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There was a time I wanted more children and was upset that we choose early in life that we were done. You can’t blame us after having three by 25. I am one of those people who wanted nothing more out of life than to be a stay at home mom and take care of a gaggle of kids.
For many years I was a Girl Scout Leader enjoying other peoples kids to fill that void. It did start with my daughter wanting to be a Girl Scout, but little did I know how much it would fill a need for me.
I have a need to care for others. Its something naturally in me. My kids are all getting older with my youngest 12 and my oldest graduating high school this year. We talk all the time and spend time together but they don’t need that nurturing I miss giving to a toddler. I now work full time and no longer do Girl Scouts after 11 years so whats a girl to do to fill that nuturing need? My answer is apparently collecting dogs.
Of coarse I had Angel who passed away last year and she filled a huge part of my heart. She was like one of my children and when she died I felt like I lost a child. I am apparently over compensating for the need to nuture and the need to have back ups.
So welcome Baby, Pudgy and the newest addition Itty Bitty.
I went to the Home & Garden show this past weekend. I purchased a few things and wished I had purchased a few more. I may go back this weekend. We will see.
While there I filled out a form to try and win tickets to this years Best Restaurants Party. Crossing my fingers! I absolutely loved last years! I can’t afford $100 tickets. Willing to blog for tickets
My kitty is missing. We took him in when he was only 6 weeks old. He was hard of hearing and had sinus problems but my children all fell in love with him. They miss him dearly as does the dog, yes the dog and cat played together every day.
We have a new hamster, a Chinese Dwarf Hamster. I want to name her Wonton but my youngest doesn’t like it.
The kids dad came up with Nugget, my oldest came up with Joey because it looks like a mini kangaroo. Well the youngest doesn’t like any of the names we picked out.
I am adjusting. To my medication and to my life.
I didn’t post last weeks photography blog. I will guess that I have pics for 2-3 days tops. I will post them soon though this week is looking bleak as well.
I still have 3 posts to write about The Worst Cooks in America. I have notes on the last 3 episodes.
I am forgetting many things lately and allowing some things to get backed up.
But it’s not all bad. I feel better. I feel more normal. In time I think everything will fall into place.
When something worry’s me or I have a pain I don’t go into severe panic mode anymore. I am thankful for that.
There are periods of time that I have spaced out a little, even felt really off, but the more time that goes on the better I feel.
If anything better than before, so thats good.
Who thought that installing panelling was a good idea? I want to know who! Any that I have ever seen it’s ugly and looks cheap. The guy who owned our house prior must have thought panelling was the best thing since sliced bread cause my house is full of it. My living room, dining room, laundry room, one wall in computer room, and hallway off computer room. And it’s not just that he put panelling on the walls, that would be too simple. He installed customized cupboards with panelling and bi-fold doors that any hoarder would love. It sure made my hoarding worse I had places to hide things!
So here we are keeping the lovely wall of shelves. I kept way too much on them before and did weed out alot of what was there. The shelves you see here are freshly painted in Plateau color. It’s a light creamy tan-ish color. The shelves were the dark brown you see in the shelves at the bottom. Those shelves are either going to be drywalled over or turned into cupboards. We haven’t decided yet.
So the other side of the room we tore the panelling off. The left side shelving is being torn out and will be closed off and used to re-route heating ducts. The right side shelving is being torn out and made into a closet. With a real door and door knob LOL
The bad news is behind that glass area is a fireplace. The carpet in front of it when pulled back revealed concrete. The means no hard wood floor for me. We just don’t have the time to break the concrete up to make it level first so the room will be carpeted later.
My dog apparently does not like the drill. She would not stop barking at it. She kept getting closer and closer to his hands. Major distraction! She needs to be kept out of the room when we are working.
My dining room looks like an episode of hoarders with the stuff that belongs in the dining room on top of most of what was in the living room and the paint and drywall material. It’s a good thing we aren’t having thanksgiving dinner at my house this year!
