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Just a lil FYI......I write here for me and me only. I hope to use this space to help me remember the good, the bad and the ugly!!! I may also voice my feelings on a few things here and there, if you don't agree with them, cool and please do feel free to let me know. BUT....(there's always a "but" huh???) be nice these are MY feelings and thoughts and it's MY blog so again be nice!!! Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you will check back often as I'm really trying to make myself post more often. Sometimes just writing things down help to get things off my chest so to say, and it does me feel better.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Welcome Home David and Rocky!!

OK, here I am trying to get another post up here so that I can sort of get into the habit of posting a few times a week at least! So I changed the decor here, anyone like, not like, not care? I want the flag and sort of USA "appear" to stay up until after our son returned from his most recent deployment. So he's back, yeah!!!!!!! We are very happy that he is back with his lil family in VA, but I do have to admit I have found it a bit hard to "brag" to very much about it on Face Book. I think that is due to the fact that I belong to a Face Book for Navy Moms group and during the holidays several moms were very happy their sailor got to come home, for them I was truly happy, honestly I was. On the other hand it also made me feel a lil sad, for several reasons, one is because there are three moms that I personally "know" from that group that lost a child this past year, maybe I'm wrong and they were OK with everyone being happy their friends sailors were home, I just don't know about that, truly!!! Another reason was the fact that our son wasn't home for Christmas once again, and it really bothered me!!!!! So because I knew how I felt about others bragging their sailor was back from deployment or for the holidays or whatever, I just really have not said a whole lot there about David being back. Of course we are extremely thankful that he is back home and in one piece. Maybe I'm wrong for feeling this way, who knows but since it's my Face Book page I can write or not write about anything I want I suppose. So any feelings on that anyone??? How would you feel if you child was still out in harm’s way and a few others were no longer, would you feel comfortable being all bragging and stuff??? Please do tell, not that it's going to change my feelings because they are my feelings but I do like to hear others points of view. Also as I said three of those moms lost a child during the past year, so that also brought up a few "feelings" in me as well, I thought OK I'm feeling a bit left out because my child id still deployed and these poor mom would most likely to be happy their sailor was still deployed rather than gone forever. So that made me feel as if I wasn't grateful that my child was or at that point we hoped he'd be safely home soon. I was more grateful than I have words for, that's for sure!! Anyway my feelings were all over the place while David was deployed, I was a complete and total wreck for the first maybe three to four weeks. If it hadn't been for my friend across the street and my sister who has gone through deployments with her son, I'm not exactly sure how I'd have made it, truly!!!!! The other thing that helped greatly was the fact that our daughter in law and grand daughter were here. That was a huge distraction from our son being in harm’s way, we so enjoyed having them here. They are really only about 6.5 - 7 hours from us but still it's a bit of a drive to see them, unlike while they were here!! We did face time with them on our phones yesterday since it was David's birthday and that sweet little girl oh how I miss her!!! I do hope that sometime very soon we will get a chance to go up there and visit them!!!! So I suppose I'll close here for now, I hope I wasn't to very confusing here but it was suddenly very hard for me to find the words for my feelings on that topic. So any input or suggestions, would be fabo!!! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!!!

This is David and his Military Working Dog (MWD) Rocky!! Thanks guys for your service!!!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Meet Moon Beam Luna

It's been "forever and a day" (a fav of my mother's)since I have blogged!! I really thought that setting myself up for at least a photo everyday for 30 days would have jump started my "block". Well it's clear it did not, so I don't have a plan currently, I'm just going to attempt to blog as often as possible. I realized I missed an entire "book" of posts that some were full of drama and others not so dramatic, but memories just the same. While our son was deployed keeping all of us safe, our daughter in law, Kayla and grand daughter Caroline divided thier time between our home and her parents home about three hours from here. It was for the most part a wonderful time of memory making at it's best!! Caroline grew so much while he was gone, but thanks to good ole Skype he did get to see her at times. Most of the time I'd have to leave the room after telling hi and the general mom questions. Caroline would kiss the laptop screen and then if David asked for a hug she would wrap her arms around the computer or she would wrap her arms around herself!! Talk about a tear jerker, for real!! We are all very thankful that he is back and able to enjoy his little family. Yesterday or today I think was his first day back to "work". I will write a post about my feelings while he was gone and some very scary things that happned, but just not right now. I have had a very rough month or so and I sort of can feel myself "turning the corner" so to say. It was both mentally and physically rough and I want to enjoy my happy place for a bit before I go back and write about drama, fears and all of that junk.

