2009 in Review

So many things have changed in just a few short months. This past year has a seen a lot of changes. I have started my own business, I’m losing a lot of weight and am in school. That’s a lot of things gong on but i think i can handle it. I’ve already posted about my business so I won’t go back over that but the whole “going back to school” thing is a new development.

I’ve wanted to go back to school for years but it was just never the right time. every couple of months i would look online and see what it would cost to do it but it was always something that was out of reach. I was busy working to stay in the apartment i was living in, i wasn’t ready, i just had a baby, stuff like that. But this year when i went online and looked at the prices it wasn’t totally unreasonable. If i was going to do this it wasn’t getting to the point where i needed to just be done with it. And the other thing that was making it hard for me was that the schools were asking a lot of questions of me, where do i work now, how will I pay for school, etc. One school came back to me with a game plan ready for me and that was the kicker. I just wanted someone to say “ok you want to do this, here’s you plan, does that sound good for you? Is this workable for you?” And that’s what I got with Ashford University. I am now in my 3rd class with them and I have done pretty good.

Now that I am in school I have to manage my business, school, family, and a personal life. I don’t know how I have managed but things are just going to have to change a little bit. Savie’s attitude is changing and not for the better. I have to work on that. I am short with her and that’s not fair to her. I am working long hours and she is suffering.

This past month I have had to go the the vet’s office a few times because Halley, my spoiled English Pointer, has had some problems. She has cysts on her legs and underbelly that she has had to have surgery on twice this year. This last surgery was a big one. She had one on her front leg that was just bleeding bad but we didn’t have the money just then to pay for it but that was worked out. It meant that I was not getting my hardwood floors in the new house. (oh did I mention that? No? Oh that will be another post, lol) But I would pay just about anything I could to make sure that she is going to be ok. (to understand this a little better read this post)

 

So now I am in school, running my own business, and trying to have a personal life while dealing with Halley’s health. that’s my year, how was yours?

Long time……..

I just realized that it’s been 2 months since I have posted anything! Wow I didn’t realize that my life has been that busy. I will have to get back to posting more often and there will be an more current update posted before the new year, I promise.

Christmas joy?

I was hit with bad news the day before Christmas. This is supposed to be a season of change and love and spending time with your friends. That is the case but I am not feeling the love right now. At least not towards the family. The bad news that i got is that my dog Halley, who  is 9 yr old, has cancer.

I took her in to the vet because a big cyst on her right foreleg had burst and was bleeding really bad. I knew that her surgery would take a  lot out of me but I was not ready for the whole day to be a flop. To many emergencies came in that day. i brought Halley home and let her eat and relax with us before taking her backed the next morning. they called me later that day to say that her surgery was still ongoing and that there was a lot of growth on the cyst they were cutting off and that they thought it would be a good idea if we sent it out to see what it is/was. There were a few other things that they wanted to do but i wasn’t financially in a place to do anything more than what we had planned for. I also had x-rays done so we could get a better look at what is going on in her body.

Well i was told that it’s a good thing we sent the cyst out because it is cancerous. i don’t remember the name that they told me but it’s a blood origin cancer, meaning that it’s in the blood, so more than likely it’s all over her body by now. i don’t know how long she has or anything like that but i have to take her in tomorrow to get her sutures removed so i will get more information then. The doctor that told me this didn’t really want to tell me, I could hear it in his voice. He sounded genuinely sad that he had to say it to someone, especially on Christmas Eve.

I want to thank the people who work at the vet’s office for what they have done so far for Halley and what they will do for her. I am going to enjoy the time that I have with her, even though I don’t know how long that will be. Enjoy your time with your family and be safe this holiday season.

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