Monday, June 16, 2008


I was going to do a different post this morning, but opted not to. I am feeling stressed and a little "down"...not making for a very interesting post at all. This will pass...I just have to have some tea and relax for a bit and sort my feelings out.

Our dog had her checkup from her operation on Friday. She is recovering very nicely, however there is another issue. She has a tumor on her mammary gland. We will wait two weeks and see if it shrinks...which it very well may because of the operation she just had, but at any rate, we need to deal with it. The thought of loosing our dog to cancer, should this be cancer, is scary and depressing. This dog has been with me almost 24/7, since I left my fulltime job in 1999. I've always had a dog, but I've not always spent this much time with the one I've had. She has her little quirks and routines with me each day, and the thought of her not being around to spend the days with me, is sad, very sad. I know I am looking on the dark side of all could turn out very differently,so we'll have to wait and see.

Also, the day we will take her back for her assessment on this tumor is the kids last day of school. I have no idea what this summer will bring. I hope fun adventures, and enjoyable times for the kids. Should our dog have to undergo another operation, this will mean some quiet time at home for the kids, and not camping, etc....for a few days anyway. Something we will have to discuss and deal with.

Another reason why the glum post...yesterday was Father's Day, and my 4th without my dad. I miss him...his wisdom, his conversations, the wonderful things he did for me, my husband and his pride and joys....his grandchildren. My dad didn't have to do anything for my kids to enjoy time with him.....he was just one of those people whose presence you enjoyed. He was a very quiet man, his life was his family.....we all miss you a lot dad/grampie......god bless you and take care of you.

So fellow bloggers....I'm going to go and have that tea and see if I can shake this mellow/sad mood........


Mom of TWO Princesses said...

HUGS! I'm sorry to hear about your dog. I hope the cancer/tumor goes away on it's own.

I hope your day gets better.

Wendy said...

Hi Marion I am sorry to here about your doggie. Hopefully it will turn out to be nothing serious. I too lost my dad 11 years ago and I still miss him. I hope your tea helps to calm you and that your spirits will pick back up!! Take care and have a blessed day!~Wendy

Leslie said...

Hang in there, Marion. I'm really sorry that you're having a rough time. I guess I have been a little "glum" in some ways but my blogger buddies don't always know because my decorating/crafting/family...the stuff I blog about, make me so happy. It's the other aspects of my life...normally people outside my home and their issues that get me down :( I just have some learning and growing to do and I'm going through some changes right now. So, I started my own little private blog for a journal so I can talk it out with myself! LOL It felt good to do that!

Hopefully your dog is perfectly fine!


kmclaughlin said...

oh geez, i am so sorry to hear about your dog. i bet your dad is smiling down on you.
hugs, kim

Colleen said...

Take things one day/one difficulty at a time, Marion. Have your tea, be kind to yourself, and hope for the best.


Simply Heart And Home said...


{{HUGS}} to you. My husband and I both are without our fathers too. Father's Day is a little sad. Mine passed away about 5 years ago and his about 3 years ago. I pray that you feel better today.

Your sweet puppy. I'll say a prayer for him. I've puppy on my brain lately. Our sweet baby arrives on Saturday. I admit I am a bit nervous having a new puppy again. It has been ages but I think I am ready!