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This & That ~ Hello? Does This Thing Still Work?

Probably not.
I kinda disappeared.


I hadn't realized it'd been 3 months (July 6th to be precise) since I'd last posted, until achieve1dream commented asking if I was alive. Oops. Ironically, that was on my post apologizing for being a bad blogger after not having blogged since May. (Completely off subject, but why is it that every time I try to type "blogger" my fingers want to type "blooger"? LOL)

Anyway, let's just say that I'm great at forgetting I even have a blog.

That's not entirely true. I haven't forgotten about my blog but it seems like that when I have time to blog, there's nothing to blog about but when I have something to blog about, I don't have time to blog.

Such is life, eh?

I don't think much has happened since I did my last recap. Chris turned 17 in July. Where in the world has time gone?? Nothing makes you feel older than your kids. Bleh.

McKayla started 1st grade in August and has been doing fantastic. She just brought home her 1st 6 weeks report card and had all A's across the board. Proud Momma here. :-)

I celebrated my 35th birthday in August. Ouch, that's kind of hard to type. Although I don't feel 35, I feel like I did in High School. It's almost like I expect to feel my age, like at 35 there is some sort of major personality/physical change. I know that doesn't make a lick of sense and I don't know how to make it make sense. Oh well.

We've added a few new furry family members in the last few months (pictures shown on the sidebar to the right):

Oreo came because a friend of mine has a lot of health problems and it was just too much to deal with having to change his/her cage and I told her I could take him/her. Still can't pet him/her but it's enjoyable watching him/her run around and play in his/her cage. (Obviously I don't know if I have a male or female LOL)

Coco was a planned buy. I'd wanted a hamster the kids could actually handle since Oreo is too skittish and too small. I hadn't realized how difficult it'd be to find a female tho (I don't like the males b/c of how pronounced their rear end is, I mean geez!, do they have to be the size of their head?! LOL) I eventually found one and she's been calm and confident from the get-go. The kids have really enjoyed being able to pet and play with her.

We've also added a 2nd dog to the family. I know this sounds stupid but I'm not sure if I'm ready to formally introduce her just yet. I feel like in some sort of way, that I'm disrespecting Katie or pretending like she never existed if I make an introductory of our new girl before I do a proper Remembrance post for Katie. Sounds ridiculous, I know, but I can't shake the feeling.

And last but not least, as I'm typing up this blog post, I'm sitting in the waiting room of a hospital waiting for my husband to be finished with his back surgery. He'd injured it years ago (doesn't really know how but that's the doctors best guess) and after trying physical therapy and several shots in his back, the last resort was surgery. That's partially why I have any time to blog right now, what else can I do while sitting in a waiting room for several hours? LOL

So that's what I've been up to since my last hiatus. Fascinating life, huh? Aren't you jealous? LOL


  1. Jeez I hope your hubby is doing well after surgery!! I don't know why but I have a horrible fear of back surgery. I guess because almost every single member of my family has back problems.... Anyway I'm praying for a swift and complete recovery for him.

    Happy belated birthday! You aren't very far ahead of me hehe. Thirty five isn't old! Remember you're only as old as you feel and if you feel like you did in high school then you're doing awesome. :D

    The new members of the family are cute! I would love to know more about your new dog. Don't feel like you're betraying Katie. I'm sure Rio appreciates having a friend. It will actually help him recover from the loss quicker too. I've been thinking a lot about getting another dog, but I just can't afford it at all right now.

    Thanks for the update! I've missed reading about your crew.

    1. Gah. And once again it takes years to reply. :-/

      He's doing great after his surgery. He has his 2 week post op check today actually and has been going pretty much nonstop since we came home.

      Thanks! Funny thing is, I'M always the one telling people they are only as old as they feel but I didn't apply that to myself LA

      I'll introduce her soon enough, I guess whenever life slows down enough for me to have time to. LOL

      I've kept up with your blog and the others I follow but you know me, I don't comment haha. Talk soon! :-)


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