Wednesday, February 25, 2015

waving hello- long overdue

Hello my friends, it's been quite a roller coaster ride these past few months.  I have many changes in my life, some good, some sad, making the most of it.  I want to apologize for being away so long, my intentions are to sit and write a post, and then life keeps happening.

Back in September, my French Bulldog was diagnosed with a heart tumor, I was told it is what it is, to love him and take him home(this was from the cardiologist he saw, Chemo and a surgery to remove the sac around his heart will just help short term, so I was a mess over this, my baby boy, (7 1/2 years old is dying)  The good news is that the practice he sees for his check ups practices herbology  and I took him in as another tumor developed on his paw, to make a long story short, he is now on herbal chemotherapy and it is cheap!!!!, his tumor on his paw was gone in 3 weeks and we are hopeful that his heart tumor has shrunk, he's acting like he always has and i'm keeping my fingers crossed he is doing good and I can have another year with him.

In November my husband quit his job after months of harassment and just stuff going on that wasn't nice, so he quit, more on that journey to come.
Also in November my son decided to go to Pittsburgh to live with his dad, I was so sad and upset, hardest thing I had to do was say goodbye, but it was best for all of us.  He is happier, I'm doing better with the stress gone.  He wasn't happy, his grades were suffering, all I want is for him to graduate high school this year.

January, well still no job for hubby and my 3 year old Golden has started to have seizures, and now they are getting frequent and more violent, so she goes back to the vet tomorrow, we were able to record them and have been keeping a record as instructed....
- hubby also had an interview in Erie Pa (where I am from) with Penelec.....more interviews around Cincinnati and none have called him back ....he accepted the Penelec offer 2 weeks ago.....we are now moving to Erie this summer, hubby starts in a little less in 2 weeks.

Now we are trying to prep this house for the market, and look for a house in Erie, also find out that my dad has cancer again, this time in his lungs and is rapidly I know why God is taking us to Erie and this is the only job offer...everything happens for a reason.  I will be home to help my parents, and closer to Pittsburgh so I can visit my son.

Sigh, no what to do with a 17 year old girl who wants to stay here for College. She's already been accepted, already spending her senior year at his college, the problem is they don't have dorms on this campus, so we are trying to figure out what to do with her, but I know it will all work out.

In the mean mom taught me how to knit while we visited her over the holiday so now I can't stop knitting, mostly ripping but knitting to :)

I have manged to do some cross stitch, I did Hooked on Exchanging year of the sheep which is happening currently.  Hopefully I can post a picture of what I did by next week.  I am very pleased and want to make one for myself now.

Things are good, things are bad, everything happens for a reason and I know God will get me through this.

Waving to you all  and hoping I can reconnect more over the next few months.

Hugs Dawn


  1. Sounds like you've had a rough couple of months.
    I wish you the best and hope everything works out in your favor.
    Take care.

  2. So Sorry Dawn, life hits us all hard sometimes in our life , keep your faith you will come through it , it will make you stronger .
    There is always a reason why these things happen , sending you loads of hugs and xxx.

  3. Dawn ... I do hope everything works out OK. Yes, I am a believer in 'everything happens for a reason'.

  4. So many changes so quickly, Dawn--I do hope your move works out for all of you. It will be nice being closer to family... Good luck with everything :)