Wouldn't it be wonderful if life were only fair and all of the good people like you, got all of the good things in life? I am so sorry to hear about this newest challenge that you have had thrust upon you.
I wish there were some way we could all pitch in whatever we could afford to help you. Sometimes we feel so powerless to do the right thing, to help someone like you who deserves all of our help.
All I can do right now is to keep you in a corner of my heart and constantly send soft hugs your way. You have been so helpful and giving to so many of us in this community.
You must have a huge heart! What a wonderful thing you are doing for those dogs! Thank you for going the extra mile for animals in need. I don't know that I could bear to get dogs and then lose them. Even the thought of having an older dog freaks me out because the pain of losing Sampson was and still is so severe. I really want a smaller dog that I can control better, one who is friendly with kids and loving and has few health problems and will live a long life. I know there are no guarantees anywhere but is it too much to ask for a dog that will grow old with me?
Winter in Wisconsin is not a good time to train a puppy. I am trying to wait until late spring (but I read the pet ads voraciously) before getting a puppy.
Where do you rescue dogs from? How many have you rescued? Did you find families for them or did you keep them all?
I can't complain about the cold in Milwaukee while you are experiencing -3*. Doesn't it seem as if the cold gets into your bones and just won't leave. I find myself leaning against radiators to warm my legs.
I'm thinking of volunteering at the humane society. I need something to keep myself busy.
Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. It's good to meet a fellow Wisconsinite, even though you relocated to Colorado. I had been thinking that Jeep Guy from Minnesota was my closest neighbor. Are you still Packer fans?
We are in a pretty cold spell right now and it is causing me depression (or maybe it's still my loss) and pain. I can't wait until spring comes. Digging in the garden makes you forget a lot of your woes. Unfortunately, it's still early January and spring is a long way down the road.
I hope your kitty lives forever. What is her name?
So glad to hear the patch is working for you. My doctor won't give me anything stronger than my current meds and I am getting along fairly well on them.
I am slowly becoming able to think of him without the tears flowing. Today, I was taking a nap and woke up thinking he was calling me to go outside. I could hear his toenails on the ceramic tile. He was only 7. I would do anything to have him back.
I am so sorry you lost Jazzy at such a young age. I hope you enjoy your new puppy!
I ache for the pain that you are experiencing, both physical and mental. Your DH has no right to treat you like that.
I wish there was a fairy godmother that we could send to you to make all of your pain disappear.
Did you talk with your attorney enough to determine if you could get alimony in addition to child support? Do you have a best friend or relative that you could live with? Have you applied for Social Security disability?
Start squirreling away small amounts of money into an account in your name only. Have the statements go to another address or a PO Box. I am not sure how much they cost. I also don't know if they will agree not to send statements and let you manage your account on the computer. Just $12.50 per week will equal $625 a year. That's not much but you see what I mean.
Explore ways to make your own money. Do you have an attic full of junk to sell on E-bay? Are you creative? If you can make Christmas or other crafts, you can attend craft shows to sell your things. There is also a site called Etsy for selling handmade items.
Save all of your aluminum cans and sell them rather than putting them in the recycle bin.
Maybe none of these ideas will work for you but try to think of some that will.
You and your daughter deserve much more out of life.
By the way, I have always thought that green eyes are the most beautiful! You will be in my heart.