Sunday, July 29, 2007

If Wishes were Horses...

then I'd have a Flock o' Horses in the backyard...

I wish August had Come & Gone...

I wish the septic system had not gone haywire causing the ruination of the hallway flooring...when we're not halfway finished with repairing the dining room flooring from the Great Washing Machine Flood '07...

I wish I could motivate myself to keep on my diet and lose this 20 pounds instead of monkeying around with the same dern 3 lbs...

I wish August had Come & Gone

I wish that pitiful Mama Dog would not keep haunting my thoughts...the Mama Dog who I saw months of ago with her adorable fluffy puppy bounding at her side...and the first patches of hair beginning to fall out from what is probably a God Awful case of mange...

I wish Mr G had caught Mama Dog yesterday...then I would have joined him early this morning to tramp through Rattlesnake Country to find her babies (because I have boots now...got 'em for Christmas)...I'm terrified of snakes and even more terrified of tramping through piney scrub during the Georgia Summer when the snakes are out & about and nearly as cranky as I am...

I wish I was in charge of What Happens to Stupid and/or Evil People...like Mama Dog's Slack-A**ed Owner...and Michael Vick...

I wish August had Come and Gone...

This Vent Session brought to ya'll courtesy of Typical Hot Humid Late Summer in Georgia...

Truly, I cannot help myself...after a lifetime of being a Georgian I ought to be able to rise above July & August...

a Few Snaps of Life at Number 17 here lately

(concrete slab with old adhesive where flooring used to be...Piper looking at the floor as if to say "this reminds me of my old drainage pipe")


Kira...our newest kitten...well, DS's newest kitten...whom I literally snatched out of a Grand Prix's engine (it wasn't runnin' at the time) at DS's workplace...and yes I got bit...poor Kira...her tail had been badly injured so she had surgery last week to remove most of it...makes my skin crawl to just think about it...but it is better than than the Mess That Was Her Tail...that's a double ugh...

Kira has a little clear c-collar to wear but is allowed to sit around without if she is being held or eating...

What an Absolute Doll

Next post, I'll share a light Sweet Potato Pie recipe with ya'll...yep, I'm channeling Fall again...

8 comments:

see you there! said...

Well good grief! Hot and humid, overflows, mangled kitties, poor little dogs... and SNAKES did you say?

You deserve a break today! Or at least a margarita

September will be here before you know it and then we'll all have to start worrying about Christmas.

If it aint one thing it's another.

Darla

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Mrs. G, you just crack me up. What a funny, cute post about being cranky in the summer.

I totally hear ya on...wish August had come & gone! I was just sayin' that last week. I'd like to just skip on over Aug. & head right into Sept. cause Sept. weather is SO MUCH BETTER!

Hang in there, friend.

Rhoda

Suzanne said...

Oh Mrs. g...mandatory home improvement projects are so not fun. And doing them in the midst of a sweltering summer is double not fun.
But the rescue of the kitty is a wonderful thing.
Hope the projects go quickly for you.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Good list- I'm with you on the M. Vick item!

Good luck finding that mama dog.

Belle-ah said...

All I can say is "Bless your heart"...(((hugs,dear friend)))

Simply Me Art said...

Im So Sorry Mrs. G. Sometimes this Summer Heat really Gets everyone on Edge. I too Wish August was finished. Not the Best time of year hear also. And as for Rattlesnakes, Yuk.. Cant stand them. Hugs Jamie

PAT said...

Yes, I know the feeling. Last week, I thought I felt a hint of September, but then...summer came roaring back! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year!

My mother and stepdad rescued a kitten once. His tail was mangled and he had to have that same surgery. He was a great cat, who gave them lots of pleasure and companionship!

Pat

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Oh Kira is beautiful!! Can we see more photos of her please?

it's all about the journey...