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Going To The State Fair

Monday, August 25, 2014

I have always loved going to our State Fair, so why did I not like it this year?
Maybe because we got a late start from having to pick up our rental car this morning. (We had an accident with our van on the 13th and it's in the shop now) Maybe because I have only slept about 5 hours a night for the past 4 nights. Maybe because when we did get there, after driving 2 hours, the parking people put us in a spot, then made us move, twice! Maybe because it was 93 degrees. Maybe because it seemed there were more people than ever there and you couldn't get near anything to see it, get anything to drink or eat or even get to the bathroom. Maybe because the fair just wasn't as good as usual, which lots of people have said.Or am I getting too old for
it. It was senior citizen day and I could have gotten in free but did't realize it and bought an advance sale discount ticket . Anyway, hubby and I are too tired to think tonight, except we are thinking we might not go again.
One good thing....we walked for 2 hours there, so it was a nice workout!

  
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MISSDAISY23 9/9/2014 4:53PM

    Hi Vicki, emoticon
I am trying to catch up in SP again due to so much has happened in my life too. If you have time, you can read about it in my latest blog.
I am sorry to hear that your van is in the shop due to an accident. Sure glad you guys are alright.
I can relate to all of the above you mentioned. We used to love going to the fair but we do not go anymore. It is exactly like you said.
Yes, the good thing is you got some exercise. Take care & God bless!
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KANOE10 8/26/2014 7:56AM

    At least you got two hours of walking in! Get some rest.

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JAMBABY0 8/25/2014 9:28PM

    enjoy

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MY KITTY AND MY BIRTHDAY.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

My kitty is all healed and doing well from his horrible groomer experience. I appreciate every day I have with him because he is old and it was really hard on him.
My birthday was on Monday and it was so fun.
The cake my hubby made looked scary but actually he was making a smiley face inside a red sugar sprinkle heart. Here is the picture...

My neighbor also made me a cake...

Both cakes were my favorite, white with white icing...I know boring, right? Hubby's cake was made from scratch and unfortunately was a bit overcooked, so it didn't get eaten except for a couple bites. My neighbors cake is delicious and I shared it with other neighbors and froze some because it was just too much. I joked that I have been on the cake diet since my birthday because I lost 2 pounds!
All in all, I have had so much energy today. I rearranged the living room and cleaned house. Tomorrow I will finish the rooms I didn't get to. I am not obsessed with cleaning, I just enjoy it and like my house to look nice when people visit unexpectedly.
That's my update for now!

  
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MISSDAISY23 8/10/2014 8:14PM

    Hi Vicki, emoticon
I am glad to hear that Maxie is completely healed now! Also glad to hear that you have had a fun birthday. It was nice of your hubby to bake you cakes from scratch - better than me as I do no know how to bake a cake from scratch. Thanks for the update! I am sorry I did not get here sooner as once again, I am playing catch up here.
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KANOE10 8/7/2014 9:32AM

    emoticon I am so glad your kitty is healed from that grooming experience. How sweet of your husband to make you a cake from scratch. Good job on losing 2 pounds from the cake diet.



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JOYINKY 8/6/2014 10:22PM

    emoticon emoticon Good for you! That cake had to be very tempting. You did well!

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DEB62BIE62 8/6/2014 5:14PM

    Happy late birthday.

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Update On Maxie

Thursday, July 03, 2014

My kitty Maxie is doing well and letting me squirt the wash solutipn and put the antibiotic cream on his cuts. He is acting almost his normal silly self again. Thank you all for your concern, nice comments and prayers, they are helping get us through!
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took this just now. He is relaxing in his tee shirt. He hated the plastic cone around his head so keeping the shirt on keeps him from licking as good as that cone.

  
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WARRIORGIRL121 7/10/2014 12:54AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your Maxie! Poor thing! I will pray for him... the Lord will continue healing! God bless you both! emoticon emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 7/6/2014 10:19PM

    I read your last blog and now the update blog-that is so good Maxie is getting better. You should report that groomer to the better business bureau! No one should harm an animal like that! Such a cute cat!
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LADYRH 7/4/2014 8:44AM

    Glad he is getting better

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JOYINKY 7/4/2014 12:01AM

    So glad he is on the mend. I know he's in good hands!

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MISSDAISY23 7/3/2014 8:16PM

    Hi Vicki, emoticon
Thank you for the update and picture on Maxie! I am so happy he is doing so much better! I believe the Lord continue healing Maxie!
Take care & Happy 4th!
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67YKCEB 7/3/2014 5:02PM

    Good!! I'm glad that he's healing!!
Those cones are awful! funny to watch, but awful for the pets. .... but they do help.

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Hello!

