Friday, February 26, 2010

Potpourri...

I laughed as I saw what a patient had entered for "spouse's profession" on his new patient form: CEO Domestic Affairs
Considering they have five children ranging in age from 20 years old to 10 MONTHS old, it's no surprise he describes her thus. A weak person couldn't handle those kind of domestic affairs!

A patient who is a member of the Greatest Generation kissed my hand today and called me "pretty lady" upon being introduced. I was flattered and thanked him for his service. He demurred and insisted he'd done nothing but dance at the USO with pretty women. Somehow I doubt that...

And finally, I checked tomorrow's schedule at the spa just now and discovered I have a returning client, one who requested me by name, no less. The fact that this happens to be the client who tipped me a Benjamin after his first massage from me is icing on that particular cake!




Update:
Forgot to mention that there's been a loaded shotgun lying in the kitchen since I got up this morning, and I finally found out why from my roomie this evening. Seems there's a family of skunks that's decided to take up residence in the sheep shelter/barn, and they cheekily decided to show themselves in all their racing-striped glory to my roommate this morning. By the time he ran back into the house and got the shotgun, they'd vanished. Tomorrow morning, he'll be better prepared...in my roommate's words, "Their time on earth is almost up..." You do NOT want to be an unwanted critter on my roommate's land.

16 comments:

Old NFO said...

Good for you!

Brigid said...

Yay!! I hope the package arrives in one piece. Life is becoming good for you. You deserbe it.

Christina LMT said...

Brigid, it DID arrive, and I sent you an email, too. :) I LOVE IT!
And you deserve all good things yourself, my dear.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Passing through Texas, from Amarillo to Kilgore, it seemed like there was scent of an irritated, injured, or terminated skunk every five miles!

May your roommate get them so quickly they have no time to say it by spraying it!

Your clients sound wonderful - hope you have a great day!

Christina LMT said...

Wing, it's the same thing around here. They must be especially frisky because of spring, because I've counted FIVE roadkilled skunks in a five mile radius from my house over the past few days. And yes, the smell certainly lingers...ugh.

Well, the resident skunks escaped my roomie this morning, as well. He got up too late to catch 'em!

memory_lucky12 said...

I get how possums are pests, but skunks? Killing skunks just because of their smell? That's just cruel.

On another note, I'm happy for you! May you have more good luck in your buisness venture! :D

Buck said...

Benjamins are nice. I'd like to have a large collection of them someday. ;-)

TallyAngel said...

What memory_lucky12 said. :)

Christina LMT said...

No, Honey. We don't shoot them because they stink. We shoot them because they also eat everything. Including eggs and chickens!

Buck, you and me both!

Tally, see above, and thanks to you both for the well-wishes! :)

Christina LMT said...

Oh, Chaos and Tally? I forgot to mention that skunks are also often rabies carriers. It's just a good idea all around to discourage wild critters like these from getting too comfortable around human habitation and those of our domesticated animals.

phlegmfatale said...

I think springlust is stirring in little skunky loins all across north Texas. They're dead on the road all over the place, and stinking to high heaven.

Nice of you to thank that gentlman, and, of course, you are a pretty lady!

Christina LMT said...

I figured it was something like that, Phlegmmy.

And thank you for the compliment!

Bag Blog said...

Ah, Pepe la Pew strikes again! Just last night we were remarking how many skunks seem to be out and about and how it is a sign of spring. Skunks seem to be such happy critters - so totaly unaware of their offensiveness - coming right up into your garage and acting surprised when the dogs bark at them. Yes, we do kill them for all of the above reasons and because they stink.

Christina LMT said...

Bag Blog, I remember when I was a wee lass (in the 70's), it was a fad to keep descented skunks as pets, because they ARE cute and they do eat a lot of pests. I wanted one so badly, but my parents were mean and said no. ;)

Zelda said...

I like skunks better than opossums. I saw a rabid one once and it scared me to death. Skunks are cute, but I really really don't want to get sprayed by one ever.

Christina LMT said...

Zelda, I imagine a rabid ANYTHING is scary...but opossums are pretty homely creatures to begin with!

And it is my most fervent desire to NEVER tangle with a skunk, and that goes double for my dogs!