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December 28, 2017
A New Recipe... By Little Ole Me :)
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Day 2914-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining
 
 
Don't you just love the look of real stained glass windows? Especially during the winter time.
 
Wait a moment... it IS a real stained glass window... made of ice. BAH!
 
Guess we really don't have to worry about dryness from not having a humidifier during the cold winter months. We can just take in the moisture from the thick ice instead! Pfffff
 
This is what happens when prior owners fail to keep up with general house repairs and over all proper maintenance of their home. Sealing all windows... inside and out. This isn't our first time sealing this entire window. Oh no! This is our second time sealing the entire window due to continued shifting of our foundation. Going d-o-w-n-h-i-l-l all the way...

Another quick repair calls for some serious energy!
And just like that... a new recipe was born!
 
HOLIDAY ENERGY BITES
 
This recipe is easy to make and doesn't require an oven to bake. Simple ingredients that you may already have in your refrigerator and kitchen pantry.
 
All you need is a medium size mixing bowl, large spoon and a plate that is freezer safe!
 
I made a dozen, but you could easily double or triple the recipe ingredients to make a larger batch of Holiday Energy Bites to share with family and friends.

 
HOLIDAY ENERGY BITES

1/2 cup of Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter

2 packets of Quaker Instant Oatmeal-Gingerbread Spice

1/4 cup of Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves

 1/3 cup of finely chopped pecans
 1 tablespoon of cinnamon sugar
 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract
 
Smucker's Marshmallow topping
Finely chopped pecans
Silver & Gold edible sprinkles
 

Mix peanut butter, strawberry preserves, one packet of instant oatmeal, cinnamon sugar, vanilla extract and finely chopped pecans in medium mixing bowl. Stir until all ingredients thoroughly blended.

Pour 1 packet of instant oatmeal on a separate plate. Form batter into small bite size balls and roll in instant oatmeal. Place on freezer safe plate.
 
Decorate each Holiday Energy Bite with gold and silver sprinkles. Warm marshmallow topping in microwave for 10 seconds and drizzle on top of each bite.

Place in freezer for 20-minutes.

These little Holiday Energy Bites are great for a little pick-me-up during the cold winter months!
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOLIDAY ENERGY BITES
Recipe by, Little Ole Me

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December 27, 2017
A New Year 2018... A Year Of Sheer, Undeniable, Well Deserved HAPPINESS! :)
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Day 2913-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining

 

That old saying is true... all good things must come to an end.

Christmas is now over and the reality of issues that need to be resolved before the years end has officially started back up today. We have to come to some sort of agreement with regards to our mere 13-month old home purchase here in the country. The bank that holds Eric's VA loan has been not only uncooperative, adding over $147,000 onto his existing loan without his knowledge. But once again... we had to reach out for more legal assistance. I am very happy to say that contacting the attorney not only moved the urgent issues with the bank into light speed mode. But as well, once again, we were met with another anticipated retaliation. Eric's entire payment history was not only incorrect, missing over 9 payments with all three credit bureaus. But the bank took it upon themselves to delete his entire loan from all three credit bureaus after an attorney stepped into the picture. It's like living in a rental, all over again. So... this morning it was strongly advised by the attorney to put a freeze on his credit with all three credit bureaus. The freeze will remain until the bureaus can figure out why in the world a bank would do such a ridiculous retaliation move by falsifying over $147,000 onto his existing loan. So far... the attorney was told, "It was a mental error."

UMMMM?.... O-K-A-Y... Sureeeeeee!

