Friday, October 17, 2014

Bailey's Illness

Bailey got sick about two weeks ago. She stopped eating. Then she started vomiting and having diarrhea. Ross took her to the vet and she got some meds and fluids. After an ultrasound the vet diagnosed her with pancreatitis. I had to continue giving her pills and subcutaneous fluids. She's getting fluids in the photo. After about 10 days she was completely back to normal.  She'll have a recheck at the vet next week. We'll see if she has to get subcutaneous fluids long term. Ross doesn't like needles and kinda wigged out when I gave Bailey fluids in front of him. Bailey doesn't seem to mind too much--especially if I heat up the water. I'm crossing my fingers that this was just an isolated thing and Bailey will be fine from now on.

Flashback Friday: Me and My Momma

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bo's Fruit Split

On Saturday Ross noticed that Bo's one orange split. I have no idea what to make of it, or what to do. We just left it on the tree.

Richard and Monica's Wedding

We drove down to Boerne, TX for the union of Monica and Richard. We had a great time at their wedding. I'm not sure what was my favorite part. Maybe the flowers. They were lovely. The wedding ceremony was outside. It was cool and breezy. Quite a change from the previous days.

They cut a pie instead of cake. The little jars had individual pies in them. The jars with white stuff: ice cream.
On Sunday Ross spotted this cow chewing a long piece of rubber. We made a U-Turn to take a photo.

I actually had some fun dancing at the wedding, but we didn't get any clear photos. It had been a long time since I'd been to a wedding. It was a blast.

Friday, October 10, 2014


So something I've been getting riled up about lately is germs--specifically germaphobes. I've already ranted about how toilet hoverers are one of my pet peeves. It seems I've met a lot of folks lately who are scared of germs. Well, I think I'm in the opposite camp. I eat bacteria on a daily basis. I love my yoghurt. Most bacteria is good for us.

Studies are coming out saying that overuse of antibiotics plays a role in obesity and food allergies. If we don't kill all our good bacteria, we do better. Fecal transplants (which are basically bacterial transplants) are going to be commonplace soon. They seem to cure problems caused by eradication of all our normal gut bacteria.

Now, I'm not saying we shouldn't use antibiotics, nor am I recommending you go lick a toilet. What I'm saying is that people are paranoid. Antibacterial gels and soaps aren't really necessary. Just wash with soap and water. I'm not sure what people think they are going to catch from toilet seats or other random things. I actually had a couple of ladies tell me they won't buy spices in bulk because what if someone touched them, or breathed on them, or cross-contaminated them. What? So they go to some specialty shop and pay extra because only the employees--not the general public--touch and breathe on the spices. Whatever.

Flashback Friday: Zero Gravity

While recovering old photos from a hard drive I found this one that I didn't even know we had. This is Ross experiencing zero gravity in the vomit comet. I'm thinking it was Spring of 1999.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Music Transfer

So sometime in August my laptop died. I didn't lose any data, but I had to get a new laptop. I took that opportunity to ditch iTunes and try something different. I'm now using MusicBee. Ross sometimes complains that I don't have entire albums in my music library--just a song or two from each cd. That's because I didn't have a lot of memory back in the day. So last month I obsessively uploaded all my cds. And then I went to my mom's house and uploaded some of hers--she had some eminmem! It took a couple of weeks, but I got it all onto the computer, and I made sure to back it up.  I'm pretty happy with MusicBee. Annoyed a bit with Windows 8, but that's a whole other story.