Thursday, November 12, 2009

No photos today

No photos today. I'm starting to pack for a three day quilting retreat. I've never been on one and I'm very excited! I hope to have lots of photos to share with you when I get back Sunday night.

In cancer news, I'm going to the surgeon this morning for a consultation. I hope to have an idea of what my treatment will be after the appointment. However, I go straight from there to school (for Molly's ballet) and then to work, so I won't have much time to think about it. Tomorrow morning, I will take Molly to school, then pick up Amy to go to the retreat.

In dog news, I never did get around to telling you about Snickers's escape. She managed to get out one morning (a Monday). She was picked up by someone who lives in our neighborhood, and was kept in their yard for the day. She didn't have her tags on because she was wearing her Bite Not collar because she's had a lot of itching due to allergies. Anyway, she managed to escape their yard, too, and was found wandering Hungary Road the next morning by some other people in our neighborhood. They took her to a vet's office and then found my listing on Craig's List. So we got our 14 year old friend back. She had some gastrointestinal issues for a couple of weeks (which required two steam cleaner rentals). Recently, we discovered fleas on her and the cat. We must have fallen behind on applying FrontLine to the dog. So, we've FrontLined the dog and put something similar on the cat. They don't seem to be horribly bad, but I noticed bites on Molly's legs. I sure hope we can get rid of them. I've felt itchy ever since this discovery. Any ideas?

Oh, and Brittany loved her quilt!


  1. Hey Cheryl,
    Good luck today. I'll keep my fingers crossed for great outcome.I'm getting back to QA tomorrow for "morning out". Have missed the lively banter! Hope you guys have fun at th retreat...

  2. Borax 20 Mule Team. Yes, the detergent. Just sprinkle it on the carpeted areas and leave it for a while (I left it for a few days) and then vacuum it up. I took in a cat who managed to still have fleas after a flea bath at the vet and the Borax did a better job than the bombs.

  3. I hope you had a positive experience at the doctors. Have fun at your retreat.

  4. So glad you got your dog back!

  5. Cheryl, you are an amazing, amazing woman! I love all of your projects since I last came here to look and commented. The tic tac toe is so cute! I'm sorry fo hear your cancer news but it sounds like good news that it's in early stage and you sound like you have a strong attitude about it. I have another internet friend who just finished what you are about to begin and she's doing great. Prayers go out for you and your family.