Where or where has my little dog gone…..

Ok so it has been almost a year since I have wrote in here. 1. I forgot I had a blog. 2. I forgot where it was. 3. I certainly forgot how to log in. 4. I hadn’t read my husband’s or my mother in laws blogs in almost a year… 5. refer to points 1-3 to explain point 4. so I think I might have been dutifully shamed into putting a blog in here. My mother in law scolds my husband when he doesn’t write in his blog, but she never says anything to me. Husband said would you write in it if she did scold you? and I asked why and he said well if you would than I will tell her so that she can scold you. hmmm….course she hasn’t written in hers for several months so with this, SHE is the one that is behind now not me. 😯

where do I start? well the home owners association are still jerks, so no change there.

I have 3 llamas, and 15 goats now, with 4 goats that are sold but still residing here as 3 llamas that I have bought have not made it here yet. One had an injured foot that I have been told tonight has an abscess, so will wait to get the email explaining it all. been negotiating the purchase or our starter Highland cow herd. they won’t be arriving until end of January. have about 100 ft or less of the fence to finish so not 100% sure where they will be put but I think I have it worked out. will be tight quarters until we can get that little bit finished off.

have had snow storms already. about 6 inches of snow a month ago and in the last 10 days about another 18 inches accumulation so probably almost 2 ft total for this year so far and it is only mid December. who knows what this winter will hold?

we need to finish that fencing to make it more comfortable for the critters, and had the home owners gotten their fingers out and not been a pain and responded to our request timely instead of making us wait three weeks to say yes…well I would have had that last little bit finished off and it all closed in. we were set to do a massive push to finish that last bit and close the fence on last Friday and Saturday and the blizzard hit and snowed almost nonstop for about 3 days. so no fence and it is all the home owners associations fault..so no change there!! 👿

Went to court last week against Brian the builder. he lost as he didn’t have enough courtesy to show up. so that cost him about $7700 or so. that will teach him. so off now to file the second suite against him shortly.

The man that bought our bronco that we had to take to court to sue to get him to make his payments died a couple of days ago. so we will see if his widow will continue with the responsibility or if she will force us to have to pursue other means to recoup our money. I hope that she pays the small payments and just continues to enjoy the vehicle. I really do not want to have to pursue legal action against her, both because of her recent lost but also because she was a past co-worker.

Been considering some more re constructive work on this body. since it has been almost FIVE years since my WLS surgery, I have not gained any weight since I lost it except in the last 3 months. I have been maybe a touch less active but my eating hasn’t really changed yet i have gained some weight. not a massive amount, but at least 7 pds or so and I can’t seem to shift them and feel like I am struggling to not put on even more. BJ thinks that my body is changing as I seem to be having more difficulties with my sugar and even small things like a bit of bread and some potato soup put me into a sugar rise and crash. thankfully I have found out that a wee pinch of cinnamon under the tongue regulates blood insulin in a very short time, something that all doctors SHOULD tell their patients and probably never bother to. I had never heard that before. This time we are considering having my chest done. it has become increasingly more obvious over the last year that I can not continue as I am now as it is beginning to interfere in my work and life. I have had over a year to wrap my mind around the last doctors statements in our consultation that I will need implants and it is still not sitting the most comfortable with me, but I am coming to understand that he is right if I like it or not!! I have also had a wee bit of a scare but not sure about a possible recurrence of my hernia. we still do not know if I just pulled muscles or if I have the start of a new hernia. Dr BJ is still trying to figure it out for sure as if I do have one it is very small.

it is however, right in the location of where I want to put a tattoo, so i am holding off on that one for a while to see what happens as i don’t want to have one and than have to have it cut later on. that would just ruin it. I never thought I would ever consider let alone have my belly button pierced or have it tattooed. course up til 5 years ago, I couldn’t even SEE my belly button so I guess that changes everything.

