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29 June 2003 @ 09:55 pm
Fleas, fruits, and a big Ooops! :P  
Spent the day cleaning up and trying to free our carpet and furniture of fleas. I really haven't gotten any bites recently, but it just takes a few fleas to start an entire infestation. :P Better to try to be safe - than really itchy and sorry later. :P

After watching Rachael Ray this morning on Food Network (who's nice and funny, but I'm sorry - I can only stand for about 5 minutes...) :P I felt the strange need to eat fruits. So Mark & I went to the market so I could stock up on grapes, peaches, and oranges. While we were there, an older man in his late forties or so was walking around and I could clearly see he was drunk. He was red and he reeked of alcohol. :P He was walking by the fruit counter and he began sneezing...ON THE FRUITS! Ewww! And the weird thing is...he couldn't stop - and didn't even bother to turn his head. I felt like I was on an episode of Candid Camera or something - it was surreal. No sane person would keep sneezing on a bunch of produce at a market... :P Ick! Needless to say, I came home fruit-less. :(

And oops... I heard from Kevin tonight and apparently the thing his Mom told me earlier this week wasn't supposed to get out... It's a good thing I asked him about it. AND he's been busy - which is SO great (though he's such a workaholic and so in demand that when is he NOT?). :) But no matter how busy he is, he always takes the time to answer my inane questions - which is what makes him so special, I guess. :) I can't believe it'll be two years in a couple of months since the first time I saw him on stage. Looking back, he seemed so different in those "1776" days - maybe it was because I was so used to seeing Chad - but for some reason Kevin seemed older and more serious than he does now... Maybe it was because he played Rutledge so well and I just assumed he was evil. ;) (JK, of course!) :)
Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: "It's Hard To Speak My Heart" - Parade
Care: my little red robotcareleswhisper on June 30th, 2003 11:20 am (UTC)
That sneezing thing is so nasty. I'm sorry that you didn't get fruit because of it.

Have a nice week. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on June 30th, 2003 11:54 pm (UTC)
Yup, it was pretty nasty! :P From now on I'm washing my produce REALLY well when I get home from the market. :P Blech! Hope you have a nice week too. :)
irisheyes77 on June 30th, 2003 01:13 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I think I would have returned home empty handed of fruit as well. It makes you wonder what goes on there that you don't see!
Sherishutterbug93 on June 30th, 2003 11:55 pm (UTC)
I know! I think the less I know about where my fruits have been, the better... :P
starryeyed113 on June 30th, 2003 02:59 pm (UTC)
LOL @ your fruit story...so many things like that have happened to me where it's like...is this REALLY happening?! :-p Good luck with the flea thing...the same thing happened to us a couple of years ago...ouch!
Sherishutterbug93 on June 30th, 2003 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lauren. :) I think we pretty much got the whole flea thing under control. I think Sydney will be happy when we're not constantly grabbing her and checking for fleas... :)
Sabine: Lausersabine10 on June 30th, 2003 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that you couldn't buy fruits but I'm sure that I also had not bought any fruits there. It really sounds nasty.

Perhaps, I shouldn't say it loud - up to now Lauser only had fleas for one time. But I can very well remember how much work it was to clean everything. Wish you success with your "fight" against the fleas.

Hope you had a nice day.
Sherishutterbug93 on July 1st, 2003 12:00 am (UTC)
You're really lucky if it was only once. :) Sydney had a previous tick problem once that was so bad that we had to take her to the vet. It was all the walking around in the construction area near our house that did it at the time though. She's been pretty good, up until Petwalk. :P Thanks for your nice thoughts. Hope you have a great day too. :)
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMOR: head bashingbeam861 on July 1st, 2003 04:57 am (UTC)
The fruit story is just gross! For that reason I bought this special fruit wash, and wash all of my fruits and veggies in it as soon as I get home. It removes all the germs, and pestisides, and was from them. You can also put them in was with a tiny amount of dish washing liquid and then wash them in that. Then rinse REALLY WELL! or after washing and rinsing, let them sit in clear water for a while. The reason I started to do this is because of my lupus, I try to keep things as "chemical and germ free" as possible. I read about it in a magazine. It seems to cut down in the amount of cold, flus, ect.
Yes, treating for fleas can be a pain,I have done it several times. Here are some tips if you don't already know them. When vacuming, always put a little flea powder on your carpet and vacumn it up, that way if there are any fleas left you are killing them with the powder and if you vacumn them up, the powder kills them, so they can't crawl out. Try and vacumn everyday, and keep a no pest strip in your vacumn cleaner bag.
at night, keep a shallow dish of water with a lemon sented dishing washing liquid in it on the floor by a light. The fleas will jump for the light and fall into the water, the dish washing liquid kills them, also the lemon scent attracts them.
Wash Sydney's bedding often as well as where he sleeps. I have also bought the flea and tick stuff that you squeeze on between the shoulder blades and that works well. Good Luck!!! Barb
Sherishutterbug93 on July 1st, 2003 08:51 am (UTC)
Oooh! Great tips!
Thanks so much for all your great tips! I'm definitely going to try some of them - I especially like the lemon scented water near a light. I never knew that! Luckily, It seems that the flea problem is pretty under control for now... but I know it'll spring up again the next time we take Sydney somewhere. :( I used to use Topspot, but that stuff is really nasty - if the flea problem continues, I'll go to the vet and see if I can get some more though... blech. Hope all is going well for you and thanks so much again for the wonderful tips! :)