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Thursday, December 06, 2012



Don't know how well you can see it but this is my thumb slice. I have broken it open over night (bled all over my blanket) and then three more times today. I really hate being a bleeder - just a real pain in the rump roast.

I had the meeting at my son's school this am. We'll just say things are not going well. Because of his disabilities he is several years behind other kids his age. Well at 18 (almost 19) we have finally hit tween defiance! I hope we have found a way to get this under wraps.

The meeting was very stress full (I always feel like I'm under scrutiny for being a bad mother). And hubby and I went out to breakfast. Yeah, that was a mistake. 900 calorie breakfast of eggs and pancakes!

Came home and started working. Next thing I knew there was an empty Angle Food cake pan in the kitchen. That was a fresh cake this am. I honestly don't even remember cutting it. I must have unless Gypsy has learned to use a knife (there was a dirty one in the pan).

Enough had to be enough today, so I harnessed Tazzy and went for a run. I'm almost home when some young dude comes up and tries to take Tazzy! "That's my dog" and tried to take her off my leash. A large stick and the choice between the cops or an ambulance if he didn't let go of my dog ended that. Do I really NEED this. I got home with Tazzy and stick and realized I was bleeding yet AGAIN.

My language has been beyond "colorful" this evening. I never said it couldn't get worse. I have not tempted fate this month!

This is NOT going to get me down. I will not be stopped. Stress will not win. I had a bad day with food - so what. Today is over. What's done is done. Can't change it. I'm moving forward. I'm making changes. And I'm going to have a GREAT December if it kills someone!!!

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DISAPPEARING1 12/12/2012 6:06AM

    OMG, I got behind in my Sparking and just read this. I'm so sorry Kitty you had such a traumatizing day, my friend. Here are hugs for you and your family:
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KALANTHA 12/9/2012 11:50AM

    Sorry about the incident with Tazzy.

I know exactly how you feel about the school meetings. When my son was still in school, I used to hate them. It could be very intimidating walking into one of those things with all those "professionals" lined up "against" you. I learned to take as many people along with me as I needed to so I wouldn't feel outnumbered and I learned to trust myself and stick to my guns.

Things will get better from here.

Promise.

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/8/2012 9:30PM

    Wow, you certainly had a rough day! Thankfully you found a big stick to get that dude away from you and Tazzy! My language would be colorful too! Sorry about your thumb too!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/8/2012 5:57PM

    Oh wow! That had to be a scary moment with the crazy guy. Glad you and Tazzy are ok, minus the bleeding thumb.

What is wrong with people?

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OPTIMIST1948 12/8/2012 4:59PM

    There has got to be more to the story other than "I thought it was my dog" Who would do that?

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MICHELLE_391 12/8/2012 12:26AM

    Oh, and p.s. stitches?

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MICHELLE_391 12/8/2012 12:26AM

    WTF? Was this guy high? Just take a dog off a leash? I'm proud of you for not crumbling!

I'm sorry your boy child is being difficult, and I hope this is a very short phase!

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 12/7/2012 11:46PM

    Wow that's some kind of @!# trying to take your dog! Around here dogs sometimes get stolen out of cars - especially black dogs for some reason - but to try to steal your dog right out of your hands takes some ______!

And, I get ya about the 'colorful' language. I had quite a few minutes of that several weeks ago.
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So, glad you are ok.



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HDHAWK 12/7/2012 8:18PM

    That's crazy!! I'm glad you saved your pup! Someone would have to tangle with me before they got my dog. I teach special ed. and I'm sorry you feel like a bad parent at meetings. It's so much better when we can work with parents as a team.

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WARRIORGIRL121 12/7/2012 7:42PM

    o my God, Kitty! That's terrible! I've been off a bit helping my sister and was just trying to catch up more on spark and then read THIS! You should report the creep to the police! I keep seeing stories in the news lately all over the place about criminals stealing people's dogs from them, even right out of their hands! The nerve! Please be careful and watch around you more carefully right now in case the crazy comes back. o thank God you were able to chase him off. Hugs, honey. Karen

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1CRAZYDOG 12/7/2012 5:20PM

    Holy Bad Day, Batman! Yours takes the award! Lord have mercy. I'd have beat the . . . well you can fill in the blank . . . out of someone who tried to take my furbaby! That's insane! Glad things turned out as they did on that one.

