This is not a poor me post, I am not like that , but I did take a step back & looked at my life over the last few years. I have had many many wonderful things happen! One of them bringing Kort into our home in July 2008, I love that dog !♥
But.....there has been other not so wonderful things go on as well.
2007, in October 2007 we moved to Lethbridge from the only place I had ever lived. Brad had come here 6 months earlier for his new job, that meant I was in charge of packing up the entire house & all that goes with that, as well as closing down my own Grooming business. I also had to leave my family. I really don't know how I did it, it was very stressful :(
2008, I started my new job with a Dog Daycare, I am still there, although I am slowly widdling down my hours. The aches & pains in my back & hip are leaving me quite limited as what I can help with unfortunately.
2009, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, that explained alot ! I hurt all the time, all over, & because I hurt I can't sleep. There are medications of course, but they don't really work, I just try to work through the pain but it isn't easy. It makes me depressed sometimes as I am so young inside my head, but my body sucks!!! lol!
2010, my dad died :(
It was horrible that I was here, I flew home & was able to be there when he passed away.
2011, Brad had his first bi polar episode since 2006, he couldn't work, & was hospitalized. I had to keep on working , managing everything, house, dogs etc.
In Oct 2011 my younger sister Joanne was diagnosied with stage 4 cervical cancer, once again I flew home to offer my support. It was a horrible ,draining experience, for all of us. Joanne has since completed her treatments & at her recent PET scan there was no evidience of cancer anywhere else, & her original cancer has not grown , yippee!
2012, again less then 6 months later Brad has another bi polar episode, back in the hospital, he is still not working almost a year later. He comes and goes with his depression but he is fighting his way back :)
Having my mom here over Christmas has been wonderful, but I have realized that I haven't been able to rest! You know just chill on the couch, watch movies kind of chill. I have been out with the boys for nice walks but I feel I have to hurry back as my mom is here, that's just in my mind I know, but still it's there . Mom goes home on Friday & I am already sad, I don't want her to leave :( It has been nice to have her here to talk with.
There are some new changes coming this year , a puppy hopefully :) I have some decisions to make with Kort regarding his dog sports, what do I want to continue with. I just can't do everything anymore, it takes too much mental effort on my part & I just can't cope at the moment with too much thinking :)
Anyway, that the gist of things ,
Yesterday Wendy & I went out for a walk with Tate, Kort, Perkins(who I was dog sitting over the holidays) Coulee & Lacey, here are a couple of pictures thanks to Wendy :)