Thursday, August 25, 2011

Looks Like We've Gotta Bug And Other Things

Our household has been inundated with a rhino virus this week. I've been so out-of-sorts, I felt like ...

"Edgar Suit" in Men In Black

... yeah, like "we've gotta bug" and I got stuck with the Edgar Suit. But time, and enough drugs, heals all wounds. Hubby had a mild version and my knock-me-to-my-knees-and-cry-Uncle is quickly dispelling.

Onwards and upwards.

I've had time to think and that's not always a good thing. I start reminiscing when I'm not distracted by modern life. I miss having a waist. I miss old friends. I miss having energy. And I miss my little dog Sammy. My dad's miniature schnauzer suffered from congestive heart failure for many months and then finally succumbed to renal failure. He passed on June 10th. Poor little guy. Sam could be a pain in the behind but I miss him. He had so much personality.

Now my other little mini, Maxie, has suddenly taken sick. After a trip outside to take care of "busines", she was attacked by mysterious forces and had a terrible reaction to something. Poor thing was sick! We have yet to find the culprit. From that she contracted a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) and needed antibiotics. Then even with treatment, she kept wetting at inopportune times. Now it seems she has a hormone deficiency (welcome to my world kid!) and is on medicine for that. Good grief! So much for saving money this month ... NOT!

In the “has anybody else tried this“ catagory: Hubby and I have pretty much given up carbo's. We’re losing weight like crazy and not having any trouble with hunger pains. Yesterday, he made lasagna. For the recipe, he substituted zucchini for the noodles. IT IS SCRUMPTIOUS!! And totally quilt free. One cuts up about 10 zucchini length-wise, pre-bake them in the oven, then use that instead of noodles. Oh, be sure to add a little fennell seed or it won't taste Italian. I wonder what wonderful creation he’ll come up with next.

I’m praying that Hurricane Irene will drop some of that lovely rain on us. Or, better still, maybe the Lord will send a Tropical Storm or two to the Texas Hill Country. They need it desperately!

Well, I’m tired again. This thing is kickin’ my backside. Hope y’all are having a good week and not thinking too much. :)

1 comment:

Linda said...

I am so sorry y'all are under the weather. Keep that stuff over there, will ya? (lol)--yeah, not that were on diets, but the heat (working in it) is keeping us fit and trim. Not really diet changes, just tons more water, which does help the cravings. Hope you get to feeling better. Love ya my friend. (waving to Steve)