Saturday, March 31, 2007
Posted by Meow Meow at 9:30 PM
Friday, March 30, 2007
This is John Mayer. His sultry sound is one that can bring me to my knees. "Your Body is a Wonderland" and his current hit, "Waiting on the World to change". His choice in who he dates is left to be desired. However, he's quite the cutie don't you think???
Posted by Meow Meow at 10:16 AM
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Posted by Meow Meow at 8:17 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Posted by Meow Meow at 8:36 AM
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
OK. Here is what is left of my MIND. I am wiped out!!!! The kids have taken any energy I have and totally DRAINED IT TODAY.
CERTAIN PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO REPRODUCE!!!!
Mick, teachers have to have time off or they would KILL students and parents, it is purely a safety issue for all parties involved.
Posted by Meow Meow at 12:56 PM
Monday, March 26, 2007
Posted by Meow Meow at 8:24 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck
(written after she found out she was dying from cancer)
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed. I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains. I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a life time. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I love you's". More "I'm sorry's. But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute... look at it and really see it ... live it and never give it back.
I hope you have a blessed day.
Posted by Meow Meow at 1:57 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I attempted to have a REVELATION last night.....I want to ask all of my blog buddies to tell me something each day this week that they are THANKFUL for~ I catch myself complaining so often and not stopping to feel the cool breeze (summer is almost here) on my face and blowing my hair.
Monday- I am thankful GOD created Air Conditioning!
Tuesday- I am thankful my mom made it out of surgery ok.
Wednesday- I am thankful for flowers in the spring that add color to our lives...they bloom and sprout no matter the weather or the HOT air that we put out with our mouths or our vehicles.
I got an email from a friend who shared these actual pics with me....If and WHEN you ever get bored at work, see how creative you can be~
I think the aluminum foil is my favorite. Talk about FREE TIME!
Do you have a favorite?
The children began to say:
Finally the teacher gave them all HONEY lifesavers. After eating them, none of the children could identify the taste. "Well, she said, I will give you all a clue. It's what your mother maysometimes call your father." One little girl looked up in horror, spit her lifesaver out and yelled, "Oh, my God, "They're ass-holes!"
Monday, March 19, 2007
I love my kids with fur coats and wanted you to protect yours...After the cat food recall, I got my monthly ASPCA newsletter. I love my babies and wanna keep them safe, I just want you to do the same.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Releases List of Top 10 Hazards Encountered by Pets in 2006
New List Reveals Significant Increase in Calls Pertaining to Common Household Items
ASPCA Media Contact
March 5, 2007—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it managed more than 116,000 calls to its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) hotline in 2006, several of which pertained to common household items. “While the reason is not clear, calls in virtually each of these categories seems to be on the rise,” said Dr. Steven Hansen, veterinary toxicologist and senior vice president with the ASPCA, who manages the ASPCA’s Midwest Office, which houses the APCC. As National Poison Prevention Week approaches (March 18-24), the ASPCA advises pet parents to stay alert to the possibility of poisoning from these common household items:
1. Human Medications: For several years now, this category has been number one on the ASPCA’s list of common hazards, and 2006 was no exception. Last year, more than 78,000 calls involving common human drugs such as painkillers, cold medications, antidepressants and dietary supplements were managed by the Center—a 69 percent increase over 2005. “Pet parents should never give their pet any medication without the direction of a veterinarianjust one extra-strength acetaminophen can be deadly to a cat, and just four regular-strength ibuprofen can lead to serious kidney problems in a 10-pound dog,” says Dr. Hansen. To avoid inadvertent poisoning from medications, store them in a secure cabinet above the counter and out of the reach of pets.
2. Insecticides: The APCC handled more than 27,000 cases pertaining to products used to kill fleas, ticks and other insects in 2006, up more than 28 percent from 2005. According to Dr. Hansen, “A key factor in the safe use of products that eliminate fleas, ticks and other pesky bugs, is reading and following label instructions exactly. Some species of animals can be particularly sensitive to certain types of insecticides, so it is vital that you never use any product not specifically formulated for your pet.” It is also a good idea to consult with your pet’s veterinarian before beginning any flea and tick control program.
3. Veterinary Medications: Surprising as it may seem, last year the APCC managed more than 12,000 cases involving animal-related preparations such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, heartworm preventatives, de-wormers, antibiotics, vaccines and nutritional supplements—a 93 percent hike in volume. “Although these products are formulated for use in pets, it is very important to always read and follow label directions for use exactly,” says Dr. Hansen. “As with flea and tick preparations, many medications are intended for use in certain species only, and potentially serious problems could result if given to the wrong animal or at too high a dose.”
4. Plants: The number of cases involving plants also shot up by more than 111 percent in 2006 to more than 9,300. Some varieties that can be harmful to pets include lilies, azalea, rhododendron, sago palm, kalanchoe and schefflera. ”Just one or two sago palm nuts can cause vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures and even liver failure,” says Dr. Hansen. “Also, lilies are highly toxic to cats—even in small amounts they can produce life-threatening kidney failure.” While poisonous plants should certainly be kept away from pets, it is also a good idea to discourage animals from nibbling on any variety of plant, as even non-toxic plants can lead to minor stomach upset.