As for your finger . . . good Lord! Sounds like you need stitches. I would at least have it checked out.

You need HUGE Hugs!!!!!



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LESLIELENORE 12/7/2012 5:06PM

    I said a few salty words when Cooper got attacked yesterday. I hope your Friday was a much better day!

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RIDMYCOCOON 12/7/2012 3:07PM

    What a complete weirdy. Who would do such a thing! You are a strong and resilient woman! emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 12/7/2012 1:13PM

    You had a really trying day!
There's always tomorrow to start out again and do your best.
Sorry to hear of all the troubles...very stressful indeed!
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DOTTIESPLACE 12/7/2012 11:10AM

    Holy crap, Kitty! You win the crappy day award. I can't believe you had to contend with a dog napper on top of everything else! What's up with that? Time to upgrade that stick to a baseball bat!

Stay safe and spark on!

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TWEETYKC00 12/7/2012 10:36AM

    It sounds like Tazzy needs a command word for an attack if that happens again. Or you could get a big thing of pepper spray. I hope your weekend looks up hon, you can make it through!

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LOSER05 12/7/2012 9:32AM

    I would die if someone did that to my Buster..

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/7/2012 9:01AM

    Oh my goodness. What is wrong with people? This guy literally just tried stealing your dog from you? I don't think he would have walked away from me. I'd have beat him senseless with that stick and anything else I could find. How scary.

As far as feeling like you are under scrutiny regarding your son? You were there. You can't imagine how many parents aren't there. You are a good mother and want what's best for your son. I'm sure the teacher knows this.

Hope you have a better Friday and an even better weekend.

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JUSTME29 12/7/2012 8:58AM

    Sounds like a rough day. I'm glad it's over for your sake, I know you will make the rest of the month great.

I hope you've got things with your son worked out. As a teacher, let me tell you that I've never judged a parent of a child with a disability as being a bad parent. (Except for one, but that's because she truly is a terrible parent to both her disabled child and her other child. Scary lady!). We teachers have their child a short time each day, the parent has them the rest of the time and we know the parents' job is infinitely more challenging. I've been in those meetings, and I know that the parent always feels ganged up on. From my perspective though, I feel more like I'm on trial as to whether I'm worthy to teach their child, than the other way around.

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PUPPYWHISPERS 12/7/2012 8:40AM

    Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry about your day! I agree about the butterfly bandage or a steristrip for your thumb. Maybe a trip to the dr. or nurse?

The school should never make you feel like you're a bad parent. If they are, it's time to go above their heads. I know this because I work in education, in the administration building. Let me know if I can help at all.

And what's up with the guy trying to take Tazzy? I'm glad you and she are okay! I would have been all over his face. He is precisely the reason I carry pepper spray whenever I'm out with Jasper. You probably should call the police to report it happened, in case he's still doing it... I've had a lot of stuff happen while I'm out walking, but that's a new one.

I hope today the sun is shining, and everything is calmer for you. And it's FRIDAY!!!



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CANDYCANE2B 12/7/2012 8:04AM

    Oooh, what a day!!! After a day like you had, that guy didn't have a chance! lol, so glad you and your precious pooch didn't get hurt!!!

Have you tried a butterfly bandage on your finger? I've done that before, they have a lot of adhesive on them, so as long as you keep your finger dry, it will stay on!

Having a defiant teen is rough, and with disabilities added to the mix, is no pretty pie, but you're made of tougher stuff!!! Hang in there!!!

So you had a bad day, I agree with you, today is a NEW DAY! The past is past, I KNOW you can do it!!! Come on, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 12/7/2012 7:14AM

    one day at a time... every choice is a do over... you will get through this.

