Saturday, December 31, 2016


This was the hardest day of my life.
We had to put our beloved Petey down.
Our hearts are broken and we are devastated.
RIP Petey Pupper xoxo

Life will not be the same without you in it.


All animals that are ill and old are restored to health and vigor. 
Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

Petey is happy and content, except for one small thing;
 he misses someone very special to him, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
Petey finally meets you and you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross The Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

7 1/2 HOURS !!!

Okay why does this always happen on a weekend or holiday?
My husband had a hernia repair on Tuesday and by Friday had to be taken by ambulance to the ER because it was the Christmas weekend and no doctors were in. He was having some confusion and I worried he may have had a stroke. He was seen right away since he was brought in by ambulance and diagnosed with an accident overdose of Oxy that he was taking for pain. Wait, What?
He was taking the prescribed amount every 4 hours as prescribed. How can you overdose following the doctors orders?! Well apparently he did. They did blood work and urinalysis and everything looked okay so they sent him home.
Saturday he was doing somewhat better but it still bothered me that he was sleeping ALL the time and still had "Altered Mental Status". He had these symptoms a year ago when he had encephalitis and was in a coma for 10 days! I wanted answers. I tried to call the surgeon Saturday evening but got his answering service. I thought okay I would wait until after Christmas. Thinking the doctors office would be open.
Monday after Christmas My husband woke up with swelling and redness in the incision site so I called his surgeon and was told he was on vacation until Jan 4th so I ask what I was supposed to do in case of emergency and she said go to the ER. I ask if there was an on call doctor filling in for the surgeon and she said yes, here is his number. I called the number at 9Am and got no answer after leaving a frantic message about my husbands condition but got no return call so by 12:30 I tried to call our regular family doctor and got the same information. She was on vacation until Jan 4th! What?! This is ridiculous!!
This is not an actual photo of our ER. I found it on the internet but all the rooms in our ER were full
I put him in the car and drove to the ER. By this time I was fuming!
We walked into the ER and all the waiting rooms were full of sick people with masks on due to the flu outbreak. Great now we get to get exposed to the flu!
We tried to understand under the circumstances, if these poor sick people tried to see their doctors the day AFTER Christmas and they were all on vacation. This caused the poor Emergency room doctors and nurses to be way over worked. The very kind nurse that took care of was a traveling nurse and works all over the state and he said the average wait time in an ER is 24 hours! What?! When I told him and the ER doctor what had happened and that both of our doctors were on vacation they shook their heads and said "so that's why we are so bombarded with patients today." They said they were busier on Christmas day.
We were finally called to the ER 7 1/2 hours after our arrival.
I think this is uncalled for and should be reported to someone. I will be voicing my anger to both of our doctors and especially the on call doctor who was supposed to be covering surgery patients for our surgeon.
Hope those doctors had a wonderful Christmas because ours was hell. A sick husband that had Altered Mental Status and swelling in his incision and me who was totally stressed out about the whole thing. We had no Christmas, thanks doctors!!!

Thanks to the friendly staff at Bay Area Hospital my husband is much better today.
Cat Scan was clear, no stroke, no encephalitis, blood work was good, urinalysis was clear, vitals were perfect. They said he may be starting an infection at the incision site and gave him antibiotics. They also told me that sometimes the stress from surgery can cause confusion and things can seem foggy for awhile.
Has anyone ever experienced this sort of situation?


For the Take A Word this week

Credits to Donna L and Teddi
Photoshop brushes and filters


For the Three Muses

Background by Jubiliation
Image of the two girls from Foxeysqurriel
Photoshop brushes and filters

Saturday, December 24, 2016


For my challenge at Digital Whisper this week

Background by Jubilation
Vintage Santa from the internet
Gifts from my collection
Photoshop brushes and filters

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


For the challenge at Three Muses this week


For the Take A Word this week

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2016


This is for my challenge at Digital Whisper

Background from Jubilation Snowy house from Foxysquirrel
Elves from the internet
Photoshop brushes

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


For the challenge at Three Muses last week

All from from my private collection
Photoshop brushes and filters


For the challenge at Take A Word last week
I'm late!!

Foxeysqurriel back ground and Photoshop brushes

Saturday, December 10, 2016


I created this for my challenge over at Digital Whisper this week

 Background by Itkupilli and An old Christmas card , vintage image of the girl and her dog are from my private collection. Accents are Photoshop brushes
Background is

Monday, December 5, 2016


Remember when saddle oxfords were popular?
Yep, I do and I had a pair. Thought I was so cool wearing them to school with my poodle shirt.
They were fun but classy.

I wonder how teens would react to them today. Hey they may come back in style and start a brand new fad!

 No, this is not me but a cute kid anyway :)

The saddle shoe is a low-heeled casual Oxford shoe (hence the alternate name "saddle oxford"), characterized by a plain toe and distinctive, saddle-shaped decorative panel placed mid foot.[1] Saddle shoes are typically constructed of leather and are most frequently white with a black saddle, although any color combination is possible.
Saddle shoes are worn by both men and women in a variety of styles ranging from ultra-high platforms to golf cleats.
Some groups identify with this type of shoe irrespective of current fashion trends. Those associated with ska, sometimes known as rudeboys, often wear them in some combinations since both the classic look and the black/white color scheme represent the genre as a whole.

Sunday, December 4, 2016


For the challenge at Digital Whisper

Bacground from Teddi
Snowman is from a Christmas card
Photoshop Brushes, corners and filters

Saturday, December 3, 2016


For the Three Muses this week

A Vintage image of a vintage lady
Background from the internet
Photoshop brushes and filters


For the Take A Word this week

An altered vintage image
Background by Foxeyqurriel
Photoshop brushes & filters