Saturday, June 20, 2009
We had some really awesome thunder storms last night, and there's still a warm gentle rain right now. I just love this weather... AND MY CAR IS CLEAN!!! LOL I was thinking I should have left the car doors open and let the rain clean the inside too. LOL
Thank goodness Gidget is fine with the thunder and lightening except when it's really close to the house... then I jump too, but at least she doesn't cower or anything. She's really doing great now (about time). We're still working on the barking, but even that's getting better. I just wish I could take her to the park more often and get her use to seeing other dogs without going nuts, but my legs aren't quite ready for that yet. Joanne gave me a gentle leader to put on her to control her while we're walking, but she's impossible to get it on her. I managed to get it over her snout twice, but by the time I went to click it, she had already gotten out of it. I can just picture me in the back seat of the car trying to put this thing on while she's flailing around... by the time we'd be ready to go for a walk, I'd be ready for a nap. She is sooooooooooo feisty.
I think the Plavix is helping my legs. Yesterday, I was able to walk all the way to the back of the property and back to the house again before having to sit down. In the past week, I was able to walk to the back, but only half way back to the house before they'd cramp up on me. The Plavix is pretty expensive, but if it works, it'll be a heck of a lot better than having the surgery to put the stints in.
I'm so sorry you are still hurting over Mike. But it's understandable, of course. I think it took me a year to get over Bobby. I used to keep a journal called "Letters to Bobby" and I would write to him most everyday. It helped; feeling like I was talking to him all the time. It really felt like he was listening, too.
What's going on that you have trouble walking? Is it just age? I'm finding that I have too many aches and pains due to age as well. I just recently started helping out at skateboarders for christ and I've had a few falls. That with a messed up shoulder and now a swollen knee from skateboarding really makes me feel old. Except that I have so much fun! One of the girls is teaching me to skate on the ramps. It's scary but a blast at the same time.
I had the same problem with overspending this month and now am really in the hole. I hate having to use my credit cards to live but unless a miracle happens that is what I will have to do this month. And I know that my situation is my own fault and I don't deserve any miracles. But, you never know since God is a God of grace.
I really spent too much credit last month when I finally got my eyes checked and new glasses. That cost $300. And then to have my car towed from the flood (Oh yes, I mistook a river for a puddle in the storm we had last month)which cost me $500 in a deductible...well...you can see where this is going. But thank God it wasn't totalled!
Thankfully my guys have been healthy. And they have been enjoying having Kevin (my new boyfriend who lavishes them with attention) over here everyday. Even Shakespeare has taken to him. Now THAT'S A MIRACLE!
Well, now that I have your blog bookmarked again I can keep checking in. I really miss following you guys...I'm glad you have been faithful in keeping in touch. I miss hearing about Mikey as well.
Take care...I love you!
June 16, 2009 10:08 PM
Oh Alex... It sounds so wonderful to hear you happy. A far cry from last year at this time. As far as getting old, well, you've got a long time before you have to worry about that, and if you continue to be as active as you are now, you'll never have to worry about feeling old. The bumps and bruises from the skateboard should actually make you feel younger. After all... kids fall off skateboards all the time (don't they?). I tried getting on one ONCE, and that was enough for me. LOL
And you've got a boyfriend now too!!! Hot dog!!! He's a lucky man. I'm glad the kids are doing so well and that they like Kevin too. I think with you being so much more relaxed (and feeling confident and "safe") now, that the peace you feel is rubbing off on Shakespeare and Maleah.
Give those little ones a bunch of belly rubs from me, and I'm sending you a humongous hug.
Well all... gonna get going. It looks like it's clearing up outside. It's only 70 degrees out, but the humidity is at 90%... making it pretty uncomfortable now. It's nicer outside than it is inside. For some reason, my house gets stifling in the summer and freezes in the winter. I'm almost thinking of turning the AC on for a little while.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with great weather and nothing but good health.
Love, Blessings & Belly Rubs
Jo, Angel Mike and Gidget