I would like to write about lil Miss Moon Beam Luna, she is a fabo, wonderful, beautiful three month old baby beagle!!! I like her just a tiny bit and she is not spoiled in the least either!!!! Just needed to get that out of the way!! She truly came when I so needed a lil puppy therapy, for sure!! She was not supposed to live here fur-ever, the deal was I was to potty train her, let her get a little older so she could be left with our daughter Melissa's other dog. Since "Moonie" as we call her is a sweetheart for sure!! Someone "gave" her to our daughter while she was staged at a fire station while on shift. This person told her Moonie was 2.5 months old. So Melissa brings us Moonie the Saturday after Thanksgiving, I took one look at her and said there is no way this puppy is 2.5 months old, Melissa insisted this was so, OK, NOT!!! So to say poor lil
Moonie had a very ruff start in life doesn't come close!! She was only 3.1 pounds after living with us for almost a week. This is when her first "round of illneees" began, she was so pitiful!! She began to get sick and sicker, off to the vet we went. Thanks to our fabo vet Moonie got all better. Only to get sick once again, this time not so bad. Then something got a hold of that poor tiny baby beagle and she was sick as can be, we spent many sleepless nights together. Many after hours calls from our fabo vet just checking in on us, you surely don't see that much in this day and time!! During her last illness, she was very sick and we wondered if she would make it. I did everything I knew to do to help her get better, the vet did everything she knew to do. We managed her lack of fluids with IV fluids "sub- qu" which is right under the skin, and it looks sort of odd, almost like "saddle bags" on each side, as well as regular IV's. We prayed hard and worked hard on this lil girl!! She was just pitiful, during a rather ruff night, I held her and rocked all wrapped up in her blanket and begged her to get better and prayed for her to get better. I made a promise to her at that very second, I said “Moonie" if you will pull through this and get better I promise I will give you the most fabo fur-ever home, please get better I need you. There is a reason you came into my life and you aren’t getting out this soon!!! After a few more ruff days, she finally got a lot better. We just recently were informed of her true birth date, which is November 1, 2011; she came to us on the 25th. That made her only 3.5 weeks old when she first came to our home!! The vet feels this could be the reason she was so sickly. We’ve been through scary medical stuff with our kids, ourselves and other pets and this was no different, just heart wrenchingly scary! She appears to be doing well at this time, she isn’t much of an eater but she sure does love to play!! Also I suppose you have figured out that Melissa isn’t getting her back!!!! No hate, she at least got to name her, you surely didn’t think I came up with such a hippie name, now did you?????! I feel as if I have to defend myself for this but, Melissa works like 900 jobs, she is either on shift for 12 or 24 hours and there are times it's even more like 36 to 48 hours. She has friends who go by and let her golden "Mikey" out to potty, feed him and a few even just take him to thier home. "Mikey" is the type of dog who does fine with or without you, he loves Melissa, but he does LOVE his chill time too!! "Moonie" I don't feel will ever be a dog who is OK with being along for long periods of time. So no hate, I did it for a good reason and really Melissa is fine with it, she sees her when she visits us and when we visit her, she only 1.5 hours from us. So my first post in forever, goes on forever, so enjoy lil Moonie's photos!!!

The photo on the left is two days after she moved in and the right photo is about two weeks or so ago!!! A bit different in appearance???? Have a fabo Friday!!!! I'm too lazy to proof this for typos and the like so.......such is life at times!!!!