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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Rest in Peace Mom

This post is so hard to write.  I'll do a better job at a later date.  

Heaven gain a new soul last Sunday, April 26th.  My mom passed away late Sunday afternoon.  She was 91 years old.

I love and miss her tremendously but right now it's just hard to talk about.

   This is my favorite picture of the two of use together.  It was taken several years ago but she was actually smiling.  Mom hated having her picture taken so it was hard sometimes to get a good one of her smiling.

The flowers from the grave. The lilacs were from her own tree as this was one of her favorite flowering trees.

 May Day flowers. The first year I haven't given them to her in person since I was in the first grade. 

 We didn't have a service because of the restrictions on funerals right now.  At a later day we are having a Celebration of Life service when more people can attend. 

Again at a later date I'll do a better job with a memorial tribute to her.  

You are loved and missed mom.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Staying in touch

First I just want to thank everyone who sent such wonderful condolence messages on the loss of our sweet kitty,  Miss Dottie.  We were able to bring her ashes home last week and she is now on the shelf with several other of our beloved kitties.  It meant a lot to us to know so many cared and understood how hard it was to lose her.

So today I'm trying to get back into posting a little more often.  It has become very hard to blog in the last couple of years being a full time caregiver of my mom.  She has good days & bad days and sometimes it is overwhelming but we are managing.

I'm just sharing a few random photos today.

 Some of our spring flowers and an Easter chick to make you smile.

The neighbors flowering trees.

 A new recipe I tried.  You can find it here, (Biscuit and Gravy Casserole.)   It was delicious.

See you all soon (I hope) with another post.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Over The Rainbow Bridge

Well my friends it's once again been quite some time since I've posted.  I've postponed this post for a week now because it was hard to write about.

Sadly last Saturday (14th) we made the hard decision to put our old kittty,  Miss Dottie down.  She had come down with a cold/virus? sometime in late January or early February and we had tried to treat her on our own before taking her to the Vet.  The tumor in her mouth had also started acting up again and the Vet felt it was pressing into her sinuses which caused her to have breathing issues. 
After several weeks on antibiotics and other medications she just wasn't getting any better and was declining rapidly.  We knew it was time to let her go but wanted as much time as possible with her.  

Finally on Saturday I was ready to let her go.  We made arrangements with an out of town vet since there are no on-call Vets here on weekends and took her to be put down.  I cried of course as did hubby but we knew it was best.

So here my friends are a few photos of the sweetest cat ever.

This is the earliest known photo of Dottie way back in 2000 when we first got her.  The other cat on the right is Snickers who passed away a few years ago.

 One of Dottie's favorite things to do was ride on your shoulders.  We have many pictures of her on our shoulders but this is one of her and I together.

Another favorite thing she loved doing was taking naps with you.

Here she is with Mike.  She spent many hours sleeping on his lap.

Once in a great while she got to go outside and this is an image from one of those times.

 Enjoying bath time.

Petting herself,  she loved to rub her face with her paws.

Dressed up for the holidays.

Just a few nice shots of her that I liked really well.

One of the last pictures I took of her before she passed on.

Miss Dottie was so special.  When we first got her I had originally planned to get a different kitten but my daughter spotted her and the first thing I said when I saw her was,  "That's the One!" and indeed she was the one for 20 years.

She had lots of nicknames,  Miss Dot-Dot, Pest-a-Dottie (she would not take no for an answer about sitting on your lap), We joked that she was a "Bad Ass Cat that didn't take no crap off of nobody" because she would hold her ground against any of the other cats even if they were bigger then she was.  

Once she ran full bore into one of the male cats and knocked him over so we gave her another nickname,  Freight Train Dottie.

I can't begin to tell you how many wonderful memories we have of her and how hard it was to let her go but we have peace about it.

We'll never forget her and I could go on & on but I'm sure you know she was well loved and will forever be in our hears.

Rest in Peace Miss Dottie - 2000-2020.  

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Welcome 2020

Well we made it through another year.  It's had it's share of "ups and downs" but we survived.

Looking hopeful in this New Year.

Helen (Coleens BF), Coleen, Greta, Ida, Marian (mom) and Mike.  Party On!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Surviving Life

My dear friends and readers it has been a very long time since I've posted.  I wanted to update you as to what has been happening.

On September 4th my 90 year old mother fell and I had to take her to Urgent Care to be checked out.  The leg she had a knee replacement on was badly swollen and bruised.  At that time they x-rayed the leg and said nothing was broken.  They drained some fluid off it and sent her home.

A couple of days later I took her to see her regular doctor.  He said the swelling should go down and she should be up and walking in a couple of weeks.

We got Home Health to come out and start Physical Therapy on her but after several weeks she still wasn't getting any better.  The swelling had gone down but she wasn't able to stand on that leg. - In the meantime she had to be treated for another problem and eventually I ended up having to take her to the ER on the 7th of October.

It was there they discovered that she had apparently broken her hip and she ended up having surgery on the 8th.  She was in the hospital for 4 days and was then transferred to a Rehab center.

My life has been mainly taken up with hospital and now rehab visits.  I just wanted you all to know that I'm still alive, cooping as best as possible and missing all of you.

I'll be back blogging someday.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Life goes on.