The End of the World as We Know It

Welcome to yet another fast-topic-changing Friday. You may be seated.

I like REM. Yeah, the band’s alright, but it’s REM sleep that excites me right now…

img_9362.JPG You see, three out of four dogs in this house are experiencing tummy problems. Every 20 minutes or so, someone needs to go outside. DAY AND NIGHT.

Sometime between 3 and 4am I just left the back door open. I might need to invest in a doggie door.

TMI? Sorry. I’m just so sleepy.


img_9365.JPG This is a still shot from a teaser for the local news last night. I think it’s me!

Blonde hair, big sunglasses, Jeep, on an Austin freeway. I wonder how many other people fit that description around here.


img_9370.JPG Now that I’ve finally finished knitting all of the samples for my knitting classes in March, I can finally do some of my own knitting again.

Sad, really…I’m close to finishing this little sweater, and it’s supposed to be 92 degrees today. But I’m pretty sure that I’ll still like pink angora next winter.


day-86.JPG This is my favorite self-portrait from this week. I’m holding Ike in a “native carry”, the traditional way of carrying Basenjis in Africa. I love the expression on his face. So content.


img_9366.JPG A dog bed, three toys, and the television remote control. Will the madness ever end?

Have a great weekend! (I’m off to take a nap!)

18 comments on “The End of the World as We Know It

  1. Welcome to the world of no sleep. You will NEVER in your life love the stuff so much and not appreciate all you get again!!(if that doesn’t make sense I am sleepy too) Ike is adorable, he’s so happy hims with hims moma. He IS love.

  2. Okay, not kidding, I saw that same news clip last night and thought Is that Staci? No, what are the odds. Crazy.
    Also, I saw REM this week, the band, and sadly very little of the sleep.

  3. Love the pic of you and Ike. My Toby would probably love to be carried that way too. The closer he can get to me at all times the better (in his mind).

    Oh and you definitely need a dog door. We put a permanent one in our house a couple months ago and I love it.

  4. i’d settle for a fenced in yard so cody can be outside WITHOUT a leash.

    pretty… i can still use angora. i’m freezing, and it’s a whopping 44 degrees today!

    i had a cat who liked to hang out with you that way. it’s pretty comfortable.

    oh abe, you silly boy.


  5. I know your pain. There is not much worse than a dog with digestive issues, especially three dogs with digestive issues. Ugh. Right now I’m living in a world of mud. I used to adore a good rain, now it makes me grind my teeth and curse. Yesterday, I changed my sheets 4 TIMES due to doggie foot prints. The kid sometimes (read: always) forgets to wipe paws when she lets them in. Oh! My vet recommended cooked rice and chicken broth with a couple of tablespoons of Metamucil. It does help!! (tmi: makes things MUCH more solid!)

  6. Have a nice nap. Then a fun weekend.
    Love the self portrait. What a shot!
    I use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils on
    my dogs and cats to assist their bodies back
    to perfect health. Oh, and they are great
    for people too;>) Have been using and marketing
    them for years.
    Have a fun weekend.

  7. The fact that Abe sees the remote control as a toy just cracks me up! And all things considered I would rather my cats saw the remote control as a toy instead of something to puke upon.

  8. hi there. they are so cute. but with that many, its bound to be a lot of work. i have one, but when there’s tummy issues, which we had this week, its a major drag.

    puking and two sheet changes in one night…tmi

    hope everyone’s tummy improves. i usually go straight to the brown rice diet until things settle down. always seems to work.

  9. You in the Jeep is too funny… did you see a camera crew or anything while you were driving?
    That’s great that you found a photo of the native carry.

  10. I hope everyone is on the mend. Coping with one B who NEEDS!TO!GO!OUT!RIGHT!NOW! at 2 in the morning isn’t fun. I can only imagine dealing with 3. OIY! The boiled hamburg and rice diet is a good way to get them back on track also a tablespoon of canned pumpkin (not the pie mix) will also help to bring things back together so to speak.

  11. Oh no! Sorry to hear the ‘kids’ are sick – I hope everyone gets better soon and you can get some sleep.

    I love the self portrait, very nice pose.

    Have a good weekend,

  12. OMG. You and Ike are too perfect in that picture!! Doggie door… yep, you need that.

  13. Yep, that’s you in the Jeep, for sure! Good one.
    Love, love the self portrait–you guys are so meant
    to be together. I love your dogs!
    Angora sweater is looking fab no matter what the heat is.
    Get a doggie door–a must!

  14. Life gets tough at times, but with Ike’s obvious love, you have something the rest of us don’t have.

  15. I LOOOVE that self portrait of you and Ike! That is a great picture. I’ll have to have a copy of that.

    Hope your pups are doing okay and you get some sleepies. It’s tough to have sick babies, I know the feeling!

    Take care!

    PS Chic in the Jeep is definitely you! 😉

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