Blogoversary

Hello All!

I have been out of touch lately-so busy with switching to 5th grade and just the beginning of the year in general.  I get home late and sometimes continue to work or just crash. We have mid-term reports going out today, so I have been finishing up with averaging out grades-this is a new concept to me…coming from Kindergarten.

My trip to Cincinnati was great. My aunt has a Garmin (GPS system) and it directed us to where we needed to go. That Garmin is awesome. I want one real soon. We had a great visit! Thank goodness M was out of ICU and he was coherent to us being there. He came back home to TN last night-woohoo!

Today is my one year blogoversary. I can’t believe I have been here for a year! I really have made some great friends this last year. Love you all! (((HUGS)))

Mad with barklove!

WOOF!

Mere

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Vacation~Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday morning we went to the Knife Works Store. This store is loaded with knifes and anything else you can possibly imagine. One year, I did all of my Christmas shopping here-lol! The pictures from this store are of the exhibits they have there. We also went to the Apple Barn and the Apple Barn Winery. We always have to pick up a 3-pack of wine from there. It is so good-and sweet-hehe! These two places are in Sevierville, TN. We came back home for a nap and then went back out to Pigeon Forge. No-we didn’t ride that ride either-none for me-lol! I took pictures of the sign where we stayed and of our cabin. I don’t know why I didn’t take pictures of where we ate. I thought I took pics of everything-aaahhhh!

Feel free to comment here or you can even click on the pics to enlarge them and comment on them too. I didn’t downsize them-I hope you have high speed internet-lol!

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Vacation~Sunday, July 6, 2008

This is not good to post about my vacation way after the fact. I am trying to remember what all we did that first day. Well we left the house at noon. We arrived there about 5:00 EST. I didn’t take many pictures the first day-oopsie. I can’t seem to remember where we ate either-or why I don’t have pictures of that. Anywho-here is the view from the top deck of our cabin. Feel free to comment here or you can even click on the pics to enlarge them and comment on them too. I didn’t downsize them-I hope you have high speed internet-lol!

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Have and Have Nots

I saw this a while back over at Gina’s Public Diary. Everything that I have done is in blue. It’s long but I hope you enjoy it.

85 HAVES & 115 HAVE NOTS

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It Was Gatlinburg in Mid-July

Tony at Flying Pigs inspired me to post this song.

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Who Wants a Postcard?

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I am going on vacation next week. We will be leaving on Sunday, July 6, 2008 and we will return on Saturday, July 12, 2008. I would love to share our vacation with you by sending out postcards . I posted yesterday about the details of our vacation plans. Here is all you have to do if you would like a postcard from our vacation:

  1. Head over to our Vacation Plans post and check it out-if you haven’t already.
  2. Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you would like a postcard (so I can be looking for your email) AND tell me one place you would especially like to visit.
  3. Send me an email with your full name and mailing address with the location/type of postcard you would like to receive-Please choose ONE (or more and I will choose one):
  • Smoky Mountains
  • Gatlinburg
  • Pigeon Forge
  • Asheville, NC
  • Biltmore Estate

I will stop checking my email officially at Noon CST on Saturday, July 5, 2008. 🙂

Are you on the list yet?

  1. Shannon H. @ Shannon’s Moments of Introspection
  2. Jamie @ Bumps in the Road
  3. Gina @ Gina’s Public Diary
  4. James Viscosi @ James Viscosi’s Scribblings OR Dennis’s Diary of Destruction
  5. Lofter @ Life at the Foot of the Stairs
  6. Miss Zen @ Shades of Pink
  7. Tamy @ 3 Sides of Crazy
  8. Shadow @ 1 Door Away From Heaven Part II
  9. Darla @ Beauty Inside and Out
  10. Pixie

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Chicken & Cheese Baked Pasta

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Scrumptious Sunday Fifteenth Edition: Theme~Pasta~

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In Our Hearts

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I Stood Beside Your Bed Last Night

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Time To Go

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Bet You Can’t Own Just One

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BBQ

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Scrumptious Sunday Fourteenth Edition: Theme~BBQ~

  • In the 10th grade I was in Biology II Honors-edited-no that was 1 grade-oopsie. I was in Biology I and we dissected a pig. My friends and I named the pig BBQ pronounced: BeeBeeCue. Bless BBQ 😦

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Patch’s Last Moments

I kept saying I was going to video Patch singing and talking and I never did. 😦 I did video him one time-the first and last time. I am not very good at videoing-as you will see. You will also get to hear my lovely Southern accent as I talk and sing to Patch. This movie is 2:22 long.

