Thursday, December 11, 2008


Ok, so two things... the first is that I pulled a ridiculously large dog tick off one of my cats today. She's an indoor/outdoor cat (out during the day so she can molest and digest small woodland creatures and inside at night so she can sleep on my head) and I was petting her when I felt a large pebble lodged on her neck. Now, usually pebbles don't lodge themselves on a cat's neck, so I inspected it a little further and saw what appeared to be a greenish-grayish pebble the size of a penny. I managed to pop it off (freaking out the ENTIRE TIME) and called my vet to find out that dog ticks don't carry lyme disease. Whew. I have her on Advantage, but apparently the kind I use doesn't cover ticks. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.


THEN, I go to pick up my toddler (who spent a wonderful week with his grandparents at Disney) and they gave me back a defective model. I gave them a healthy child and they returned a child running a fever with a clogged nose. No thank you, I don't accept returns for defective merchandise!!!

I'll be honest when I say this is the *second* time in his three years that he's been sick. Of course, they stuffed him with *way* too much junk food (well, I'm an organic nutjob... so any junk food is bad), took him to Disney way to much and he didn't sleep nearly enough -- no wonder he got sick! I think he went to bed at 7 pm tonight he was so sick, the poor kid (though the sickness didn't stop him from running around my house like a maniac a few hours earlier).


Molly, our Great Dane, came out of her spay surgery just fine... but she's not liking the Buster collar one bit -- the first time I tried to put it on she freaked out and started running around like a crazy dog... and she's a licker... I don't know how I'll be able to keep her away from her stitches. She's been mopey and tired today, though, so I'll try the collar again tomorrow.

Anyway, before the chaos of the tick, sick toddler and mopey dog, I managed to finish up our latest custom project -- a memory blanket that will be a Christmas gift (don't worry, I know they don't read this blog... Hey... does anyone read this blog?). I did it without sashing (which, in my opinion, is *harder* because tshirts have a tendency to stretch and it's hard to get the corners to mesh nicely). I tried to get the green and gold of USF, but the gold was a little off -- it was either this or yellow... I think the mustard is more "gold" than yellow, I so chose a nice soft fleece to match with the hunter green snuggle flannel.

Let me know what you think!

Oh, AND, I added new items to my Art Fire listings:

Amy Butler Coriander and Paisley Blanket

Heather Bailey Pop Garden Blanket
Winnie the Pooh Blanket
"Pretty in Pink" Burp Cloth and Bib Gift Set

I'll be adding MORE items over the weekend *and* I'll be writing a few articles for their "Art Daily" newsletter... I'll post the link when I'm published :)

Take care and have a wonderful day !!!


PS: We'll be at Homegrown for the Holidays -- a local artisan-based craft fair in Orlando on December 20th. More info tomorrow :)


MNHDesigns said...

Poor you! That does not sound like a fun day at all!!

Art Fire said...

I don't know how you juggle all of that. Oh. . . and I can handle bugs but dog ticks. . those are incredibly disturbing. :)

Hang in there! A full life can be a blessed one as well.

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Made By Moms said...

Nope... big old babies that are in my home ;)!!

Today wasn't much better, my son isn't taking his illness lying down let me tell you... and I think I traumatized the dog..

But we'll all work through it, after all... it's the weekend :)

Take care


Made By Moms said...


Hey, thanks for swinging by :)... glad to see the Art Fire honchos out and about the blogland!!

I think, for me, the most disturbing part was the size. It's funny, since we live in a rural area we have spiders the size of tea cozies (well, not quite, but about the size of a half-dollar)... they don't bother me at all. I deal with snakes on a regular basis...

But seeing a tick the size of a freaking penny just about keeled me over. After I popped it off the cat, I wadded half the roll of paper towels just to pick it up (I flushed it down the toilet).

All in the life of a stay-at-home mom, wielding flea combs, medicine, a sewing machine, cleaning supplies and a roasting pan without batting an eye ;)

Take care and thanks again for stopping by, hope to see you soon!