Blessed Wednesday Morning, my dear family & friends! What’s UP?


Good Wednesday Morning, dear family & friends! How is everyone doing today? I hope absolutely fabulous! Me, well let’s see, I guess I owe you an explanation for us not being on the net yesterday. And oh boy, it is a good one too! I actually beat everyone to work yesterday morning. I came in and turned the heat on in the office part. Then I went to check on the critters outside.  Well I walked down the path a little bit and something told me to turn around. I did and there was smoke rolling out of the roof. My first thought, “oh shit!” I went flying back up the hill and into the back door. The damn furnace we have been having problems with was on fire. The first thing I did was throw the breaker. The next thing was to grab and blanket and call 911 at the same time. I was beating the fire with the blanket and screaming at the phone operator. I am surprised the Fire Department even found me (probably wouldn’t have, but they had been out here before!).  In the meantime, one of the guys came in and he saw what was going on. He went up to the main office and got the fire extinguisher. But he didn’t use the fire extinguisher on the heater he used it on me. Part of my pants were on fire and I didn’t even notice it. Between him putting me out and then me putting the heater out, the fire was out by the time the fire department got here. Doesn’t it figure? Anyway they checked out everything to make sure there wasn’t any hidden fire lurking about. They gave the all clear signal and we went back in. Thank goodness, we didn’t have any babies in the back. We opened all the windows and doors and let the smoke get out of the place.  The guy that helped put my pants out called my husband and he came down. I didn’t know he had called him. But he had his reasons for doing so. I have second degree burns on my arm and part of my leg.  So they threw a fit for me to go to the hospital. I said “bullsh*t!” Well I ended up going anyway. They didn’t do anything except tell me to keep the burns nice and clean and be careful not rupture the boils. Like I didn’t know that already, lol!

Before I left with my husband, I told all the girls to take the day off. And the main man that is over the animal refuge told me to take the day off. He would take care of the office building and the animals. The office still stinks today. But the Fire department did tell me, they have something they can spray throughout a building and it gets rid of the smoke smell. I got a super odor eater incense recipe around here somewhere. I will have to track that down today. But that is why we weren’t on the net yesterday. We were just having balls of fun around here as usual. But I guess that is what you get when you buy an old building. We are in the process of fixing it up but I think now it is going to burn down before we get it fixed up. If it ain’t one thing, it is another. I swear!

Have a super Wednesday, my sweeties!

Luv & Hugs,

The Old Firebug Herself, Lady A


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Good Tuesday Afternoon, dear friends! Once Again, Please Forgive Me!

Good Tuesday afternoon, my dearies! I am feel I owe you an apology. I am very sorry for yesterday and especially today. Yesterday at the doctor’s office, we spent all day there. The doctor had an emergency, so we sat and sat. We didn’t see the doctor till almost 3:00. I was upset, angry and pissed off. Our appointment was for 10:00. They wanted to know if we wanted to reschedule but it take months and months to get in to see the doctor and hubby said no. Which I wanted to kick him, but…..he knows how he feels and I went along with it. I believe I read every magazine in the waiting room. Then when we did get  to see the doctor, he wanted to run in and out. And it was like, “I don’t think so!” We sit out there for almost 5 hours waiting on you and you are going to sit down and listen to hubby. So the doctor actually slowed down and took time to sit down and listen to him. It amazes me, when we checked in, the first thing I got hit with was, “Well, you don’t have insurance and we need $187.00 upfront before you can see the doctor!”  That was like a slap in the face. I mean really, what has happened to the medical profession. If you don’t have a dollar are they going to let you die? The medical profession has turned into a business instead of a caring profession. Well, I wrote them a check and I ain’t guaranteeing it is going to clear but anyway.

You have to understand why I was so pissed. I have been going to this doctor for 14 years. I have never, ever owed them a dime. When the insurance didn’t pay the full amount on hubby, I paid them promptly. Now they want $187.00 upfront! Thinking about it makes me so mad, I can’t put on here what I really want to say. I ask the lady at the front desk, if they could take payments and she said no. They didn’t take payments from anyone anymore because they weren’t getting paid. That is when I showed my ass. I reminded her that I had been going there for all those years and never owed them anything. I was a prompt pay, a good patient and I had brought my husband to them because I thought he was a good doctor. Well, there are other doctors in town and that will be our last visit to him. I even told the doctor that. He left the room and came back in and handed me my check back. He called me by my first name and told me to make payments to him and pay it when I could. He would take care of the woman upfront. Well, I got over having to wait for him for 5 hours and wanted to hug him. Truth be told, I have been going to him for so long I feel like we are friends instead of patient, doctor. So I would really have hated to switch doctor’s. But after all that, we went to the pharmacy, got something to eat and we finally got home around 5:30 yesterday.

Today, I thought it was going to be normal, HA! I went out to feed all the critters and check on them. I didn’t take time to play with them yesterday, so I forgot the time. About 11:00, I got a phone call from a local vet. He wanted to know if I had room for 4 baby bobcats. A hunter had shot their mother and they weren’t weaned yet. Oh, brother! How could I say no. So I went to the vet and picked them up. I have them on the porch in a box. They are so little and need feeding every two hours. A lot of sleepless nights ahead, lol! but it will be worth it. They are beautiful. My husband told me, don’t get attached, we already have one bobcat we don’t need another one. And Razzy knows they are here. She has walked the floor growling and doing her loud cry that she does. She doesn’t want to play mother, she wants to kill them. She has no motherly instincts at all. When I came back home, she pounced me and smelled me from one end to the other. And then she rubbed all over me and marked me with her scent. She is fixed so she doesn’t know she isn’t marking me. But she still pretends too. So the baby bobcats are here and I have sit up their feed schedule. I have already feed them once and they take the bottle good. So there is a good outlook for them. I just hate getting the ones that won’t take the bottle, you know what is going to happen and you do everything in the world to prevent it. I have a few finger tips that have been gnawed off but the baby lived. So I feel like a few missed finger tips is worth it. I am a huge animal lover and besides my finger tips always grow back, just a little shorter each time, lol!

Well I wanted to explain to you what has been and is going on. I do have good news though. Through it all the store is moving right along. I am in the process of adding merchandise to it right now. At least some is going right, lol! I am going to run for now and get busy.

I hope you understand and have a great Tuesday,

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A

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Herb of the Day for July 6th is Gorse

Herb of the Day


Folk Names:  Broom, Frey, Furze, Fyrs, Gorst, Goss, Prickly Broom, Ruffet, Whin

Gender:  Masculine

Planet:  Mars

Element:  Fire

Deities:  Jupiter, Thor

Powers:  Protection, Money

Magickal Uses:  Gorse is a good protectant against evil. In Wales hedges of the prickly gorse are used to protect the home against fairies, who cannot penetrate the hedge.

Gorse is also used in money spells, it attracts gold.