It seems as if we are right back to ground zero with missing payments not being reported to the credit bureaus and an underwriter with our personal bank unable to proceed with any sale of our current home. Eric had the unfortunate news this morning to deliver to the couple that lives only a mere five minute drive from our home that were in the process with their own bank. Purchasing our home. What a mess! I don't understand, nor does our personal bank underwriter understand why mere errors could not be resolved by the current bank that holds Eric's VA loan. It makes absolutely no sense to anyone. But unfortunately after the attorney did some research of his very own. Eric is not the first consumer to have this same issue with the same bank over the past several years. In fact... the bank got taken to court by a federal bureau just a mere few years ago. They were sited this year, March 2017 to pay over 1.7 million dollars in fines for failure to properly report consumer payments and failure to timely respond to error reporting with the credit bureaus. The bank had so many complaints that the federal bureau ended up stepping in and taking them to court. I can't believe that it didn't help matters... because clearly the issues with the same bank not reporting payments or fixing their own clerical errors has continued to this very day.

I like to call this another mere unnecessary form of stress. Which is why here-on-out when anyone causes any unnecessary stress.... I remove myself from it, them, they or all of the above.

2017 will end as a year of many doors that will remain closed. And for good reason!

2018 will be the start of a new year with many new doors that I will open as a means to living a life here on out with nothing but sheer... HAPPINESS! 

It's been a long time coming for this gal. I more than deserve it! Anything or anyone to cause mere unnecessary stress, drama or any other shenanigans will find themselves at the door. Closed... permanently. I will not give second chances any more. I have given far too many individuals and situations far too many chances. I have given far too much forgiveness that has been taken for granted. It's time to welcome a new year and the time I deserve to focus on myself and my little family for a change. Time to be nothing but selfish.

You have to take care of number 1... YOU!

Your happiness is first and foremost important!

Eric has his own changes that he has already began initiating on a daily basis. How to handle conflict, problems and other issues that may arise during this crazy journey we call, life. He hasn't handled things to the best of his ability. He will also be the very first to admit it. But as I have learned over the past several years. You can't change people. We all have to own up to our own mistakes. We have to want embrace change. In the process, we all become a better version of ourselves each and every day.

Today, I have also learned a very important lesson about being a stepparent. Over the years, I have kept in contact with regards to how my stepson has been doing. I have also made sure to leave messages with the appropriate parties when he has been unavailable to contact. As any good stepparent, I have protected my stepson over the past several years from any and all stressful situations, family conflicts or any other unhealthy situations or environments. Today, I learned that my stepson was never given those messages. He never got the messages left on voicemails. He never even got the messages of me checking in with him. I will be the first to say that hearing that from his grandparents, not letting my stepson know that I have been in contact, checking in on him and other means of sending things via mail was extremely shocking and beyond hurtful. I was told that... no... they never did let him know. He was never relayed any of the messages or anything else to say the least. That not only cut me very deeply, emotionally. But a great lesson is to be learned from years of being a stepparent and protecting my stepson. One in which, I will not repeat ever again. It's really a shame... when you think about it. It will take me quite awhile to get over it. But as well, I have a lot of conversation ahead to explain to my stepson. On why he was never given the messages. His stepmom cared deeply about him and his overall happiness and wellbeing. He just never found out because his grandparents kept it from him. Indeed an injustice to any child. Indeed... a shame.

As of today... I started back seeing my new therapist here in the country. I also had a really good meeting of the minds with my LC. There will be further swift changes that have already began this evening.

I am very proud of myself to say, that I have come a very long way! I am a far happier, brighter and forever wiser woman. Thanks to closing those doors and the lessons they have provided me along the way. 

 


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December 26, 2017
Celebrating The Magic Of Christmas... Day 2! :)
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Day 2912-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining

 

Why just celebrate one day of Christmas?

No way! Not I!

This morning we began celebrating our second day of Christmas! YAYYYY!!

I love the magic of Christmas! Don't you? There is just something about this festive time of year that I don't want to see disappear. Especially... this year.

We have enjoyed such an amazing beginning and sadly after today. The end of Christmas for this year. But today instead of thinking about our Christmas in the past tense. We decided to celebrate another entire day of sheer festive Christmas happiness!

How can one go wrong, especially when we still have snow on the ground for Snoreo and Babyblue to play at our local dog park. YAYYYY! They both had a blast running around in the snow while the winter breeze continued to freeze the ground. Thank goodness for no dirty paws to bring back home so we could use that time for far more happier things to enjoy on this cold winter day.

