Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Mixed Bag of an Update

Hi Y'all!  I know, it's been awhile!  Way back earlier in the summer I told y'all how my mum was unceremoniously dismissed from her job of 11 years.  She was stunned and hurt and her eyes leaked a lot.  Well, she since found an "in between job".  Something she said would pay the bills while she keeps looking for her "ideal" job.  Well...she found it! Her ideal job, that is.  She starts this coming Monday.  She will be assisting the Events Director at the University here in our state - planning tailgates, parties, luncheons!  She is so very excited.

So the mixed bag part...Not 3 days after she was offered her ideal job, the Fella was unceremoniously dismissed from HIS job!!  What is going on around here?!  Mum went on a trip that she had planned for months, so I got to stay home with the Fella and hang out...His eyes did not leak like mum's did when she found out, but I think he was happy for my company.  I kept him on his toes, getting my walkies in, taking me out to check pee mail, making my breakfast and dinner.  I'm just that kinda pup - willing to pitch in to help make the Fella feel good and like he has something to do.  So now, mum has her ideal job and the Fella is looking for his.  I'm glad that mum replenished my kibble supply - hopefully things won't get to thin over here...while I like to chase squirrels, I'm not so good at catching them and I don't know that I could provide for us if I needed to!

Anyways - if you could spare a good thought or a prayer for the peep and her Fella, we'd sure appreciate it.  Oh - and for Grammie and Grampy too...Grampy fell and broke his hip and isn't progressing in physical therapy anymore so he can't stay in the facility he's in, but he also can't go home just yet either.  So Grammie is very worried about where he will go and how they will afford it, since insurance won't pay for it, and her eyes are leaking nearly constantly, which in turn makes mum worry and makes her eyes leak.  I'll be lucky if I don't float away for all the leaking eyes around here!

That was all kinda serious and sober so here are some pictures from mum's trip to lighten things up:
The Reflection Pools at the 9/11 Memorial.  They are in the footprints of the original towers that were destroyed.  Mum said they were stunning and gave her chills.

This is a view of Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry.  Mum was very excited to see the lights lit at the Memorial - they are normally only lit on September 11th each year, but that night they were doing a test run to make sure they worked, and mum got to see them.

This is mum about to head across the Brooklyn Bridge.


  1. WE are so sorry to hear about all the hardships your family has faced, and are facing. We are also sorry about your grandpa's fall, we wish we could help in big ways but we at least can help by sending a prayer your way. Your mom's trip looked fantastic!!!! We hope dad finds his dream job soon, mom is still looking for hers and she is almost 60....hehehhe stella rose

  2. Hey, get offa MY bridge. I bought it a couple of years ago.

  3. Sending prayers for you and your family. So sorry for all of the problems. Hugs

  4. Oh gosh, everything seems to come at once. I hope the fella will find a new job soon. Does your mom still have her ideal new job? I sure hope so. Sending much love and support across the miles.

  5. OMD.... y'all sure have had some rough patches. I'm putting my paws together and sending up loads of POTP for all of your peeps.

  6. I'm happy for your mum and I will be keeping Fella and the grandpeeps in my prayers.

    Aroo to you,

  7. Sending grace to all of you. No dog should float away on a flash flood of tears!!

    -Ruby and Otto

  8. Glad that your mom found her ideal job, here is hoping the fella will too. Prayers for your grandpa and grandma and lots of pug hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. I am crossing my paws and sending POTP and lots of love.

    Ziggy Out!!

  10. crossing our paws for a new job for him


  11. We are so glad she found the ideal job.....paws crossed that Fella finds his. We know you're doing a great job, Edgar, keeping up morale...

  12. We came over from POTP to say we hope everything works out for your family really soon..these things really do hit you where it hurts and make everyone so down in the dumps..big hugs Fozziemum and gang xx

  13. Dearest Edgar, sending you and your peeps lots of POTP. Paws crossed all works out fur you all very soon
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  14. We are sending our POTP for Grampie and Grammie. We hope the Fella finds the perfect job soon.

  15. We're sending lots of POTP for all of you and lots of Havachon hugs.

  16. Hope things change for the better - the fella finds his ideal job and grampie starts healing so he can go home. Hugs for all.

  17. HIGH FIVE PAWS that your mom landed her ideal job. We are sorry to hear that the Fella got let go, we will keep him in our prayers and hopefully he will find his ideal job soon. We're also sending POTP for your Grampie and Grammie. We hate seeing our peep's eyes leak, it makes our hearts very sore.
    BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

  18. Congrats for Mom and prayers for the fella and your grandparents.