5. Rodenticides: Last year, approximately 8,800 calls about rat and mouse poisons were received by the APCC, representing an increase of more than 27 percent over 2005. Depending on the type of rodenticide, ingestions can lead to potentially life-threatening problems for pets including bleeding, seizures or even damage to the kidneys or other vital organs. “Should pet owners opt to use a rodenticide around their home, they should make sure that the bait is placed only in areas completely inaccessible to their animals,” says Dr. Hansen.
6. Household Cleaners: In 2006, approximately 7,200 calls pertaining to cleaning agents such as bleaches, detergents and disinfectants were received—up 38 percent from the year before. Says Dr. Hansen, “Depending on the circumstances of exposure, some household cleaners can lead to gastrointestinal irritation or even severe oral burns for pets.” Additionally, irritation to the respiratory tract may be possible if a product is inhaled. “All household cleaners and other chemicals should be stored in a secure location well out of the reach of pets,” recommends Dr. Hansen, “and when cleaning your pet’s food and water bowls, crate or other habitat, a mild soap such as a hand dishwashing detergent along with hot water is a good choice over products containing potentially harsh chemicals.”
7. Chocolate: Always a common food-related call, more than 4,800 chocolate calls were received by the APCC last year, an 85 percent increase from 2005. Depending on the variety, chocolate can contain large amounts of fat and caffeine-like substances known as methylxanthines, which, if ingested in significant amounts, could potentially cause vomiting, diarrhea, panting, excessive thirst and urination, hyperactivity. In severe cases, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors and seizures have been noted—and it could even be fatal. “Typically, the darker the chocolate, the greater the potential for poisoning,” says Dr. Hansen. “Baking chocolate contains the highest amount of methylxanthines, and just two ounces could cause serious problems for a 10-pound dog.”
8. Chemical Hazards: A newcomer to the top 10 category, this includes such harmful items as volatile petroleum-based products, alcohols, acids, and gases. In 2006, the APCC received more than 4,100 calls related to chemical hazards—an astronomical jump in call volume of more than 300 percent. “Substances in this group can cause a wide variety of problems,” Dr. Hansen explains, “ranging from gastrointestinal upset and depression to respiratory difficulties and chemical burns.” Commonly-used chemicals you should keep your pets away from include ethylene glycol antifreeze, paint thinner, drain cleaners and pool/spa chemicals.
9. Physical Hazards: While not necessarily all toxic, items in this group consists of objects that could pose a choking hazard, risk for intestinal obstruction, or other physical injury, and in 2006, the number of physical hazard calls grew a staggering 460 percent to over 3,800. “We’ve managed cases involving the ingestion of several common objects—from pet collars and adhesive tape to bones, paper products and other similar items,” says Dr. Hansen. “It is important to make sure that items which could be easily knocked over, broken, chewed up or swallowed are kept out of the reach of curious pets.”
10. Home Improvement Products: In 2006, approximately 2,100 cases involving paint, solvents, expanding glues and other products commonly used in construction were managed by the APCC—up 17 percent from 2005. While the majority of water-based paints are low in toxic potential, they can still cause stomach upset, and artist paints sometimes contain heavy metals that could be poisonous if consumed in large quantities. In addition, solvents can be very irritating to the gastrointestinal tract, eyes and skin, and could also produce central nervous system depression if ingested, or pneumonia if inhaled. “Prevention is really key to avoiding problems from accidental exposures to these substances,” says Dr. Hansen. “Pet parents should keep pets out of areas where home improvement projects are taking place, and of course label directions should always be followed when using any product.”
Sunday, March 18, 2007
These are brands that can and have caused kidney failure = DEATH in your pets. Please read up and throw stuff out what's a few dollars if you are saiving precious kitty life.
Recalled Cat Product Information
Recall Information 1-866-895-2708
Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
Demoulas Market Basket
Fine Feline Cat
Hill Country Fare
Meijer's Main Choice
Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
Nutro Natural Choice
Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans
Special Kitty Canada
Special Kitty US
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© Copyright 2006, Menu Foods Income Fu
Posted by Meow Meow at 11:42 AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
K. Mom made it out of surgery ok. We get results hopefully friday from her surgeon. They took out all her lymph nodes in her right arm, they were cancerous. We were lucky the tumor was not attached to the chest wall. The chemo rounds got it away from the wall. The hospital ran out of private rooms, her stay has been well.....NOISY.
Thank you all for the prayers.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Posted by Meow Meow at 10:45 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
I'm sitting peacefully in my classroom knowing I get kids in 20 minutes....for the rest of the day. I have 3 detentions today MEOW> <>
We had IB open house last night, so I am fairing on about 5 hours of sleep. Again, MEOW. Yesterday I thought I would just lose it at work in tears, today, I am too damn tired to cry. I just want my bed a kitty, a cool fan blowing and a soft , ok luxurious pillow and pillow case to hug. OH alright, you got it out of me a really cute guy to snuggle up with.
