Thursday, August 14, 2014

Addie

Good Morning to you.. I wanted to share with you a couple of pictures of Addie.....I am amazed how far she has come... The trainer believes she had no human contact with anyone her first four months of her life...She is now 7 months old and is learning to trust us...Remember when we first got her she had no eye contact with us, she showed fear....And she was scared to death of the leash...Couldn't walk her at all.... I know some would never spend money on training or can not afford it....We scraped dollars together and stopped eating out for this training...Worth every penny we spent....
 
Last night I sat in the car and watched as my husband and Robin the trainer were walking Addie, This little boy around 4 years old came out of no where and came running up to Addie and my heart took a leap....The little boy touched her nose and she laid down and the little boy went down on his knees and Addie loves her head rubbed and he seemed to sense that....He rubbed her head and she just let him and wagging her tail... After the boy left Robin said his heart skipped a beat... but he said Addie showed absolutely no aggression at all..... a women in her 30's asked if she could pet Addie and Robin explained to her Addie was in training and when she pets Addie call her name and the women did and Addie was happy to be petted...This was Addie's first outing at a park....And she did wonderful.....She had no fear of other dogs, ducks or people.....
 
 
Russ and the trainer and Addie have eye contact with Robin the trainer...
Robin and Addie......I was in the car and Addie had eye contact with me and she wanted to come to me, I think she was thinking okay I have had enough of this training...
 
I am so blessed with Addie, she is always by me now....she loves sitting on the couch right  next to me while I am knitting or crocheting...Always having eye contact with me....
 
This week has been full of vet visits that is for yearly visits....it's been a killer to the bank account.
 
This weekend David is moving out.....he has been taking stuff everyday to his new place...His room here only has the bed left in there... I am thrilled and sad at the same time.... I am so proud of Kim and David in spreading their wings.... they both have great jobs and probably won't be moving back home....which it is suppose to be that way..... So two kids have moved out....one more and then we are empty nesters.....
 
My your day be filled with many blessings...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gladdin

Please be in prayer for my friend Deb and Gladdin, received a message from our Pastor that Gladdin is unresponsive.... Please pray for peace and comfort for Deb as this so hard... And pray for comfort for Gladdin as we don't know how much longer he has...

Thank you prayer warriors.....(((HUGS)))

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Just wanted to let you know....

Good morning.....I deleted my blog yesterday, This morning as I was relaxing which I haven't done so in ages...I have felt my life was going in different directions.... And I didn't feel like blogging anymore....I have always been reading my favorite blogs and never commenting.. And I keep saying I will comment but end up being distracted by something... I am hoping to comment and making the time..... Just know  to all the wonderful bloggers who supported me all through my journey through cancer I so don't want to lose connections with you... That's why I decided to keep the blog up so I can keep in touch with you.... I have lost contact with others who did the same thing I did, they just didn't want to do it anymore...I am going to post every so often and then at times it might be a everyday thing.... I don't want the blog to be a chore for me... I hope that makes sense......  

When a friend who was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer a few weeks ago and they told him he has two weeks to live, brought me to my knees.... Gladdin is hanging on but getting weaker and weaker... He is at home with Hospice care.... I find myself looking around and wondering why do I need all this stuff in my life.... I am talking about clutter.... Do I need all this stuff.... I want to downsize my belongings so they don't own me... I want to spend time with family.... Taking every moment to enjoy life.... One moment Gladdin thought his headaches were due to a tooth he had worked on.... He was fine one moment and the next moment he had 2 weeks to live.... it woke a lot of people up...  It woke me up.... I thought my own cancer woke me  up.... But the doctors never told me I had a certain time to live.... So when this happened to Gladdin it rattled me to the core....

I wanted to explain to you that I am just taking a break for a while or so....I will be reading when I can...

Relax and enjoy and love your family because you don't know if you will be given a certain amount time left to live...So live life to the fullest and have some fun.....

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Busy days

I have a lot to chit chat about.....

Last weekend we bought our new mattress set... Russ and I brought it home in the truck...Lugged the set into our new old room....Didn't sleep on it that night.... Sunday after church we started bringing everything up from the basement where our room was.... Washed all the bedding....When we went to bed the darn thing was so firm......ugh...We both felt we were going to roll off the bed....Took us a while to fall asleep..... Our last one was firm.... And we had a 2 inch feather down thing and it helped... I just need time to locate it...The last two nights we have slept very good...

