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Hi Guys!

🖐. Wow! Where do I start? I think I'll just do a recap of the past year to introduce myself to everyone.

Let's go back to late October of 2015: I was still caring for the Mothership. Her leg and neck were horribly damaged from two falls. She was in a Miami J neck collar and having her leg treated by a wound care trauma doc. The debrieding appointments were horrible. She was also quite mentally abusive to me and taking out her frustration on me. I was losing my mind. Then C Dif hit. ( nasty bacteria in the colon, very gross and contagious 😷. Once we got her stabilized, my bro in Tampa stepped up and agreed to move her from Ohio to His home where there are no steps.

She's in a safe place, but she's not as happy as she believed she would be. Now our roles are reversed and she no longer sees me as the bumbling fuck up help. My brother is going crazy now.

November: life got way simpler without my mother's constant neediness and lack of satisfaction. Still I miss her, especially at the holidays.

Winter wasn't to severe weather wise for Ohio thank G-d.

In April we had a terrible blow at work. My student " Evan" died. He was 19 and succumbed to infection gone out of control after being in a coma for 45 days. It was rough and we all still feel the loss. We were crying for days.

May: Wolf Boy graduated! WB is like my third kid I never had. This time was crying tears of joy.

I haven't cried this much in school since 5th grade when girls in gym were mean to me. LOL

In June I went to Tampa to see my niece graduate and spend time w the Mothership. I also got to meet an on line adoptee friend, ME. Also saw my college BFF, Jan for the 1st time in 30 years.

I also spent many weeks doing more wedding planning for / with Fuzzy1. Exciting times!

July: Took a road trip w the Hub to Wash D.C. To see the Space Shuttle up close. In August, a niece on my hub's side got married in Michigan. It was lovely. Is Hub's family finally healing and letting go of the past? ...Well, at least we scored an invitation, so... Stay tuned. We came home and began to hard core wrap up all the preps for our Fuzzy1's wedding.

We lost our big beautiful calico kitty, Cheetah in late July. The loss was sudden and devastating. In mid Sept we had the opportunity to introduce two new furry family members to our circle: Tiger and Lily:Not much cuter and sweeter than this!

October: At last the long engagement between Fuzzy1 and MX became a splendid Royal Wedding with many family and friends reunited. It was a beautiful evening.

I hope to write more in depth about these topics and many others this season.

AW

PS: For anyone who could not see the photos, The top one is me w my student Wolf Boy, whom I've known since 2004. I was his personal school aide for years.

Next is the Space Shuttle Discovery at the Dulles Museum.

Next is a festive "Mr. & Mrs. decoration from the niece's wedding.

Next is a pic of my two new baby kitties, Tiger, (the calico) and Lily, (the almost all white one. They are littermate sibling sisters.

Last is a pic of Fuzzy1 and MX cutting their wedding cake.

Date: 2016-11-06 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murielle.livejournal.com
Wonderful introduction!

Love the pictures! Especially the one of you and your student. Oh! And kitties! And of course "the wedding couple!"

Date: 2016-11-06 09:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-06 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baxaphobia.livejournal.com
Thanks for the life synopsis! Lots of things in your life for sure! I can relate to the emotional drama caused by the Mothership. And yay for weddings and kitties! Huggles my old friend!

Date: 2016-11-07 12:44 am (UTC)

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Date: 2016-11-07 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scarlet-begonia.livejournal.com
What a great intro.

Date: 2016-11-07 01:22 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-07 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] majesticarky.livejournal.com
You've certainly had a very eventful year! Look forward to your entries as always :D

Date: 2016-11-07 09:56 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2016-11-08 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilmissmagic71.livejournal.com
Yay for picture montage! :) I look forward to reading you!

Date: 2016-11-08 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adoptedwriter.livejournal.com

Thanks! Same to you!

Date: 2016-11-08 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternal-ot.livejournal.com
I really enjoyed reading this bcoz it was accompanied by lovely pictures :) Looking forward to more. Cheers!

Date: 2016-11-08 03:57 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-09 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furzicle.livejournal.com
Nice to see you again, though of course I've been following you on FB. I especially enjoyed reading the year's summary. Good luck this year!

Date: 2016-11-09 09:01 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-10 05:15 pm (UTC)
jake67jake: (His Royal Highness)
From: [personal profile] jake67jake
Busy year! I'm currently dealing with a declining parent long-distance and my sister is hard in the battle close-by. Our roles may reverse in the future (but probably not for a few years still.)

I, too, had wedding bells in my family this year: my daughter got married. And now they are on the verge of divorce (long story). Here's hoping Fuzzy and MX do better.

Kitties! :) Love me some felines! (see my photo for my 3-years-gone Tiger).

Date: 2016-11-14 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adoptedwriter.livejournal.com

Thanks! Not seeing the photo though.

Date: 2016-11-10 09:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] goldmourn.livejournal.com
I enjoyed the recap of your year! Great intro.

Date: 2016-11-14 03:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-11 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xlovebecomesher.livejournal.com
Love the pics! Your kitties are adorable :D

Date: 2016-11-13 03:22 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-12 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penpusher.livejournal.com
Welcome back! Some really wonderful pictures and some notable milestones. Good wishes for more material to draw on for writing!

Date: 2016-11-14 03:07 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-12 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bleodswean.livejournal.com
*hugs* & *high five*

I feel privileged to get a glimpse into your life.

Date: 2016-11-13 03:22 am (UTC)

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Date: 2016-11-13 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quiltingdragon.livejournal.com
Great Entry, and I love love love the kitty pic.

Date: 2016-11-14 03:06 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-14 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swirlsofblue.livejournal.com
Wow, it sounds like you've had a very busy and hard year.

Glad you've been able to have some time away from your mother. Hope things work out on that front.

*Condolences* for your student.

Yay for weddings and graduations.

Adorable kitties are adorable and love, love, love that name combo ;).

Date: 2016-11-14 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfshellvenus.livejournal.com
What a year-- such a mix of joy and sadness. It was lovely to see you with your student, though (12 years you've known him? Wow!), and your daughter's wedding looks beautiful. :)

Date: 2016-11-14 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
I saw a lot of this -- but not all of it -- on Facebook. Thanks for the update!

Date: 2016-11-17 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dee-aar2.livejournal.com
Life happened from October 2015 till date. The ups and the downs and all the in between-s. Glad to see you back here and Good luck :)

Date: 2016-11-17 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kathrynrose.livejournal.com
What a year! great pics. :)
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