I think I'd have to go with:
#1 George Strait's "Cross My Heart"--I still tear up when I see Pure Country and he sits down at the end of the stage and sing acoustic. It's simplistic and romantic.
#2 "Faithfully" by Journey. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Steve Perry. I wish he'd share that soulful voivce with us again.
#3 "I will always love you" Whitney Houston and 'Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong would tie/. Whitney..well they song says it all. Louis, I think It would be a WONDERFUL WORLD if everyone had their soulmate and stopped to smell the roses every chance they got. No more rushing around, road rage and hate for people who didn't live up to our expectations or vice versa~
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Posted by Meow Meow at 6:10 PM
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
What is the meaning of life???? No one is answering that for the post below.....
Posted by Meow Meow at 11:35 AM
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Besides sharing an evening with this man???
Monday, March 05, 2007
Aren't these adorable? A friend sent them to me..... I'll be stuck at a Drug Free rally ALL MORNING Tuesday...UGHHHHHHHHHH
I have grades due this week and I have to make plans for the sub next week. WOW, I feel a bit over loaded.
T took me to a newer place called Ben's Chop house for dinner tonight. It was YUMMY. Pricey, but YUMMY!!!!!!
Thanks for all the comments and feedback on Mondays post. I hope John turns out to be as special to me as my "first Love" John.
The next time *A* is over here, I'll see if I can take a pic and let ya see how handsome he really is~
Well....everybody liked Alex, other wise known as *A*. Of course he is the one that is totally unavailable.
Pic 1 is John in Savannah, the one I am excited about ....He has the Chemistry degree and has lots of good qualities...but we haven't mey face to face yet. = (
Pic 2 is *A* my regular readers know my moments with him.
Pic 3 is Greg. We dated and he's all mixed up inside after the divorce. I told him during our talk last night how cocky he was/is. I know it's all an act, he is a teddy bear inside. He apologized and really shared his feelings~ He wants us to start dating again with a blank slate. HE really told me tons of feelings last night. I was hmmmm, well, I was surprised to see such a genuine apology.
Most of you thought John would be a nice guy. I get that feeling too.
Alex is just Yummy...again that is NOT a good pic.
Greg, several comments thought he'd be a cocky ass. Funny, cause he can be......
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Or do ya wanna say the hell with all 3????
Wide variety? or same similarities???
Posted by Meow Meow at 9:40 PM
We had over 20 tornadoes touch down in my city Thursday night.
I am lucky and so are my friends and family that I have spoken too.
Well....my last few days have been eventful. My city had a couple of tornados touch down Thursday late evening. One hit a just a couple of miles near my house. The lady 3 doors down had her windows blows out of her SUV. I spent an hour or so in my hall bathroom with my kitties. I have never heard wind that strong and severe. I was scared. Several businesses here were ruined, or felt severe damage. I was out of power alomst 15 hours. I got cable back just a few hours ago...and internet about 3 hours ago. It's been a rough couple of days.
The city closed the schools for us on Friday. Streets and subdivisions were blocked off in an attempt to help those in need and keep sight seers off the help routes.
Needless to say I didn't go anywhere out of town. I went out to dinner with T and Jeff & Sharon. A joined us for a few drinks. He just left. I don't usually get mixed feelings with him, But I am sure feeling them right now. Which is probably why I am on here and not still in bed. You know we all do stupid things in life....but i am started to feel like this has to be the dumbest thing I have done since moving to Ga. I'm feeling really emotional right now. ..and I don't get that way with him. At least, I haven't let myself before.......... so why now?
Thursday, March 01, 2007
I thought at least the title would grab ya!
A friend sent these and a few others to me. This is what happens when artists get bored. They FINGER paint... All of these are hands...I thought they were pretty cool. Creative~
Well, I spent a few hours at the hair salon last night. I have mixed reviews. The guy Rodney is talented...no doubt! Last night was a bad afternoon for him. He employs his daughter who is about 18? 19? She seems to have a mild case of Down Syndrome...at least looking at her it's what I pick up. Anyway she got into a fight with him and he was upset. She is his baby and it's not easy to deal with her from what 2 of the other hairdressers said. They came over and worked on my foils while she was in the back throwing things. He apologized profusely~ Gave me a free eyebrow wax to make up for his time missed.( I always pluck and try to shape---not sure what I think right now...They are thinner than I am accustomed too , It was my first WAX--devirginized you see) ...I was there for awhile......
Well...When I got home A had called in the middle of the day just to say how much fun he had the night before...It was sweet. How I wish things were different for us.
Yes, his name has to be John . (My ex is too) John--a new guy in Savannah called while I was at the salon...I missed it too. (We've only been talking about 3 weeks) Oh well. I thought about driving over there as a quick weekend get away and to go to one of Paula Deens places (the seafood one) not The Lady and Sons....although if I knew her oldest son would be there, I might have to pop in he is SO HOT! YUM YUM YUM