Friday, May 15, 2009

Disagreeable Herbs


About an hour later I sat stunned at the vet bill. As I tried to digest the sticker shock, a lady on staff at the clinic handed me J's toy and said, "You forgot this." I looked up and said, "Oh, yeah, well, I always bring my firetruck with me, everywhere I go. You just never know and I want to be prepared." Dh gave me the not-in-public-with-the-crazy crazy look. And he said, "You don't want to leave J's firetruck." I turned to him as we are walking through the parking lot and said defeatedly, "Yeah, it's so much better to leave all our money there instead! It's not OK. This is all just not OK." And dh hugged me and got back in his vehicle and went to work. I put J in his car seat and loaded up my pup, sat in the drivers seat and muttered as I started the truck, "It's not OK." And in my dark moment I hear from the back seat a tiny little voice that said, "Yeah, ottay." Honestly.

Score: J 2, me none. 


Cosmo Early Bird Herb Garden Altered Pot
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Patterned paper: Brunch; Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Ready, set, Chipboard; Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Elements; plus Basic Grey chocolate alphas, pot from Michael's and Miracle grow soil and Herbs 20cent seed packs from Walmart.
Instructions: Transplant seedlings first into soil in pot. Wipe off pot with a clean cloth. Measure pot top to bottom with patterned paper, I just eyeball it. With 12 x 3 inch strips, wrap paper around the pot. You may either cut a small rectangular piece for the side with the loop holders or you may just cram the paper a little bit around it (I think this last method works the best because then with the little bit of fray you can smooth it out around the loop attachment.) Adhere in place. Add embellishments. I am going to order Super Seal from Studio Calico when it comes back in stock to keep it from getting ruined by the water. I figure it is worth a shot, I'll let you know how that works out.
I didn't finish watching Grey's last night, I only got through the first hour and I figured I'd cried my quota for the evening. So don't tell me how it ends! Happy, happy Friday! Have a great weekend. Until tomorrow.

17 comments:

meganklauer said...

What a great job with those yummy CC papers! Love this and I'm sure your dad will too!

happydays525 said...

Love what you did with that planter...I so vividly remember those large bills from when we had issues with our dog, not fun!

Pamela said...

Vet bills can be expensive!!! I hear ya! LOVE that planter!

Carrie said...

I just love the planter! What a cool gift. And you HAVE to go watch the rest of Grey's!!!! That's all I'm saying...

karen m. (akaliz) said...

love the little herb pot. vet bills suck. we're still paying our $2300. i never thought i would do that. but what are you going to do? they're family.

hope all is well with you on this beautiful friday!

Linda said...

So sorry to hear about the pet woes and astounding vet bills - eek! And that is such a cool planter - wow! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Audrey said...

cute little planter...

and it's so hard to deal with vet bills and everything that comes along with something like that.

Sandie said...

Great job on the planter. I love it. As the owner of a puggle, those little guys can bring major bills from the vets. I'd be interested in what you decide about pet insurance. I'm kicking myself that I didn't get it when he was first bought. But we pay so much for insurance already.. we just didn't get it. Ugh. Your heartstrings are tied to your pocketbook though, cuz they mean so much to you. Hope yours is doing well.

Elisa said...

Oh, poor doggie, I can see how upsetting it was for you, but sorry, i thought J was so funny!
Love the planter, great present!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

I just want to hug J, what a cutie pie.
Gray's - omg, let me know when you watch it all- the ending - AAAAH!!!!!!!! Good move not watching it all yesterday!!! xOxO

Houston said...

Ugh, those are some of the toughest times... the disagreements with kiddos and the worry over a pet. I hope today will be much better for you. The Early Bird projects are rockin' and I'm sure your dad will love the herbs!

lauren said...

As someone who spent $2500 on two seperate vet emergenices in one year on my two dogs, I can offer hugs...

And an unfortunate FYI - all the pet insurance I've seen doesn't cover preexisting condition and breed specific problems... a lot like human insurance. If ya find something good, let me know!

Lynn said...

love your herbs that is sooo wonderful and i hear ya bout sticker shock. it took me years to quit arguing w/my kidlet. sigh. good thing you caught on quick!

Norma Kennedy said...

Ohhhh Sweetie...looks like the two of us have had a very rough week ! If you lived closer I would dare say its time for a Girls Nite out !!!! I understand that dark corner of wanting your loved ones healthy but what the expense is hard to bite. We have a yearly deductible and had not met it yet so yup we racked up the medical bills on this one. Sending you lotsa hugs and by the way your Herb Garden container is GORGEOUS !!!!!!

Sandy said...

I can relate - no pets but a fiesty 2 year old with a mind of his own. I'm sure your pup is so grateful for your love and care! Love the herb planter - great gift idea! =)

janel said...

Hoping for a stress free weekend for you! The sage advice of a toddler....so cute!

ninasays said...

Very cute story with J :) And love the flower pot, it's adorable! My dog just had an operation, so I can totally relate. Wishing you all the best for your dog. Warm wishes from over the pond!