Sometimes things just happen. In reality I wouldn’t ever want to be on a reality tv show and have my life taped however I do think some of the people I know need 24 hour surveillance just so I can remember details and laugh about it later. Husband is a prime example of someone I want surveillance on. Not because I worry about where he goes, no he just has the funniest shit to say and I can’t ever remember it when I want to.
This is what happens when you do bad things. The swat team wakes you and everyone else up at 6:30 AM and carts your ass off to jail.
This is what happens when you screw with my dog. The teeth are out! Kitty your messing with the wrong dog cause if she doesn’t whoop your ass I will.
This is what happens when you pause the TV and we try to guess what the next word out of the characters mouth will be. Son starts drinking his pop, mom says “boob”, son gets his picture taken.
Have a great weekend!
Yes, we are officially calling her Baby. We took her to her first visit to the vet tonight.
It was an unfamiliar place. It was as cold as a human doctors office which made me glad I brought her blanket in to keep her warm. It was a fairly small waiting area. I imagined it would be larger. Human waiting areas are larger and we don’t chase each other (ok maybe the kids do), or try to eat smaller animals. The picture below is the nurses station. So image an L shaped area with some seats and a door to my left.
We have only had her a few days so we had no idea how she would take to other dogs being around. Right before we came in we encountered two other smaller dogs to which she casually strolled on by sniffing the wall which I am pretty sure many dogs have urinated on. She patiently waited in my arms for about 10 minutes looking around at the other dogs and people…….
…… until the dog seated right next to us crept a little too close to us. Oh man she started growling, barking, crying, you name it. She was the loudest pup in the joint. The other dog barked back a couple times but Baby was trying to jump off me and go after him. Uh honey, your an appetizer to that dog please calm down! The one lady at the nurses station commented that everyone always blames the big dogs. Did you miss the part where the big dog kept coming towards us? Yeah she was fine until he started invading her comfort zone. I attempted to calm her down by having her look out the window covering her with the blanket so she couldn’t see enormous doggie. Every now and then she would let out a growl, she knew he was there she isn’t stupid. Everyone else in the room thought it was funny.
The exam room was tiny as could be. I have no idea if they have smaller rooms but if they don’t I feel for people with big dogs or who’s kids wanna watch the vet.
She was weighed on the tiny infant looking scale and came in at a whopping 6 lbs. They also said they think she is 9-12 months (we were told 14 by previous owner). She went over her shots and some testing they wanted to do. She went over prices for the visit and I was semi okay with it. Two of the shots require a return visit in 3 weeks, that will cost more money. Then she went into having her spayed and when I saw that price sheet I almost hit the floor. The previous owner claims she was up to date on shots, but had no proof. Oh yeah, and hubby forgot the bag of poop (I mean turd) in the waiting room. Apparently they like to test poop there. I just hope I grabbed the right animals poop
When/if we take her to get spayed they can also remove two baby teeth that haven’t come out. They may fall out on their own, but if they don’t they recommend having them removed as it can cause tarter build up problems. I will be sure to brush her teeth.
They offered to take her in the back to give her shots and take blood to test for heart worm or give her shots in the exam room. I opted to allow them to take her back and sent her with her blanket. I wish my kids doctors had asked me that question. I hated having to hold my kids down so they didn’t screw it up while they screamed and cried. I felt horrible. I remember the docs saying the kids will understand one day you did it for their own good. Really? Well, right now they are hating me, thanks.
We received a new puppy goody bag with food, flea medicine and heart worm medicine. Of coarse to keep buying it from the vet will cost ya. Sometimes them freebies get ya, they rope you in. Was nice though. I paid the bill, OUCH. When it was all over they brought back my sweet Baby all swaddled up like an infant.
Freaking adorable! She was so content and happy in there…… until she saw that same damn dog again and let out a few groans and growls.
All in all the vet visit went well. They said she looked good and we will get her poop test and blood test results in the next few days.