Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bureaucratic bull corn and poor Jasper!

Whew, I finally got all that paperwork completed!  You would think that it wouldn't take that long since we were already certified but that is not the way our state works.  Bureaucratic bullcorn, if you ask me!

I had to take my four-legged kid, Jasper, to the vet, earlier this week.  Remember, we found him on the side of the road.  Well, anyhow, he has always had some kind of skin rash but we just figured he had gotten into something because he runs all over our place and the neighbors land.  It never crossed our mind that it was anything as frightening as it turned out to be.  Suddenly, we noticed he had little white blisters all over his under belly and down both legs.  We gave him a good bath but it just kept getting worse until it got between his toes and he was going down hill.  I made the appointment and took him in.  As soon as the vet looked at him she knew exactly what it was.  Mites!  Did you hear me?  Mites!  Now who would have thought those tiny little bugs could do that to a big ole boy like Jasper?  Apparently, these mites are under the skin and in the hair follicles, therefore giving him a bath or anything topical just doesn't work.  Sooooo...$300 later and a bucket full of medicine, he is on the mend.  He is almost back to his chewing, jumping, chicken-chasing, cat agitating, running all over creation, annoying self!  LoL...yes, he is all that but by golly, he is such a good kid and we love him to pieces.  

I've been receiving seed/plant catalogs, for weeks now.  I want to have a normal garden, this year, instead of the bucket gardens, but I don't know if that will happen. The ground around here just doesn't seem to grow much of anything except weeds.  We'll see.  Of course, I will be loving on my roses and fruit trees, so that will keep me busy for the most part.

I have used essential oils for years, so yesterday I took the plunge and became a Young Living distributor.  Since I use them so much, I should at least get a discount!   Do you use essential oils?  They are very beneficial to mind, body, and spirit.  From time to time I will probably post a recipe or something informational.  

We were gifted this television armoire.  Ignore the blue hair tie on the lower doors.  Grandson proofing at it's finest, courtesy of my granddaughter!  HeHe!

Obviously, our tv doesn't fill the space and I'm not really wanting a larger one so I have a question for you.  What would you do with the area behind the television?  I don't want to paint it but I thought maybe hanging a fabric that will coordinate with the living room or something.  What do you think?  Any ideas?

I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Grace & Peace,
ace & Peace,


  1. I hate paperwork of any kind. It makes me ill to have to pull a piece of paper out of file. :) Mites!! That probably scared you. I used to worry about getting mites from the chickens or goats, but the vet says the mites don't live on humans...thank goodness! I'm glad he will get to feeling better now...thanks to you. I like your new TV cabinet. We have a smaller TV too and I do not want a big one. I've seen those that look like big drive-in theater screens. Wish I had a suggestion for what to put behind the TV...It looks mighty good to me now.

  2. How about a shelf with some old fashioned bo