I love being a woman.

I’m a woman who has experience being a wife, a mom, a student, a teacher, and a degreed business professional. I’ve traveled throughout the U.S. and have been to Europe, too, but am greatly fond of western Michigan and its beaches, and the entire Midwest region. My journey is relative to my time, of course. I’m a straight-laced conservative when it comes to education and career, yet a child of the 60’s; a hippie you might say, when it comes to enjoying life. It’s been quite a ride!

My favorite things are my grown children, Ashlee and Krystal, my Colonel hubby, Scott (retired from the military after nearly 30 years but continues to work a civilian job), my mother, Kathy (a pioneer for women who worked in the factory at General Motors from the early 60’s until retirement 27 years later – but who is first and foremost a gentle woman with a strong soul and my forever role model), my pets (Japanese Chin dogs Jake and Lucy, and my kitties, Bliss and Salem), beaches, dragonflies, hummingbirds, and other nature. I might seem complicated at times but truly love the simple things.

My little place in the world, that’s my blog. I’ll be sharing my thoughts about my life, my family, my pets, my job, and how I view the world. I hope you enjoy my stories, my sense of humor, and my insight. This is a chance for us to share that cup of coffee or tea in the morning or afternoon, and reach across the miles that might separate us, and gather close together to catch our breath and a laugh or two. Life is busy. And so are we! So let’s dive in together. And smell the roses, too.

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Rainy Day

Jake is my teddy bear dog; he loves to cuddle. And if I leave for any period of time, I come in the house to he and Lucy jumping up to greet me! And Jake even whines, because he has separation anxiety, and he loves me so much, and I love him back. And both dogs know what "dance" means, and "high five," and are so entertaining. The house would be so empty without both of them.

And Jake has seemed to be getting better, after being sick for a few weeks.

But the vet called last week, and asked me to bring Jake in to repeat his bloodwork. When I got there today, she said that Jake's creatinine level was elevated, which could mean that Jake's kidneys are failing.

Jake is just 2.5 years old, so this is truly heartbreaking news for me and my husband. I started to cry, but held Jake for the vet, so she could get blood samples from his legs this morning.

If Jake is in kidney failure, I asked how this could happen to such a young dog? The vet said that it could be congenital. She mentioned that there are treatments, and a special diet, and that if I wanted to, I could have a biopsy to find out what caused it (if it turns out to be the final diagnosis). I told her that no, I wouldn't do a biopsy; I wouldn't put my dog through that . . .

The vet said that although the creatinine level is above normal, it's odd that all other parts of the bloodwork came back normal. So we will hold our breath to see what these tests reveal.

It rained all day today.

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