Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oh!! I Forgot!!


Blogging Friends.... First, I would like to apologize for Friday's depressing, non-dog related post. And thank you, dear Blogging Friends, for your comments. Secondly, I thought that I should elaborate some on Tuesday's shooting. Here are the statistics. It occurred in a shopping mall. Two people were killed, one critically injured, the suspect committed suicide. Meanwhile, hundreds of shoppers and workers were left traumatized by that hell. Then Friday's elementary school massacre happened.... It is too much.

On a more joyous note, yesterday was an awesome one!! Happy and triumphant!! For I finished my secretive writing project yesterday!! Did I devote one month or two on it? I do not remember.... Now, I am just going to lay low, enjoy the holidays, read/comment on Blogs, maintain Beautifully Unique, and edit later!! Unless. My creative "brain juices" conjure up anything else to add!! Now is the time for that!!  

Premature short term memory loss. I suffer from this unwanted learning disability, as I've freely expressed on my Blog. Like Dory, the blue and yellow fish character in Disney/Pixar's "Finding Nemo". I always have. I always will. Thus, there are several times when I am reminded--whether mentally, or by someone--to partake in certain mundane activities. This is a near daily occurrence. Then I admit, with sincerity in my voice: "Oh!! I forgot!!" When my Mom was hospitalized for an appendectomy last month, a dear friend blessed her with this lovely red poinsettia plant. It sits displayed on our great room floor near the illuminated Christmas tree. Everybody knows that poinsettias are poisonous to canines. If ingested. So, while I was wary of the poinsettia's location, a reassurance entered my mind that Rose has never--never--noshed on plants!! Some canines eat flowers. This I know. But Rose prefers food products!! I do not even think that I've ever seen my little girl nibble on fresh green grass!! So she has ignored that poinsettia, which helps eliminate my worries, at least!! However, when we leave home, I place the cheery plant upon our great room table, far from Rose's reach. Temporarily. Better safe than sorry, as that phrase goes!! Unless I forget. Which, I admit, has happened. Twice. Such was the case Sunday morning. We attended church. And, while sitting in the chapel, singing Christmas carols, what site did my eyes witness? A cluster of cheery bright red poinsettias!! Oh!! I forgot!! was my dreaded mental response. But what does a concerned Mama do in such situations? We were thirty minutes away from home!! Literally!! If Rose were going to commit suicide by ingesting that plant, she would have already done so. Correct? Oh, it was such a helpless situation!! So what did I do? I panicked. Then I said a silent prayer asking God to protect Rose from that poinsettia. And suddenly, I felt this sense of peace that everything was fine at home. Everything was fine. Just fine. Homemade chocolate candy, which is plentiful this time of year, was either contained or put away, out of Rose's reach. Because, after all. Rose has a problem. She is my chocolate addict!! But the poinsettia was not out of Rose's reach!! We returned home, and I immediately inspected that plant. It was untouched!! God answered my prayer....          

10 comments:

scotsmad said...

We have oleanders in the garden, and though we've chewed up other plants, we don't touch the oleanders.....

Have a great restful and blessed Christmas break.

XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

Molly The Wally said...

We are so pleased Rose was clever enough not to eat the poinsettia. It is easy to forget things this time of year when we are all in a rush. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Daisy, bella & Roxy....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Oleanders? I have never heard of that flower.... I shall look it up!! ;)
I intend to have a great restful and blessed Christmas break, thank-you!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yep. Rose was "clever enough" not to eat the poinsettia!! However. The same would not be said about home-made chocolate candies!! I guarantee it. ;op

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

It's always wise to watch dogs and cats with plants, there are lots that are poisoness to them - which I never knew about when I was younger, eek!
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"It's always wise to watch dogs and cats with plants, there are lots that are poisoness to them.". Agreed!! ;op

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh my moms watch for anything that hits the ground so i don't eat it.
love
tweedles

Raelyn said...

Tweedles....
Rose here. Mama says that I should thank you for the comment. So, here goes. Thank-you!! ;op
My Mama is the exact same way!! She says it's to keep me safe and protected. But, honestly? I do not get it. Safe from.... What, exactly? ;op
Oh well. Moms are only human, after all.... BOL!! ;op

Ruby said...

Oh, I know that feeling- so horrible! The best thing to do is just pray and trust God's faithfulness. So glad you were encouraged by a wonderful answer to prayer!

Raelyn said...

Ruby....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And.... Welcome back, Friend!! ;op