Most folks celebrate Christmas with turkey, ham and all the other holiday trimmings. Not us. No way! We decided to celebrate Christmas a far more healthier way! This easy to make oriental dish took just a mere 40-minutes and turned out super delicious! Instead of using high sodium soy sauce and other oriental seasonings. I used a very low sodium Paradise Pineapple Teriyaki sauce by Kona Coast with a sprinkle of pepper, ginger and cinnamon sugar for seasoning. This simple dish is enough to last for more than a few days as a far healthier choice for your entire family. YUMMY!!

Our fur children got lots of treats and plenty of toys to keep them busy through out the day. While we took it easy watching some holiday classic movies and sharing my new heating blanket with a cup of chai tea. RELAXING!

We did run into a few other hidden lemon gems that came with the purchase of our new home. 13 months now and counting... a leaking pipe, front door pulling from the frame and another window to seal. I don't believe there will ever be a time, without needing to wear a hat of many trades, in this house of far too many hidden lemon gems. However... with all the experience of so many repairs that we had to tackle over the course of the past 13 months. It didn't take but a few hours to finish all of todays hidden lemon gem repairs.

I can't believe the start of a new year begins in less than a week! Life sure does fly by in a blink of an eye!

This year we will be celebrating New Years Eve together at home with the rest of our little family. A surgical recovery kind of New Years Eve. I only have a few days left to get lots of rest before my first surgery. My surgeon has been taking extra measures and careful precautions ahead of time to make sure that my immune system is ready! In all actuality... I too am ready!

What a wonderful Christmas celebrating as a little family. Celebrating the magic of Christmas and many new happy memories to share.

My most favorite time of the year!

PEACE~LOVEJOY


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December 25, 2017
MERRY SNOWY CHRISTMAS!! :)
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Day 2911-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining

 

I can't believe it!

My Christmas wish came true!

HAPPY SNOWY CHRISTMAS!!!

YAYYYY!!!!

There really isn't much else that I could ask for this Christmas. All of my wishes and dreams really came true!

Not only did Mother Nature deliver us a white Christmas here in the country. But it was as well the most festive, highly celebrated, peaceful and beyond enjoyable holiday season and Christmas that this gal could had ever dreamed or wished!

It truly was a very magical Christmas for our entire little family~

We had a bit of a slow start to Christmas Eve after this gal had a rocky morning, physically. Our sleep schedule has pretty much turned into sleeping whenever my body needs the rest. So this year meant actually celebrating Christmas at midnight. YAYYYYY! There is just something magical about turning on all the bright, colorful Christmas lights while the rest of the world is fast asleep. The most ultimate form of P-E-A-C-E.

This year we were the first of many houses on Santa Paws list! While all of our fur children were fast asleep. Santa Paws was busy filling all of their stockings. Even leaving a few surprises in our very own stockings for good human parents of very lovable fur children. Hehehehehehe!

There really wasn't anything on myself or Eric's list this year for Christmas. What we did receive was something more that can't be bought in stores. The gift of life and the blessings of being proud human parents of our many fur children. Celebrating Christmas together as one little, yet BIG in heart, family~

It was the very first Christmas for Babyblue, Big LOVE, Sweetie and Papa kitty. All rescued fur children that are now part of our little family. They were all super excited to walk into the Christmas room and see their gifts under the tree and stockings filled with all sorts of toys and treats. Sweetie and Papa kitty are neighborhood rescued fur angels that otherwise would have no home to celebrate Christmas. There really was no reason to not provide a warm shelter, food and lots of love this holiday season and through out the upcoming cold winter months. It's amazing just how well everyone instantly got along. Rescued fur angels are god's gifts from heaven. THIS I do BELIEVE.

It just wouldn't be Christmas without such unconditional love, happy tails, barking and meowing with such excitement!

