Monday, January 29, 2018

Valentine boxes

I'm sending you over to my friend, Jeanie's blog today.
She's a wonderful artist and always comes up with fun do-it-yourself projects. I love her Valentine boxes and wanted to share her post today.

Annie & Audrey say "howdy" xoxo

Friday, January 26, 2018

Slipping and sliding through the week

It seems quite acceptable to walk like penguins these days. The ground is covered with ice and, like I have heard over and over,...if you don't want to break a bone then don't fall. :-b

I have been chipping ice off the feeders this week in hopes to keep our birds well fed as the temperature drops lower once again. I am looking forward to spring and I don't care how many people tell me to not wish my life away.

There are six downy woodpeckers that make our property their home. If this winter ever ends, I am thinking just maybe we will have some nesting here in the spring. :-) 

Around our feeders lately...

It has felt a bit like 'walking on ice' when it comes to our cat, Audrey's, health, too. Audrey wants to say "howdy" and thank each and every one of you for your good thoughts and prayers for her. She is struggling, I'll not sugar-coat it, but she is coping quite well with her new medication. Phenobarbital takes weeks to get used to and there are some side-effects so I am staying close and not leaving her alone. She gets anxious sometimes and will pace the floor so if I go out she comes with me. Thankfully she is good in the car. There have been no seizures for seventeen days and my prayer is that she never has another one. We are taking it day to day. She will visit her vet soon to see if we need to adjust the levels of her meds. I hope you will continue to keep her in your prayers and thank you to all who have contacted us with your good thoughts and wishes for her complete recovery. This is her resting this morning.

Annie slept most of the day away. The mouse house was flooded with sunshine this morning; something we have needed for awhile. :)

There are copious amounts of work yet to do in the new house. 
Our stairs have made it possible for me to finally visit what will be our loft. I love the view from the windows and look forward to seeing the gardens this summer.
There are a few more doors being hung today. 
Wouldn't it be nice to just wiggle your nose and have it all done. :)

Wishing everyone a fun weekend however you spend it.

hugs, Deb

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Checking in...

I hope everyone is well.
Our weather has finally warmed up enough that we are able to go for walks and dress like adults; not a child heading out in a storm. That deep freeze we were in for so long took a toll on all of us. Many had flu, colds or just the dreaded cabin fever. But it's behind us for now.

Since my last post Audrey's health has declined. We have been back to the vet and to see a specialist (a neurologist) to try to get to the bottom of these seizures that she is having. She was two months with nothing and then suffered another one a week ago. So far the tests have shown nothing. She has been put on phenobarbital for now to control and prevent another seizure.  We are going through an adjustment period to the medication. It's all a bit bewildering.
We may be looking at epilepsy which means she will have to be on medication for the rest of her life.
She is presently eating well, using her box, washing up and today I took her over to the house to walk around the basement and she jumped up on her cat tree and scratched on the post. That did my heart good. I'm looking for any normal activity and keeping a journal on her daily. But the medication causes drowsiness. :( Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

I promise I'll get back soon with some pretty pictures and hopefully a cheerier post.
Right now I just need to take a deep breath and carry on helping Audrey get herself stabilized on the medication. I hope this won't take long and that it is the answer we are praying for.

I have been posting a few pics on instagram from the bird feeders and outings with the grands but since Audrey's last seizure I have not left her side. We did take her in the car today and thank goodness she doesn't mind that at all; rather enjoys it. :) Tomorrow they predict sun puddles. :)
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Sending a hug,