Saturday, November 03, 2012
Well was pushed would more fitting a word!And before anyone comments on what a horrible person I am.She is 18 and living with her big sister.She was not going to college and was refusing to do anything to help me and my DH.We did make her pay us gas money and she griped about $5 a day.SO,I made her take a cab home one night when i was on my back in pain.$17.50 later she was not only furious at me,she couldnt believe a cab was that costly.I had to cut the umbilical to our connection.She was yelling,telling me off and just being plain disrespectful.Not a bad word was being said to dad and a light bulb moment arrived,it was because he wont tolerate it like i do!!!!The moment arrived when she called me LAZY and SELFISH!I turned ten shades of red and drove her butt to buy storage containers and moving boxes.She was waiting there in line expecting me to pay and I turned my head and ignored her.When we arrived back home,i said "Now get busy packing"She tried wooing good ole mom by apologizing profusely but enough was enough!I started putting her boxes in the car while she bawled and snotted all over.Her sister stood in the doorway laughing at her."She must've had enough huh?Alisha is my oldest and she's tough on her sisters but 3 so far have came through her doors and became better people by having to do for themselves.She dont tolerate SLACKERS!Now,we have the house to ourselves and are LOVING it.My DH has even been happier,less stressed and we have been going on dates.I had basically been so busy driving my dd around back and forth to work he sorta got neglected along the way...not anymore!He cooks and cleans and helps with laundry!!!HAHA,I should have pushed Kayla out months ago SUSAN
Friday, November 02, 2012
There she sat one chilly October morning looking at me with those puppydog eyes.I looked around and did'nt see anyone.How is it that the Lord picks me to rescue a creature?I was running late for my appointment and threw the little dog a crust from my daughters breakfast sammie.It took what felt like forever to see my doc,get my meds and rush back to the dog.She whined and ran up when I knelt down.I quickly scooped her up and felt bones and fur matted to her skin.She yelped but,knew I was saving her.The fury in me was boiling when I noticed a rope embedded in her neck.I quickly called my friend Percy at the shelter."Bring her here" Percy said.I bundled her in my jacket,put the harness around her and put the heater on her.Some higher power knew to give me all green lights and my old hooptimobile drove like a champ all the way!!I got there and Percy ran out to greet me.Oh no he cried she's so malnourished!Her ribs are poking through.The real shocker was she was pregnant!!We worked with her for weeks.She was like a maltese mix,brown and white and about a year old.
I gave her the name Angel because,the harness had made her fur look like she had folded wings.Well on the up side I was fostering her and contemplating keeping her when my elderly friend Jenny lost her precious dog Sparkie.I brought Angel over for some affection and Jenny fell in love and adopted her.Angel delivered 5 pups and only one survived.We all see puppies and want one but let me tell you they are a commitment.Do not get one unless you are financially capable of food and vet care.They need walking and lots of LOVE and play.I go monthly and volunteer my time,pet food,blankets,walks,toys and clean cages.If it were'nt for people like me,they would not be able to keep their doors open.Anyone non-allergic to animals can help! SUSAN
By the way it is a no kill shelter!
Friday, October 26, 2012
If I had a nickel for everytime i told myself id put me first tomorrow,Id have a mansion and be very rich!LOL,i am harder on myself than others are.I just think about and do for my elders,my friends that need me and my family.Today,I made time for myself and swam at the pool for therapy on my back.I sat next to a lady complaining about everything from the election to not liking anyone at the pool to her 2 year old car.I turned to her smiled and said yeah but,Have you thanked God today?Have you counted your many blessings?Sometimes we are so busy complaining about what isnt right,that we dont remember what is right!She told me I was sent there to remind her to be more aware of her many blessings. SUSAN
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
My volunteer job is so fulfilling.Sad,happy,angry,confused are all feelings i experience on a daily basis.See my job is with people that no longer have homes.They have a place to stay but not a home is the top complaint.They are senior citizens.Some have alzheimers,some have mild dementia,some are just placed there to live out their final years.I walk in the door and see some glum faces that brighten upon seeing me.Susan they all holler!!I have a surprise for everyone,I yelled.They had stunned looks when i pulled out a cd player and popped some oldies in.There was laughter,singing,dancing,flirting,refreshm
ents from the nurses
and just alot of fun and smiles.I then pulled out coloring books and crayons
markers and paints.To say they were giggling and enjoying the day was an
understatement.Joy,a nurse walked over and hugged me tight.Susan,ya know when they are needing you Huh?I laughed and looked over at the slumbering sweethearts and smiled...they cheer me up so much!Oldies and Oldies go together!What a great time!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I will not change who I am for anyone.I have been through alot the last 8 years.I yo-yo at times but for the most part have held my own.I take full credit for back sliding and i'm in the learning process.My therapist says my body shows a neat trim figure and my eyes see a plus size figure.I know that my sweet,loving,kind self deserves to be healthy and I will not trade health anymore for ice cream or donuts.I cant tell you the amount of self esteem I had at 138 lbs.Im not waiting to be that weight again to feel good about myself.I love me any way I am!I am worthy of self LOVE! SUSAN
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