Sunday, April 24, 2011

At Least We Are All Together

First, I must say that I am truly blessed. I am saved from death & hell and eternal separation from my Maker because Jesus is alive and waiting for me in heaven and I know Him personally in my heart!

Second, here is the run down of the last few days.

*PandaJOY is a part of who we are now and we have been so thrilled to have her as a part of our family for Easter, though I still stand FIRM that having a two year old at age 40 is nuts. Maybe it will keep me young. Maybe it's the fountain of youth. Maybe I'm kidding myself. No matter, she is a HUGE blessing and a YES answer to prayer.

*On Friday PandaDoggie got the old snip,snip on his manhood. Awe...poor little guy.

*Also on Friday I was boiling eggs to be dyed on Saturday for my girls. I have always loved dying eggs and this would be a fun treat for PG to show PJ what to do. However, as I started the water boiling I noticed I'd laid the pan's lid down on top of the gas stove in the middle of the two front burners so I proceeded to scream like a girl and then realized I'd seriously burned my hand, ran it under water for 15 minutes while PandaPop got the Aleve, Neosporin and gauze and I cried. Dang it, it hurt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The medicine did wonders because with the exception of one spot you can hardly tell I was burned. Without the Neosporin I think I'd have a slight scar. That stuff is miraculous. I called PG & PJ over to show them how I was crying and that was WHY we do not touch the hot stove. PJ was very comforting and sweet, told me not to worry and that she wanted to "tiss" my boo-boo.

*PandaDoggie was brought home with The Cone of Shame (must see the movie UP to appreciate that line) He was sooooooo sad and pitiful! Remember, he's deaf so wearing that cone that cuts off his peripheral vision is a killer. He already has NO SENSE of boundaries and runs into things, but with this GIGANTOR cone he's a beast! I didn't even have to shave my legs today because the cone has scraped every sort of hair OFF my legs.

*Last night got even better. Poor PandaDoggie kept trying to get to his new sore spot and ending up nicking the bruised area that was full of blood (BECAUSE THE RIDICULOUS VET THAT DID THE SURGERY DID A HORRIBLE JOB AND BRUISED OUR SWEET BOY HORRIBLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) so what do you think happened? Yes, blood started gushing out everywhere on our carpet and the front foyer tile. PandaPop is trying to be calm, but is really freaking out holding the doggie there while I'm trying to frantically run to the computer in the other room and find an emergency animal clinic because it's about 8:30PM. After a few calls I found a dear friend to come over QUICKLY and drive PP and PD to the animal hospital. I'm CRINGING thinking about how much $$$$$$ that was going to cost and about the pain of the doggie all the while PandaJOY is SCREAMING up stairs because there is a massive wind and lighting storm brewing outside and is about to hit. Can you say FREAKING OUT? I prayed and begged God to please let the little one SHUT UP and that PP would be safe going out in an awful storm and that the dog would die to make our life easier. I know. You think I'm horrible, but in the midst of the crisis that's what I thought. I love that doggie and am so sad that he's in such pain, but I was thinking of what would lessen the load in the moment. I'm better now. The storm caused a blackout at the animal hospital. I"m sure that helped my deaf dog who was in major pain. After a couple hours PP came home with the dog, new pain meds and some sedation meds. They said the clinic we used did a bad job and didn't give the right meds. SO TICKED OFF. I've told you......having him is like having another child because of how much care he takes. Ugh.

*Notice the dark streaks coming from PandaDoggie's eyes. That is NOT normal. He has been in pain and majorly stressed. That breaks my heart for him.

*I didn't even get to attend the Easter church service because I worked in the nursery. I am happy to serve and let families attend the service especially if it is the one day of the year they go. I am blessed to attend all the time, but I was bummed to miss out on that part of the day.

*There is something with a family member that is deeply crushing my heart and that always makes for a difficult time.

*Didn't get to see any extended family today which bums me because I grew up with Easter being a big deal. Instead I made sure our little FOURSOME had a great lunch and a sweet table set up. They loved it which really made me smile. Ham, green bean bundles, seasoned fingerling potatoes, bread, iced tea and strawberry shortcake plus Peeps and chocolate bunnies. Sweet time with my family.

*Let PG put out plastic eggs for PJ out in the yard away from the doggie poo area. PandaDoggie decided it was time to poo. It was nice & smushy, he stumbled because of the meds, the cone and part of his backend smeared the poo in the middle of the egg hunt. Instead of enjoying the egg hunt me and PP got him all cleaned up. Good times.

*Another wind and lightning storm started up RIGHT AS THE GIRLS WERE GOING TO BED. Bedtime delayed.

*The doggie is still taking a TON of work to keep up with and will be like that for two weeks. Lovely. I have had animals all my life and none of the snip,snips have been like this.

There's more to the details of these tidbits, but I am really tired and am hitting the sack. Check out the 365 pics for the brighter side of things.

Happy Easter!!


  1. OMG I just let my pups out and am listening to the storm outside and HOWLING over your weekend! Chuck is probably going to wake up from the bed shaking so much!

  2. Goodness. You had one killer weekend. I'm so sorry friend. You certainly deserve a better week ahead. Your new blog banner is darling. I especially love the shot of you at Serendipity's.

  3. I am so sorry for all the chaos with the storms and the PandaDoggie.

    I take my pup at 6 months old to the Mckinney SPCA to get spayed. They did such a horrible job that when I took her to my Vet's office a couple of days later the Vet did not think she was going to make it thru the day. Thank God she did....after about a month of recovery of very low activity,2 weeks on pain meds and 3 weeks on antibiotics she lives to tell the tale.
    Praying for your family!

  4. O my word--I am sending TONS of sympathy your way! I am praying that the worst for PDoggie is over and that your week only can get better from here!

  5. So sorry about your horrible holiday weekend...Hope PD gets better soon! Sending many hugs your way!

  6. I do not like the cone of shame.