Look at what they are giving away at 5 minutes for mom! Click here The Best Buy folks are doing this. I can't imagine winning this but I'm gonna try!
My days have been full of vet visits this week. Our old dog Buddy (he is 13) was in severe pain all weekend. We were preparing Jess that we might have to put him down. However, it seems he ruptured a disc in his back and after a round of steroids, cortizone, and pain killers, he is getting along quite well again. Whew! Tragedy delayed! Then Josey went to the vet and it seems that one of her eyes has quit making tears. The only thing to do is to put drops in her eyes 3 times a day. I am also taking eye drops 3 times a day - at least we are on the same schedule! The vet told us that there is a surgery that would re-route one of her salivary glands to her eye but that usually the only time it moistens the eye is at dinner time! Seriously! They didn't encourage that and it sounded a little weird for me. So for now we are doing the drops. Poor baby - I just love her big brown eyes.
My husband and I had a great get-away last weekend. We went to Joseph, Oregon where they were celebrating Chief Joseph Days. We went to a rodeo, visited all the little shops and watched a parade. It was so relaxing. The drive there was so beautiful. We stayed in a beautiful lodge with no television, no phone, and no cell service. It was a real get-away! On the way we saw funny road signs like: Dance Hall Road and Slaughter House Road. I also saw a sign hand scrawled on an old piece of wood that said:
Fur Sale - Fresh Meat
That creeped me out. We drove right by that one.
This Friday I am having lasik surgery. I am a little nervous but way excited. I can't believe I am going to be able to see clearly after being extremely near-sighted for 40 years! What they can't do these days! I'll keep you posted on how it goes.
I also received a very nice blogger award from Karen at Over The Back Yard Fence. the Power of Schmooze! Now I have never considered myself a schmoozer - my husband is much better than me at that! But here is what the award says:
Schmoozing as defined by Dictionary.com is the ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” When it comes to blogging, schmoozing is your ticket to making new friends, getting yourself noticed and building a reputation. (She stole this definition from Mike at Ordinary Folk.) And Karen said this: who have both been so friendly and outgoing from the first time we started leaving comments. I can't remember where we all started, but I love visiting their sites and they always leave such great comments on mine. I would have to say, they schmooze real good and absolutely build community That was so sweet - thank you Karen. You are a first class schmoozer too! All I know is I love meeting and visiting with all of you through this little blog world we live in! I am going to pick Bunny Trails to share this honor with. She is always so cheerful and such a good sport about everything. She just schmoozes with kindness!
Congratulations to Kristine who won my pillowcase bag (she doesn't have a blog) and Shawna who won my placemats. Your prizes will be mailed out this week! That was one amazing carnival! Did you all win anything? I won one contest from Bunny Trails. A lot of neat scrapbooking stuff. I was feeling pretty good about myself because I NEVER win anything. Then I discovered that I had been the ONLY entry! She got a late start on her contest and I guess I was the only one who discovered her post before the drawing.
And speaking of prizes - don't forget to enter my 100 Things About Me contest. In celebrating 100 posts I am having a special drawing. Check it out!