Monday, October 9, 2006


I've been experimenting with tags lately.  Some are very different from my usual. I'm not sure what I feel about the one above but it suits my mood.  I may move it to my graphics journal.  If you want it, snag it or leave a comment and I'll tag it.

My mood hasn't been dark; just thoughtful.  I'm blaming it on being ill with a crud I never thought I would get rid of.  Thankfully, the second change of antibiotics seems to be doing the trick.  Megan also is eye and laryngitis.  She was home Saturday and had to go to one of those Urgent Care Centers.  Joey also has some type of crud.

Grizzly had his check up today.  Poor thing has a bacterial ear infection also which has spread into his gums.  He has a couple teeth loose.  He needs to have surgery to remove the abscesses and the loose teeth.  He also needs a much huger dose of glucosamine and MSM.  His joints have gone backwards totally since last year.  My puppy is an old man...10.  Labs are prone to hip dysplasia.  I ended up biting the bullet and getting Glycoflex from the vets for his joints.  He has been hobbling lately.  I had increased the dosage of glucosamine and MSM from the GNC a couple of weeks ago but the Glycoflex has quite a few more natural compounds in it.  Between that and his Heartgard, it cost an arm and a leg.  I'm still in a bit of sticker shock over the cost of the surgery.  He has to have an EKG to make sure he can tolerate anesthesia because of his age and seizure disorder.

He was also having problems eating which I'm assuming has to be from the pain in his mouth.  They think he may have the same infection the whole family has.

I'm finally starting to feel better.  This was one heck of a dose of something.  Yesterday was the first day I could feel a difference.

I'm also throwing a couple of Halloween graphics in here for snagging.

I have a scheduled day off tomorrow...yay...a day off and hopefully I won't be sick.  I didget some cleaning done today and grocery shopping.  I wasn't a bit wiped out afterwards so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Millie from the UK's sister lost her baby girl.  She has a candle tribute in her journal.  Stop and visit and lend some support.  Light a candle for baby Laila while you're there.  It would mean the world to Mille and Kerryanne, her sister.   Millie'sMessings <-----clicky

Have a good evening!


A couple of snaggies below:





jckfrstross said...

get well:) and enjoy the rest of the week


lanurseprn said...

Doesn't the time fly for our doggies!  Still seems like my son's doggie should be a puppy, and she's 4!
Hope you get well soon.  No fun to be sick.

lisa41076 said...

Chris, hope you feel better soon, Hugs to you Lisa

am4039 said...

love all the tags. I checked out Millie's journal and it's so sad. Sorry you and Megan have been sick. Hopefully Joey will be feeling good. Sorry Grizzly is not feeling good. Poor baby.

siennastarr said...

I love that graphic at the top!  Very nice! :)  I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better, finally!  That bug really kicked your Pennsylvania Patootie!  :/

I left a comment on the tribute page a few days ago, but it didn't show up after I did it.. so, I'm going to click on your link and go back and see if it's there..


rebuketheworld said...

Chris, you should consider making business cards...the one with flowers would be perfect for something like that...hope your feeling better too...down the chicken soup and put some surreal music...that usually helps me....


hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))))I am so sorry you and your family is sick.I will say a prayer and I will head over there and give my suport.have a nice night and hope you all feel better soon.

queenb8261 said...

I love the graphic...but it SO doesn't apply to me. I am NOT brave.  :(
Sorry you're all so sickly and poor Grizzly.  Hope he gets to feeling better soon also.  I like all your graphics.  Thoughtful, silly, sexy, whatever.  Praying you all are well in short order. Hugs Barb  

pippa1116 said...

i really like this graphic too.  I am glad you are feeling better.  I have a lab too. He is almost 10.  He has joint problems too.  I don't know if he will make it through another winter.
take care and enjoy your day off.

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you're feeling better now, I hope Megan recovers soon too. Poor ole Grizzly, thank God he's got you to look after him! I'm sure his eating problems must be to do with the pain in his mouth, poor soul, if only they could tell us what's wrong. I hope the Gycoflex helps him. Jeannette xx

jlocorriere05 said...

Oops! I forgot to say I love the top graphic and the little witchy heart one too, she's cute! Jeannette xx

jeadie05 said...

