Friday, April 21, 2017


I have been a bad blogger. Bad about reading other blogs, bad about updating this one. Hopefully this will change soon.

I won't go into all the nitty gritty details, but I have been alone since the first of the year. I kept the animals, bought the house and the property.

I am getting used to new routines, responsibilities. I am not complaining in the least, just lots of changes.

I work full time. I am the sole and full time caregiver/keeper of three dogs, two cats, some chickens, a house, and seven acres. (That's a lot of yard work.) My stepfather has pretty much been in the hospital for two months straight, and has had two open heart surgeries. Fortunately he seems to finally be on the mend.

I have a new budget, new furniture, new priorities. My pets are still at the top.

Change is good, growth is good. My dogs have adapted to the change well, largely because I have always been 99% responsible for them. They have been a source of consistency for me, and I am truly grateful.

I have a wonderful family, wonderful friends. They have been nothing but supportive of me.

Winter has turned into Spring. Life goes on, and I am looking forward to it.


  1. I really love your optimistic attitude! So much change isn't always easy but you seem to have it all figured out. Good luck continuing to manage your new life. I hope your Stepdad has a good recovery. Stay as strong as you are!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  2. I understand what a lot of work it can be to care for property and animals! Good for you that you're keeping that as a part of your life, as it is so very rewarding as well!

  3. I'm sorry for your tough times, but glad for you that you could keep your animals and your home. It's a lot to deal with, but it sounds like you have a good attitude about it, and that's half the battle!
    I can't imagine having to deal with our home & animals by myself, but I know if it came to that, I would want to do it no matter what it took.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. you poor thing that is A LOT to handle!!!! I admire your strength and attitude for sure. Praying things ease up across the board and that your poor stepfather gets some relief too. (((hugs)))

  5. So sorry for the changes you are going through. How are Bruce and the kids handling things? It's tough, I've been there.

    Thinking of you. (((HUGS)))

  6. I've learned that life goes on as well when I found myself in a very similar situation as of last year. Sending positive thoughts and puppy kisses your way - it will all work out somehow.


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