Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Random Thoughts Tuesday 3-29-11

Hello, All.  I'm gonna play along on Random Tuesday today.  Our usual lovely host is taking a little break. But some lovely bloggers are keeping the linky going, so stop by and see Stacy if you want to play along.

I learned how to give antibiotic shots to a lizard (that would be Mamba, our leopard gecko).  She needs another one tonight.

I'm working on an exam for my Human Diseases class.  We are doing renal and gastrointestinal this time.  So while reviewing today we talked about diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, vomiting.  I used the word "borborygmus" in a sentence.  (go ahead.  look it up.  I'll wait).

I also mentioned the fact that an aunt of mine died of acute glomerulonephritis at the age of 13.  It was 1944 and the penicillin that would have saved her was all over in Europe.  I'm glad the troops got it, but it would have been nice to have known her too.

Still working on Chili's house training.  She is one stubborn little smoosh-faced girl.  Almost has me convinced it's my fault she's not house broken yet.  Almost.

Did you see the article not too long ago that said parents are more unhappy than people without children?  (Shouts to the boys in the basement: "Hey!  Stop hitting your brother!  What?  He kicked you where?!")

Chili likes to be mothered by Sassy.  Right now she is sitting under Sassy and reaching up her paw to Sassy's face.  The goal is for Sassy to lick her face and ears.  She loves it.  And Sassy doesn't seem to mind either.

It's so funny that the animal that weighs the least makes so much noise when he jumps.  ("Hey!  Guys!  Stop yelling at each other!" "You're a weanie!" says one of them.  "you're a weanie without any pee!" shouts the other one.)
I just heard Spooky jump off of the bed or counter in the bathroom upstairs.  He only weighs about 7 lbs but it sounds like a large child is jumping around up there.

Got my tax info to the accountant.  Today.  He's got like two whole weeks to work on it.  So why do I feel guilty?  Must be the catechism I was subjected to as a child.

Well, I've got to go get the dinner, that only 2 of the 5 of us will appreciate, ready.  I've already been asked what we're having.  Beef stir fry with red peppers, onions, broccoli.  ("Yuck.  Why can't we eat real food.  Like Mac-n-cheese, or hot dogs?")
I'm really looking forward to getting veggies from our CSA garden soon.  Spring greens are ready this week.

K.  Have a great week!


Stacy Uncorked said...

I think I'd be nervous to give shots to a lizard!

I think borborygmus is my new favorite word. :)

That's so sad about your aunt!

Some dogs just like to be stubborn with the housebreaking mode, don't they? :)

You're doing better than we are - we haven't even pulled all our paperwork together for our accountant yet. But she does file an extension for us every year and ends up filing in the fall, so we sort of have time to get around to it. ;)

Thanks for the shout-out - I'll have a linky again next week if you want to play along again as we keep the torch burning for Keely! :)

RTT Rebel

VandyJ said...

The boys have not started with the terrible insults--but I know our house will one day ring with them too.
It amazes me that a small cat can sound so huge when jumping off of a high perch. Ours is around 7-8 lbs too and I swear, when she jumps off things she sounds like a linebacker landing.

McGillicutty said...

Um hello.. dinner sounds delish!! and i didn't have to look up borborygmus because I know all about it lately!!! IBS and trying to diet.
as for the Chilster.. she's little get her one of those little cute diapers for dogs!! hahahahaaha

Raven said...

Great random!

I used to know all those big medical terms cuz I started going to school to be a medical assistant, but then had to drop out due to health issues. My brain has been melting ever since.

I have a bipolar teenager and I can relate to that study that says parents are unhappy than people without kids. I love my baby dearly, but some days...to the moon!

EmptyNester said...

I wouldn't be able to give a shot to a lizard because I'm not going to touch a lizard. No way. Love this post and your sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog earlier this week...I really enjoyed the Random Thoughts theme to this post. It's fun to read little snippets about what's going on!

We haven't done our taxes yet...and I'm an accountant. Hmmmm...we better get on that soon. ;)

Hope you're having a great weekend!