Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bad vs Good

BAD I severely sprained my back on Thursday doing CPR in a (failed) attempt to resucitate a patient.
GOOD I had some muscle relaxants that have allowed me to be able to get some rest and sleep.

BAD My back STILL is hurting and I was unable to help DH pack up the boxes in the garage to take to the storage unit today. I also didn't get very far in cleaning up more stuff around the house today.
GOOD DH had scheduled some local movers to move his office furniture out of his old firm office and into the storage unit. While driving back from downtown I called DH and suggested having the movers come out and get the boxes from the garage to take to the storage unit. They were done with them all in about 1 hour (it would have taken us ALLLL day and killed both our backs). Extra cost? $40.

BAD The handyman that is doing some work for our house in preparation of listing it for sale stood us up today and said he would not be back until Tuesday - he's now estimating the work will be done in another 2 weeks instead of next week!
GOOD I didn't cry until AFTER I got off the phone with him. Then I calmed down and I am trying VERY hard to remember that it will be worth it in the end. DH was EXTREMELY sweet and visibly as upset about the delay as I was and kept apologizing for picking this particular guy (I had a so-so feeling about him).

BAD Bestbuy stood us up AGAIN (6th appointment now) for our appointment to fix the freezer door of our refrigerator. I spent 1 1/2 hours talking to their consumer relations department as well as the inhome repairs department. The door broke at the end of June and today was the 6th appointment to repair the D)*&*& thing. This is the second appointment that they have cancelled b/c the "door was damaged upon delivery to the warehouse".
GOOD Well, the house repairs are behind so waiting for the D*&^&* Bestbuy people isn't completely holding us back. I informed each and every Bestbuy representative today that we would NEVER buy anything from them again. That felt good! I was actually able to speak without raising my voice and using foul language!

BTW, NEVER, EVER, EVER buy anything major from Bestbuy! Their follow-up service and policies are HORRIBLE! This thing started leaking in late June and it is STILL not fixed. The repairmen only work 8-3:30 M-F and then only 8-2 on EVERY OTHER Saturday (what about people who work fulltime??????). Getting through their automated phone system is horrific and you often get cut off after waiting 5-10 minutes or longer! I asked them twice to check the condition of the door prior to the appointment (it was delivered a week and a half ago but I couldn't get a Saturday appointment until today) and they said they would but then they didn't until today! They could have ordered the 3rd door and had it by today if they had just looked at the door when it arrived like they told me they would!


BAD My sweetheart, love of my life DH is leaving at 0630 to drive to NC and away from us! :-(
GOOD Well, although I HATE him leaving and us being apart, he will be much happier in this new job and it will be better for our family in the end. Also, I will be flying down with DS in 2 weeks to visit and house hunt.

BAD The delay in repairs around the house is pushing back our timeline on when we can really bid on a house and DS and I have our tickets bought already.
GOOD DH thinks that there is still a good possibility that we will be down for good before Thanksgiving and is still promising that it will be no later than the beginning of December.


So, what's going on in your worlds?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Rockstar Supernova. . . .

So, did anyone else watching tonight really, really LOVE these two songs???

Storm's original

Toby's Original

And how can you NOT love ANY The Killers song? (cover or not it is still a great song).

I just voted a dozen times for both of them.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Such a sad, sad day.

First, my alma mater just lost the first game of the year to the 'noles. DAMN!

Sad thing is that I don't feel as BAD when they play well but end up losing. But, this game? Well, let's just say they didn't bring their "C" game let alone their "A" game. OUCH!

Sigh, DS and I are driving down to visit hubby in NC and watch them play against Duke. Geez, I hope they play better than they did tonight.

THEN, I got online and read the following post from Jennifer

non-knitting post - Very Important!
By Jennifer

Alert- product toxic to pets
I just read this from A Day In The Life Of Our Pugs and thought I should pass it along as well:

Cocoa Mulch lethal to dogs?

Verified by Snopes


Yesterday one of our dog agility friends experienced a tragedy and wanted me to pass a special message along to all of my dog-loving friends and family. Please tell every dog owner you know.

Over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target(can be found at home depot) to use in their garden. They loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog Calypso, decided that the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn't acting
lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Halfway through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.

Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company's website, this product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs.

Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey's, and they claim that "It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer
physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won't eat it."

True information about the mulch can be found here -

This site gives the following information:

Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman's Garden Supply and other Garden supply stores, contains a lethal ingredient called "Theobromine".

It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks. Just a word of caution, check what you are using in your gardens
and be aware of what your gardeners are using in your gardens.

Theobromine is the ingredient that is used to make all chocolate especially dark or baker's chocolate which is toxic to dogs.

Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells developed severe
convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of

Please email the manufacturer at michellemessick@hersheys.comand request that
accurate information about this product be posted on the packaging to avoid further tragedy.


YIKES, I would DIE if I did something that lead to my sweetie pie getting ill or worse dying.

Be careful out there.