This week’s Tuesday Truths are here!
First, illness sucks. It especially sucks when the person who is ill is 7 years old and just spent three weeks recovering from surgery. That’s right. My DD, who had just started feeling better a week ago (after her pacemaker surgery) seems to have picked up a flu bug or something. She woke up last night at 2 a.m. complaining of stomach pains, was awake and asleep and awake and asleep the rest of the night, was determined to go to VBS today so she could have her planned play date with a school friend and then one hour into it showed up where I was volunteering crying about her stomach really hurting and having a headache. So, we came home. She took Tylenol, watched TV for about an hour and then slept for over three hours. She woke up feeling better, ate a small amount of yogurt and raspberries and a cracker, drank some water…and about an hour later threw all that up. 🙁 She is now asleep again and I’m thinking no VBS tomorrow and probably a trip to the pedes. Poor thing. She can’t catch a break…I’m hoping it is a 24 hour thing and she will be all better tomorrow, but with her immune system, it could be a while.
Second, flies suck. We always have a problem with flies. We live backed up to a giant field where everyone walks their dogs and lets them poop and cats go to poop and probably kill things and then we have our own pooping dogs in our backyard. So, we have a crap ton of flies all the time in the summer. They seem especially bad right now. I hate them. I wish I felt comfortable just spraying the toxic fly spray all over our yard, but I don’t. So, I have a fly trap in our tree, which has trapped a lot of them already, but there are all those plus more flying around back there and subsequently into our house every time the backdoor is open, which is often with a puppy. Hate, hate, hate them. If anyone has any non-toxic suggestions, I would love to hear them. I tried the pennies in a bag of water last year and it was a fail. So, please, something other than that!
Third, because there has to be something that doesn’t suck on my list, bulldog puppies are hilarious. Our new puppy, Scout, is a character. Bulldog puppies are much less energetic than lab/shepherd mixes, but she is plenty entertaining in her own way. Often in the way she sleeps! And snores. What isn’t funny is her gaseous fumes she releases on us! But, she has been a great addition to our family zoo! For your enjoyment, a lovely picture of her and our Seven snuggled up together:
So, there you go – my Tuesday Truths this week. Back to worrying about my DD and hoping her illness goes away quickly!