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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Life is Sneaky, So Are Snakes

Last week was not exactly a great week. It all started with a snake in my garden. I HATE snakes. They've got beedy, hypnotic eyes and a forked slithering tongue. And they all look slimey and move faster than a nano-second.

The one good about the snake was, it's a black racer. He or she is perfectly harmless and has been keeping away rats and birds from feasting on my garden vegetables.

But it scared the be-Jesus out of me last Sunday while I was filling my watering can at the spicket. It squirmed out off my hedges and popped it's creepy head out at me. I screamed and ran away, of course.

 The snake, on the other hand, looked to say, "Hey! Where you going? I only wanted to say 'hi'. That's all."

It should've been a sign that my focus on Killer Stilettos would be interrupted by Sweetman trying to pass an 8 mm kidney stone obstructing the kidney. There was a lot of vomiting, blood, and screaming for 24 hours. And can you believe he refused to go to the ER. He only went because his doctor made him.

Friday afternoon he had surgery. Yesterday, he came home. He's got a bag attached to him and a home healthcare nurse.

Anyway, it wasn't a great week to visit blogs or comment or even work on any of my writing projects. The Sweetman was more important. Family always comes before work and projects.

So with that said or written or whatever, enjoy your families and remember those who fought and died in the name of Freedom. Happy Memorial Day!

I'll be working. The corporate world sees holidays as another way to be working. I wrote a post on that 2 or 3 Sundays ago.

I'll be around the blogosphere this week, God willing.

Hugs and chocolate!
Shelly

20 comments:

  1. Shelly, you have to be one of the strongest people I know, to deal with all you've had thrown at you. A big hug and lots of prayers.

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    1. I know. It keeps rolling. We also got word that Sweetman is a diabetic 2.

      Thank you for your prayers.

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  2. Neither of you have had it easy. If old slimy pops up again, post him over here. I love snakes. We don't have any poisonous ones on this boring old island - if you leave out the twenty foot Burmese Python someone carelessly left on a public park not far from here. Just one look from Beloved was enough to stop me going to look for it. She'd terrify any snake stupid enough to cross her path.

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    1. How would you like me to send it?

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  3. I feel for your husband on that kidney stone! Been there, done that, and may I never do it again.
    Hope you have a good week, Shelly.

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    1. Hope you have a great week, too.

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  4. Kidney stones are one of those things I hope I never have to deal with.

    All the snake was saying was "hello, and how are you on this fine day?"

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    1. I hope you don't either. They say for a man it's like giving birth.

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  5. Ouch! Hope the Sweetman is doing better. Sounds painful to say the least.

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  6. I love black racers. They are so fast. Snakes are not slimy. Sorry to hear about the kidney stone trouble. Dreadful business. Hope he will be better soon.

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    1. I know they're not slimey, they look that way. Even though it creeped me out, he keeps other critters away.

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  7. Poor Sweetman! Hope he feels better soon.

    I've seen black racers before; they're big and scary even if they aren't dangerous!

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    1. Yes. Poor Sweetman!

      As for black racers, they're very bold.

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  8. Hi Shelly,

    Here's hoping your beloved is recovering well from that painful ordeal.

    I remember seeing Garter snakes in my garden in Canada. I remember my wife wearing a Garter at our wedding. Weird seeing a snake on her leg....

    Hope you had a peaceful, reflective Memorial Day weekend.

    Gary

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  9. Eeek. And OUCH.
    Poor baby! Both of you!

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  10. I just stumbled upon your blog and I have to say, I fell in love with your voice immediately. You have quite a way with words! I went through a kidney stone with my first husband. He was miserable...but like your sweetman, he didn't want to go to the ER, even when he was peeing blood.

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  11. Sorry to hear about that. Snakes are nothing next to kidney stones and surgery.

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  12. Oh my goodness! I hope he's feeling better. :( Those things are misery, and I can't believe he held out so long on going to the ER. smh Hoping this week is more settled (and snake free) for y'all. My turn to send you hugs and chocolate! :)

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  13. What an awful week for you:(. Praying for your Sweetman! Hope he's better soon.

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