Friday, November 10, 2017

Tending to a very sick furry baby

WEEK 6 OF 52 WEEKS OF BLOG POSTS

This has been a very emotional week here at our hacienda.  Baby Booh has been very ill and had a doctors appointment yesterday.  When I called Tuesday morning to make the appointment, and explained exactly what she was doing and how she was acting, with her being up in years (15 to be exact), her doctor said it was most probably time to let her go.

I was a total mess all that day, trying to control my emotions and crying, all the while offering the top notch customer service that my client relies on my for.  Let me tell you, I was so exhausted by the end of the day, but Baby Booh was so sick, I pushed through for her.  Thankfully I was already scheduled off the next day, and my boss told me to take Thursday off to take her to her appointment.

I spent the next few days, and nights as well up with her, tending to her, loving on her, and spending as much time as I could with her.  Miss Rooh was kind of at a loss as to why I was so sad, but I do believe she realized her little sissy was sick, because she kept a close eye on her.  I don't think I have done so much crying since my mom passed away over thirteen years ago.

Time passed, as it always does, and Thursday arrived.  Her appointment wasn't until 145p, and we live 1 1/2 hours away, so I had to make it through that whole morning.  There was more crying, more loving on her, and telling he how much I loved her and always would.  She has always been such a good girl.

We make the drive, a very quiet one, and arrive at her doctors office.  We only have to wait a few minutes to go back.  Rob (the nice vet assistant) put her on the exam table and the doctor looked her over.  When he is done, he says tell me again how she has been acting.  I tell him again the specifics, and he listens.  I then expect him to ask me if I want to stay, while he gives her her final shot.  Instead he says her heart sounds good, her lungs sound good, but there was a lot going on in her stomach and her gut....sounds and such.

I then ask if it is her time.  He says, I don't think she is suffering, just not feeling at all good.  He says he is going to give her a shot for nausea, send her home with nausea pills and antibiotics and for me to restart her pain meds the next afternoon.  To say my jaw dropped is an understatement.  I ask him why the change of prognosis.  He said that when I told him her symptoms, he expected a totally different animal to come in.  He said since he is positive she is not suffering, he wants to try and help her, and give her a chance.  So, letting her go home on meds, and monitored for a few days, was what his professional opinion indicated.

Well, I was not going to argue with him.  So, we checked out, got in the car, and came home.  I can't say she rested much more last night, it almost seemed like she was fighting the calming effect of the nausea shot.  She did drink water a few times through the night.  She burped some, but she did keep it down.  She also cried for some food around 2am and ate about six to seven small bites of chicken.  After that, she settled down and didn't get up until when I got up around 730a. 

She still acted about the same this morning, and her nausea pill starts at about noon.  I am waiting till that is in her to give her her antibiotic, hoping it won't be so rough on her.  She has always been a trooper, and a fighter.  But, she is very frail now, and I feel that maybe her long fight may be coming to an end.  If it comes to her being let go soon anyways, I know I will cherish any time with her as the precious gift it is.....afforded to me by the grace of the Lord.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Looking to get back to normal

WEEK 5 OF 52 WEEKS OF BLOG POSTS

Another week another late post.  But, to be honest, I am just now getting to put the time aside to set down and do much of anything.  It has been a very hectic and active week this week, and I just didn't have time to get in front of the computer, except for work :(

My cousin, a writer out of New York, had a signing yesterday, and the week was pretty much getting everything lined out for the big day.  Me and aunt (her mom) went to Pennsylvania (where my cousin currently resides) to pick up a load of her books and clothing line to bring back for the signing.  That was on Wednesday.   She had a mixer with her fans on Friday night, that I was also supposed to attend, but the plans fell through.  Then yesterday we spent most all day at the signing, in Huntington WV, about 1 1/2 hours from me.  I was so exhausted when I got home, I didn't even want to look at a computer screen...LOL!!

Also added in was the all night worry over one of my furry babies.  She was sick when I got home, and most all night.  So I was up and down all night with her, but I do believe she is feeling a little better today.  She did eat a few bites this morning, and drank some water and when I nestled them in for the day seemed to be holding it all down pretty well.  I will be checking on her throughout the day.  Sundays are not a very busy day at work, so I feel sure I can sneak in there from time to time to check on her and her sissy.

Other than helping my cousin out, the week has been pretty much working the home job day to day.  I think if I did the signing type deals more often, I would get used to it, but yesterday about tee totally wore me out.  I finding I am getting old in my old age!! LOL!!  I used to do craft shows, when my mom and dad were alive, and we so enjoyed them.  I have recently been really missing doing them, and had thought maybe I would go back to a few a year.  IF I did start doing them again, it would only be a few a year, judging by yesterday...LOL!!!

But, all in all, my cousins fans were so happy to see and chat with her, and I believe she was happy to interact with them just as much.  She is really good with her fans, and I can see why she likes doing the signings more than anything else in her line of business.   And, she did sign A LOT of stuff.  From books, to book bags, so hats, to coffee mugs.  She was also generous enough to sign anything that her fans brought from home, which in my experience is rare.  I know most of the guests at the comic conventions I have attended will not sign stuff brought in...you have to purchase the pictures from them most often.  And that may be why she has such a good relationship with her fans.  At least, that is my thoughts on it.

Otherwise, me and the girls are looking forward to getting back to your normal, work a day routine.  You never really how much you like that routine, until something upsets it...LOL!!

If you would like to check out some of my cousins books, I have put up a link on the top right column of this blog, for her next title release.  Once there, you can browse her many current titles offered.  She currently has several titles offered through Amazon, with more on the way.  

