March 27th, 2019, I posted the following to Dani Elle Maas’s lovely blog, Love Bytes. After a week, I thought I would re-post it right here. However, I highly recommend her blog, and you can find it by clicking RIGHT HERE!
Until then…here it is!
Bits and Pieces. Dribbles and Drabbles. Of Health—And Husbands—And a HUGE Need for Advice!
Hello Readers! I’m back. And apologies to all, especially Dani for my absence.
Life in the last six months has been…interesting to say the least. Good, bad, and … life. So, I thought I’d share a bit of it…and then I need to ask you for some advice.
In December I had a heart attack. Luckily my husbands got me to the hospital and stents were placed in my heart and the good news is that there was no real damage and I will probably never need open heart surgery. It is something I’ve expected to need since 1998, when I had my first heart attack at thirty-eight. But the myocardial infarction was caused by the stent I was given in ’98 becoming dislodged. Stents have come a long way in twenty years. I really only have the best in store for me now! All blockages taken care of. But despite a month of not having to go to work, and lots of rest, it just didn’t lend itself to writing.
Have I mentioned I have two husbands now? We’re about to celebrate a Continue reading
I was going to make this post, but Noah Willoughby said it so elloquently and so well I’ve decided instead simply to post his Facebook post from 8:35 CST this morning….
Moved to Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Today with “R” and B.g. Thomas in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Well, it’s official. We’re moving!
It’s been very difficult not saying anything, especially when Continue reading
He has a long way to go. But in just a week I’ve seen improvement, even if the steps are baby steps. For instance Continue reading
He wouldn’t really eat yesterday except for Dollar Tree bacon treats that can’t be too good for him. But bribing him we were. It’s not surprising he didn’t want to eat. That’s pretty normal. He *is* terribly shy and quite. Not aloof really, like the guy at the shelter said. It’s hard to explain. I think he’s…mourning maybe? A little…broken?
I mean he did spend *years* in a puppy mill. Then he was adopted by an elderly couple and apparently bonded to the man, who passed away. The wife couldn’t “handle” him, whatever the heck *that* means. She brought him back. She said he doesn’t bond with anyone. But I don’t know….
I think he’s hesitant. I think he’s…afraid? Like, don’t get used to this bub, it won’t last. But guess what “Bub?” It will.
You know the thing I like so much about dog is Continue reading
Well! Our “Irish” meal didn’t go as planned! In fact we had a Christmas Story, evening and in more ways than one. The dogs didn’t eat our dinner, but it was delayed…and it was because of a dog!
So the time is getting ready for a new dog. I couldn’t do it so short a time after I lost Sarah Jane, but it came clear that I would do what a lot of people do, and get another dog. But not with snow on the ground. I don’t want to be a one dog household. But not with snow on the ground. There is already so much getting a house ready and a dog ready, so I didn’t want to worry about snow on top of everything else.
So I’ve been letting R and Noah know and they weren’t objecting. In fact, this weekend Heartland SPCA had a big St Pawtricks Day adoption event. So we went Continue reading
Shamrocks and Shenanigans…
That is the theme this year of Kansas City’s huge St. Patrick’s Day parade. Not sure what that means, but I’m sure it isn’t quite as drunken as it might sounds (although we do tend to party today).
Several years ago a good friend of mine convinced me to head downtown with him to watch my first KC St Pat’s parade and I had a wonderful time. Life changes, friendships some times fade, but for years I kept going, even if Continue reading
And I mean really, really happy. I used to set up the dining room with a rotating assemblage of dishes depending on the time of year, but R wasn’t into the whole set-up-seasonal-decorations-thing or taking them down and it’s a TON of work and I just got to the point where I Continue reading