We may not have made it to church on Christmas Eve. But you can certainly bet that I have counted my blessings on more than a few occasions! I am not only one very lucky gal to feel the magic of Christmas this year. But to have celebrated Christmas with more love than I could have ever dreamed of and more!

Yes indeed... a gift that can not be bought in a store.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR LITTLE FAMILY TO YOURS!

 


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December 24, 2017
'Twas The Night Before Christmas...Rescued Fur Angels *:)
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Day 2910-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining

 

 

With this blog now reaching over 1.6 million readers. I found this poem to be the perfect time to remind those who will be welcoming new fur angels into their homes this holiday season the importance of caring for another life.

Knowing that many families will be purchasing or adopting this holiday season. As a gift for a child or children. This poem serves as a reminder that all of God's creatures, both big and small, are not just mere pets. They become part of your family. Not temporary... permanently.

Animals, fur angels, are living, breathing lives and should not be purchased as a mere gift unless you plan on making them a permanent part of your family.

Far too many shelters and rescue organizations all around the world see far too many families lacking the responsibility, time, attention and love that goes into caring for a new fur baby. Animals become every bit a part of your family. If you do not have the time, love and attention that goes into being a responsible human parent. Then please do not purchase or adopt animals as a Christmas gift.

So many fur angels are welcomed during this holiday season into millions of homes on a temporary basis. Then find themselves placed into thousands of kennels, shelters and rescue organizations.

If this poem touches at least one human being and saves at least one fur angel. Then this poem has served it's purpose. Please share this poem during the holiday season. And remember... fur angels are not temporary. Fur angels are a permanent member of your family.

As we celebrate our Christmas and upcoming new year with all of our rescued fur angels. I pray that you too are as blessed as we are with such unconditional love that comes from all of God's creatures, both big and small.

 

 

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...Rescued Fur Angels

 

Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
With nary a thought of the dog in their heads.
And mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap,
Knew he was cold, but who cared about that?

When out on the lawn there rose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
The dog must be loose; he’s into the trash!

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Santa Claus with eyes full of tears.

He unchained the dog, once so lively and quick,
Last year’s Christmas gift, now thin and sick.
More rapid than eagles, he called the dogs name,
And the dog went right to him, despite all his pain.
Now DASHER, Now DANCER, Now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
On COMET, on CUPID, on DONNER and BLITZEN!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!!
Let’s find him a home where he’ll be loved by all!!

I knew in an instant there were no gifts this year.
For Santa had made our mistake very clear.
The gift of a dog is not just for the season,
We had gotten a pup for all the wrong reasons.

In our haste to think of a gift for the kids,
There was something important that we had missed.
A dog should be family, and cared for the same.
You don’t give a gift, then put it on a chain.

And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,

“YOU WERE GIVEN A GIFT!! YOU WERE GIVEN A LIFE.”

 


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December 23, 2017
Ummmmm... Hmmmmm.....
Mood:  special
Now Playing: Day 2909-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining

 

2:30am... POOF! No electric.

This doesn't happen very often. It has actually only happened twice since moving here from the city. Back across state lines in Ohio to be exact.

With such a nasty, rainy, windy morning. What's a little time in the dark going to hurt with a few trusty flashlights, twinkling lights from two battery operated small decorative Christmas trees and one large lantern for the fur gang? Absolutely... nothing.

That is... if you are truly alone. And if your not alone. Clearly that someone else is going to enjoy that bit of down time with you. HA! 

With my large flashlight laying just close enough to shine down on a few magazines that I have yet to read. I began enjoying the silence with the ambiance of tiny little Christmas tree lights twinkling around me. Just as I was about to start sifting through my second magazine. I got a really uneasy feeling come over me. You know... that overwhelming feeling as if you are not alone. It felt as if someone was standing right over my shoulder. Reading the magazine with me. Then POOF! That uneasy, high energy feeling was gone.

