Random Tuesday Thoughts – Shocking Fence, Cuckoo’s Nest, Spring has Sprung

A humid and drizzly Monday makes for a bad hair day.  That is all.

The Weasel War is currently at a standstill because we’re moving the invisible fence to exclude that section of the yard so we can set up the trap and not trap a dog or two in the process.

Moving the invisible fence has brought quite the consternation to the dogs because we’ve been moving it a foot at a time to make sure they don’t end up outside the boundary and then not want to come back in – you know, because it can be quite shocking.  They appear to be looking longingly towards the area under the grape arbor where they will no longer be allowed to roam freely:


Yesterday I had to pay a visit to an Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist by order of my regular doctor to see if something can be done about the issue I have with a common cold morphing automatically into a severe sinus infection every time.  Talk about a dreary office.  It’s a Small Town America old house built in the early 1900’s converted into office space, and the doctor has had her practice in that same location for over 25 years.  It appears, however, that the exam rooms have been left untouched since the 50’s or so.

Or the era of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.  I was wondering if I was diverted to a different doctor and half expected Nurse Ratched to come walking through the door with a huge syringe and an evil cackle.

The Chair:

The View from The Chair:

The tattered sign reads:
“Please DO NOT TOUCH this sink for Physician use ONLY”

And the sign I was purposely ignoring as I chewed gum, tried to figure out how to swing in the exam chair, played on the rolling chair and handled the equipment while snapping pictures with my cell phone:

The decor and the negative signage didn’t bother me as much as the general glum atmosphere of the office and its staff.  I hate doctor’s appointments in general, so I usually crack a few jokes to keep my nerves in check and lighten things up.  Apparently the people that work in that office have no sense of humor whatsoever.  Crickets were chirping loudly.  Next week I have to have a CAT scan of my face.  That should be interesting.  Hopefully the tech will have a sense of humor, because I’ll be sharpening my wit between now and then.

On a positive note, Mother Nature has finally warmed up with the following results:

Flowers are bursting forth all over.

My roses are looking a little battered, but are finally waking up after the Heat/Freeze/Heat/Freeze/Heat of Spring.

The apples are growing like crazy.


The pond is flourishing nicely.  Next week I’ll have to post comparison pictures, since this Memorial Day Weekend will mark exactly one year since we dug up the ground and put in the stream running to the pond.

Also exactly one week from today you’ll get to see this blog’s makeover with the name change.  Keely utilized her awesomely creative artistic talents and came up with a graphic that I love.  You will, too.  I promise.

Head over and visit Keely at The Un-Mom for some fun randomness and get your own Random on!

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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35 thoughts on “Random Tuesday Thoughts – Shocking Fence, Cuckoo’s Nest, Spring has Sprung

  1. That doctors office does look ancient! I like modern stuff! lol

    The dogs don’t look happy about their new confines.

    Can’t wait to see your new header!

  2. I wonder what your excuse was going to be when the doctor walk in a caught you in your photo diss session? I imagine it would be witty but fall on deaf non humorous ears! Good Luck my hubs had sinus surgery and he is one happy camper!

  3. Just wait until you get older, and doctors bitch you out for the way you live!

  4. No doggy enjoys having his space limited. I think they would prefer if you saved the weasel bait for them and found some other way to get rid of the weasels.
    .-= Anne would like you to read ..Lion Cut or Au Natural? =-.

  5. I think the signs in the exam room are more unwelcoming than the outdated furnishings. It will be interesting to hear the results of the CT scan. I’d like to see how the pond was pre-stream. Your flowers and apples are looking healthy. Did you have a spring this year? We seemed to go right from winter to summer and no spring weather. What’s up with that?
    .-= Technobabe would like you to read ..Movers And Shakers =-.

  6. Looking forward to the new look. Jealous of your flowers and green stuff. We are just beginning to get green here–I had one lonly daffodil and I have some brave tulips but everything else is waiting–smart on their part as we had snow again yesterday.
    .-= VandyJ would like you to read ..Random Tuesday Thoughs–Birthdays and Such. =-.

  7. Doctors, I love. Dentists freak me out. I have this thing with teeth. I don’t like watching (or hearing *gag*) people brush their own and I don’t want people near mine. I’m very grateful I have great teeth 🙂

  8. Wow, that doctor’s office is…archaic.

    As someone who formerly suffered from chronic sinus infections, I have two words: neti pot. I still get the occasional infection, but not automatically.

  9. I once went to a dentist’s office that closely resembled the one you have pictured except with dentist stuff. It really makes you wonder if someone with a decor that outdated can possibly be up on the new medical technology…Not to scare you or anything 😉
    .-= carma would like you to read ..Beware the Rose Hips Lady (or me) =-.

  10. You’re so funny, taking all those shots while waiting for the doc. Let us know what your cat scan shows. 4 mos after my sinus surgery I definitely see a difference. The first couple of mos I still had infections and was so mad, but now I’ve got my fingers crossed. I’ll keep them crossed for you too!
    Great flower shots.
    .-= Maureen@IslandRoar would like you to read ..Warning: New Driver Alert! =-.

  11. That chair looks like instruments of torture might go along with it!

    Your poor dogs….

    Can’t WAIT to see the new blog look!!!!

  12. That IS a creepy office. I don’t know if I could bring myself to come back to it. Especially if they don’t have decent senses of humor.
    .-= Aimee @ In THIS Life would like you to read ..RTT: Napping and Knees =-.

  13. I love your dr’s office pics. After all that negative signage and overall dreariness was she a good dr? Did you like her? Hope they can find out the cause of your sinus infection issues.

    I also love your pictures of spring. Very pretty!
    .-= Elle would like you to read ..Random Tuesday Thoughts =-.

  14. Ok, seriously freaky doctor’s office. I would have been running from there. Hope you figure out the sinus infection. I’ve known a couple of people who have had sinus surgery. Apparently it has helped somewhat.

  15. Awesome pictures of the flowers and pond … I was just noticing today that the whole spring/summer/spring/ooh!wait!morewinter/spring thing that’s been happening here the last month or two has really wreaked havoc on my yard. It doesn’t know which way is up!

    Good luck with the CAT scan … and wear a red nose if you have to. Force those people to crack a smile!

    Oh! And can’t wait to see the makeover!
    .-= Julie at MDMA would like you to read ..RTT: Magazine Overdose, Searching For Perfect, Plus Orange Peels and Ice Cream =-.