suck, you know–the usual) and I’ve had a million appointments to move every time they force me to work my days off.  I am so ready for retirement!  A few more months and that particular stressor will disappear.

The dogs are doing great, all getting along well for the most part if we could put Mimi in a straight-jacket.  That girl gets more excitable all the time.  She finally bit Maximus the other day while I was at work.  Ronnie intervened or our Miss Mimi might have gotten her head snapped off.  She’s about aggravated him as much as he can handle.  We just try to keep them apart and hope for the best.  We need to get our trainers to the house so they can evaluate the situation but we can’t even get us at the house at the same time much less fit in the trainers’ schedules.  I just hope the gods are with Miss M.

Another stressor is that I haven’t gotten to sew.  All I can do is read about it, look at pictures and dream while I do something else.  My fabric and machines sit in there gathering dust.  There are classes I’d like to take, things I’d like to learn and beautiful things I’d like to create.  But I had an appointment today then came home to clean.  By the time I get our laundry and the dogs’ laundry finished it’ll be bedtime and I have another doctor’s appointment tomorrow to work around, then Thursday Maximus goes to the doctor.  Maybe I will get some time to go cut out my pillow cases in the next 2 days.  That would make me feel better.  I bought a new Coverpro machine that I haven’t gotten to use yet either.  I realized that since I’m going to retire soon I won’t be able to afford the Quattro machine I want ($6000) so I bought the Coverpro instead and will wait for a new embroidery machine until the boat is paid for.  (damned boat!!!!!)  Here I go again!  DAMNED BOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOLLLLLLLLLL