Posted : 10/29/2015 2:02:17 PM
Callie, you must have been in NY the same weekend my mother was driving with her friends in northwestern CT and they encountered some snow flurries. No matter how you define it, sleet is NOT a nice weather condition to drive in. I'd rather drive
in plain ol' regular snow.
Glenda, you've got my sympathy about middle-of-the-night potty breaks when dressed in minimal clothing and no shoes. I've had to stand in the yard feeling very cold and exposed a few times when Ruby has been sick. I try to keep a pair of sweatpants and a
fleece top on the end of my bed to grab, but sometimes there's no time and I'm outside in a nightshirt! We do keep garden-type clogs by the backdoor, so at least I'm not barefoot.
Doug, I'm glad your wife saw the doctor and has the antibiotics now. A thorn sounds pretty painful, but I suppose it's better than a toxic bite. My friend's husband found two bites on his leg a couple weeks ago, and within 48 hours they were clearly infected, so he went to Urgent Care. He's still on antibiotics and not feeling entirely well if he's on his feet too long. They couldn't be sure, but they think it was a spider. He had been working in the yard that weekend, but never felt anything bite him. It's crazy how something relatively small can become such a health issue so quickly.
They're predicting a decent amount of rain on Saturday. As much as I enjoy seeing the kids in their costumes, answering the door with Ruby is a challenge (it takes two of us), so I admit that I wouldn't mind if the weather kept most of the trick-or-treaters home. I'd rather not be going to the door every minute for 3+ hours! When we had Tonka, it was so much fun because the kids loved him and he was calm while they all petted him. But Ruby can be unpredictable around little ones, and she vocalizes while one of us holds her away from the door, so she scares the kids with her chortling!