BJ has a new puppy. He is a red and white border collie named SAM. Chloe hates him. she bit him the first time that she saw him and than proceeded to turn around in the seat with her back to Sam and I, put her nose in the air and refused to speak to either of us. what a spoiled quine!. Rowan the horse, Anatolian and Pyrenees cross, has studiously taken to learning his new role as HOUSE dog! it is rather comical to see a dog that has to be well over 100 pds lying on his back with all his feet in the arm, singing and playing with a tiny little squeak toy. than when he decides to crawl up on my husband’s lap and pretend that he is a yorkie lap dog, well that one is beyond unbelievable. I can’t figure out which is funnier. Watching Rowan try to “curl up” in husband’s lap while actually taking up the entire settee, or husband asking if his legs going numb is a bad sign? and with having such a LARGE puppy, we do not have to worry about leftovers as anything left on the counter is generally gone faster than you can remember that you left it there as his nose is counter level and that would explain where the croisant from this morning’s breakfast went!! 😆

Anyways, I can not possibly put everything in one year into one blog entry but I am tired and it is getting time to settle in front of the settee so off I will go and maybe I will write again before next year 😉

April 28, 2003 continued:

I did go for a second walk. found a new woods that is close to my house. took the dogs there and let them loose. up and down through the woods, many parts of the path was really steep, so after a half hour I was sweating, panting and puffing so that was a good workout. thinking of going again. maybe even today. did go to the doc in Aberdeen, and did the drive. stayed and watched a movie and drove home when it was starting to get dark. so thinking of going back in and watching more movies since I am so far behind on the movie thing. Tried some chicken tenders at BKing. they were very tender and I ate part of it before the movie and the rest as I was going home. so that took care of another worry which was what do I eat when I am on the road in aberdeen since it can be sometimes for 8 hours. Protein is hard to get to travel. always has to be in a cooler. so that was nice trying that and being able to keep it down now problem. that is my second time with meat that was good. thinking of baking some chicken breasts here at home and trying those too. I do so miss chicken and it is definitely not the same puréed. ahah half the taste in chicken seems like it is the texture. well off for now, really a long day and very tired. full day, but a good day 🙂

April 28, 2003

I walked down to the surgery this morning and then back. was a nice little walk. thinking of going again with the dogs. will see if one of the neighbours is available. If you wonder why I have to take a neighbour out for a walk with me, it isn’t because I am not allowed out in the village on my own 😉 😉 ..but rather that I have THREE bouncing border collies and it is a bit difficult to handle all three together in your hands at once. 😆 What was my weigh in you are wondering ❓ Still not even CLOSE to what I was hoping for. apparently I have slowed down in my weight loss 😡 I only lost 1.7 kilos/3.74 pounds in the last 7 days. so I am still losing at the average of about a half pound per day. I know that I can’t expect to lose over a pound a day forever, but I HAD been hoping 🙁 so all told that is 18.3 kilos/40.26 pounds at my 6 week post op mark. so I am off for my second walk today to try to get more of this weight GONE ❗ ❗

April 27, 2003

I took the dogs for a walk today with a different neighbour. we did not go to White Cow Woods, she had a time limit. so instead we went through the village and down to the glebe. today I took the florescent pink frisbee instead of the ball. it was so much easier to throw. glad I did not take the green one, the dogs had a hard enough time finding the pink one in the long grass. 😆 it is now Noon and I have not had breakfast nor have the dogs. they did get a treat, but off to feed them now. not good to feed them right before or after exercise, so we have all waited enough. Show us the food. 😆 It was nice being outside. Gorgeous sunny day with a nice warm breeze. it was about 15/60 degrees outside…but it feels so much warmer than that. I didn’t even bother with a jacket over my sweatshirt. Did wear a new old pair of jeans. New old? you ask. well yes, it is a pair of jeans that I used to wear when I lost a lot of weight but could not wear in the last few years. it is a whole size down from the jeans that I wore before. It is a pair that are a bit smaller than that regular size because I had to have them taken in in the legs last time because they were worn. They fit. ❗ Just don’t ask me to sit down for about another week 😉 I have noticed that I do not have back pain when I walk any more. At least not the shorter walks, that are a mile or under right now. Before even about 5 minutes and I was in pain. That was only since November when I put on that last 30 pounds, but it was still not fun. Well that 30 pounds is gone as well as more. I will find out just how much more tomorrow when I go get weighed again. I can not register on my scales YET, but I am getting really close. My waist has always been very very heavily defined, but it is majorly coming back even more. yahoo ❗ and my stomach is going away. Now for all that junk in the trunk, I mean that big booty. don’t want to lose it entirely, but we could clean out the trunk some. 😆 well off I go, looks like this is going to be a great day. I think that maybe I will get some of my mood highs from the walking. seems to have been helping. just getting out of the house. will try to do that everyday now. it is much easier when the weather is this wonderful 😀