Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Goodbye Kyler doggie

Sunday was our last day with our dog, Kyler. He wasn't feeling well so the kids pampered him, gave him a good brushing, really enjoyed him. Who knew that would be his last gift to us? One great spring day in the shade with the people who loved him was a great last day. He fell asleep that night and just didn't wake up. Kyler was old, like 14 years old, and was around before I was. I met Kyler when I met Dave. He watched Dave add me to his family and then we added 4 more. He was all the girls have ever known as a best bud and snow dog. They sobbed and sobbed when Dave told them he was gone. We made a stepping stone to put on his grave with his collar and some stones in the shape of a dog paw-print. They went with Dave to bury him in the mountains where he would love to be. We will sure miss our good friend.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My groove

I think I'm getting my groove back! It's been a long time but I am feeling more like me and ready to take on the world again. I am exercising everyday, taking my vitamin D, watching what I eat and don't eat ...who knows, I may just look better soon too! That might take a while so for now...I'll take some feeling good inside and run with it, literally!

Yummy Dinner's April Fool's and Izzy just needs to do a "joke". So, with the help of Family Fun magazine, we put together a yummy dinner and decided to serve dessert first. We made cupcakes...only they were meatloaf with pink mashed potatoes on top! For dinner we made peas (green airheads rolled into tiny "peas"), mashed potatoes (vanilla ice cream with caramel topping), and meatloaf (cocoa krispy treats)!

It was so much fun! Brig loved the ice cream potatoes...he licked the plate clean, literally!

Monday, March 30, 2009

"You can't handle the truth!"

So...I decided that actually you could probably handle the truth....

I really do have good intentions of blogging but it's hard to blog when the world is closing in around you and the best you can do it read everyone else's blog and check facebook once and a while.

It's been a hard couple of months. Actually a hard 6 months. Here's the update and then if you don't want to check up on my blog, I understand. Maybe it will make you feel better that although I may appear to handle whatever life throughs at me...I don't always handle it so well. Here's a few answers to your questions...

No, I don't have cancer again - thank heavens!

Yes, I do still have MS and it sucks! There isn't any magic remedy so I am dealing as best I can right now. It's evil!

Yes, I've been in a fight with my anti-depressants. Increasing the dose, developing a lovely allergic reaction and then quitting cold turkey has been truly tough. (Why do they call it cold turkey? Do I seem that overweight, pasty white, and frigid? - apparently, yes!)

Overall, life isn't a bed of roses right now and hasn't been for a while. I have good intentions of posting but as they say...the road to hell is paved with good intentions. We'll see how I do!