Today started off like normal, with coffee 🙂 , only not as early as most days. Then I had to do emergency grooming on Lulu. She is having a horrible time with allergies this year. I have already taken her for shots, but she keeps itching. Yesterday, while we were at work, she apparently scratched under her chin til she made a large hot spot. I didn’t notice it til yesterday evening. DH made a quick trip to the grocery store to see what we could get, came home with medicated shampoo, and a couple bottles of stuff that is supposed to help. We cleaned up the area last night, as best as we could, and put medicine on it, and little socks on her back feet to try to minimize her scratching. This morning, I got the clippers out, and cut all her hair as short as I could, bathed her with the medicated shampoo, doctored her up, and have spoiled & pampered her as much as possible today. I will call the vet Monday and get her back in for more shots. Poor baby.
Also, I worked on our entryway hallway some more. I am almost done with the texturing…one more coat on one side and it will be ready for paint as soon as it’s all dried out. I finished Kilz-ing the paneling on the bottom half of the walls, and got one side painted. The new color looks really nice, I think.
Also, I went to the shop with DH, and we pulled out a retail gondola shelf that he had disassembled and stored in the back. We cleaned it up and put it together, and filled it up with my packages of Quilter’s Dream batting. Now to get the word out to the local quilters that we have it available in the shop.
I am excited to report that I have found a group of longarmers that meets once a month, and I have been invited to go to their meetings. It’s a two hour drive for me, but I am really looking forward to going and meeting them. This month’s meeting was today, and I was hoping to get to go, but with Lulu like she was, I wasn’t about to leave her. Hopefully, I will get to go next month. I found them through one of our local deputies. Since I work in the adult probation office, we visit often, and he knows about my quilting. His mom is a longarmer, and the meetings are in her shop. He talked to his mom and got me invited.
Oh! I had a wonderful surprise this morning while drinking my coffee and surfing the blogs I like to keep up with. Gina had a contest on her blog, on her birthday. I won the drawing! How fun! I need to think of a contest for my blog. Maybe a celebration contest when I hit 10,000 views. This is the 2nd blog contest I have won. Earlier this year I won some of Gayle’s gorgeous hand dyed fabrics. Hmmm…maybe I need to be buying more lottery tickets 🙂 !
The NASCAR race is on, so I must get back to watching! My favorite driver is Bobby Labonte. He is driving with lots of pink on his car tonight for breast cancer awareness. I am calling it the Boobie Cure Car! Go Bobby in the Boobie Cure Car!