We have several things to cover this evening and the first of which is the fact that obviously none of you are a shaman or healer of any kind. While you have offered me lovely well-wishings and tidings of great health (some of you didn't bother to write them, but I trust you were thinking them just the same), I'm still sick and therefore you are all fired as my personal magic-wielding, wizard-type physicians. There is a great river of green deliciousness flowing through my nasal passages and my head is so near exploding I can see into the future and what it will be like if I die from a rapidly plummeting plane.
Otherwise, things are good actually.
Thanks to not being able to breath all night I was up bright and early (son of a...) with plenty of time to take my firstborn to his appointment before work. Mr. Miles had a visit to his favorite vet today to evaluate the changes of his skin anomalies. Our poor guy is on Prednisone to keep him comfy from an otherwise very painful "mystery rash" (just one of his many delightful health problems), but lately he's been having some really significant break-through staph episodes and I wanted to see if some antibiotics were in order again. Still perplexing and without a cure, we left the vet after I dropped a chunk of change and collected a round of antibiotics to try for the next two to three weeks on the skin issue. Miles was happy though as his doctor and doctor's office is just about the best place in the world as far as he's concerned. Everyone loves my boy at Dr. P's office and he loves everyone DOUBLY right back, mostly because they give him cookies I think. I capped off our special outing with a run through the coffee stand for more free canine cookies and a chai tea for me (with soy to help sort of combat the mucous beasts).
Upon arriving home from work this evening I discovered a surprise on my doorstep! Hark, what's this?!?!? My PRIZE from Slynnro! Yippee, what could it be!?!??!
Small glass animal figurines???
Oh, I know!
Glass stir sticks, probably those ones I was really wanting with the pink flamingos on the top!
OR, maybe it's a MacGuyver tool!?!?! Something small and sneaky for escaping...
So sweet! Thank you Stara, I can't believe you sent me such a super sweet necklace. I solemnly swear to pay if forward as instructed. So get ready people, the rules were that if you win you have to turn around and give something away in return which means it's now time for a giveaway whether I'm ready or not! What shall I give away you ask? ...hmmm
NO! Not the trailer. Geesh. I was teasing. The trailer is actually the last bit of exciting news before the giveaway details because stringing you along is AWESOME. Check out the scene we arrived home to tonight. This lot was a total and complete eyesore for the past six months (as long as we've lived in this community) and just this past month or so the property has been slowly transformed to make way for the removal of this P.O.S. double wide and the building of a new house. Score. You can't see this lot from our house, but this lot is at THEE entrance to the neighborhood so everyone has to look at it's nasty state whether they like it or not when you come and go. I'll keep you posted because this is a canine concern as well, every time we walk past this lot (even though there are never people visibly present) the dogs get creeped out and give us an uneasy vibe. ALL of us will be happy for the change.
NOW, on to your prize! The winner of this giveaway will receive a handmade journal from Sidney Ann House of Design.
This is THEE journal and it's on it's way to me soon... she doesn't even know I've ordered it up for you yet! (Hurry Sid!) In any case, you have to work for this beauty because it's pretty stink'n sweet. Sidney made this set of journals from an old leather jacket and I've loved them and wished for one myself. Since it's better to give than to receive, it will be one lucky reader's instead. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me about an irrational fear that you have. You know, teddy bears make you terrified or green jelly beans give you nightmares. We all have at least one... I swear we do. If you're having a hard time with the irrational part then just tell me one of your fears and then I'll sit back and imagine you all writing about them in your new journal! The winner's name will be drawn at random on Saturday July 19th which gives you plenty of time to drum up some more press for entries. Go on, spread the word and happy entering!