One shouldn't be so surprised after having such a really fascinating start to the morning. Not after receiving a delivery yesterday afternoon at exactly 1:11pm. Angel digits.

I had been expressing to Eric on how great it would be to receive a highly anticipated delivery before Christmas. The best gift of all was just about to make it's way into our home. And ironically... someone else must had been just as excited for me to receive this delivery. History in the most purest form... through a camera lens.

I never had the opportunity to meet my great grandparents. Nor many other extended family members from decades ago. Back in the day when folks used to dress to the nines. Fancy isn't the word! Even during some of the hardest historic times... World War II and The Great Depression. One thing that was evident through photo after photo were the many smiles upon so many faces. During a time when most families struggled, yet found the time to still celebrate life... together.

Having the opportunity to become one with the past is such a priceless gift. Finally having the opportunity to put faces to so many of those whom I never got the chance to meet... family. All wrapped up in a big brown box. Delivered at exactly 1:11pm.

Not only could you smell the history through each and every page of old black and white photos. But it seems as if those smiling faces were attached somehow to that brown box which I placed in front of our Christmas tree. A room that I call the most magical room of the house filled with the most happiest holiday decorations!

At 4:30am... the electric came back on and so ended a few hours of pure peace that filled our entire home. It wasn't but a mere few minutes after making my rounds around the house to reset clocks that operate on electricity before that uneasy feeling began to once again surround me. This time, I wasn't going to just stand there without my camera in hand. As I continued walking around the house, there was a feeling of being drawn into the Christmas tree room. Once I opened the door an overwhelming draft greeted me and so did someone on the camera who appeared to be decorating our largest Christmas tree. Where else? Right in front of the brown box filled with old family photos and other fond memories.

How IRONIC is that!

Not only was I able to capture a photo. But I was also able to capture this incredibly happy spirit in the most purest form. While decorating our Christmas tree. To make sure that I was not only feeling, but seeing first hand what was clearly visible on the screen. I said, "Hello!" Then asked them to raise their right hand if they were helping to decorate our tree and most importantly... if they could see me.

There really are no words to describe the entire moment captured on video and a few still photos. An amazing video that a few friends viewed just a mere hour ago before heading on the open road to visit their own families for the holidays. Their response was one with shock and awe that possibly... that box of history brought with it... family.

This is another reason why the new website for this blog will continue to proceed ahead. A hopeful welcome for a new year with video capability so I can share what we continue to capture when least expected. Sure, there are some who will continue to doubt, skeptics. There are also those don't believe in the afterlife. And you know what? That is their right in their beliefs. The ability to still be present in time with loved ones by visiting in spirit, energy or another way that can't be explained. Not of this world. Those who believe do understand without saying a word. Then there are those much like myself. Those with a special gift. The ability to connect.

At the end of the last photo album. In the very back was a special gift waiting to be opened. The only two photos in color. Two siblings, although very unique and quite different in their own special ways. Still one in the same with two very proud parents smiling down from heaven. 

Believe in the magic of Christmas~

 


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December 22, 2017
Visiting Loved Ones During Christmas
Mood:  special
Now Playing: Day 2908-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining

 

Guess what's getting ready to make it's way here in the country? Of course... besides Santa... silly!

Rain, rain and more rain.

UGGGGG!

So much for the beautiful white snow that was once forecasted in hopes of having a white Christmas. Mother Nature must had a funny moment with another grand end of year teaser! I can do without the rain, especially when we continue to deal with a foundation, once again, shifting down the wooded hillside. You know what that means for our near future? More repairs, more money and more unnecessary time spent on a house of many hidden lemon gems. This gal is done with repairing, repainting and redecorating. The remainder of this year and through the winter season, I am on official hibernation. Hahahahaha! Actually... I am pretty gosh darn serious. I plan on honoring my body a much needed break. Time for some serious downtime!

