Now Playing: Day 856-The Final Road To Survival
Guess what time it is?...LITTLEBLUE SHEDDING TIME! uggggggggggg.....
Didn't she just finish shedding her winter coat not too long ago? Honestly after finding a few clumps of hair around the house I just assumed it might be Oreo's before his day at the doggie salon. That was until I grabbed the brush and when it got to Littleblue's turn five strokes of the brush and it was full! YIKES!! Thank goodness we have a new defurminator rake that really helps with the constant shedding. Looks like this will continue for the next 4-5 weeks. The downside is her Hospice PAWS training will have to be placed on hold because they can't have her shedding inside the hospital. Sure looks like fall and winter is just around the corner but you won't catch this gal complaining one bit! I hope we have monster snow storms this year. I LOVE COLD WEATHER! I LOVE SNOW!!!!
Eric has been taking a few hours each day staining the front porch and ramp. It didn't seem like that big of a job but trust me it is! I have been helping but since I can't do that much stooping I can only assist with eye level pieces of wood that need to be stained. Thank goodness the weather has been cooperating but regardless even with additional help it will still be a 2 week project. No hurry though because fall is still a month away and its better that we take our time than to rush. The porch and ramp aren't going anywhere so all in good time... We are almost done with the first gallon of stain and looks like this project might call for two more by the time we are finished. Its relaxing since the weather has been so nice but all that cool air sure makes one tired. I was OUT early last night-or more like this morning but I needed that solid sleep. My body and brain has been BEAT!
I have received some interesting news via phone today. Eric actually got to listen to it first on the answering machine. A publisher who is also a fellow GP'er has been an active reader of the blog. I was asked not to mention names or the company for obvious reasons however I am very flattered by the offer. This blog has been a way to provide myself some therapeutic relief and I am glad to hear its also done the same for many others. At this point we have not gone over all the details just yet but I am willing to let Eric look further into the offer since it will be his baby so to speak. This isn't the first publishing company to come forward, there have been four so far over the past 18 months. Eric has been doing a lot of the blog writing recently along with five other fellow GP'ers since lately spending over an hour online has been spiking my tremors. My specialists also agree on cutting down online time to see if it helps calm things down. They have all been super supportive in assisting me not just with the blog but also the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign website. With the third annual "United GP Walk" just a few months away things will be busy so its been a blessing to have all the extra help!
My new fellow GP friend Ruth who lives in the UK was lucky enough to attend the 2012 summer Olympics with her family. She sent me over some amazing photos this evening and WOW!! how neat would that be to see the Olympics! They were right there in London for all the action, events and festivities. She said they all had a great time and so did the kids. Thank you Ruth for sharing with the GP family and CHEERS! to many, many more happy GP-FREE lifetime events!
I officially have three good days left before starting my next Hell-In-A-Jug. Hopefully during the next treatment my flipped intestine will turn itself back over without complications and that horrific pain! So far...So good! If we are to get out and enjoy life there is no better time than NOW. AMEN!!