Saturday, December 29, 2007

Camie is gone...

Well, our sweetie is gone. How we loved this little kitty but we had 19 1/2 good years with her. Going to drink more martini's, eat chocolate and I have the BEST husband in the world!!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

My little Furkid Camie - UPDATE

Well, our girl has been in the hospital now for 48 hours and they have isolated the problem as of this afternoon. She has kidney failure which is VERY common in older cats. The vet told us today when we visited that because she has started eating again and perking up, there are things that we can do to make her feel better. First, we have to put her on a new diet and then we have to do "water" therapy with her. It is really hard to explain to people who are not "animal" people but we will do what we can to prolong her life. She is a member of our family and one of the great loves of our lives. For those who know her, you know that Camie has always had a problem with realizing she is cat. She thinks that she is one of us and acts the part!! We miss her little tippy tap claws as she walks around the house and the meows for food, kisses and cuddles. She will hopefully be home tomorrow night. Thanks for all the well wishes and calls from near and far!!! Oh and I do appreciate the hospital!! They have given her oat bags, wrapped her in her blankets and let us visit with her long past visiting hours. We were there until 10pm last night!! Yes, we do love our girl.
UPDATE: well they just called and said that she isn't eating now etc, etc, and they will test her this afternoon. We are going to see her soon. I have to say that my heart is breaking...

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Prayers for Camie-cat

Our darling girl had a rough Christmas and is spending the night in the emergency vet clinic. She is 19 1/2 and this makes it ever so hard for her and for us. So, if you have a moment, send her some healing thoughts and prayers so that she can get back on her feet literally. I just don't know what we will do without her one day. I guess this was the trial run...

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to one and all!!!

Well, here we are. Another Christmas. We have had quite the year in 2007 and although we had hoped to bring home our daughter this year, that just wasn't in the cards. Here's hoping that 2008 will be the year that we all bring our children home!!! I can dream, it is Christmas!!!!

We wanted to thank everyone for all of their support this past year and the kindness that this cyber world has shown us. It has been a pleasure.
In saying that, our Marching Panda secret pal's December gift arrived yesterday and here is the photo!! Cutie, cute goodies with a special gift for both Mama and Baba!!! So sweet!!! Thank you!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Ok, just when I feel like crying, gifts arrive in the mail from afar that make me smile. Yesterday, we had a wonderful package from Sam (I am REALLY holding back as I would love to build the house, Shawn just asked if we were going to!!!). Oh and Shawn LOVED the chocolate. Yep, he ate them all but two. He said that he was Isabel's Dad so they were for him too!! What a nut!!
I am a member of a group where we are all first time parents and I joined a Secret Santa exchange because I LOVE to shop and give. It is also really neat that someone thought of us and sent us gifts too. So, our gifts arrived today from our Santas Karen and Kevin from Guelph Ontario. You must have really done your homework because your gifts were bang on!!! Check out the goodies and they were all wrapped in the cutest Santa paper (which didn't last long)!!
After the super cute card with the nicest sentiments, I opened the Jazz Cd first which is playing right now!! I then opened all the great Children's Christmas books. What a collection!! Then, with Shawn holding Camie and watching I opened her little gift of balls. She is down on the floor playing with them now. I opened the bath goodies (cool flavours!!!), chocolate (dark my fav)and white tea (which I haven't tried yet but am excited to!!!). The little bear is so very cute !! So, the last gift I opened was the most beautiful dress and yep, I had a tear in my. It is GORGEOUS and this photo doesn't do it justice!! Thank you so much Karen and Kevin, you are pretty wonderful Secret Santas!! Wish wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

'Tis the season...

I don't know if it is the season, SAD or what but I feel like crying all the time these days. I spearheaded a drive for toys and food this year as I do every year at work. Well, I took everything down to the food bank today and cried all the way back to work. Those fellas down there were so THANKFUL for a few boxes of goodies. It broke my heart that these fellows who have disabilities were so excited and took their jobs so seriously. It really made me think...
I received a loverly package from Sam today. As you can see from the picture, she sent the NEATEST gingerbread house that will keep until next Christmas. I love the Angel, kisses and hot chocolate with the beautiful spoon!! Thanks so much Sam, for the pick me up. It is so exciting to receive your thoughtful gifts. Shawn wondered where the tea was but then he saw the hot chocolate and determined that it was a great choice for Christmas.
Speaking of my wonderful husband, he dressed up as Santa and gave out presents to the little ones and a few older ones at a dinner party tonight for one of my colleagues. What a guy!!! The second picture is a dollhouse that one of my residents was making but gave up on. He was kind enough to GIVE it to me for Isabel. We still have lots of work to do on it but I came home the other night and Shawn had strung all of these lights on Isabel's house. Isn't it pretty!! I love the Chinese doll that I found at the VV Boutique. She is holding a pretty ribbon ornament that we bought for Isabel in Chinatown. They have had them for years and now all of a sudden, they are almost sold out so we had to get it. We will put it on the tree next year... maybe...
Oh, and I was thinking that we are going to celebrate our 22nd month of waiting on New Year's Day. You are supposed to do things on that day that you would LIKE to do for the rest of the coming year. I don't want to WAIT patiently another year, celebrating yet again, another long month of waiting. YIKES!!! Any ideas on how to change our luck here?!?

Thursday, December 06, 2007

You have got to be kidding, A Christmas Sweater!!!!!

With referrals going as slowly as ever, I thought that I would try this...
You Are a Christmas Sweater!
Over the top, colorful, and totally flashy.You're not afraid to be a little tacky.

Hmnn, maybe I will post a picture of the Christmas sweater that I have worn a few times this year all ready... at my Bazaar, at the Christmas Tree Decorating party and I will wear it again tonight for the Victoria Operatic Society performance. Can you guess what I do for a living? Yep, I am the Director of Leisure Services at a Seniors Residence. My poor staff have to put up with me wearing that crazy thing each year (this is our 9th Christmas together). They say they know Christmas is over when the Christmas Cardie leaves the office!!!!!

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Yep, it is here again but I couldn't remember what month until I looked at the ticker at the top of my blog!! So here we are, 21 months in and as I always say ? to go. Just don't know.
So, this is what we have been doing to keep ourselves busy...skating!! Love it!!! We go to our city arena called SOFA, ha ha. No outdoor skating in Victoria because we don't have snow, well we do a little today!! Fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Off to decorate at work...