Friday, May 30, 2008

hiccups.....











That's a good one isn't it? Love a catchy title...gets your attention .... then a pretty picture draws your eye.....

The day began so perfectly ... well, with the exception of the hiccups that Mr. BumbleVee has had since about 2:00 yesterday afternoon. If it was me I would probably be tearing out my hair by now. I am sure it must be pretty annoying for him but he doesn't say much. He did manage to get some sleep...they quit about midnight. I think he must have finally fallen asleep still "hicc-ing". It is a full blown, abdomen wrenching lurch each time, and steadily.... it must be wearing him down a bit by now .. but he is still plugging away on the laundry room.
We tried the breathing into paper bags... sugar on the tongue.. holding his breath... pulling hard on his tongue... later we resorted to the medicine cabinet..... tried an old Ativan that I found .... later ...some Pepto Bismol.... a sip of Port.... Ibuprofen by midnight. .. nothing helped. He seems to stop for a bit while eating.. that is it. He says he should just sit there for the day nibbling something....

By noon... this black sky showed up... the wind started to blow... then we had rolling thunder for a few hours... one or two quick bursts of rain... and ... blue sky later in the evening.













Earlier in the day we had to go to Home Depot. I went to the plant section..they just got a huge shipment in...oooooooh....I bought some "Delta mix" pansies ... I love them. Lovely custard yellows with pinks and burgundies in the same flour... so beautiful. Also got some mixed snapdragons...so was busy putting in a few while dashing in and out of the garage to hold pieces of wood for screwing the pedestal boxes together. My hands were looking a bit worse for wear by tonight.... I don't think they will ever look clean again. Hmmm...wood glue sure stains fingers....










These dainty little blooms are Carole Mackie Daphne. The scent is absolutely amazing. Sort of like a day lily.... you just want to breathe deeply every time you get remotely close to it....













Remember this little antique vase? or champagne flute? or whatever it is... how perfect it is for a few sprigs of my Purple Leaf Plum !!

Let there be light! What a difference. My new pot lights versus the old fluorescent lights. The really strange thing about the first pic is that the colour of the walls is not that at all.... as a matter of fact... it looks like the colour we will be painting...while the colour in the pot light pic...shows the actual colour the room is now... pale and nondescript.... how weird. Didn't use a flash in either pic either. Making good progress on the room. Tomorrow... cut and paint side panels for the washer and dryer area.... cut and build a header for cupboards.. perhaps get that installed....

7 comments:

Gina said...

What a beautiful photo of the purple leaf plum and the daphne must be incredible..I just have an ordinary daphne and a few little springs indoors fills the whole room with it's wonderful perfume.. Great progress on the laundry. Happy weekend (free of hiccups!) Gx

MightyMom said...

lovely!

if his hiccups haven't subsided after 24 hours, he should see a MD, it can be a sign of something ...not-so-good.

hope all is well after those storms.

Susan said...

oh sigh ... how I wish I had my own hiccuping, renovating, ever-so-handy Mr. Bumblebeary. You're a lucky girl Vee as I'm sure he is as well. Your photos of flora are tres beau ! xo S, Winn Dixon, Oliver et Les Chats

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

So much going on in your world...I swear by M&Ms for hiccups...munching on them slowly all day works pretty well.

The laundry room is going to be such a blessing...so bright and cheerful. Don't forget to get your detergents out of those ugly bottles and boxes. LOL!

The flowers are beautiful...love the vase with those feminine Japanese looking blooms. I also purchased some custard yellow flowers this year...wave petunias.

smilnsigh said...

Oh good grief, I am so sorry for your poor hubby! This sounds really awful. I mean it. I'd be pulling my hair out too. -sigh-

And yes Mamm, you've been reading those 'how to increase your blog readership' article. ,-) A catchy title. A pretty pic on top. Wow, you are getting so full of wisdom. :-)

Oh that 'tipsy-looking' champagne flute! It is totallllllly wonnnderful!!!!!! I love it!!! When the flowers have run their course in it, you need to get a bottle of bubbly and USE it that way too. Oh soooo cute!!!

Good luck to your husband.

Has he thought of going to an Urgent Care Center, if you have one? Or a regular Emergency Room, if not? These things always happen on the weekend, when one's own doc is not available. -sigh- But maybe they have some "secret potion" to stop the ding-dang things. Maybe....

Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh

PEA said...

A drop of vinegar on the tongue...that always works for us if we have hiccups. That's something my gran showed us when we were little:-)

Love all your blooms...I haven't gone to Home Depot yet to see their plants so will have to go this coming week.

Your laundry room is coming along so nicely, I'm sure you'll both be glad when it's all done! lol xox

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Did yu try sneekin up behind him an pingin his pants?

Weev got snapdragons. I think Dilly put them on her blog resently. I think.

I don't like fleressent lites. THey're too lite an they hert my eyes an flys get stuk in them. (In the lites, I don't meen in me eyes.)

Mummy's been plarntin lots ov stuff an she still haz stuff in pots an duzzent kno whare to put it all so sheez put it in bigger pots!

:@D