Crazy as a Loom

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Weighing it up

I have been very absent here, and I have no excuse.

Dealing with my head issues can sometimes be pretty draining.

Roy has been feeling poorly of late.  He sleeps a lot, and seems to be exhausted even when he's not sleeping.

Walking on the beach is usually one of his favorite things,
Not so much this time.

We meandered, and he spent a lot of time sniffing, and not so much time walking.

Wow, not only am I getting old, but I am also caring less about who sees my wrinkles, et cetera.

I'm happy to be here, and still on my feet.

That could have been  Roy's problem too, just getting old.
But a trip to the vet affirmed what I suspected, that he has early heart disease, and that's why he is so tired.
Still waiting for labs to come back, they may tell us more.

My handsome boy.

In the meantime, our house which was under contract, has issues found on inspection.
We are busy fixing them, but it's unnerving, wondering if you are going to be starting from square one again.

On the way home from addressing that problem, DH totally lost his brakes, and was lucky to get his truck to the garage without incident.

Oh, did I mention that my desktop just up and DIED????

 We had a short, but nice, break in Maine.

This was our view over dinner.

 And as we ate, it only got better.

No matter what befalls us, it is still an amazing life.   And I count my blessings, they far outway any inconveniences.


Vicky said...

I think its ok to show up here when you feel like it. Your photos of the beach are so pretty- and the sun setting just took it up a whole level- beautiful. I'm sorry you are dealing with head pain again- its a wonder you get up and go anywhere at all. Its always good to see you and I will be thinking good thought for your precious pup!

Deb said...

You have some beautiful photos here tonight, Hilary. I felt a pain in my heart reading about Roy. Not Roy! Gees...enough already. He lives such a healthy life surely he can be given some meds to fix this issue. At least give him some years and some comfort. I'll be keeping you and Roy in my prayers, Hilary. I'm glad you don't worry about wrinkles. It's a sign of living, going forward and getting yourself out there. The photo where you ate looks like it could have been taken in Nfld. Please give Roy a hug for me & I'll keep positive thoughts for his diagnosis.Glad hubby is ok. Hugs, Deb

Devon said...

So glad to see you back here. I do suppose that in this life we all have challenges to face, but you have such a positive outlook and remind those around you to count our blessings! So sorry about Roy. I have a 13.5 yr old lab/dane mix and everytime I come home and see him begin to get up I am grateful!

sue said...

Inconveniences. Yes, a very good way to look at it. Thanks for sharing that.

Daryl said...

oh i hope the vet has some good mojo for Roy ... and that the other crap sorts itself out ... it never rains ... on the upside. those are some gorgeous skies you got to experience

Karen said...

Roy is a lucky boy to have such a loving home for these years- and a peaceful stressfree retirement life.

As for you, you are a beautiful person and you earned every line. That's how I look at it.

Glad you got away for a spell - the change of seasons has probably down a number on your headache too.

Love to you and yours - K

claudia said...

I love that you give us perspective. Stuff happens, the best thing to do is keep on keepin' on. My prayers are with Roy. I hope the vet can do things to make his heart keep going. And my prayers are for you, that those headaches ease themselves away from you and give you peace.
Everything else seems to be stuff that will be sorted out in time.
I'm really happy that you husband made it to the garage with no brakes! He's a good driver!

Cait Throop said...

I'm with Roy...early heart disease. Poor baby! And your head! It is so good to take a break and Maine certainly is gorgeous. Hugs!

MarthaVA said...

Hilary, I'm so sorry about Roy. I hope meds can help him hang on a bit longer, and feel better. It sucks when our best friends grow old before their time. (((hugs)))
Your face is beautiful. Those are not wrinkles, they are life lines. Who cares what anyone thinks? You've earned each one of those life lines.

I love your photos in Maine. We are going next week, a very short trip, too short for my liking, but with animals coming with us (2 dogs) and 3 animals (2 horses and an indoor cat) staying home to be taken care of by someone else, well, short trips are all we can do for now. I will say goodbye to my brother that passed in August. He was born in Maine, and returned there when he graduated high school, and lived there till he retired to FL 5 years ago. I still have family there, and there is a dedication ceremony for him while we're there as well. So this trip will be bittersweet for me. I do hope to get some amazing photos while I'm there, as I don't know when I'll get back again.
Take care, and hug Roy for me.

Gjeani said...

I looked at your photo's and thought what is that in the sjy? they look like Ufo's, than I realized they are the lights in the room you are eating!
Poor Roy! hope they can give him something so he will get some energy back.

Country Girl said...

I kept saying "nooooo" and then got to the end and there you were . . . being your optimistic self. Sorry I've been so absent of late. I think of you and smile.

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