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ANDY_54 12/7/2012 7:12AM

    What's with the guy trying to take your dog? That's just...weird. Wow, huge slice there, no wonder it's still bleeding, yikes. Eating-wise, you're totally right, today is another day!!
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CELESTE_B 12/7/2012 6:26AM

    Ouch...that looks painful.

So sorry to hear about your day...how weird about the guy and Tazzy. My language would have been pretty colorful either...how strange.

I hope today is better.

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HIKINGFIT 12/7/2012 6:20AM

    dang! you want to get a job modeling for the medical textbooks like i have too?

what a creepy guy for doing that.
you got sweet numchuck skills! emoticon he's going to be the one needing the painkillers i bet.
you get em Kitty!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/7/2012 6:18AM

    sorry you are having such stress love.hope you went to the police about the attempted dog napper incase he tries it on with someone else not as brave,strong and determined as you. emoticon

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DALMOM2007 12/7/2012 6:05AM

    Sorry to hear about your day. That dog-napper is a crazy thing...I don't even know what I would do if someone tried to take my dog...that is just frightening to say the least. And colorful language....I would say words that would make a sailor blush.. emoticon

I really hope that today is a much better day for you. You are one tough lady and you are going strong! emoticon emoticon

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PMRUNNER 12/7/2012 5:45AM

    Wow. Hope things turn around for the better!

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GRAMMYRHONNIE 12/7/2012 5:43AM

    good job shaking it off! Tomorrow is a new day and a time to start over. and you need to keep those knifes away from Gypsy, she/he may get cut too! lol
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NILLAPEPSI 12/7/2012 4:33AM

    Ow! Ow! Ow!! I hope your thumb gets better super quick! Love that graphic!! I want shoulders like hers. emoticon

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CIPHER1971 12/7/2012 2:29AM

    OMG - what a day, and a dog-napper emoticon I am beyond shocked, I think I would be in the corner going blibble, you are very strong.

Sending you good vibes for an awesome December

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GMO_JEN 12/7/2012 2:01AM

    OMG-I not even know what I would do if someone tried to take Yadi or Willow! But a threat of mace may get used to get them to back off. Scary! And, I hope your thumb gets better soon.

You bounce back so well, and you'll tackle tomorrow well :)

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/6/2012 11:25PM

    Ouch!
New day tomorrow. Tomorrow will give you a fresh start to make new choices. Hoping it's a better day.

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BEARGODDESS 12/6/2012 11:16PM

    I think the Universe was offering you a de-stressor by giving you someone who obviously needed to be beaten over the head! WHAT A NUT CASE!! Sorry you had a bad day hon! You're a toughy though and today IS over and gone. Better day tomorrow!

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A-NEW-TARA 12/6/2012 11:06PM

    That's it, take that stick and beat it over that stress! You can and will succeed!
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NKOUAMI26 12/6/2012 11:01PM

    We all get those days. But I know you can do this. You are a strong and have will-power, so I am here emoticon you. Let me know if need any type of support

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GYMRAT_AT44 12/6/2012 11:01PM

    Crazy dude... glad you and the pup are okay. Deep breath, find the things to be grateful for in that day (I bet there are some), and start tomorrow fresh and new.

I am with you - I would beat the ever loving pulp if someone tried to take my kid or my dogs.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/6/2012 11:00PM

    *hugs* you can do it!!!

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APED7969 12/6/2012 10:58PM

    People are nuts. My language would be far more than colourful if someone tried to take my dog. Plus I'm pretty sure one of my dogs would take care of that on his own if he thought I was under threat! I hope your month improves!

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ONMYMEDS 12/6/2012 10:48PM

    You are one tough lady!!

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 12/6/2012 10:39PM

    You have NO IDEA how dead nuts on your blog is with me! NO IDEA!!!!!!

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12CAROL 12/6/2012 10:37PM

    Great attitude. A day like yours could really get you down yet your resilience is strong. All the best for tomorrow. emoticon

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1EMMA2011 12/6/2012 10:32PM

    Wow ! Tough day to say the least! What was that idiot thinking trying to take your dog! Poor you! Hoping everything is better tomorrow.

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