Pleased your feeling better ,sorry about Megan too,oh and Joey ,hurry up and all get better even poor Grizzly is poorly ,You certainly are haveing a tough time ,hope everything improves soon ,.,.,Jan xx

jeanno43 said...

You and the entire family are certainly going through it.  Do hope you all feel better very soon.

queeniemart said...

oh i just love love love your tags......all so well made. I am sorry you and the kids AND the dog have the crud. I want you to feel GOOD! These dogs are like having kids all over again, huh? Funny how they can get sick like we do. Sorry to hear a J Landers sister lost her baby. What a tragedy.
LOVE YOU, lisa

seraphoflove9001 said...

Oh boy...I hope you all feel better. And thank you, I did snag the first tag! I love it. :o)

midwestvintage said...

Could I have the snag with Julie on it?  It is perfect for one of my entries.  Thanks


xxroxymamaxx said...

I'm glad your feeling a little better Chris.  My daughter Kara is home today with a sore throat and a cough.  If she doesn't feel better by tomorrow I may have to take her in to see the doc.  beautiful graphics you've made.  I miss PSP.  Love, Shelly

helloimkara said...

my Lab Luke is 7 now and he also limps once in a while It makes me so sad as he thinks he is still a young pup haha!  Anyways I love all you graphics!  You are braver than me doing them yourself!

Kara :)

pennietoonz said...

Chris,I`m sorry to hear that just about your entire family has been sick. You poor dear! I hope everyone is soon back to normal, including the Grizz.
Thanks for offering the tags. I`m snagging the sparkly ghost one. Think he`ll mind if I eat the candy corn, too?? :)
Love and hugs to you , my sweet friend,

ravenjuiced said...

Yeah, I've got one of mine on Glycoflex too. I guess it's pretty common in big dogs. Mine's a little over 100lbs. so he takes a whole lot of pill. I get my Glycoflex from our Pet Smart, that's gotta be cheaper than going through the vet, though, it may just be a Maryland thing.


chevyz71gurl74 said...

Glad you are feeling better!
I've had a sinus cold with sore throat since last
week it just keeps lingering...UGH!  

oxobagladyoxo said...

I hope you all start feeling better real soon hun!


helmswondermom said...

Hope you had a good day off yesterday.

shayshaydc said...

Hope everyone gets to feeling better Chris!!!! I hate that your doggie is sick and not feeling well too!!!!! Love the graphics... I snagged the "boo" one!!!! LOL... Thanks...

millieukgirl said...

Hi Chris, can you believe it, i've only JUST found this journal as you'd left the link of Kerry's comment ~ all this time and I never knew it existed! I just want to say to you how grateful I am for every tag, word, thought and prayer you have sent our way.  You are a beautiful being. Words always fail me when I hear from people like yourself.  Thank you so much Sweetie xx  I will now save you to my alerts!!  I'm sorry to learn that you have been ill - i need to read through your journal to get to know who's who!!  I wish all of you in your household much better, including that lovely lab of yours.  Take care, Millie xxx

princesssaurora said...

I am so sorry that you all have been sick!!  Sending prayers for you to continue getting better!  Your pup is getting to be old at 10... hope upping the dose of the gsm helps...

be well,

cottoncandi12306 said...

Chris, My name is MaryAlice...  I really like the little wish graphic...  Just wanted to let you know that I snagged it....  Thanks MaryAlice

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Love the graphic...I like the things you have been doing with them..But...I have always loved them...but you are trying some new things and that is soooo cool!!  One day..i will be able to hang witht the big dogs!! hugs,TerryAnn

southernncpride said...

Hey there!

Thanks for the Trick or Treat comment!
Well I came back to your journal to read a little and to get to know you a bit!
I love making new friends and to me there isn't an age limit on friendship.

Hopefully you are feeling a lot better.
Remember to just take a break sometimes and let things handle themselves.


southernncpride said...

Hey there!

Thanks for the Trick or Treat comment!
Well I came back to your journal to read a little and to get to know you a bit!
I love making new friends and to me there isn't an age limit on friendship.

Hopefully you are feeling a lot better.
Remember to just take a break sometimes and let things handle themselves.