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May Wrap Up

Friday, May 31, 2013

What a month it has been. So many lows and a few highs, but not as many as I would like. I feel like a huge chapter in my life ended with Sydney, but a new chapter began with Summer. I'm starting to get over feeling guilty when we take Summer places. At least I'm not leaving Syd behind anymore. She is at peace.

As this month comes to an end, I want to focus on the things I am grateful for:
1. I lost nearly 3 lbs. That is huge for me in one month. I really cut back on the alcohol and controlled portions. I think all the dog walking helped too.
2. I am grateful that Syd never suffered and I have such wonderful memories of her
3. I am grateful that we have Summer who keeps me moving
4. I am grateful, as always, for JC. It hasn't been an easy month with his bouts of colic and the weather not to mention my back. I haven't gotten out there as much as I would like. But, I know he is well taken care of and happy. I will get out there today or tomorrow.
5. I am grateful that I am learning to put aside the things and people I can not change and only keep the good ones in my life
6. I am grateful that I enjoy my job and have been able to make a career out of it especially when I talk to my friends who are still teachers and hear how miserable they are.
7. I am grateful that I do have family on Brian's side who were here with us when Syd died, and helped us through it. They are my family.
8. I am also so so grateful for my wonderful spark friends who probably know me better than anyone. I may not always get back to you when you comment on my blogs, but please know, that I read each of your comments and I am so grateful to have each and every one of you. I wouldn't be as sane as I am without you.

A new month is coming. New goals to strive for. New experiences to let happen. Bring on June! emoticon
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    Woo MADE it! You have had a heck of a ride these last several months! It's AWESOME that you lost 3 pounds when most people would have eaten their troubles away! Proud of you girlfriend! emoticon

    I dread the day when our senior kitty Keanu goes over the rainbow. He seems to falter then pick up then falter then pick up. I just shower him with tons of love and spoil him rotten! I've even taken to cooking him chicken tenders so he can have fresh chicken. I don't trust the pet foods at all. Some of the crap they put in that is as bad..well worse really than what they put in human food.

    He seems to be doing better with the chicken. I buy him only healthy cat food...or at least I HOPE it's as healthy as they taunt it to be.

    You have a LOT to be grateful for and I'm glad that Summer is keeping you busy and out there walking!

    Sydney was such a blessing in your life as you were in hers...I have another sparky friend that just lost her dog and is grieving horribly. I feel so sorry for her! We love our fur babies as much as we love our humans!

    I always call them our little angels just hanging out with us wearing their little fur suits! It's true...really...really true! emoticon Who else would be as tolerant of one..absolutely no one! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1753 days ago
    You are on an upward trend and that is FABULOUS!!
    It's always tough to lose family pets but I am always grateful that we can let them go with dignity. emoticon
    1753 days ago
    Congrats on the three pounds!!!!! You sure do have alot of positives in your life...focus on them. You are doing great!!!
    1753 days ago
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    1753 days ago
    emoticon on the 3 pounds & really everything that has happened this month - you'll pulled through like a trooper!

    Love reading your blogs - no need to comment or respond to every comment, the blogs are worth reading!

    1753 days ago
    I love, love, love this blog. It is a beautiful summary.
    emoticon GREAT JOB on the weight.

    I too am so very grateful that Syd never suffered. That will always be a huge blessing for you to be grateful for. So true about the job too. I was out of work from Thanksgiving to January. I too am grateful for an enjoyable job. I must say, I am a bit jealous of your extended family. That is huge, make no difference at all that it is on your man's side of the family. It is priceless that they were there for you.

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    1753 days ago
    Great idea to sum up the month with all you're grateful for!! Here's to an emoticon month ahead!
    1753 days ago
    I am so glad that you have Summer, too! She has been a real blessing for you, you got her just at the right time. You are right, Syd is at peace and very happy now. Huge congratulations on the 3 pound weight loss! So happy that you tried something new and it worked!
    Wishing you luck for continued success! emoticon emoticon
    1753 days ago
    emoticon You've done a good job, and now time to start with a fresh start in June! HUGS!
    1753 days ago
    I like your attitude! congratulations on the 3 pound weight loss!I still grieve over my cat harriet who died 3 years ago.
    1753 days ago
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