Friday, November 12, 2010

the roller coaster....

Lots going on in our lives right now and i'm having slight issues getting a grip on it all....the good, the sad, the bad...and the ugly....


The Good....


8 years ago to day our sweet Chloe was born. What joy this little fatty has brought to our lives. She started my passion for Pugs and has lead me on the journey to owning FIVE! She was a perfect little Pug puppy, easily trained, no chewing, no barking. She welcomed each new addition to our family with open paws. She tolerates each new little butt-sniffer with grumpy grace.
We will celebrate later today with party hats, treats, and cake! We love you Chloe!!!


The Sad....

10 years ago today my mom passed away. I'd like to believe and pass along that time heals all wounds, but I'd be lying. For some reason this year, the time leading up to this day have been tough. I have vividly recalled my mother's last days home, entry into the hospital, the tests, the visits, the worry and her death. To say it pretty much SUCKS is an understatement. I miss my mother and there is not way around it.

The Bad....

We have not found a new tenant for our little carriage house. Our tenant snuck out on her lease, leaving me with cleaning, painting, repairing, and replacing. I am tired of dealing with crazy people. If I was independently wealthy this little house would become a haven for Pugs and I'd leave all this rental nonsense behind me!

More bad......

It appears my dad and his sweety are no longer sweeties. They have been together almost 5 years. He may be coming home...our home.....again. It seems no matter how settled you become with yourself and your situation, you have to be ready for change. My change will be packing up sweet home office and giving the room back to my dad.......sigh.....

I am so thankful to have my dad, my family, my home, my Pugs....but I'm sort of tired and spent and feeling bad for myself. I guess every once in awhile we're entitled to wallow in it. I'm giving myself 5 more minutes of wallowing.....starting now!

10 comments:

Lex said...

Oh no! I'm sorry, I didn't realize your tenant snuck out. well she lost that reference.

Suggestion, what about renting it out to your dad? Instead of clearing out your office? That way it's a win win?

And i know about the crazies (half of them live next door), i was talking to our landlord here and he said craigs list is the best way to promote your rental because the people calling in are usually better then ones who call in from a newspaper add. Cause you need a computer to access craigs list.

I am sorry about your Mom. I lost my grandpa 5 years ago and sometimes it does feel like yesterday. So I am sending lots of love your way and I hope you have a nice relxaing evening involving wine and pug snuggles.

xoxo

Jen said...

Thinking of you and your family... sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Hang in there, and know that you are appreciated - I love your blog and what you are doing for your pugs! :-)

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to Chloe, I like to think how cool is is that we share a Birthday, but sad to know that someone you loved dearly died on this glorious day for people and pets who were born on the 12 of November.

I hope all goes well with your rental and your dad.

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Punchy,
Sending love and hugs your way - I am sorry you are having a rough time right now. :(
Let me know if there's anything I can do. Do you need more Canadian coffee??!
xoxo

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Punchy~

I am sorry for this~

First, Happy Pupdays to Chloe~

Now, I lost my Grandmother I was really close to and it hurts still... time? Huh? It's suppose to heal something like the loss of a loved one?
Cry... let it out...
Time allows us to hold the memories closer each day in our hearts and yes, it does give us strengh... but it doesn't make the pain of missing them stop especially when their birthday comes up or their anniversary date of passing comes~
We can just continue to pray for our love ones~
They do know and listen and guide us too~

As for that rental property...
Rob and I and the Puggies are packed and on our way :) hee hee

Take care!!!!

Hugs!!
Katy & gang

oh....
and maybe you can try to fix your dad up to get him on his way out?
Okay just kidding!!

Sandy said...

I'm sorry to hear you are feeling down and you are entitled to wallow in it...but there is so much happiness at your feet, too! I know just laying on the bed or the couch with those five have got to make the day a bit better. You are so good to roll with the punches. Maybe requiring a bigger deposit from the renters would help deter them sneaking out...but if they can't pay the rent, then they may want to stay and not pay.

Frances Louise said...

Wow, you are having a tough time. But you are so strong, we have no doubt you will be able to sail through with the love and support of family, friends, and your pugs.

Happy Birthday to Chloe!

Wishing bad karma on your weasel of a tenant.

Pam said...

Aw...HUGS! I'm sorry you are having a rough time right now. Sending you warm thoughts.

Yoda & Brutus said...

Punchy, we wish we lived closer so we could be there for you!!

Sending you bunches of pug hugs (((HUGS))) !!!!!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus (and mom too!!)

agent99 said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!!
I had really great renters, and they still caused a ton of wear & tear on the house, I haer you!
Oh, and for Dad.....vouce for hom on www.GreatBoyfriends.com - maybe you can find him a new sweetie!

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