Sunday, June 29, 2008

My four-legged friend

Jebo, laying across my queen sized bed. This was taken a year ago.

My dog Jebo was 13 years old, and just within the last year or so started showing her age. She had cataracts, couldn't hear very good, had arthritis in her hip joints, and within the last four months started having violent seizures. We took her to the vet's office, and they couldn't find anything medically wrong with her that would cause seizures. We put her on anti-seizure medication and a medication for the arthritis. I had to crush the pills and put them on a half peanut butter sandwich.

Yesterday we took her back to the vet for a check up. Before we took her to the vet's office she had another seizure. The vet still couldn't find any reason for them, her liver was good, her kidneys were good, she didn't have worms. The only conclusion that the vet had was that she probably had a brain tumor. The tests for that are expensive and she would still be treated with medications.

So we refilled her prescriptions and took her home. She seemed to be doing fine. She'd been eating and drinking, yet she lost weight. Later that afternoon she had another seizure. We had to take her to the Humane Society to have her put to sleep. The seizures had affected how her back legs worked, this last one affected her front legs. We just couldn't see her suffer anymore. We are both wondering now if some times when she would be running in her sleep weren't actually small seizures.

She was grateful that we took her to be put to sleep. She knew that she would no longer suffer as she had been.

Jebo will be missed, she had a very long, loving life.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


I have joined Helium. It is a website for writers. It gives me the opportunity to write and even earn a little money. If I did it right the title should link you to my site on Helium. If not, here is the link again: Helium.

Please check put the articles I've written, and check back periodically to see what new articles I've written.

Live fully....

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

An update and a Question....

Well, I've been let go from my job. Which I knew was going to happen. Looking back on the way things went, I should have given notice when the CPA that had hired me had been fired. I should not have been there without the supervision of a CPA. I was asked to run year end reports, financial reports, and other things that should have only been done by a CPA or at least with the guidance of one. So I am looking for work still, I have also applied for unemployment. I have managed to save a little money so I will not have to worry so much about making the bills.

I have found that while I was not happy at my job and am relieved at not working there anymore, I am also a little depressed that I got fired. I'm keeping busy to help me get past this.

I am editing the one story that I did finish (Dad, if you don't mind, I will be sending it on to you within a couple of weeks. That's my goal anyways). I will be finishing the other three that I have started. I have been investigating self-publishing businesses, if anyone has any recommendations or thoughts, please let me know. I know that I will not be able to make a living with writing, I will be able to supplement my income some.

I have also sent for a program that will allow me to create my own patterns for crochet. It will be another way for me to supplement my income. I will keep you all updated on this endeavor as well.

Now for my question. Do you work to live or live to work?

Live fully....