I’m Alive

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

It never ceases to amaze me how fast time seems to run when things feel insane. Life sometimes feels like one massive train wreck that you can’t tear your eyes away from. You can’t stop it, you know it’s going to happen, and you have to sit and watch the whole thing unfold.

I just looked – I last posted on May 3rd…over a month ago.

A month can change so much. Heck, a day can see the world change, so can an hour.

In the last month I have had to put down my 10 year old dog, I adopted two bearded dragons (one of whom has an infected crack in her jaw *educate yourselves before getting a pet people!!!), I am preparing for my kids to finish school, I have had two gum grafts, my 14 year old received a tournaround achievement award (WOOT WOOT!), my 16 year old – ok, she’s the same – my husband has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s (early stages), and the list goes on.

I also get braces on in 2 weeks Dean shocked

I know – crazy.

Oh yeah – did I mention my husband has Parkinson’s?

To say our family is stressed would be an understatement.Dean-W-dean-winchester-21433645-500-282.gif

But I have to say these two cuties have definitely given me an awesome distraction

This is Evee (she’s the one with the infected jaw, and underweight, and dehydrated, etc, poor baby girl) –
EveeThis is Gonzo (originally named Steg, but Gonzo suits him way better) – and just like his namesake – he is overconfident and a complete goof LOLGonzo

I am grateful to the Oromocto SPCA for letting me adopt these two gorgeous beast. I love bearded dragons. I had two many years ago that I had to part with due to – well, due to the fact I was a broke single mom all of a sudden and they were apparently illegal in my province at the time (they are now legal, YAY!).

If you want to learn more about Bearded Dragons I can recommend a few sites. Actually, I think I’ll do up a whole separate post for that. It will be long. Mostly, remember to PLEASE PLEASE educate yourself. Gonzo and Evee were housed together for a long time – they never should have been. Bearded dragons are solitary creatures – what you see as cute and bonding – like laying on each other and arm waving – are actually signs of dominance, territorial assertions, and submission.

I’ll try to post more in the next while. But, mostly, I wanted to let ya’ll know I am still alive. I am here. I am actually content right now in the midst of this storm. I miss my Lucky Bear and keep hearing him whimper even though he is gone. I am worried about my husband and what our future holds – but I am HERE.

Sia – Alive