Monday, May 31, 2010

Time & Pace

Whenever our pets need veterinary care, they seem to need it after normal business hours or on a holiday weekend. In my last post about our seaside trip to Homer, I left out the gross, graphic detail of Tauzer (our Giant Schnauzer) having an “accident” in the back seat of the truck. *BREAKFAST SPOILER ALERT* Let’s just say it didn’t come out her mouth and after purchasing the economy size upholstery cleaner at the grocery store in Homer, Daddy-O had to take the truck to the Seastar Carwash TWICE. Gus and I fortunately continued collecting driftwood on the beach where we could keep our gag reflexes in check. Before you think my husband is a TOTAL saint –he admitted to me as he was racing towards the store with all of the truck

windows down, head hanging out the window and gasping for fresh air, he saw a hitchhiker and briefly contemplated picking him up just for the fun of it…

Since it is Memorial Day -a holiday weekend, OF COURSE Tauzer needed to go to the vet. Her “discomfort” didn’t clear up and I was freaking out that she may have HGE (acute hemorrhagic gastroenteritis) again –which it was about this same time last year we raced her to Pet Emergency where they literally saved her life. Fortunately, after we were able to get our Market booth set up our wonderful Vet fit us in early on Saturday. The Dr. determined Tauzer only has a minor “bug” and with some antibiotics is thankfully is on the tail end of it. No pun intended.

We had another GREAT day at the Spenard Farmers Market on Saturday. Daddy-O and I were talking about how fun it’s been to see so many of our friends, visit & laugh and at the end of the day bring home dinner provided by the Market vendors. We had FRESH Shrimp on the BBQ, grilled potatoes, onions and peppers this week and Derek slurped down some of our Market friend Kellen’s, Kachemak Bay Oysters. Sorry, but I skipped the oysters and much to my hubby’s chagrin, I eat my seafood with beer batter or tarter sauce. We also have met many new customers, many of whom learned about my metal work and the Spenard Farmers Market through my FaceBk page (yes, I finally did it). Not to jinx it but I have to say we have been pleasantly surprised at how many of our customers and clients have kept updated with my shows and work through FB. I also picked up some lovely plants from In The Garden’s Market booth Saturday and should try to get my garden in today… but only after I put in a few hours of welding. One down side to committing to a regular schedule of being at the Market has been DOUBLING my workload and production schedule –yikes. I’m going to need to work out a better pace so I don’t burn out before Summer Solstice and can still fit in time for FISHING!

For the past month our thoughts and prayers have been with those affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill tragedy. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with those families and soldiers who are a part of the United States Military. Thank you for all you do. Here is a video link that Tracey’s husband, an AP photographer, Gerry put together for Memorial Day.


Hollis Engley said...

The farmer's market sounds great, Cindy. As to Tauzer's little problem ... ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

Tracey Broome said...

Hey, thanks for giving Gerry a little advertisement! He worked really hard on that story and I'm glad to see it got out there. You sound like us with the Farmer's Market, any money I make on Saturdays at the market here goes back to the vegetable, wine and egg vendors. Great way to buy local and support the other folks at the market.Of course there isn't the great seafood selection you are getting.

Orion Designs said...

Xena once had a similar problem ... in a rental car. The Febreeze worked wonders.

I'm glad the Spenard market is going well for you!

cookingwithgas said...

In our house we had a if you find it you clean it-but there were times I begged Mark to 'clean" it up for me!
Your hubby is a keeper!
Enjoy the summer- shrimp!

Judy Shreve said...

Ewwwww is right on the dog clean-up detail. My husband always has to clean up -- I usually just make the mess bigger -- gag gag ugh!
Happy you are finding good sales at the market. I tried to quit fb - but re-joined just for my pottery contacts.
Those flowers are gorgeous.

Ina in Alaska said...

Hope Tauzer will be ok. That sounds quite scary. Now I don't feel bad when one of my small poodles, Toby (the one in the picture attached to this comment) passes some gas in the car!! He can clear out a room or car in seconds!

It was nice to meet you at the Spenard Farmer's Market. I had gone the week before to try the Spenard Roadhouse caramel bacon popcorn (which was the best!!) and saw your wonderful work.

Anonymous said...

Glad Tauzer is better, yikes. Nice farmers market.