Archive | September, 2008

A week off?

Off what? Off work? I don’t think so! I just exchanged one job for another—that of cleaning house. I’d rather be at the hospital. No one has ever accused me of being a good housekeeper. I think I inherited my father’s bent on that score. My mother always prided herself at being able to welcome […]

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Getting Rid of Fleas?

Sometimes I wonder. I have tried almost every natural remedy known to man and they keep coming in. Last Tuesday, I went to the neighbors and asked if they had any way to blow Sevin dust under the house. No, but they had some bombs left over from clearing fleas out of a house they […]

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Trying again for a week off…

Last Thursday, I approached my boss and asked for the coming week off since I had gotten done out of the last one. She checked her planner and said she didn’t see any reason why I couldn’t take it. The monthly department head meeting is on Wednesday but they’ll have to get along without me. […]

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The Raw Vegan: Part XLVII, Letting Go

In her own way, our dog Kat had been through a lot, too. When she was a puppy, she’d had parvo. Anything she ate or drank went straight through. It’s amazing how quickly a young animal like that can get dehydrated. It wasn’t long until she looked like a skeleton with skin. We took her […]

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Getting Rid of Fleas Goes On

I know there are people who will say, “Bomb the place and have it done!” I’m sorry but bombing my house isn’t something I want to do. I live here. Twinkle lives here. Spiders live here and I learned long ago to Be Nice to Spiders. Plus there’s Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web. Any arachnologist will […]

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The Best Laid Plans…

have gone awry. Life is what happens when you’ve made other plans. (Wo)man plans and God laughs. Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. That last one is Proverbs 15:22, NIV. It’s the one I should concentrate on but it really doesn’t apply in this instance. I don’t think it […]

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This was my week.

Another Saturday night has come and it’s time for a summary of the week that has passed into the ether. Sunday was spent in the usual way. I didn’t get outside for any sunbathing. The morning slipped away before I knew what was happening. The afternoon was my shopping trip to town with a quick […]

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Raw Vegan Recipe: Portobello Pizza

Labor Day has to have some special eats and mine was no different. I spent the day at home with Twinkle doing laundry. (I did the laundry—I can’t get Twinkle to do anything she doesn’t want to.) When I was at BiLo the day before, I had gotten two beautiful portobello/portabello/portabella mushrooms. None of the […]

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