Until the next post...

Blessings from me and the girls :)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

A feeling of living in limbo

WEEK 4 OF THE 52 WEEKS OF BLOG POSTS

Here it is Saturday, and I am now three days behind on this post.  So much for a self-set schedule.  I would make excuses, which really were true, but that would not help me to reconcile that I need to be more organized.  That is what it is all about for me...organization.  Which is really funny.  How you ask?  Well, when I worked for my cousin, when I worked my last job out of the home, and even on the job I have  now I am one organized individual.  But, when it comes to my own personal organization...something seems to short out in the hard wiring.  Try as I might, and believe me I try very hard, I just can't seem to get my own personal life organized.  But, I do have a theory on that.

Since my parents passed, and I moved here a little over nine years ago, I have been in a constant state of what I can only describe as limbo.  In my mind, and this is not an excuse just a statement, nothing to this day seems permanent---safe.  If you saw the tiny cottage I lived in, you would know this is true.  I have very sparse decorations on the wall, and nothing really has a permanent place.  After having to move three times in one year, before coming to our current home, me and the girls just do not feel like anything if permanent, for sure, safe.  I can't explain why, but that is what it feels like.  It is nothing anyone has done, or said, it is just how I feel.  If you were to visit me and the girls, you would find a bit of a discombobulation of a home.  Maybe it is an excuse---maybe not.  But it is what it is. 

So, with that said, lets move on to this post.  Enough excuses...LOL!!!

It is a rainy Saturday here in the Appalachian Mountains and the temperature is a very chilly forty-one degrees.  From the looks of the radar the rain is set in for the day.  I had wanted to get into the storage building today and get my Christmas tree out.  I had planned to get the tree up today, if not decorated.  I also had planned on winterizing today,  but that can not be done in the rain.  Maybe on my next day off.  We will see.

My dear cousin was in town the last few weeks, and I let my youtube videoing and posting kind of go to the back burner.  I am hoping to get that caught up this week.  I may not get all the October Daily Days videoed, and might just opt to do a flip through.  It might be a better route at this point in time.

I guess that is about it for this post. I hope you will continue to visit, and read, and from me and the girls have a blessed day :)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Where has the week gone?

WEEK 3 OF THE 52 WEEKS OF BLOG POSTS

Another week has come and gone, and I can't help but think...where does the time go?

It seems just a few days ago I was penning the last entry into my blog, and here I am a week later, and again a day late.  I would change my schedule to Thursdays, but then I would be a day later, and that would solve nothing.  So, I am just going to keep it to Wednesday and realize that there are going to be times when I am going to be late.  As I am so fond of saying lately...it is what it is.  I am thinking this saying may very well become a personal mantra for me :)

This week, like most weeks has in some ways been busy, in others not.  My dear cousin, whom I reconnected with in the last few months, has been in town for a while visiting her mother.  We have been able to spend a few days here and there, enjoying each others company.  I had not realized just how out of practice I was with human conversation.  With the girls, the conversation is always one sided, unless they feel I am fussing at them, then they will fuss back.  LOL!!!  

I really had to work to have a human conversation.  At times I was kinda stymied on what to say or how to say it.  I do talk to customers on the phone all day, at my job, but that is pretty much the same information or conversations just repeated over and over throughout the day.  It is not what I call "real" conversation.  So, I had to brush off the ole' conversations skills and take them for a stroll.  LOL!!!

I also have been, here and there, STILL working on getting the studio/office space organized.  I think that this will be the end of me.  I think I have the base idea of how I want things, and where to put them, then change my mind.  UGH!!  I make it way harder on myself than it needs to be.  But, I will keep on keeping on until I at least get it all out of the floor.  You know it is bad when your little furry babies walk into the room, looks at the mess, turns and looks at you with a look that screams *are you kidding me????", then turns and walks back out of the room.  THAT is exactly what we are dealing with here.  LOL!!

So, that was our week in a nutshell.  There is always somethng to be done, but not always anything of major interest.  This is life :)

Blessings from me and the girls :)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Daily Day 1 and 2---Process Video

A new video is up and ready for your viewing pleasure

This is day one and two of my October Daily.  I decided to try creating an October Daily this year, and this is the start of it.




  

 If you get a chance click on over and give it a look see :)
Don't forget to check out my part one and part two of the process videos for the cover of this journal.

I do so hope you enjoy coming along with me as I create new pages in my daily journal throughout the month.

While your there, don't forget to like, comment and subscribve.  When you subscribe make sure to click on the little bell icon.  That way you will be notified whenever I go live or add another video.

Blessings from me and the girls :)

Monday, October 16, 2017

October Mini Pocket Letter---Process Video

Todays Youtube Video is up and ready to view.

I joined in a swap on one of my Facebook groups and we had to create an October Mini Pocket Letter.  Of course, that meant Halloween to me.  LOL!!



If you get a chance click on over and give it a look. 

I do so hope you enjoy watching the creation of what turned out to be a very cute mini pocket letter.

While your there, don't forget to like, comment and subscribe.  When you subscribe make sure to click the little bell icon.  That way you will be notified whenever I go live or add another video.

Blessings from me and the girls :)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Mail Envelope Process Video Part Two

Today's YouTube video is now up and ready to watch.

It is a process video--the second part--where I finish up the decorating of the envelope.




If you get a chance click on over and give it a look.  While your there, don't forget to like, comment and subscribe.  When you subscribe make sure to click the little bell icon.  That way you will be notified whenever I go live or add another video.

Blessings from me and the girls :)