Last Saturday after buying the mattress and putting it in the house we went car shopping.....We did not buy anything.... we test drove and wanted to know prices and ect...we were up front with them about looking...The place we go to does not do commissions.... we test drove two cars or medium size SUV's....Don't like the prices.... we  know we have to bite the bullet and get a new car..... But after lugging the mattress home and knowing we will need a truck down the road we are keeping the truck...We kept going back and forth on if we should keep it... we now know we are keeping it...

Monday I took Remmy the golden retriever to the Vets, He has lost 9 pounds since getting Addie the German Shepherd in the picture.....Addie keeps Remmy moving.... Remmy is 8 years old....Remmy has always had ear problems and I dreaded the vet bill.... Well Dr. Hind was amazed in how his ears looked....clear....  All Remmy's numbers were even better than last year... We switched Remmy to grain free dog food when our Holly died... Dr. Hind was impressed and said he is going to recommend grain free to people for now on who seem to have the same issues with there pets....Also he couldn't believe how soft Remmy's fur was.....So I am thrilled....

My son David is moving August 16th.... he is moving to Dubuque, Iowa....They promoted him to be an assistant manager of the Verizon store up there....So I am going through things that I have doubles of....Good way to declutter to....I am excited for his new adventure....

The last month and a half seems to be all about moving....My daughter took the last of her things this past weekend.... now my son David is packing things to move....And Russ and I have been moving our stuff up from the basement.... I will be glad when all the moving will be done...

Russ and I decided to go back to church....We have been very lazy about it....Not with my walk with the Lord.....Well I guess you can say I have haven[t been good with my walk with the Lord if I have been lazy about church....I got into a routine of  not being able to go because of cancer but that was 2 and 1/2 years ago..... I did have side affects that I couldn't go but now that is every so often....I just got plum lazy.....But the Lord sure doesn't get lazy with us... And I have missed it so much....so the laziness if over.... I enjoyed church so much last sunday....

You have a great week.....

Friday, August 1, 2014

August

This is my favorite little person in the whole wide world!!!!! My precious grandson Jack.... he is growing so fast.... He rocks my world right now...

I have been in a slump this past month with blogging....So many of my friends are going through such a hard time, cancer, death, health problems.....I know I went through my health problems with cancer, but man when it hits you with friends it is hard...

I am looking at my life in what is going on around it.... The news is off now in my home....I know I may have my head in the sand but I can't take much more of the doom and gloom around the world and then our lousy government is useless.... So for now my head is in the sand when it comes to news...

I FINALLY got my living room all the way I want it.... I rearranged it this week..... I put all the clutter in boxes and actually took it to Goodwill.... it's not sitting in the car nor in the garage and it felt wonderful to take it...

This weekend I am going to work on the roll top desk that I talked about taking off the top part and just having it a flat desk.... So my sewing machine doesn't jump up and down....

This weekend we are going to also look for a new mattress....Dollars are already put away for It....Now the big problem is choosing the right one in our price range....

I have been working on a budget for the months of August through October...

We have no birthdays or anniversaries at all during the months of August through October... We have vet bills coming up....but we already have that money put aside to... October, Addie our Germy goes in for spaying... We have it set aside to....

We no longer have a car payment anymore.... We borrowed against our 401K and paid ourselves back plus interest....it felt good we didn't have to pay someone else.... Since we don't have a car payment right now we are going to put it all away in the savings..  We thought about buying a new car but decided to hold off a bit.... Really decide on what we want to do..

We have a few things we have to do...our carpet is falling apart....it is 18 years old... I don't know what I want to do.... Carpet or laminated wood flooring... Lots to think about it... We need bedroom furniture.... I am going to check Craig's List.....I won't buy a mattress used...no way...We are buying that brand new...

I got my first tomato. from the garden.... I have about 20 jalapeno peppers.... Going to make salsa later....NOT with the one tomato.... Have some from a farm stand... they are great....

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.... May it be filled with many blessings....