Hello all - hoping this finds you all well and healthy.
What a week this has been. I have much to share.
First - basically Momma is gone. She had a few good moments then it went downhill quickly. Last night when I got home - she was breathing so shallow. I didn't want her to be alone when passing - so I brought her in and held her from 7:30 PM until this morning. Never let her down. Held her, petted her, kissed her, talked to her, and just loved her and CRIED! She is 99% gone. Her pupils are dilated and fixed. She slept all night with her eyes open. There seems to be nothing behind those sweet eyes. Her body is totally limp. She doesn't seem to be aware of anything - just barely breathing. I believe SHE is gone - and the vessel is slowly shutting down. Just breaks my heart.
I am so lucky she chose THIS place to live and that I got to enjoy her and love her for so many years.
Coogy wasn't sure what to think. He didn't understand why he wasn't getting all my attention last night.
He was stressed and he got sick once. But he was very kind and respectful to her.
I have not been to bed yet (yeah, I stayed up all night) and I still have on yesterday's clothes. What a mess I am!
I found out yesterday that my 'ex' broth-in-law passed away. He was my deceased sister's husband and the kids stepdad. He has remarried - but we still kept in touch and talked.
On a happy note - I got to meet Mr. Miles - my newest nephew. Oh my goodness he is tiny!!!!! He is the tiniest baby I have held in ages. What an absolute sweetheart.
Got to be with family yesterday afternoon at a cookout - I needed that.
Blackie and Fluffy were weird this AM. I went out to feed and Blackie scarfed wet food and Fluff wanted 2nds - that NEVER happens. Blackie never wants wet food in the morning. Just strange. Good but strange.
- I did mow and trim everything - it looked so pretty when first done. Now it needs it again!
- I cleaned out between drive and fence about 50' length. Mainly stuff growing from next door - but it is all clean now
- Froze more tomatoes and okra
- Picked some grapes and froze
- NO grocery at all - didn't even look at ads
- Dehumidifier water in washer
- Made a pasta/veggie salad to take to cookout - heavy on veggies (it was a hit)
- Made new feed and refilled the hummingbird feeders. They are really active
- Taking care of Momma
Meals this week:
Reuban sandwich and pickles
Sloppy Joe and fresh veggies
Dirty rice w/chicken and salad
Rice with beans added and sliced tomatoes
Breakfast - eggs, sausage and toast
How was your week? Did you get any deals or do any frugal things? How are those gardens?
Life sure can change on a dime - so I hope you are all enjoying life.
I pray that you each have a healthy and safe week.
Blessings from my humble little home to you and yours.
And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures, according to their kinds; cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so.
Thank you Lord for all of nature and thank you for the sweet animals we have taken in as pets and family. I feel they make us better people and enrich our lives in every way.
Thank you for blessing us with all of nature. Amen