Saturday, May 26, 2007

Four legged freind has arrived

My samoyed puppy arrived home last weekend and he has made himself right at home. His name is Ziggy. Spent today puppy proofing the back yard which i have to finish tommorow, why did i have to have a big backyard. Will put a photo up as soon as i cant get Ziggy to stand still long enough.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

RIP Fishies

I got woken up this morning by my 9yo telling me that out fish in the fish tank where dead. sure enough they where. We had gotten the fish 3 years ago and i had taken the approach of not to much fussing with them, occasionally and i mean very occasionally I would empty out half of the water and top up with fresh and clean al little algae of the sides. but last weekend the tank was looking very dirty on the glass and the gravel was dirty and the water not so clean and the fish food had run out, I went off to my local pet store and enquired about a complete clean out of the tank. They advised me this would be fine and to use a sponge to clean the tank, rinse the gravel in clean water, put in clean water with the water conditioner and then put the fish in ther plastic bag on the top of the water to acclimatise them to the new temperature of the water in the tank. I did all this and put new plants in the tank. This process i did on saturday. they where fine yesterday morning being tuesday morning, then my youngest had said they need feeding and the old fish food was empty so i tole her to use the new one. Then we come to this morning when all 4 fish are dead. As we are getting a puppy in 2 weeks i will give the tank a break in the garage for a while before we get any new fish, I also wonder that maybe my decision to be really good and clompletely clean the tank was what killed them.

Winter trees

This picture was taken 3 years ago on my panasonic point and shoot camera and it is hanging on a freinds wall. I love the symetry in the line of trees . Must go back to that spot and take another pic with my digital slr.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Missed Chances

How many chances do you give some one to meet you, when they made the arrangements and then either had an excuse or forgot they had said they would meet. I think 2 chances is enough. They would want to do something spectacular to make me bother to agree for a 3rd attempt at meeting. Luckily I don't sit at home waiting for there calls, I am not that stupid.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

My allergy and my eyes

For the last 3 weeks i have been suffering for the first time i can recall from hayfever allergy, it flares up every few days and it affects my eys making then itchy puffy and red. I am taking allergy tablets when it happens which seems to work for a while. Whilst this has been happening my eyes have become very dry and also for the last few weeks i have been constantly having to put special drops in my eyes to try and releive the dryness and have been back to my optometrist to be told it was no better and if it isnt improved by friday when i see her again i will have to go and see an eye specialist as the dryness can leave pits on my eyeball which then allows for infection to get in and told hold and can lead to major eye problems.

I also suffer and have done for at least 25 years from an allergeric reaction to cats, which is similir to the hayfever allergy im having at the moment but slightly worse in that if effects my throat and my asthma causing me to have trouble breathing, it hasnt stopped me from having freinds who have cats it just means i alter the amount of time i spend inside there homes and they understand this.

This cat allergy has now been used as the excuse for a guy who was going to meet me for a blind date on friday night to cancel. What if this sperson was to be my destino (a freinds word), who is to now know whether there could have been that attraction, and if so other things like my cat allergy and the fact he has a cat could have been sorted out in some way but it is now not going to happen.

Oh well its my birthday tommorow and nothing is going to spoil that. Cake at work for afternoon tea, dinner with my kids. Dinner with some freinds tonight to celebrate and a quiet weekend spent on my own.