Monday, November 19, 2018

A Sad Day

I went to work after coming home with an empty carrier.  Two of Mom’s pets (a dog and a cat) were given new homes and new opportunities in California.  One of Mom’s cats (Jamey) passed away after being in my home for a few months.  Faith made it to a little over a year.  I still have two cats from Mom, Beezer from a friend of mine and my Rachel, who has been with me since 2005.  They all need to be taken to the vet for shots, microchips and any other checkups they need.  This will need to take place in 2019.

I got to work 1 hour 45 minutes late, thankfully I was able to work an extra 45 minutes tonight, and I can take the rest as General Leave time.

I have a slight headache after everything that went on this morning.  I also feel drained.  Emotionally and physically.

It felt weird feeding only 4 cats instead of 5 and the house is quiet without Faith, who I lovingly called “The Town Crier” because she would just start meowing.

I am thankful to have had this much time with her and I hope she knows she was loved here.

RIP Faith

Poor little Faith, had a seizure last night at around 11:00.  After about a 1/2 hour she was back to normal, although her eyes were giving me a scared look, so I held her for a little while as she purred in my arms.

This morning she was fine until after she ate breakfast, she had another seizure and this one didn’t stop.  She was crying in pain and I called the vet.  They had me take her to an emergency vet and they found what they believed to be embolisms as her limbs were cold and not giving a heartbeat.  She was unresponsive when I said goodbye before they euthanized her.  

They were very kind in giving me a clay paw print as a keepsake.

Welcome to Heaven, Faith, where Mom is waiting for you.

FHE: Classic Laurel & Hardy

Do you remember Laurel & Hardy?  I came across this and thought I’d share.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Update 11/17/18

It’s just hit the 9 o’clock curfew and I’m reconciling the October budget so I can move on to the November budget.

I’ve gotten quite a bit done this past week and hope to get more done on Saturday.

Sunday I have to meet with colleagues from work to take care of some business, so Church is not an option.

This will get better, this will get smoother, but I’m off to a great start.

The vitamins do wonders for my moods, as does the 8 hours of sleep.

I haven’t actually started in the journal yet, these are freebie pages from the Clever Fox Planner site where you can get a free sample.  It’s helping me to get started so that when January comes, I know what to expect.

Ahhh.  It’s the weekend.

Saturday 17 November 2018

I went to bed around 9:30 last night, I didn’t wake up until 8:50 this morning.  Yeah, I’m that tired.

Thursday night I did a load of dishes.  Last night I did another load of dishes, so load #3 is going right now in the dishwasher.

Load #1 of laundry is in the dryer, load #2 is in the washer.

Cats were fed late this morning, so they were very hungry and vocal when I got up this morning.  Faith gave me a scare, I think she just got stiff with her back legs, because for a while there she had lost her mobility with her back legs.  I thought she had a stroke or something this morning.  I sat with her on my lap and she started walking like normal again after getting warmed up.  I bought her a comfortable bed, but she won’t sleep in it.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday leading up to Thanksgiving.  Yes, I have a place to go for Thanksgiving.  I went over to my former school this past week to fix some internet issues, and checked in with one of the teacher’s I’ve known since I started working at the school.  She realized that with Mom gone and Sister moved to another state, that I would be alone for Thanksgiving and invited me to her family party, to which I gratefully accepted.  It will be wonderful!

I had never heard of Friendsgiving before, but I saw this video and thought it was cool.

Have a great day, still marking off my daily habits on my planner and really enjoying some peace and quiet.  I’m up to Alma 51 in the Book of Mormon challenge and have found it really starts my day off with peace in the morning before I go to work.

Take care, have a great day!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Another Productive Day And Some Self Care

Today has been a good day, a day well spent.

After feeding the cats, I ate breakfast while listening to the Book of Mormon, I’m now at Alma 30.  I’m picking up on teachings I either missed the last time I read it, or listened with new ears to things I had already marked in my scriptures.

After taking a shower, I then grabbed my grocery bags and made a 2 - 3 hour trip around Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert.

The first stop was the cemetery to pay a visit to my parents and my husband.

I’ll have to get some new silk flowers for their graves over Thanksgiving.

The next stop was the Gilbert Arizona Temple.  The Temple is closed on Mondays, which meant that the parking lot was not busy, the streets were not all that busy and I was able to have some quiet time to reflect and to feel the Spirit of The Lord.

Then I went down the road to the Walmart that actually carries my favorite Voortman’s Lemon Wafers.  Yum yum.  I assisted one elderly woman who needed some direction to back out.  She thanked me for my “mothering”.  An elderly couple were getting a little turned around inside the store and looking for the bread aisle.  I was able to tell them where it was at so they could find it.

Picked up a few supplies mentioned in one of the books on goals while there.

Afterwards, I remembered I had my blue recycle bin filled with paper recycling in it that I had forgotten about on Saturday, and since I was down the road from the East Mesa Recycling Facility, I took it over there and emptied it out before coming home.

I’ve gotten two more loads of laundry done, including my bedding, I’ve been drinking my water (along with CranApple Juice) and getting my vitamins in me, along with my medications.  I’m trying to get into some basic habits of self care, as well as taking time out for myself spiritually.

The Old Guard