Life changes...that could be taken in a couple different ways. There have been changes in my life that have caused me to make other changes in my life. After mother died in February there were all kinds of changes. Would have been easier to deal... Read more
Anyone doing genealogy on Ancestry.com?
I had my genealogy on my computer , but neglected to have a backup. So when the computer crashed...well, you know! Recently my mother passed and I started updating my written records. I had downloaded the Ancestry.com app, but have been too busy... Read more
Coming back from financial disaster
Coming back from a financial disaster. That's the goal. Real question is how. This time of year is a financial dead zone for petsitting. Always has been, but wasn't too bad before the economy crashed. I made enough to get by comfortably. Since t... Read more
Mom's coming home for last time
My mother has had diabetes for over 40 years. In the last 10-15 years she's also developed issues with congestive heart failure and renal failure. In September she ended up in the hospital with a sore on a toe and has spent more time in the hosp... Read more
Emergency Help Needed
On twitter I've recently met a woman who could be me. Hard working, health issues, devoted 12 years of her life to caring for her mother. She's now living in a Motel 8, but only for a few more days. Friends have pitched in what they can and, las... Read more
MALAIKA for LIFE
Did anyone else watch The Doctors today? They did a segment on a woman traveling in Tanzania who contracted malaria. She was lucky she was able to afford the $7 it cost to treat her, but learned many die because they can't afford a sum that we w... Read more
Help us find Phoebe!
HELP us by PRINTING Phoebes poster.. http://t.co/Nc1bT6DQ
Phoebes owner was dying and asked her daughter, Vanessa, to look after her chihuahuas, Phoebe and Chico. Not long after her owner passed away a gate was left open and Phoebe went mis... Read more
I adopted Betty White!
Did I piqué your curiosity? Okay, I'll admit I didn't adopt Betty White the 90 year old actress. I adopted Betty White the 9 year old Maltese. She's a tiny little girl. Cute as can be and twice as friendly. She needed some teeth pulled which the... Read more
Casey Come Home!
For those who don't know, I'm a professional petsitter. One of my clients left on a trip last Friday. I came in Saturday to start visits with Casey, their 17 year old seal point Himalayan. He's a sweet old' boy. Very calm, not very active. I don... Read more
A is for Applesauce
Fall is getting close and mother is getting hungry for certain foods; oatmeal, chowder, apples. Couple days ago she was really wanting applesauce. We were out, but I had a bag of those precut apple slices. I peeled them, cut them into chunks and... Read more
A Snowballs chance...
I just sent an email to the director of Sac County Animal Care regarding a 10
month old Chihuahua they call Snowball. She's on hold for rescue until tomorrow.
They're not putting her up for adoption because she's a fear biter and bit
sever... Read more
Ever have one of those weeks? Or months? Or life?
I did. A few of you already know part of the story. Started out with my brakes failing last Monday. I avoided hitting any pedestrians, but did hit 2 vehicles. Actually it started with my pants tearing as I was leaving the store. No damage to th... Read more
The Great Drivers License Goal
No, the goal is not to get a drivers license. I've had that since I was 16, at which time my weight was 166#. No, the goal is to get back to 166# before I renew my license in 2013. Some of you may have heard me mention this goal before. Well, I... Read more
National Compliment Day
Just found out it's National Compliment Day. We're supposed to compliment 5 people today. Why? Just because!
By the way, you're all beautiful people and I'm glad we're on this journey to healthier selves together.
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Farewell Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
It's the end of an era and I'm not taking it well. For 9 years I've watched the team perform a weekly miracle. Building a home for some lucky family in 7 days. Sometimes going beyond that and giving back to the entire community. They've amazed m... Read more