With days constantly filled with issues that need our urgent attention. We both had our blonde moment. One assumed that on Christmas Eve we would finally be able to attend Candlelight church service. We went an entire two weeks assuming that Christmas Eve fell on Eric's rotating off-days from the Sheriff's Department. HA! Boy... were we wrong! Those weekend rotating off-days are not until the following weekend. Needless to say, thankfully we are pros when it comes to constant change.

So... we began the quick changes today by finishing up our visits with loved ones who are celebrating Christmas in heaven.

It's going to be a far different kind of Christmas this year for our little family. But no complaints, because so far this has been one of the most peaceful, joyful and fun-filled festive Christmas seasons yet! After our quite magical visit to place the remaining cute snowman figurines with loved ones. Christmas to me... has already been celebrated. I am content with once-in-a-lifetime moments that we have gotten to experience during this holiday season.

Our visit to the final cemetery in order to visit loved ones was one filled with a few of those once-in-a-lifetime moments. That ability to connect has only gotten stronger. It always feels good to have a really good day and be able to spend some time visiting loved ones. I most definitely believe that our loved ones can still hear us in a very spiritual sense. The energy was beyond thick and so was the prediction of Eric knowing an individual in the distance who was getting ready to honor a veteran during a memorial service. Eric who is also a veteran waved while we drove past the three gentleman. Only to hear someone yell, "Hey Dieck!" It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Eric to reconnect with his prior Sergeant First Class. How amazing is that! It was nice to see a really huge smile come over Eric's face. It was as if time stood still while they reminisced about time in the Army as the highly decorated Sergeant First Class brought to our attention about his upcoming retirement. What a rewarding job, honoring those who have proudly served our great country by providing a most respectful kind of service. A veteran's memorial service with a 21 gun salute.

That wasn't just one, but one of many really good moments out of our visit with loved ones who are celebrating Christmas in heaven.

It appears that a low tractor blade caused damage to the corners of not just my grandfathers memorial marker. But also to a dear couple next to my grandfather. After making a few calls, both will be repaired or replaced by the cemetery. I assume that maybe they figured since their passing was in the 1980's. And that no memorial or holiday trinkets were placed on the name markers. No one would notice. But we did. I think this goes to show that if you see something like this on any respected memorial marker. Make sure to call the cemetery office. They have insurance for a reason. I wouldn't have it any other way nor could I have left without reporting the damage as we placed a few remaining snowman figurine with my grandparents.

I remember years ago feeding huge catfish, possibly even some goldfish under this really pretty bridge that connects two sides of the cemetery. Ironically, I didn't forget the bread today and although we didn't see any fish. We did end up feeding a few feathered friends. It was nice to reminisce while spending time visiting loved ones on a most picture perfect, beautiful start of the winter season. I sure do miss how we all used to celebrate the holidays. But I know that their spirits still remain with me to this very day.

While we were at the cemetery, I envisioned a smiling grey haired older gentleman. He nudged me towards what appeared to be a funeral procession. I looked at Eric and said, "That's odd. He is so happy that his wife wore red. He really likes that she remembered to wear his favorite color." These are the times... that I really can't explain. But I know what I see and it can't be mistaken for what was about to happen next. As we stopped the car for the funeral procession. An elderly woman quickly jumped out of the car to greet the young gentleman taking the casket out of the silver hearse. The smiling woman hugged the young gentleman as she followed the casket right down to the burial site. Not only did I know this was his wife. But there she was... wearing his favorite color. Eric just sat there completely dumbfounded, pointing over to the elderly woman and said, "She's wearing red pants."

All I could do... was smile.


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December 21, 2017
LOOK! LOOK! IT'S SANTA'S REINDEER!! ;)
Mood:  surprised
Now Playing: Day 2907-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining

 

I bet... I know where Santa's reindeer are at this very second!
 
The early morning sunrise visits never get old here in the country. Even reindeer need fed and plenty of water during the cold winter months. 
 
I recall a neighbor of ours telling me about one morning when they were drinking coffee and looking out their large living room window facing the wooded hillside to see over 25 deer. Seems they were waiting for me to come out and do my early morning feeding ritual. Funny enough... I never really look around when outside with my many different bright, comfy long robes on and mismatched slippers. Hahahaha!
 
