Some Normalcy, Christmas Decor, & A Sick Brown Dog (Again)
All of your guys’ kind words have just been so amazing. Thank you. I never expect anyone to pour out their feelings or even say anything but you are all so sweet for your comments! It’s been tough, but we are hanging in there.
We managed to make it through the service last weekend, which as you can imagine offered a little closure. It was a day completely dedicated to his mom, and it was really nice.
I dont want to go into all the details and such since that could be considered a little tacky or it may be weird for some for me to get into details, but oddly enough I think the “best part” (if there was one…) was just seeing all of his moms friends and all the people that cared about her.
We even visited her favorite bar and hangout and they had a special spot just for her. With her favorite wine.
We somehow managed to find a little bit of Christmas spirit amidst the sadness. We just try to remind ourselves that that is what his mom would have wanted, she never wanted us to be sad or put our lives on hold – so as hard as it has been, we are trying to keep going.
So….we went and got our (real!) Christmas tree and got all decorated!
We actually used a lot of his mom’s decorations on the tree this year. Torrance has always spent Christmas with his mom since his parents got divorced and she moved to FL when he was 6, so I think that meant a lot to him. It’s the little things.
We also have an obnoxious 6 ft tall, flashing green light up swirly tree outside our front door. I will spare you a picture though.
It only took us a year and 5 months to get one. No big deal.
Though, now I realize it’s time to hang up the pictures in the dining room!
I have even been cooking some lately.
Oh, and Kona is back to the vet. Again.
I swear…. that dog. Not for fleas this time though.
I cant even remember if I told you guys this before (and I am too lazy to go back into the blog posts to look to see if I did) but she has had some barfing episodes.
Not like, a little here an there. Like everyday disastrous vomiting. The first was the beginning of November, and I brought her to the vet and they did some tests (blood, fecal, etc) and everything came back fine. They told me to put her on a bland (chicken and rice) diet.
So princess brown dog got food cooked for her at every meal (oh brother).
Well.. the vomiting stopped for a little while…. and then came back, even with the chicken and rice. So we headed back into the vet last week. Poor girl.
They ran more tests – this time for specific disorders/problems she could have as well as some Xrays and when all that came back clear they figured they would treat it as a food allergy, like she may be allergic to a specific type of protein.
Long story short, she is on a special type of food that appears to be working magically and hopefully that was the issue and she wont be sick anymore!
Anyway, that is what’s been going on.
Torrance’s dad has been here from Alaska the last week and leaves tomorrow. He came down for the service this weekend (his parents have been divorced for a long time but were still close) so it was nice having him here.
Things are slowly returning to normal a little bit.
Though, I will somehow have to scramble to get all of my Christmas shopping done this weekend. That should be interesting. I guess everyone is getting socks this year because I dont even know where to begin.
I may even try to bake some Christmas cookies still… but we will see.
Okay, so now I need to be updated – I feel so out of the blogging loop!
- Tell me – what is new with you, fill me in!
- When do you typically decorate for Christmas/Hanukah/etc?