WARNING: THIS MIGHT MAKE YOU CRY! IT MAKES ME CRY! 😥

R.I.P. Patch

How Do I Live Without You

How Do I Live Without You

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School is out for summer and I should be so excited, but I am having a difficult time right at this very moment! I used to always work 2 or three jobs. I kinda wish I had another job right now. I know I have a million things I need to be doing around the house, but that is at the house-and I am alone when Jedd goes to work or goes golfing! Ok-had to let it all out right now! Thanks so much for all of your prayers and support! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

R.I.P. Patch

School’s Out For Summer!

School’s Out For Summer~Alice Cooper

Singing in the Rain

A parent taped our Kindergarten Program we performed on Monday night. She taped from one side of the stage-so it isn’t the best view of everything-they really did a good job though!

You Might Be a School Employee If…

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Hump Day Humor Thirteenth Edition

Theme: School Employees

You Might Be a School Employee If…

  • YOU might be a school employee if you believe the playground should be equipped with a Ritalin salt lick.
  • YOU might be a school employee if you want to slap the next person who says, “Must be nice to work 8 to 3:30 and have summers off.

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I Will Remember You!

I have so much I wanna tell you all-but I just can’t seem to do it right now! I have been so busy and when I am home-it is up and down for us. This song is for you Patch! I miss you so much! R.I.P. Patch!

R.I.P. Patch

R.I.P. Patch

January 1, 1997 – May 9, 2008

My beloved Patch has left us to wait for us at The Rainbow Bridge. We had to put him down yesterday evening. We agreed that it was time…that he shouldn’t suffer anymore. His liver enzymes were 850-not sure what that means but I do know they should be around 100. When we went to see him before doing it-he came out wagging his tail: so hard for me because I start to second-guess myself. Then as I am hugging him and talking to him (with his head pushed into my chest) he starts to vomit (just the liquids he had in him from the IV). This is so hard to write-It is Saturday morning and I should be walking him. I can’t seem to write anymore about this right now! I need to work on a eulogy and someday I will write more about the experience we went through while at the vet. It was a good thing considering what we had to do.

Thanks again to all of you for your thoughts, suggestions, prayers, and support! I so adore each and every one here for your love and dedication to your pets! They are our world and our children. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Bless you!

Mad with barklove!

WOOF!

Mere

p.s. Just noticed the date on the pics-need to fix that on my camera-these were taken at the vet on 5-9-08.

Patch Is My Sunshine

I sing this song to Patch constantly! I change the words to fit him-a little corny

You are my Pooty~my Pooty Mooty-lol

For all of you Will Smith fans~Do ya remember this one?

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Had a Bad Day

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Sweet Home Alabama

This is for you, Nevis!

My best friend is from Alabama and this is the ringtone I hear when she calls me-lol!

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S is for Staisha~My Cousin’s Girl

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Wordless Wednesday #7

S is for Staisha

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P is for Patch

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Thursday Thirteen #6

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13 Things~Patch Update

(Patch is my 11 year old dalmatian that has been “sick” for the last four months. Please read my Dogs Page to catch up on the history. He went to the Vet last Thursday and this is the update)