One word... HILARIOUS!
 
Myself and Eric honestly found it quite hard to believe that over 25 deer literally wait for us every single morning since moving into our new home here in the country. But as of this morning... I counted at least 20 deer that magically appeared right after hearing the sounds of corn, deer chow and water at their feeding station. Hehehehehe!
 
I love animals! All animals! Just call me, Mother Wild. Eric does! HA! Animals have always brought me pure happiness during some of the darkest times of my life. As I continue taking care of them... they continue watching over me and our entire little family.
 
Thanks Santa for allowing your reindeer to come visit before they harness up to pull your sleigh on Christmas Eve. Delivering all the toys to good little children and their families. 

LOVE~LOVELOVE
 

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December 20, 2017
These Two! Hehehehehehe!
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: Day 2906-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining

 

Hey you!

Yea... YOU!

Thank you... actually... all of YOU for helping this blog to reach an astonishing 1,662,506 permalink readers.

Thank you!

For those whom have contacted offline regarding a ghostwriter. I will take your question as a compliment since there is no ghostwriter. Just normal, every day life typed out on a blog by contributed stories and little ole me.

While mommy will be busy resting and sleeping the day away... the fur kids will play and play and play and...

These two... I tell ya! What a pair!
A match made in heaven!
Hehehehehehe!
 
There is always a reason to laugh and most certainly smile in our little household. We could not have welcomed a more perfect rescued fur Angel. What a great and most definitely ideal new friend and life long companion for Snoreo. Hehehehehe! 
 
So far... there hasn't been yet a time that I did not see such a tremendous resemblance in Babyblue to our beloved Littleblue. In every way shape and form!

Our holidays... just got a whole lot brighter with not just the welcoming this year of Babyblue. But also with our fur kitty rescue, Big LOVE too!

 


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December 19, 2017
What A Mess!
Mood:  d'oh
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Rain, rain go away...

Instead of beautiful snow for the start of the winter season. Looks like it will be a warm, rainy start to the winter season. YUCK!

Today is a great day to stay indoors while Eric works on one huge mess that just escalated to the next level. This mortgage reporting is getting to be a bit nuts! Literally far too out-of-control! I look at this entire mess as a quick, easy solution by the bank. But instead we are being met with some serious retaliation. Just fix the missing payments that need to be reported to all three credit bureaus. I don't understand why simple problems must escalate to far bigger issues?. It must be this day and age or something? Do people just enjoy conflict or ???

Far too early this morning my gut was screaming for me to take a look at Eric's credit reporting through a credit monitoring program that I set up last week. This of course is due to continued issues with the mortgage company not reporting payments that have been made over the past 13 months. There is also a slue of errors being reporting to all three credit bureaus. My gut has yet to fail me and this time around was no exception.

Not only have the missing mortgage payments and other errors have yet to be resolved with this particular bank. But as a retaliation... this bank literally added an additional $147,000 onto the original loan after being handed our sixth complaint. Without Eric's knowledge. Without Eric's consent. Without our knowledge in the least bit. Not only was this a huge mistake on their end or whomever did such a ridiculous thing. But now things have gotten a whole lot worse and an even far bigger mess.

While I am dealing with medical testing and another infusion to give my immune system a boost due to a rebounding infection and a positive flu test via hospital outpatient. Eric has a list of phone numbers to contact regarding fraudulent activity.

Thank the good lord for giving me more than I can handle through out this gals lifetime. It takes a heck of a lot to break me. So far it seems... there is no limit. For Eric... this is another test and lesson of sorts on how to have a much stronger backbone. Learning how to handle serious matters as they occur and not waiting until later to the point of no return.

This is what my afternoon will look like once I get back home and for the remainder of the evening... zzzzzz

 


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Updated: December 19, 2017 8:51 AM EST
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