Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Evening

I could easily call this Sitting Vigil II. My friend's mother-in-law is now in a nursing home and the family is sitting vigil again. So friends are sitting with them, no matter where they are, and no matter what is needed it will be handled.
I think back to the family that has passed in my life, my Mum when I wasn't home, I was in California, (talk about an awful plane ride- CA to Minnesota), my grandparents- Grandpa Joe who drew his last breath with me in the room, I was alone with him and told him it was okay and he listened. Keep my friends in your thoughts and for those that pray, that would be good too.

My pups and I will be leaving for the North Carolina shore, Emerald Isle to be exact, on Saturday morning for a week. I can't wait - I need to see the ocean, to watch the waves, to see the horizon and wonder what is there, and to dream. Hailey, my oldest female, 10 years old, started limping this morning, favoring her left paw, I see nothing although she is a bit tender in her shoulder area, not sure what is going on with her, I will be keeping my eye on it.

On a more personal note, I met a nice woman through an online dating site. Her and I started a bit bumpy, as she said she was still dealing with an ex. She emailed and asked to go our own paths and I agreed. A week later, she emailed and asked that we start again, I took the chance and had a nice dinner, not sure if it will be anything, but I like talking with her, she is smart, kind, and getting to know her is fine. So more on this as it evolves.

So I got 2 followers from the Blog hop yesterday, two people read my blog! Very excited about that.
Love your people and dogs.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday Blog Hop

This is my first Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Not sure if anyone will actually read my blog, Here's to hoping!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sitting Vigil

I'm writing this more for me then for my friend, whose mother in law is in the hospital with liver complications. My friend and her husband are sitting vigil.  I feel helpless- not much that can be done, just the usual "I'm here" sentiments.  I'm a definite " I will fix this, take care of this, no worries", but not with this circumstance.  I can only stand by the door until needed.

Why is that we die in silence? Silence in the room, everyone speaking in hushed tones, careful movements and I have never understood why.  I think the last moments should be filled with stories, laughing, crying, telling the dying person what you should have said long ago.  They may not be conscious - say it anyway, they can hear you and feel you.
I once sat with a friend as she was dying from cancer that had ended up in her liver, she was in and out of consciousness.  I sat and told stories and shared memories with her, sometimes crying myself.  I told one special story that was just between her and I, and after I finished with tears in my eyes, my dear friend let out a laugh/giggle.  I knew she knew I was there.  She passed about an hour later.  I felt like I had done my best in making her last moments full of love and caring.

Now I will sit and wait till I am needed. Sitting vigil.
Love your dogs and people,

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Why do I watch the news anymore???

For years I have gotten up in the morning, feed the dogs, got my coffee and checked emails, etc while
watching the Today show. More and more watching has done nothing but raised my blood pressure!!!
Newt Gingrich before a full cup of coffee should not be allowed.
I'm not sure how political I should really get in this blog.........but I will say it once:
THE TEA PARTY has to go!!! Sarah Palin is not a politician!    Have you ever heard an original thought come out of the phony's mouth..............nope, just finds something that someone else has done or said and away she goes, usually posting on her Facebook page.....really people really??????
This is definitely a rambling.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

About Subject to Change

I think many will look at this title of my blog and think the title will be changing when in fact Subject
to Change is how I view the world, always changing and never the same.  Subject to Change is also my daily life with 3 Whippets and 1 Wiggie (Sterling is  a Wiggie - an oops litter between a Whippet and Italian Greyhound, thus a wiggie.)
No day is the same and if I start getting too complacent one of the dogs will most certainly take the reins and make sure that no moment is the same.

Left is Grace - 6 years old      
right is Winston - 13 years old.
-Left is Hailey - 10 years old     right is Sterling - 1 yr, 9 mos.

I direct a program female undergrad athletes at Duke University that are interested in becoming doctors. This group of young women are amazing, talented and so bright, it gives me hope for the world every day and provides me with wonderful to stories to share.
For added humor, I'm attempting the online dating world.    Not sure if it is the lesbian world, or just that the crazies seem to find me.
More later, the Kruger Krazies are yelling for attention.

Pay attention to your loves,