Thursday, July 30, 2009

Not a lot happening

Yesterday I delivered the string quilt to my daughter's house. DGD had stayed the night with a friend so she didn't see it right away. I hope she doesn't think it's too dorky of Grandma & friends to make a quilt for her friend & gives it to him with a certain amount of grace.

Here's a rhetorical question for you. Why do people always tell you to have a good day?? Especially when you have to go shopping. To me a good day is when I DON'T have to shop for anything. I did finish buying prizes for the library's Summer Reading Program though, and the pizza party is Sat. at 11:30. Then that will be over for another year. It's always a good feeling to get it crossed off the list.

I'm really surprised nobody blasted me for the post about the neighbors & their dogs. Only one comment made & it thanked me for my post. Maybe the post was a bit harsh, but it stands. Those dogs woke me up with their barking in the middle of the night so I'm not feeling any more "neighborly" to them. If those people won't bother giving them water on a hot day do you think they will clean up the pen? So you know how lovely accumulated dog poop smells on a hot, humid day? That's what my future holds from these neighbors & their "pets".



  1. Well, I usually say "have a good day" because I am from the south and that is what you do. It is usually used instead of Good bye.

    I didn't comment about the dog post because I knew exactly how you felt and I was afraid my response would not welcomed by those who have never met a "bad" dog or neighbor.
    My neighbor's dogs killed my dog in my front yard in front of myself and my young son. The police nor the animal control were of any help in the matter. It took all of my strength to not do something harmful to their animals. The neighbors never said a word of apology or even felt bad that it happened. The father even went so far as to tell my son it was my fault as I should have not brought my dog (a chihuahua) out in my front yard without a leash. Believe me when you have FIVE Akitas coming at you a leash is not going to help. Plus, I was on my front porch, their dogs were on my property. But I guess he didn't think that was a big deal.

    Believe me I understand how you feel. I am sorry. I was finally able to move away and I pray I never have to live near anyone with big dogs.

  2. I am new to blog reading and now have many favorites. Although I love the quilting and embroidery stories and pictures, I also look forward to the ones about everyday life. When I read the one about the dogs, I didn't know what to think, I felt so sad and sorry for the dogs. I love dogs and believe humans are the problem. I am sick when I read about a dog attacking a child or other animals and adults, too, because I know if the dog had been cared for like it should have, they wouldn't attack. But it happens, and these dog owners should be punished for what they've done to these beautiful animals, turned them into killers.
    I don't blame you for a second for not wanting these dogs in your neighborhood and especially not wanting those people anywhere near your house either. I just feel so sad for these animals.

  3. I agree that it is usually not the dog's fault. These people should be put out in the hot sun without any water for hours. My 2 cents worth!

  4. I've only been reading your blog for a few days, and I really like it! I can definitely empathize with the dog problem. I, too, have a nasty neighbor with two big mean dogs (pit and pit/mix). The fence is only about 5-6 feet from our side door, and if they are out there they are snarling, growling and barking at us whenever we go in and out. I don't think your post was too harsh at all. Keep up the great quilty stuff too! Denise

  5. I agreed with you 100%. The people who live behind us have a dog that barks all day long when they go to work. I've thought about getting one of those small tape recorders and taping him then leaving it on their doorstep with a note attatched reading "This is what your dog does when you are not at home!"
    I'm really surprised that the county hasn't done anything about the five pit bulls living near a school. I just thought of something....have you tried turning them in?? I know when we lived in Texas if a dog was out for longer then 20 minutes at a time during summer then there had to be cool water and shelter at all times or the owner would be fined.
    Here's me crossing fingers for a good night sleep tonight in your home!!!!

  6. i think most people say have a good day out of habit and because its the polite thing to do. social norm. its like an extension of breathing. breathe in. breathe out. breathe in. have a good day breathe out. breathe in. breathe out. etc

  7. Well, I believe the "have a good day" is a habit but when I say it, I really mean it. And shopping, well, I personally like shopping.
    It gives me a satisfied feeling to shop and then bring things home and put them away. I feel like I have done my job stocking my home.
    No matter what one has to do each day I hope that it is a good day for them.
    We sure wouldn't want to wish anyone a "bad" day, would we?

    (exceptmaybe the dog owners who abuse and neglect their dogs!)