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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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    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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    2017 days ago
    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.



    2020 days ago
    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!

    2020 days ago
    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?
    2020 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    There has got to be more to the story other than "I thought it was my dog" Who would do that?
    2020 days ago
  • MICHELLE_391
    Oh, and p.s. stitches?
    2021 days ago
  • MICHELLE_391
    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!

    2021 days ago
    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.
    ; - O

    So, glad you are ok.

    I don't know why but I can't use emoticons any more. They apparently have something bad connected to them....
    2021 days ago
    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.
    2021 days ago
    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
    2021 days ago
    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!!!!!

    2021 days ago
    I said a few salty words when Cooper got attacked yesterday. I hope your Friday was a much better day!
    2021 days ago
    What a complete weirdy. Who would do such a thing! You are a strong and resilient woman! emoticon emoticon
    2021 days ago
    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!
    2022 days ago
    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!
    2022 days ago
    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!
    2022 days ago
  • LOSER05
    I would die if someone did that to my Buster..
    2022 days ago
    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.
    2022 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    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.
    2022 days ago
    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!!!

    2022 days ago
    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
    2022 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/7/2012 8:05:20 AM
    one day at a time... every choice is a do over... you will get through this.
    2022 days ago
  • ANDY_54
    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!!
    P.S. I can envision December getting a lot better for you! emoticon
    2022 days ago
    Ouch...that looks painful.

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

    I hope today is better.
    2022 days ago
    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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    i love a woman who does her won stunts
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon (HANG ON TO YOUR THUMBS OK THANKS)
    2022 days ago
    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
    2022 days ago
  • DALMOM2007
    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
    2022 days ago
    Wow. Hope things turn around for the better!
    2022 days ago
    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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    2022 days ago
    Ow! Ow! Ow!! I hope your thumb gets better super quick! Love that graphic!! I want shoulders like hers. emoticon
    2022 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    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
    2022 days ago
    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 :)
    2022 days ago
    New day tomorrow. Tomorrow will give you a fresh start to make new choices. Hoping it's a better day.
    2022 days ago
    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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    2022 days ago
    That's it, take that stick and beat it over that stress! You can and will succeed!
    2022 days ago
    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
    2022 days ago
    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.
    2022 days ago
    *hugs* you can do it!!!
    2022 days ago
  • APED7969
    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!
    2022 days ago
    You are one tough lady!!
    2022 days ago
    You have NO IDEA how dead nuts on your blog is with me! NO IDEA!!!!!!
    2022 days ago
  • 12CAROL
    Great attitude. A day like yours could really get you down yet your resilience is strong. All the best for tomorrow. emoticon
    2022 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    Wow ! Tough day to say the least! What was that idiot thinking trying to take your dog! Poor you! Hoping everything is better tomorrow.

    2022 days ago
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