a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, January 12, 2015

This N That

We are the Red Cross
the soup kitchen
and transport
One can't walk
one's heating aching joints
the other shuts down
Those still standing
try to make it better
hoping "Normal"
is closer than it was
We've had freezing rain and cold temps but nothing we couldn't deal with (and I'm frantically searching my mind how to NOT end this sentence with a preposition. Some lessons never leave.  I guess it's okay now.  I hear people saying "Want to go with?"  With what???  Don't leave me hanging.) 

The after care and day care station is still open.  A visit later today to see how the skin grafts are taking.  I'm glad we can help but we are tired. It is straining on the pocket book and every one's patience.  No one can help the situation.  We must muddle through with as much good grace as we can muster. Eight days from our second month with at least four months to go...and eight days.

Poor Bonnie had to return to the vet after her surgery. In a few short days she dropped from 83.5 pounds to a terrible sixty pounds.  She has come back strong and nearing her original weight.  That "free" puppy now has an invested value of $489.17.

Marcy was transported to the hospital one day but I brought her home with me.

I am crocheting in all my FREE time and trying to read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Apparently I am at fault and "attract" this chaos.  I must find out the "secret" to ending that attraction. This was a book I chose at Salvation Army just because the cover was pretty.  Won't do that again unless I need the cover for a project.

So here I am being non creative, dull and boring.

May your best dreams come true this week.

23 comments:

Sandra said...

you are never boring and always creative. i know this is true because i said it and i am never wrong...hang in there and stare often at that stunning sky with all those spectacular trees. that is if the ice melts and lets you out there. i am so sorry about Bonnie, poor girl must have gotten infections. OUCH OUCH on the cost added to the other cost of your health care facility... you don't draw the chaos, you just care for the people that are your family whether you want to or not..

Arkansas Patti said...

Goodness Gail, you are really testing the trials and tribulations part of life. I don't believe we attract troubles but they do tend to come in bunches. I call it the boils and sores periods that we all experience.
Know it must be stretching all of you thin but hang in, there is an end to the tunnel.
Keeping you all in my prayers.

Delores said...

Heartache and woe seems to go in cycles doesn't it? It's not much help right now to know that this too shall pass....but it shall. The sun will shine again.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad Bonnie is doing better and hope Marcy fully recovers.
No freezing rain here. Just lots of rain period.

Linda Wildenstein said...

oh goodness, lots of stuff piled up in your emotional depository. Sometimes it gets to be like that and I don't think that you attract it, stuff happens, ya know???????
xoxo Linda

Linda Kay said...

Gail, so glad Bonnie is recovering. I hope everything is looking up for you for the rest of this week. We do go through the doldrums, don't we?

TexWisGirl said...

gosh, you've been surrounded by it, haven't you! keep your chin up. poor daughter. and bonnie, too!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I think "the secret" is just to focus, pray, and get through it. I don't think you attracted this difficult time. But I do think you will get through it.
I hope your daughter is healing well and will fully recover. I hope the same for Bonnie. Why did she lose so much weight?
This, too, shall pass. Know you are not alone.

Karen S. said...

Good wishes for Bonnie and Marcy, and you as well, and by the way, I don't find you boring at all- you actually remind me so much of myself, more and more, and I say that in a great way! I'm reading a new book myself, bought mostly by it's cover and the hope that it's truth I'm reading- it's actually a bit as peculiar as the title, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs..... we'll see how long it takes to read it.

Sketching with Dogs said...

I can't even imagine how hard it must be being homeless in Winter. I hope they get a lot of help in this weather.
Lynne x

A Quiet Corner said...

Thank goodness Bonnie came around and hoping the fact you brought your daughter home was a good sign of things to come!...:)JP

Farm Girl said...

Wow you are so busy. That is thick ice. I hope you can find lots of humor in all of this, and you know that saying about judging a book by its cover. :)
I hope you have a break soon. I am so glad that Bonnie is doing better.

Bethany Carson said...

"Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put." --Winston Churchill

Glad to hear Bonnie is doing better! Stay warm!

LindaG said...

Not true!
*hugs*
Sometimes I wish I had let my Granny teach me how to crochet. She could do it all. Knit, crochet, make quilts, nurse...

So glad to hear Bonnie is okay!

Have a blessed week, Gail. Hope healing comes quicker than they predict. ♥

carolina nana said...

Gail
I say a prayer for you all everyday. I remember how hard this trial is. You'll make it I'm sure.
Blessings
Marilyn

Far Side of Fifty said...

Being a caregiver sucks sometimes. God will give you the strength you need to get through this long haul. When it rains it pours...poor Bonnie...hope she stays okay. Poor Maria...she cannot feel great about the situation either... I hope you get some respite or financial relief from the Insurance Company from the guy who caused the accident. :)

Kenn Merchant said...

Even with all the help that one can give, sometimes it is up to those struggling to put a step forward and make a difference.

gld said...

Trust me: You are never boring!

My heart goes out to you during this stressful time. I hope you have someone you can unload on safely. My Iowa Sis is the one for me and I think I am the one for her! Sometimes we need to yell and scream and badmouth even those we love the most knowing it won't go further. Hang in there. This too hall pass!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

SO glad to read that Bonnie is doing better! Sending thoughts and prayers your way during this time!

Lynne said...

Poor worn out YOU . . .
Leaving a sentence with a preposition . . .
The least of your worries!

DesertHen said...

You are not dull or boring or non-creative! You have a lot on your plate right now! Take care...all of you! Hello to Marcy! Pretty birds!

Susan Kane said...

I don't think there are any quick solutions to surviving such a struggle.
After such awful events, I find that God gave me the gift of disassociation, where I went through it all on automatic. Could get a perspective later.

StitchinByTheLake said...

During the hard times of our lives time itself seems to slow down. Why, oh why won't it do that during the good times? blessings, marlene

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