Friday, October 11, 2013

Random 5 Friday


1.   Pests::  It is that time of year; the last of the ripening tomatoes, apple season windows wide open AND  fruit flies.  Ugh these pests are a pain.  They will make a bee line for my glass of wine in the evening just so they can take a swim, but if I leave a glass out for them they avoid it like the plague.  We have tried many home remedies, and none that we have been successful with.  Suggestions??


2.   In the mist::  The fog in the mornings this week has just been magical.  There is something about a crisp October morning blanketed in fog that gives everything a dream-like quality.  Yesterday, as I was snapping a few, our resident deer family was out.  Our bigger than life farm poodle was off like a shot after them, he fears nothing!



3.   Farm Poodle::  Speaking of farm poodles, ours has just not been quite right the last ten days or so.  He's our little problem child trooper.  He is a rescue, that B did a PDA (heart) surgery on when he was about 4 months old.  A year ago he was diagnosed with Addisons disease (adrenal),  we medicate him and keep him on an even keel.  I was concerned he was on the verge of an Addisonian crisis with his behavior, so we took him in to work to do some labs.  Now, our sassy farm poodle is having liver problems.  We have him on five different meds right now, and hopefully things will be improved in a couple of weeks, the next step will be a liver biopsy.  He is already feeling better as you can tell from the deer chasing above, a grand effort on his fifth birthday yesterday :)

4.   Literary hugs::   I just finished this book this week.  I swear, every time I sit down to a Barbara Kingsolver book, I just feel enveloped.

5.   Soccer, Soccer, Soccer (in best Jan Brady voice)::   This weekend Charles' soccer club is hosting a big tournament.  Between games and working the tournament, oh and the predicted rain, this weekend is all but accounted for!

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13 comments:

  1. Love, love, love Prodigal Summer and Barbara Kingsolver!

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  2. Oh I do hope sassy poodle is OK. Love your photos. B

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  3. I hope your Sassy poodle feels better soon and that it is nothing serious.

    I love your misty photo - gorgeous!

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  4. Same problem here with the fruit flies. They avoid all concoctions when left out on purpose. I have no idea how to get rid of them.

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  5. Poodles are the best, I have a standard, sure hope yours is feeling better soon!

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  6. hope your poodle is doing better. chasing deer must a step in the right direction. your photos are magical. have fun this weekend at the soccer tournament.

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  7. going to look that book up ... i always love a good read. thanks, for the suggestion. always fun. ( :

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  8. I enjoyed BK's PS-she is an amazing author. Our mornings are misty like this too..good luck to your Poodle...

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  9. I love Barbara Kingsolver and her books. In fact, Prodigal Summer is one of my all time favorite reads!

    I hope things turn out well for your pup!

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  10. I haven't read a good book in years ... thanks for the prompt!

    :-D

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  11. Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite, if not the favorite, authors. Prodigal Summer is just perfection!

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  12. Oh, lovely misty morning shot!

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  13. Thanks for the recommendation on the author -- I'm always searching for a good read.

    And healing thoughts going out to your poodle -- I hope he gets better soon.

    Have fun at the soccer tournament!

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