Good to hear from you Goblin, with or without a D
Roxy, you're right and I should know better. I was rejected for the 4th but I'm reapplying for a few mini vacations within the next 30 days, hopefully before I'm cashed out. I just find it difficult to plan breaks/vacations without a plan. Business is different. One plans a real vacation in advance or takes days off when needed (hard to do that 30 days in advance).PG, you’re not going to earn awards for not using your vacation time, so start taking breaks from work. I used to take my vacation time in little chunks, adding a day or two onto a weekend. It’s like taking mini vacations multiple times a year - mentally refreshing and less disruptive than a long break can be.
Yowza Death's Door, way to take it easy! Glad to hear you are starting to heal!
Wow - there's kayaking, glitter, bats and air conditioning since I last visited.
Not much happening with me these days. I have been laying low. On Sunday the 6th, hubby and I were finishing up breakfast and I decided to take the day off - do friggin' nothing - that lasted about 2 seconds. Hubby comes in and tells the the wolfdogs (Goliath and Koda) are in our yard. I check out the window and sure enough, Goliath is in the pond trying to cool off (it was 94 degrees w/humidity). I go out to get them out of the yard and get them back into their pens. The other neighbors were outside and the dogs kept jumping the fences going in and out of everyone's yard. I started to the house to see if someone was home and Goliath came up from behind me and clipped me. He grabbed the back of my arm and and scratched my back which tore my teeshirt. I was in pain right away. Then he jumped the fence and chased my neighbor and her chilhauhaus (Flash & Rosie) into the house. He also got in the house himself. I say "clipped" because if he really would have bit me, I think it would have been a really bad scenario and I would be in worse shape than what I went through. I finally made it back to house and the neighbors called the cops and EMTs because they saw what happened to me. The EMTs did check me and my arm looked swollen with welts. I didn't want to go to the hospital because I thought I was just upset and the pain would go away because it just happened. Even the EMT checked my arm and said it might get worse. I went in the house and got the ice pack to put on it. Meanwhile, the neighbor's SIL came over and was trying to calm everyone down and said her brother was out of town for the day. Hubby was not calming down one bit after trying to defend me by getting me back in the house, the dogs kept trying to separate us. It was ugly. All this happened between 11:45 a.m. and ended 12:50 p.m. The dogs did jump the fence and headed down the baseball fields were the kids and parents were. It wasn't until 3 p.m. they finally got all three wolfdogs (Goliath, Koda & Nova) were finally caught. They were back in the pens by 8 p.m. that night. By Monday the 7th, my arm was a swollen, black & blue hot painful mess. I have been icing it down all day and night. I had numbness and tingling for a couple of days. I still have bruising and still have pain but it has subsided so I know I'm on the mend. The weird thing about this experience is that I really didn't want to deal with anything for a couple of days. I went to work and just tried getting through the day and pain. Hubby and my boss told me I was probably in shock. Boss wanted me to go home but as long as I had an icepack, I could deal with it. The neighbor hasn't even come around to see to see us about this issue. Their yard is right up against ours. They are planning on moving to another house about 45 minutes away on the 24th. As much as I like the dogs, I'm glad to see them go. Their property was a postage stamp and their pens were small for 3 full-sized wolfdogs. The dogs were always pacing and fighting with each other (dominance). Funny thing about this is I was the only one in the neighborhood that liked the dogs - the neighborhood was always were leary of them. I used to have "howling sessions" with them. The other dogs in the neighborhood have been stopping by to check up on me and I give them treats and pets. I did tell my brother about this on Friday. I got an earful from him as to why we haven't called. As I said, I just was in a fog and didn't want to deal with anything. I'm starting to feel like myself and even started back on walking/jogging in the morning. Just had to let you know what I was up to.