Sunday, September 24, 2006
HIVES ... NO MORE!
Finally, after a week of alergy meds, oatmeal baths, lots of prayers and drinking gallons of water, I'm finished with the hives. What started as a bad reaction to OJ was just the beginning of a domino affect from too much stress. Not that I'd ever think of myself as a stress case, but I sometimes heap on too much of a helping of life; after all, I'm not supermom! Last week, my dog was driving me crazy. Poor thing, she's use to a nice fenced-in backyard. Our rental home was "SUPPOSED" to have the fencing completed soon after we moved in ... but to date that has not materialized. So, except for the few walks around the block each week, she's on a yard line 99% of the time. She's a golden retriever that is just beginning to mellow out ... after nearly seven years! Anyway, last week around the time of the hives episode, she kept yipping, which forced me to put a muzzle on her ... which in turn only frustrated her even more ... it wasn't a pretty sight people. Me with hives ... and her with a muzzle and staked to the back patio post ... when she got too wired, I'd put her in her kennel. I would have traded places with her if my kids promised to throw away the kennel key :) They could fend for themselves, Nathan would probably have run away, and I'd have hives and fleas ... NOT PRETTY! Now that my sanity has returned (?), and I decided to put the kennel outside again, life is back to "normal" ... who defines normal? When my three oldest give me headaches, I proudly tell them that little Nathan is the only normal one in the family :)
Today I went to a beautiful local nursery to begin the task of landscaping plants. You say, but your house isn't even finished! ... Ah, but this is a good time to plant trees ... and there are some things that can be done now. So I leave you with a few of my favorite pictures from the garden. And check out the progress at This New House.
NEWS FLASH ... Go check out my friend's link at "Shallow Thoughts From Iowa" about Facing The Giants ... an actual God praising movie from Hollywood! Coming soon to a theater near you!!
Top photo: Nathan and Elizabeth posing for their dad 9/23/06
signed: Restored in Idaho