  1. Yearly Shots: Patch got his yearly shots
  2. Dental Work: He didn’t get his teeth/mouth cleaned because he had a slight fever and his blood work didn’t look to good.
  3. WBC: His WBC (white blood cell count) was high
  4. Anemic: Patch is anemic at this time-I can see it in him now: white lips & gums
  5. Weight:Patch weighed 58 pounds. He has lost 10 pounds since this started-but the Doc feels he should lose weight to help out the arthritis in his legs & back. The bad part is he has flabby places-lol.
  6. Bath-Nails-Flea & Tick Treatment: Patch did get his bath, nails trimmed, and his Revolution treatment. I told Doc C that I would just purchase Revolution monthly now-since I didn’t know what the future held for Patch . Doc C said this medicine had to be bought in bulk. I said, “hhhhmmmm I guess I could find someone that uses it and pass it on if I needed to”. He said, “I use it”. LOL
  7. Lab Work: Doc C had some more tests ran. He still thinks it could be a tick bourne related disease. He ran a test for canine ehrlichiosis. He said that even if the first test is negative, it is good to do a second test in case the first was a false negative. The biopsy of the lymph node suggested this, but said that correlation of the patient history and other findings ruled this out. Doc C also mentioned Cushings Disease and had more tests sent off for this.
  8. Meds: Doc C put Patch back on Tetracycline and he is now on Etodolac for pain. We also have Tresaderm drops to put on the sores on his ears-they are back. He has shown major improvement (not shaking) until today??
  9. Results: Patch is on the above medicine for 10 days and hopefully the results from all of the lab work will be in this Monday or Tuesday.
  10. Going back: Patch will go back for his dental work (we think this will help in some way-at least clear out all of that bacteria) after his results come back-hopefully.
  11. Walks:Patch has been limping terribly on & off all week.
  12. Car Rides: Patch’s favorite thing. For a week and a half Patch didn’t go for any rides except the one to the V-E-T. 🙂 He finally went for a ride yesterday and today-yippee! 🙂
  13. Price of Vet Visit: $355. Price of Patch’s unconditional love: Priceless!
(For some reason, I haven’t been able to bring myself to do this update sooner and I know I didn’t do a thorough job for myself-jut so much)

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Going to the Vet…again

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Patch is going to the Vet again Friday morning. Jedd has to work, so my Dad is coming over after he gets off of work to take Patch to Doc C. I have the honors of going on a Field Trip to the movies to see Horton Hears a Who. This is my list I made for Dad to take to the Doc. I hope I have it all covered. For those of you that don’t know about Patch-he is my 11 year old dalmatian that has been going through some tough times these last four months. You can read my Dogs page to learn more.
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Patch
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Needs, problems, & thoughts
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• Yearly Shots
• Teeth & mouth cleaned (horrible breath, drooling, & sores-we have thought this might be part of his problem)
• Is it possible for him to get a bath (no perfume) and nails clipped if needed-Today?
• Has hard time breathing and swallowing. He smacks and makes weird noises with his mouth. Could there be an obstruction in his throat and/or nose?
• Trembles/Shakes-at various times. He also will do this in his sleep and sometimes has a rhythm with his breathing.
• He has been blah for a week and looks like he is miserable.
• Sneezes often-but no blood yet.
• Hasn’t been for a car ride for a week (favorite thing to do, but can’t get into the car)
• Front legs (behind the “knees”)-noticed lumps/swelling of nodes possibly
• Limping (possibly arthritis-or could it be the lymph nodes/lumps behind the legs/knees?)
• Cipro made him sick-not taking it now
• Not taking the nerve meds either (I believe now that it is pain and not nerves)
• Has a knot on the right, back side of his neck
• Ears and Nose bother him and he scratches/ rubs them. (Wants to shake head often, but looks like it is difficult for him-thinking it could be the knot or the ears-not quite sure). I have continuously wondered if he has ear and/or nasal mites. Is there a test that can be done to check for these?
• Sores on body again and he continuously cleans/licks them and other places-creating more bad spots.
• We sometimes wonder if we should have just left him on Prednisone and Tramadol for pain even though we know Prednisone isn’t a good long term thing and Tramadol kind of made him wobbly. We understand arthritis and can handle that, but we feel there are other problems that we wish could be pinpointed.

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