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 View from The Chair:
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:
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!