Friday, June 27, 2014

I know it's been a long time since I blogged and I apologise for that. I guess I have been adjusting to our new home and then being outdoors working in my herb garden and

making new friends when I go on my many daily walks.
And I am also learning to use my new tablet, as you can see!
With all that I have been doing you would think I would have lost a few pounds but no, they keep hanging on. I havestarted going back to what worked for me in the past, only NO cheating this time. I was telling myself a little bit more, a little nibble, a late night snack wouldn't hurt. Well, it did! Time to face reality!
I will start my update from yesterday. We tookmy dear sweet kitty Maxie to a new groomer to save some money and it wad a huge mistake. She cut his skin in several places and one of them is quite a large hole. Not much bleeding so it's omly on the surface but she caused him so much pain. She had a muzzle on him so he couldn't bite or see and I was thete when she took it off and he had tears in his eyes! My heart is just breaking! I feel so bad that I am sick!
I stayed up all night to watch him and have put Neosporan on the big one and wrapped it with gauze to keep him from licking and irritating it. He seems fine and is eating after throwing up a lot at 4:00 this morning. She said it will heal in a couple days and that this hsppens all the time, especially to the older, bony cats. Maxie is 17.
Please say a little prayer for my beloved kitty if you will. And one for me to get rid of my guilt. THANK YOU,

  
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WARRIORGIRL121 7/10/2014 1:07AM

    Oh sweetie... please find yourself another groomer. That is horrific that this groomer says this happens ALL THE TIME? oh my goodness, where did she get her license? When my beloved dog Missy was alive (passed last year), I remember one year taking her to a new groomer who cut nearly every nail on her feet too short that my poor baby was bleeding and in pain. I took her to the vet to check her out because of concerns about infection - if they are that careless with your pet, how do you know they're properly cleaning their equipment? - and it took a while for my girl to heal. I never took her back to that groomer. God bless... will keep you all in prayer.

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LADYRH 6/28/2014 7:33AM

    Prayers for you and Maxie

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MISSDAISY23 6/28/2014 12:00AM

    Hi Vicki,

Oh! Poor kitty! I am so sorry this happened. Maxie is in our prayers. It is nice to see you here and I believe with God's grace you can do it!

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JOYINKY 6/27/2014 9:16PM

    I understand your concern. It's why I groom Sugar myself; I don't want to risk her getting hurt. But, she's fairly easy to groom; no way I would do any more than brush Xena. So far that's enough. I hope your kitty heals well and quickly. The guilt is not yours, there is no way you would have known.

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LACEYKYLE 6/27/2014 8:32PM

    I CANNOT imagine something like that happens all the time. I would not take my kitty back there again. But, he is right, it'll probably heal in a couple of days. When our kitty had a 3 inch hole, she got bit by another cat, they told us to keep it clean and leave it open. It took not time for it to close up. I'm praying for you and Maxie. Take care. May God Bless you!

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67YKCEB 6/27/2014 7:13PM

    That groomer LIED to you!! It does not happen all the time!!! Please don't take him back there!!!! My sister has been grooming cats for 30 years and has only nick 5 that I know of (and worked with her for 20 years) in all of that time. And where she nicked them was on a skin fold or the ear. .... and another thing .... cats don't have to be muzzled to be groomed. (wrapped up in a towel with another person holding it works better than a muzzle. sister and I did that lots of times, I held the cat on the table, she groomed.... quickly!) Lots of groomers say they can groom a cat .... don't believe them. They say that because cats cost more to groom and they want that extra money. Ask if you can watch them groom one before you take your cat to them. Cats don't like it the way dogs do, but a good groomer will be able to work with a cat's fear and be able to groom them with out cutting them.
You might want to have the vet look at your cat ... and send the bill to the groomer (a good groomer will pay the bill.) If the blades weren't clean, the cuts have a greater chance of infection. And the vet might be able to stitch up the bigger cuts to help them heal faster.
I hope that you didn't pay for the groom. ..... I NEVER charged a customer if I cut their pet. ..... I think that happened twice.
Sorry, but groomers hurting their clients just really gets me all worked up.
Don't feel guilty .... you were mislead by this person. Not everybody can groom a cat. I can't and would never ever try! ... you know that saying about "skinning a cat"? Well it's true. One little nick and you can pull the skin right off.
ok done ranting. Yes I will pray for your sweet baby and you!
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RHOOK20047 6/27/2014 2:28PM

    Sorry to hear about your little kitty's mishap with the groomer. You had no way of knowing it would happen. Isn't funny how we lose a night's sleep for our furry ones? I have lost many of nights sleep with our dogs!

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Digging Out Of My Rut

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thank you for all the encouraging comments. I know now that I`m not the only one struggling with the winter this year.
Today was a "warmer" day, in the 40s, so I got out there and walked, breathed in the fresh air and shed some stress. It felt great! It will turn cold again but with a nice day or two it gives me hope that Spring is trying to break through, and it will!
I hope you got to enjoy your day today too!
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KANOE10 2/22/2014 10:24AM

    I bet that walk felt good. I also had a good walk..before it turned cold again!

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ANNESYLVIA 2/22/2014 7:09AM

    Go for you!

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1BEACHWALKER 2/20/2014 3:23PM

    Glad you had a nice break in the weather! Good for you getting out and enjoying a walk and the fresh air! My walks always destress and invigorate me!! emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/20/2014 7:32AM

    I got to open my house a few hours yesterday! Oh my, it felt so good! Energizing! It won't be much longer, hang in there! Hugs.

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LADYRH 2/20/2014 6:24AM

    emoticon Spring will come soon

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MISSDAISY23 2/19/2014 9:02PM

    Hi Vicki, emoticon

I am looking forward to Spring too!

Take care & have another blessed day!

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FISHINGLADY66 2/19/2014 8:56PM

    Yeah for the warmer temps. Congrats on you focus. I hope we don't too much winter mix tomorrow

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/19/2014 7:31PM

    I'm so glad you had a nice break. I also hope Spring is around the corner for you!
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DEE1221 2/19/2014 7:22PM

    I think winter has got everyone in a funk. Just seeing the sun makes such a difference to our mental attitude as well as our stress level.

Spring just has to come!!

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144AUTUMN 2/19/2014 7:19PM

  You can do it!!

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