Friday, April 30, 2010

Beltane Begins tonight; New goals

I should do something to thank the gods and goddess for the help they have blessed me with this month of trying times. I am hoping the coming months will be easier flowing.
My Mother is on the mend, doing very well.  She has agreed to go into a Lodge (not quite assisted living yet).  We will be looking at places this week.
Freya seems to be on the mend as well, I am taking her for a check up tomorrow and see if we can let her have some freedom.
As side from the normal spring snow storms, spring seems to be on it's way. Tomorrow is also the first day of the community garden clean up. I won't plant until after the May long weekend, we might get one more dump of the white stuff around then.  I will have to do some planning on what I would like to plant.

I have decided that starting May 1, I am going to put my health at the front of the list. Not that I am sick, but I want to get into shape.  I am not over weight for my age, but all my clothes are tight.  There is a wedding in August, I would like to be back down to 130lbs and fairly buff.  I can do this I have 3 months.
The other goals I have are to start saving money. After looking at our taxes and our actual incomes, there is not a reason in the world why we are living pay cheque to pay cheque.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An experiment of sorts; Practice placing pictures

Going to try different photos that are sitting on my work computer to see if I can place them where I want.

First is a picture taken before Freya's unfortunate hernia.

Now here is one of Katie, she is our oldest cat. She is about 10 - 11 years.

 I think I might have solved some of the problems with going to the new editing lol. Still quite a bit of white space but at least I can move the pictures. So here is one of my favourites of Freyr, it was taken the first day I brought him home.
Isn't he just the cutest. He has gotten darker since then. He is so bad right now, because he can't play with his sister.  He is bullying Lucy , Katie and Mac (the American Eskie).

Hmmm I wonder if I can try to post a card as well.....

Well it seems links to facebook are out, so I will do it another time.
Thanks for peeking; leave a comment

Monday, April 26, 2010

Short Update

Busy, busy, it's what happens when you work for accountants and it'd the end of April. Freya spend all of last week being held hostage by the vet. The assistants, I think wanted to keep her. She is now home once again, still has the cone of shame on and in the cat "tent" quarantined. The little devil did jump twice so far this weekend. I do pray to the spirits that she doesn't injure herself again.
This week will be the family meeting with the doctors and caregivers at the Carewest to see what the future will be for my Mom. My brother will be here as well as my sister who just lives a few hours away. Not sure what they will suggest. We kids are honestly hoping that she must go into assisted living, as that will be the only way we will get her to go voluntarily.

On a note of good news DS is very close to owning his first home and I can't wait. The space I will have in my small townhouse. Although DD is moving back from Ottawa to finish her degree. I am not sure how much of her stuff she will bring back with her or how she is getting back.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Should have bought pet insurance

Poor Freya, another operation on Friday for a hernia. Took her into the emergency Vet today, X-rays couldn't tell other than the abdominal wall has a anomaly. So tomorrow back to her regular vet. The emergency vet felt she was stable and not in need of surgery yet.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Add better

Took Freya into the vet's once again today. She has a hernia, now. They will operate on her today. If anyone reads this blog please keep good thoughts for her. I fed her this morning, not thinking they would have to operate on her. Poor kitten, she is having a rough time. Her brother is going to be sad as well, as he will have a longer wait to play with her. I am glad the cat fun tents arrived last week. I will be using the one as a safe place for her. I am thinking that I will put the litter in there as well and leave her in there during the day while I work, so she can't do any jumping on anything.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

And it keeps getting better

Freyr and Freya had their spay and neturing last Friday. Poor Freya, she did too much and ended up with bruising. Poor baby. Her brother Freyr is none to happy about not being able to play with her and being kept from the bed at night. He out weighs her by quite a bit so it is necessary.
Trying to get all the papers together for taxes, what a pain. Every year I say I will be better prepared but I am so far behind this year and can't find some papers.

I did get my daughters card made and sent to her on time for her birthday. The pictures I took don't do it justice it looked much nicer in person

I don't know how to move the pictures to where I want them. I find blogger a bit frustrating to use. Any suggestions are welcome

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What a 7day Period

April has just begun and already it has been eventful and not in a good way. First on Thursday before Good Friday, my Mom had a fall at the grocery store. She fell backwards and hit her head on the floor quite hard. The EMS took her home. When I got home from work she called and said she was feeling dizzy and could barely walk. I rushed over there called 911 EMS came and checked her out. They felt she could stay at home as long as someone was there rather then wait 8 hours in emergency. Well fine I would spend the night. Then just before midnight she began to vomit. Finally, early morning I called 911 again and this time we went to emergency. They did do a cat scan and stuff. They decided she has a concussion. She still couldn't walk on her own and was very dizzy. After about 9 hours there (all of Good Friday) We ended up getting her in a transition bed for about a month, with hopes that she will be able to go back to her condo.

Then this past Wednesday morning, I get a call from my hubby, he and my son, his brother and nephew had been rear-ended. They were all in the hospital getting checked out. No broken bones but lots of neck and back injuries. My son and husband were taken to the small hospital in Fort Saskatchewan, so no CT was done on my son, who has had a previous brain injury.
I don't know about the guy that hit them, I do know that they air lifted him out. The boys were at a stop light and this guy never slowed down or stopped. Very blessed that no one was more seriously injured. However Jordan is quite a bit of pain and because he hit his head on the steering wheel and his jaw is very sore (severe pain even chewing or yawning). He has gone to emergency tonight as waiting for Monday seems a long time away.

On top of al this the kittens had their spay and neture on Friday. To say I am a little stressed is an understatement.