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LIFE and a Puppy!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Someone once said to me that if they didn’t actually know me, they’d think I was crazy with everything that goes on in my life. I always had a suspicion that other folks had less crazy in their lives, but I swear mine comes in waves and then I get quiet periods and that MUST be how life works for everyone right?!

Last week my mom called in a panic and said my father had literally fallen over at dinner and was in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. He legit broke his face in the fall, has stitches, and just got out of the hospital this week. It seems he had some sort of “heart incident” that caused him to lose oxygen and topple. They are still struggling to get his oxygen up so he’s on a tank, but at home, which is good. Got us all a little shaken up I would say.

I can’t even begin to describe my work situation save to say that it is crazy and I’ve just started nodding my head at everything because I can’t process it all. The side effect of this is that I’m making myself go for a lot of walks to avoid negative reactions to things, so I’m actually getting a lot of steps in!

Monday evening my bf called me from the side of the road with smoke coming out of his car. He just hit 50,000 miles and his engine blew on his Civic – so much for Honda quality. Luckily he was not on the highway and he could pull over in a safe spot, but now it seems like we’re VERY unexpectedly car shopping. I’m a shopper but I do NOT like car shopping. Eugh!

All of this is going on before we leave for Colorado on Saturday. I should be much more excited for vacation but it still seems unreal to me right now that we’ll be there in two days. I always tell people that Colorado is good for the soul. I always feel so much lighter after going there and I really hope that is the same experience for this trip.

But I’m really most excited about the best thing to happen to me in a very long time: We’re getting a dog!!!!!!!!!

Meet Baby Beatrice, Bea the Boston Terrier:

BF and I picked the name while we were waiting for the tow truck on Monday lol, it means “She who brings happiness” which I hope will be true. I have wanted my own dog for years now and I keep pinching myself to see if this is real. She will be coming home in late September. I sincerely hope this means I get outside more, I learn, I grow, and we have many happy years together.

All that being said, I haven’t paid too much attention to food or fitness recently (although my steps counts still manage to exceed my goal?!) and I know I’ll have to get back there at some point. Right now I’m going with the flow and trying to keep with it. I suppose I’ll put more thought into this after vacation, but come on… look at that puppy! I’m a little distracted! I’ll be back…
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  • IRP1114
    I got bumped off your blogs again! Totally missed this one. Glad I came by your page this am!!
    Super exited for you and your new puppy!!! SO CUTE!!! Just adorable. emoticon

    Sorry to hear about your dad's fall. Sounds painful. Hope he is feeling much better now.

    Good luck with the job situation. Hope you have incorporated some meditation into your life like you have mentioned you wanted to before. I know it has done wonders for my over all stress levels in the passed year.

    No worries about not focusing so much on the fitness and such. I am sure you will find the time and motivation again soon!

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    2028 days ago
  • RAINA413
    First of all, how is your Dad doing? I am so sorry I am so delayed in reading this blog. I am usually much more on top of things. I hope that he is at home resting and doing everything he can to take care of himself. How terrifying that must have been for your mother! I am so glad to know she has you nearby.

    On top of all of that you add your truly insane work situation and car issues!! I had high hopes it would get better but it really doesn't seem to be. At least you are able to take some walks to not only get steps on your fitbit but also to diffuse some of the negativity. Sounds like a sucky situation. So sorry you have to deal with that. As for the car issues, while it is awful to have happen, I am thankful that he was able to pull over without any further incident and that all is well. Any idea what caused the engine to blow? At 50,000 that REALLY should not be happening!! Hope it is still under warranty.

    And finally, Colorado and BEA!! Best way ever to finish off a crappy week! She is just the sweetest thing! I bet you absolutely love cuddling with her! I don't think I'd be able to put her down!! She looks so soft and cuddly! Give her a big hug from me!!

    Looking forward to seeing Colorado vacation photos!! Hope you had a blast!

    2033 days ago
  • SLEE103
    You're in Colorado right now! So jealous, it is absolutely beautiful. I hope it is doing good things for your soul--you certainly deserve it with everything going on in that crazy life of yours. I saw the puppy pic before, and I wasn't sure it was actually yours...OMG!! So freaking cute I can't even. and I am SO happy for you! I know how much you've wanted one and I DO think Bea will fill something in your life :) Can't wait to hear about your trip!
    2039 days ago
    Glad to hear that your dad is home and healing. Bea is a beauty! You're going to enjoy her!
    Hope this trip is just the trick for you! Have a great time!

    2043 days ago
    I am in love!!! Baby Bea is adorable!! Congrats. Have a wonderful trip. Hope your Dad is on the mend. My sister had a heart attack in July. She's only 45. It has shaken me to the core. She'lscon the mend but it's been super scary.
    2044 days ago

    Okay, now that that's out there.

    I am still sending positive vibes to you and your family and hoping for a speedy recovery for your dad!

    Also, you and your bf don't seem to have much luck with cars... Think the Civic was just a lemon? My Jeep has been giving me all sorts of issues since I got it.
    2044 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    oh my gosh so many things going on!!! i am glad that the exciting is balancing with the not-as-exciting...enjoy your trip and your brand new puppy!!!! :)
    2044 days ago
    Very cute puppy! And I hope everything is okay with your dad! and yes, life is alternating crazy and calm.
    2044 days ago
    Cute puppy!

    Hope your dad gets better soon.
    2044 days ago
    Congrats on the puppy. And yes, everyone's life is like that. Periods of insanity, then periods of quiet (usually not long enough).
    2044 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1540230
    Awwww, congrats on the puppy!! Such a cute little thing.

    So sorry to hear about your dad, but it sounds like he's on the mends now. It's a good habit that you've got going on taking walks when things are stressful for you.

    Hang in there.... emoticon
    2044 days ago
  • CHEMCHIC2006
    OMG baby Bea is so cute! Congrats new dog mommy!
    2044 days ago
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