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Didn't see that coming.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Oh woe is me! I just got laid off!!!

I went in to work today, just like any other day, and after I got the store opened up, my boss called me into the office and told me they had to make some cuts and unfortunately I was one of them. Yesterday when we got paid, they told us to go right to the bank and cash them. I actually said I wouldn't mind taking a cut in hours, but that I didn't want to be the only one making that sacrifice.

So now what? I am going to file for unemployment. Maybe try and sell some things. I don't know whether I should look for work yet because I expect the layoff to be temporary, but who knows? If business doesn't pick up, they may not need me back. I am worried, not only for me, but for my boss as well. It is a small town family owned store and they could lose it if people don't start shopping local.

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GORDON66 10/1/2014 9:41AM

  It's so important that we support our local independent stores. I'm sorry about the lay off and hope you find something else very quickly.




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TIKITAMI 9/30/2014 9:14PM

I am so sorry that your job is gone, I've walked in those shoes and it is scary. Keeping good thoughts for you that you will find something quickly!

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WIFE48 9/30/2014 2:47PM

    emoticon So sorry. But you are so right. Small town stores have a hard time keeping afloat.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/30/2014 1:42PM

    Boy, what a jolt, I know so many of the local small mom and pop stores just can't compete with these big name stores, and it is such a shame.,

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Let's catch up, Sparkpeeps.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Alright Sparkpeople. I feel like I'm in one of those dreams where you're late for class or work or something, and everybody is staring at you because you are doing the walk of shame.

I have been absent lately. Where has all the time gone? Well, I have sort of settled into a routine with taking care of my bunnies. Big Brown is on the mend and Bobby is functioning better, so that's positive. It is extra work though. I did make a nice little puff quilt for Big Brown to lay on, plus I had enough extra fabric cut out to make another one and I am about halfway through that project now.

Sewing does make my back have a sore spot on the right side. Probably should do some yoga and get that worked out. This is my weekend off, so I am pledging to do at least 2 active fitness things as I have been totally slacking off in that department. I am also not weighing myself 2-3 times per day.. I wonder what I weigh right now... Let's go find out shall we?

So I'm at 241.5. I'm not going to complain about that. I would call that maintaining what I've lost so far and that is a positive thing. I figured it would be more because I had hamburger helper for supper last night and garlic bread but I countered it with a salad. Plus the other day I had cookies at work and then it was my brother's birthday and we had cake and ice cream AND PIE (my mom spoils us). Also I actually made it out of the house to go to a friend's wedding, but scatterbrained me read the invitation wrong and missed the wedding completely, but the reception was great!

So in short, not eating the greatest, not working out like I should be, but also not gaining. There is still work to be done and weight to lose and miles to walk and yoga to do and the ever present water to drink so that's what I will be doing until we meet again.

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GORDON66 9/25/2014 10:48PM

  Linda is right. You're a real cutie. Thanks for sharing the photo of Big Brown. He looks very content. You are an excellent bunny mother!



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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/25/2014 8:58PM

    You are beautiful, and glad the bunnies are doing better. Soon you will be able to start your program again.

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Bunny troubles.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I have been trying to maintain my weight right now and doing pretty good I think. Hovering around 242. I still have plenty of weight to lose, but I can't focus on that right now.

All of my spare time is spent caring for my bunnies. Big Brown is very disabled and he can't stand up on his own. I have to lay a towel under him for feedings and to help him get in a comfortable position. His scabs from the Fly Strike are coming loose and a big one came off today. The skin underneath is pink and white and tender and not really for prime time.

Bobby is functioning pretty well. He is still wobbly when he hops and he falls over to the side and can't right himself. He is getting a pressure sore/carpet burn on his down side. Today I clipped his fur back by his tail to make butt baths a little faster. Both bunnies need to be kept clean and dry. I have to be very diligent about their hygiene. Bunnies can get scalded from urine and also they can get cecotropes stuck and smeared in their fur which attract the dreaded flies.

I am in a confusing time. I want to help them. I want their condition to improve, but it is a very real possibility that they may not. Big Brown's skin is healing, but he will probably never regain his mobility. I still have to go to work and leave him alone for a long time and it kills me.

What makes the problem even harder is financially it costs more to care for them, and the vet in town doesn't even treat rabbits. It is hard for me to find and afford professional care. I am relying on a book called "When your rabbit needs special care" and I also participate on an online forum for rabbit owners. This is hard and time consuming and costly. I am managing, but I wonder how long I can keep it up.

Even though I am sad and stressed by the circumstances, they are so sweet and such a blessing. The sweet nuzzles and the appreciation they show just steals my heart. Caring for something that relies on you so completely, just endears them to you even more. They are almost 6 years old which is entering senior age for bunnies, so I wonder how much quality time they have. They are both being treated right now for E. Cuniculi and I will evaluate the situation at the end of their treatment.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/16/2014 10:41AM

    You must do what is best for Brown Bunny and Bobby. My heart hurts for you.

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MTN_KITTEN 9/16/2014 9:47AM

    Make sure to put you on your priority list.

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GORDON66 9/16/2014 8:20AM

  Such pretty bunnies!!!! I know whatever decisions you make will be in the best interests of those little guys. Bless you!

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Oh my dayum.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Guess who just spent 10 minutes staring at their butt in a size 24 jean and thinking how good it looked???


Still on bunny patrol. the situation here is stable. I can post more on that later if anybody is interested. But for today, I am rockin' size 24 jeans!

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KELLIEBEAN 9/15/2014 3:15PM

    Whoohooo! Shake whachyur mamma gave ya!


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GORDON66 9/12/2014 11:31PM

  You shake it girl! Yes, bunny updates are always welcome.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/12/2014 10:35PM

    Good for you, and yes I want to know how the bunnies are.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

OK I have been slacking off, well maybe not totally, but doing more maintaining than losing lately.

I have all these problems with the one bunny being disabled and then the fly strike incident. Then this weekend I noticed my other bunny losing his balance and falling over on his side. I am going to treat them both with medication and see whether that helps. Caring for 2 disabled bunnies is a lot to deal with and I don't know if I can do it long term.

In summary, I'm not walking or doing much of anything that you could call a workout. My time is spoken for by two helpless little long ears. I am eating ok, not super low calorie or anything. I am between 1800-2400 a day. If I want to actively lose I need to cut that down to 1200-1500ish calories. I am not giving up, just slowing down my efforts.

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MTN_KITTEN 9/9/2014 10:24AM

    Let's get back on track with exercising!

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GORDON66 9/8/2014 10:37PM

  Take care of those bunnies. They need you.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/8/2014 5:37PM

    Good luck with the bunnies.

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BYEPOUNDS 9/8/2014 4:57PM


Get well soon, bunnies

Hope you can get back to exercising

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