Stray horse in Mulvane…

When I was driving home from school yesterday, I took a little scenic detour in and around Mulvane. As I was exploring, I drove past a horse standing next to the road. Now, I see horses everyday that are standing next to roads and I think nothing of it. Why was this horse standing next to the road so different you ask? Well it was because there was no fence between the horse and the road. The horse was standing in front of a house, in a neighborhood, on the outskirts of Mulvane. I turned my car around and drove past it again to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. As I determined that I was really seeing a horse on the loose, I decided to see if he belonged to the people who lived in the house in which whose yard he was standing in and munching on their grass. I rang the door bell but nobody came to the door. As I was walking back to my car, a dog started barking at me from across the street (he was tied up so I did not fear him). I looked past the dog and lo and behold, horses! As I started to walk to the house that the dog and horses belonged to the back door opened. A man on his cell phone had come to tell his dog to shut up! I yelled, “Is this your horse?” He said, “What?” ” Is this your horse?” I yelled again. “I don’t know, let me look…why, yes it is! Thank ya!” he said. And I said “Ok. I’m sorry!” Why I said that and not “you’re welcome,”  I do not know. I pondered that for a while actually.

Anyway, I have to leave for school now.

Wrong medicine…

So for the last couple of days I have had a cough and an itchy throat. Today, I started coughing and my throat became very itchy once again and so I decided to take something for it.  I went to the medicine cabinet and found a couple of bottles of liquid children’s medicine. I took the recommended adult measurement of one of them.

Well, soon after that, I was reading a book to Jenny and I suddenly became VERY sleepy! I was having trouble keeping my eyes open and I began to feel a little loopy! “What is up with this?” I asked myself? I had plenty of sleep last night and I had already drank my usual amount of coffee this morning. I then went to the medicine cabinet and pulled out the bottle of liquid that I had taken. I thought that I had taken Robesstion…but no…I had taken Children’s Benadryl-D Allergy and Sinus. The dose I had taken had the equivalent of one pink Benadryl pill that, if I take it, makes me pass out for about 4-6 hours.

Lets just say that I hope y’all can understand this because I am having trouble focusing! I can’t go to sleep and sleep it off because I have stuff to do. I can’t stay in one place for more than a moment because I might not be able to get back up. I can’t close my eyes, though I desperately want to, because I would soooo not wake back up.

This is so stupid! Stupid liquid medicine bottles that all look-alike! Stupid me for not reading the name of the medicine bottle and only reading uses for it!

I have to try to get up now.

Rest in peace little mouse…

When I sat down on the couch this morning, I was ready to relax and watch some television before the kids woke up. I ended up having to locate the remote controls and while doing so, discovered a glue trap in the middle of the living room. This glue trap, which was not originally located in the middle of the living room, had a tail sticking out the back of it. A mouse tail. A mouse tail attached to a very much alive mouse.

I don’t know how long this mouse had been stuck in this trap. I did know that the poor thing had been terrorized by the cats for however long it had been in there due to the fact that the trap was in the middle of the living room…

I felt sick. I knew what had to be done the moment I discovered this poor little mouse and I was not thrilled. Snakes are one thing. Little mice with cute faces are another.  I will spare you the details of his death since thinking about it makes me feel ill.

Anyway, I just wanted to give a little tribute to this little mouse who was so brave.

Dear Little Mouse,

I pray that mouse heaven is wonderful and that there are many fields to scurry in. Please forgive me for what I had to do. You were a very brave little mouse.

Rest in Peace.

Sunburnt…

Since I have been getting up at 5:30 every morning, my internal alarm clock went off at 5:15 this morning. This was unfortunate cause it was my day to sleep in! Oh well. I loaded the dishwasher and watched “The Hurt Locker.” Excellent movie!

Yesterday evening, I was washing my face and I noticed some tenderness and heat radiating from one side of my neck and face. I discovered that I was, and still am, sunburnt on one side of my neck and face. For a moment, I was perplexed as to how this had happened but then, knew that I had gotten it from welding that morning. However, I was perplexed, again, as to how I had gotten it even though I had taken all the necessary precautions for protecting myself against the uv rays that are emitted from the arc. I then realized that though I had protected myself from MY arc, the thought had not even occurred to me (even though it should have) that I had exposed skin waiting to be burnt by the arc from the welder next to me! So guess who will be lathered in sunscreen next time and every time after that? ME!

This last Wednesday was my first day of actual welding. I did alright. Yesterday, I used the grinder for about 40 minutes straight ( it was only the second time I had used a grinder so I am not very good at it yet and it takes me awhile to get the plate smooth. I will get better at it though and as a result, take less time). Therefore, my arms and hands were numb and shaky and I had a more difficult time making decent stringer beads. I don’t weld again until this next Wednesday because of no school on Labor Day.