First of all most of you know me pretty well – do you really see this downtime as a relaxing break?????? I spend hours trying to fix the problems and when I’m not trying to fix them, I’m anxious, depressed and worried. Some break. When the blog is down, I’m a mess! And that’s putting it mildly! When the blog is working I can sit down and write a post and then enjoy the comments over a cup of coffee …. or a beer. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with this blog.
I keep clicking on suggestions that pop up and finally I got your comments! It’s very hard for Kayla to help me over the phone and she’s in school during the day so I’m writing this on an admin page that I’ve never even used before for posting and honestly when you guys got the latest “test again” post, the message I got was that it wasn’t published! This has been a stressful week.
Rick is in the hospital because his heart went out of rhythm on Monday morning. We spent two mornings in the ER and they finally admitted him about noon on Tuesday. Now just let me say that I looked at this week as my Christmas vacation – you know, no cooking, cleaning the bathroom, kitchen and living room once for the week. Why is it that husbands can never put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher? They leave them in the sink NEXT TO THE DISHWASHER! I just don’t get it – can anybody explain this to me?
so….. I was looking forward to a calm quiet week while he was in the hospital getting meds figured out to keep his heart in rhythm. Well, that didn’t happen.
Jo – she is doing well and I can watch her on my phone via a camera in the kennel. Yesterday I carried her into the house and let her hide under my sewing island while I worked and then I carried her back to the shop where she is most comfortable. Sam was here so she helped me put the thunder shirt back on Jo – it will also keep her warm. When I had her in my arms outside, her ears perked up and she sniffed the air which I thought was a good sign! I’m going to do it again today! She doesn’t fight me when I reach into the bed to pick her up which is a relief but she must weigh 45 pounds or so and one day I fell to the floor when I tripped with her in my arms. Too bad she isn’t a little dog! Her recuperation might take months but that’s ok – it’s going to be a long winter here in North Iowa and I will spend it with Jo.
I will take some new pictures and try to get them posted. This will all be an experiment because I have to keep trying different avenues to post with pictures. I know you’ll bear with me so here goes – I’m hitting the PUBLISH tab!!!