ice cream

During this Lenten season I am finding it hard to quell the urge for ice cream which is a daily ritual!!!

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Slightly late SoCS

We’d have never known that in the space of 4 weeks we would lose (3) of our PRECIOUS and LOVED four legged babies. But that is exactly what happened between January 5th and February 6th. Below is my post from Saturday February 6th:


Unfortunately as a responsible and loving pet parent with multiple pet children you have to often make some difficult decisions. As everyone knows we have had some aggression issues within our pack causing us to lose our Tippy and our Buddy in less than three weeks. The aggression has continued in the last two weeks with our Fluffy, who was born in my bed in September 2012, the handsome boy in these pictures, being the aggressor and it only happens when we are not home. Because of this Cruz and I weighed all of our options, knowing that if we surrendered Fluffy and was honest about his aggressiveness they would not place him in a new home. Yesterday because of another incident we made the heartbreaking decision to take him to Dr. Homer and send him to chase the squirrels in the sky. This was even tougher because he was our grand-baby by Missy the little black dog in the picture and either Buddy or Stitch. This morning we took him and I held him and balled like a baby as it happened and after. I am ready for this madness to be over.

We wish we could’ve!!!!!!!!!!


One Liner Wednesday |So it happens again!



So it happens again, last Wednesday we lost the gorgeous boy in the picture above.

Buddy joined our family just about 10 years ago. When he showed up he was a filthy disgusting animal. I took him in and bathed him, at which point I determined he had been dumped. He was way to healthy and muscular to be a stray. I told Cruz we would put up pictures to find his owners and I said “DO NOT NAME HIM, we are not keeping him!” a few days later he calls me at work to tell me the baby has a name. His name is Buddy because he is Stitchy’s buddy! We provided Buddy with a very spoiled and loving home and he will be missed more than we can imagine. Stitchy laid with Buddy through the night last night while he was in so much pain. When Buddy had passed, Stitchy sniffed him and laid back down with him for a few minutes.

We love all of our babies – if you are a multiple dog owner like we are please do not take for granted or advantage of what you believe to be perfect harmony among the pack. Unfortunately both Tippy two weeks ago and Buddy were victims of pack mentality attacks and Cruz and I are truly more heartbroken that anyone can imagine!!!!!

Tuesday Use it in a Sentence & #JuJoJan|Late & Climate

This post is part of both #tuesdayuseitinasentence and  #JuJoJan.

It amazes to see how many people are still so late to the table regarding the importance of climate change!!!!!

Here are the prompt rules #tuesdayuseitinasentence:

  1. Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it.
  2. Try to do it on Tuesday.
  3. Include the hashtag #tuesdayuseitinasentence.
  4. Post it on Twitter and/or Facebook (if you have a public site) and/or Pinterest and/or WordPress and/or any other social media site you belong to.
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  6. If you post your sentence here on WordPress or on any other site where there’s a clickable link, include the link in the comment section for this week.
  7. Google #tuesdayuseitinasentence to find other participants! The more you connect, the bigger it gets and the more views and followers you’ll have.
  8. Have fun!

Here are the rules for JusJoJan:

1. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list) counts as a “Jot.” If it makes it to WordPress that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

2. If you write a JusJoJan post on your blog, you can ping it back either to my daily JusJoJan post or here, to make sure everyone participating knows where to find it. To ping back, just copy the URL from this post or the daily post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and come back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section.

3. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

4. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

5. This year there are prompts for every day that’s neither a Wednesday nor a Saturday. You’ll find the list below. You can, but you don’t have to use the prompts. Please write whatever inspires you.

6. If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge in your post so that others can find your post more easily.

Slightly late #SoCS & #JusJoJan |What?

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s #SoCS and #JusJoJan

What was it about alcohol and cocaine that drew me to it? Almost two years into RECOVERY from alcoholism and cocaine addiction, I often ask myself this question.

Now I know part of it was my suffering from being bipolar and constantly fighting depression not necessarily associated with my being bipolar. I also know now that even though I put up an awesome front regarding  my own self esteem – I truly had none.

But today after all of the soul searching, all the crying, all the prayers, and all the love and support of my awesome family and friends – SPECIFICALLY my husband of almost 15 years Cruzer – THE PROMISES CONTINUE TO COME TRUE FOR ME!!!!

So happy to be SOBER and CLEAN just for this ONE 24 HOUR PERIOD!!!