Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday Love

Hi! I'm back. Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I was really busy at work before Leo's surgery and then we left the next day to go to FL for Christmas.

Leo had to have two teeth pulled. His two upper incisors, which are located between his canines, had to be pulled because they were abscessed. He was not a happy camper with me. But I had no choice, it was either that or him be in pain and I risk losing him because infections like that are usually fatal in dogs. So I took him in a week ago yesterday and left him at 7ish and they wouldn't let me pick him up until 5:30. He came out of it ok but very sore. He had antibiotics and prednisone to take. He's done really well. I haven't looked because I can't bear to but he doesn't seem to miss them.

The next morning I packed us up to head south for Christmas. I'd had his cage in the back seat to take him to the vet (he doesn't travel well). So I opened up the door to the car and left his cage door open and he climbed up in there and stayed until we left. He would not come out. I left around noon, which turned out to be the best time to go. Surprisingly traffic wasn't too bad. I-95 through Jacksonville is usually a booger. I don't like traveling through there but there's no other choice. It was a 5 hour drive that was fairly uneventful. Thankfully. Except Leo doing this high pitched whine under his breath the whole way. I thought I was going to go insane listening to it. I was really glad to get to my sisters and let him out of the car.

Christmas was good except for no sleep Christmas Eve because the people behind my daughter's partied, loudly, all night. She called the cops twice, to no avail. Why do people not have respect for others? I'm not going to tell you the thoughts running through my head of what needed to be done to get the quiet we needed to sleep. But I digress. Part of my Christmas present to Kylie, my 8 year old grand daughter, was 3 crochet hooks, the 'I Taught Myself To Crochet' book (which I mostly learned from), and a bunch of yarn. She was so happy. And I tried to teach her in the little bit of time we had together. She was a bit slow but managed to get chains down pat. We will be skyping together so I can show her more. I'm excited! I wish I had learned when I was her age. I'm hoping she will keep learning and soon be making all of us crochet treasures!

On the crochet front for myself I have been making some hats. I think I have 9 or 10 that I have done and given away. Everyone has told me that I need to sell them. So I think that is what I'll do. All of the hats but two were made with double yarn and all in half double. They're quick and easy to make and also a great stash buster. I also have started on Bella's baby doll, like I made Kylie for her birthday. Only Kylies had brown hair and Bella's will have yellow hair. Respectively like the girl's own hair color.

OK, I need to ask for some advice or input. I have a new I-Pad, with which I am posting this from. I just found out that I cannot upload photos from my I-Pad on blogger to the post. I suppose I could upload the pics to flickr but really didn't want to go through the hassle. So I was entertaining the thought of changing over to Word Press. There is an app on I-Pad for Word Press called Blogsy but there isn't an app for Blogger. My browser is Safari so the url up at the top isn't, it's I haven't even tried to put a link in the post but my most important mission is to be able to input pics with my post. What'a a post without pics?? Boring as crap, that's what. lol. Does anyone who reads me have an I-Pad and is posting on blogger? Or do you know anyone that does? Any input would be greatly appreciated!! I've been checking out WordPress but wanted to research it thoroughly before making any drastic changes. I can post from work as time permits but I'd love to be able to post from home or mobile also.

So that's what's up with me. I still have a lot of catching up to do on blogs. Please bear with me. :o) I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. New Years is a few days away. I can't believe it. Hopefully I will post more soon with pics! Cya soon!



  1. I use Blogpress app...I can upload photos to my blog. Congrats on your new ipad ...btw...
    Hope your dog recovers well

  2. We have a group down the street that celebrates cinco de mayo. They're not loud but, it's a huge party and the attendees think they can park in the street. No one can get through. A real inconsiderate act on their part and they don't care.

  3. hey i think in the app stor it is under Blogger Type it in as a search

  4. Some people . . .

    Sounds like you had a nice trip though and a lovely Christmas.

  5. can't help you with the Ipad stuff..I am computer illiterate..go figure. Sounds like you have been very busy. Things tend to slow down after the first of the new year, for that I am grateful. All of my daughters and their families will begin arriving here tomorrow. This year we weren't able to get together for Christmas so this seems to be working. I am glad your pup is on the mend. Anyway have a safe trip home and a Happy New Year.

  6. I started o ut on Word Press and got so lost I stopped and changed to Blogger. It, to me, is more user friendly.

    Sounds like you got a couple of hints what to look for on your I Pad . . .

    My Paka had an infected molar and came through the surgery well and it never bothered mer eating after it's removal.

  7. Oh, poor Leo, but glad that it is over for the long run he will be so much better. Sounds like a lovely Christmas (except for the "sounds"). How lovely to be teaching your granddaughter to crochet. How grand. Looking forward to seeing your hats. Best wishes for a wonderful, blessed New Year. Health, happiness and prosperity!

  8. Well, glad you had a nice Christmas with your family, sorry about the partiers. We used to deal with that almost nightly, from a neighbor boy whose Mother worked the afternoon shift. He grew up and moved away.
    Glad Leo is doing well with his teeth. I told a friend I did not like taking pics with my phone because I had to plug it in to download the pics, and she said to just e-mail them to myself! So, if you take the pics with your phone, you can e-mail them to yourself. If you use a camera...don't know what to tell you. I don't have an Ipad. I love my laptop.

    Cindy Bee

  9. Oh, sweet little glad he is feeling better. :)

    I think it is awesome that you are going to teach your granddaughter how to crochet. What a wonderful gift of love to give to her that will last her a life time. :)

    Glad you are back...hope the weather in Florida was awesome (don't tell me, I am already jealous!).

    Too bad about the people with the party. What a shame that the meaning of Christmas was lost on them.

    Looking forward to seeing your hats and all the cool stuff you will hook up in 2012.

    Blessings always and hugs to my pal Leo. :)


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