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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Once upon a time....



...in a far away place. Hello, my darling blogger friends and family! It has been ages, as much as I wish I was truly writing this in a far away place, I am not. I sit in a new rental house in an old neighborhood I grew up in as a girl. I wish I could fill your heads with all types of loveliness, like fairies and unicorns, but alas, I can not. Life for the Haas's has been a bit rough. Our rental in Elk Grove was foreclosed on...and we had no idea that our landlord was not paying his mortgage. Ultimately, we had to move, and move very quickly. We had a hell of a time finding a place due to having Glacier. We forged ahead, found a considerably smaller duplex that took our beloved Glacier.



And on that note, our darling boy has had some issues since we moved in. Not as much room as our 1700 sq.ft. home in Elk Grove. We are in a 1200sq.ft. duplex so, for our big boy he has had to adapt. And since we are a family of adaptors, he did just that. Happy??? Hmmmm....probably not as much, but you know canines, happy till the end. We also found a mass on his left flank, and we are saving our pennies to get him to the vet. And that is another story, no worries, I shall bring that up as well. He also has been having some digestive issues since moving in...so really have to get him in sooner than later. And as always, we shall.



Now, on to Jim and I. Yes, we are still together...yes it is still a struggle to maintain the sexiness, romance in our relationship, since Jim only comes home a few days a week. And sometimes a few times a month. Not going to sugar coat it...it's hard, very hard. But, there are women who have husbands serving this great nation of ours and see them two times a year!!! And then to add to our stresses, the State wants to not only take and keep the 15% off their checks but now Arnold has suggested that Peace Officers go to federal minimum wage!!! Are you kidding me??? We are barely keeping our heads above the water line as I type...now this! When I tell Jim to throw in the towel...he takes me in his arms and kisses me tenderly and says "hon...we have come through worse storms than this!" Referring to my bouts of cancer. He is right, those were some dark, dark times for us...for me.

During the next few months hopefully there will be some crafting and funny stories and just us enjoying life again. I can say though, it feels wonderful to be blogging again! Love it! I have missed you all something awful and can't wait to jump in and read up on what's been going on with you all! I can't believe I have been away a little over a year! Love to you all!
Much love,

13 comments:

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I am so sorry you are going through the struggles right now. I will be praying that things get better for you. My husband works in Canada and travels almost every week so I know that can be hard.

XXOX
Jen

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

I am sending you lots of good vibes and prayers from the East coast to you and your family, my friend. Glacier is a lovely dog. So wonderful to hear from you :))))~~~XXOO, Beth

just bob said...

Hi Robyn

Natasha Burns said...

Welcome back to blogging Robyn, thanks for coming by and saying hi. Sorry to hear not all has been so rosy for you and your family. I hope things pick up soon. Glacier is adorable by the way xo

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweetest doll,
eeekkk im so glad you are back, blogger girl.
i've missed you.
im so sorry to hear of your black cloud that is following you around. I wish i could bring some sunshine into your life! i will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
chin up strong girl.
we all love you and support you.
oxoxoxox,
Jessi

paige said...

hi sweet girl!
its great to see you back
i'm so sorry you've been going through so much...so sorry
sending you loads of best wishes
{{{HUGS}}}

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Sweet Robyn. We made big changes to, sold just about everything to get out of Oregon and move to Calif. We do have a way of adapting. I have had troubles getting back into crafting. our lifestyle has changed so much, for the better. The sunshine is making us feel healther, the rain and gloom was really getting us down.I'm so glad you are letting us know you are back in the blogging world. Take care and keep us posted.

Dolly said...

Robyn,
Its so good to see you girlfriend!
We all missed you can you tell!
Good to see your smiling face!

Put your pains and worries in Gods hands, he is the only one that can do anything about em!

Luvs ya,
Dolly

Leah said...

Crafting helps! Seriously.

It is SO good to see you here, I cannot tell you.

xoxo hugshugshugs

Leah

angel, jr. said...

Avid reader of Mr. Shife, and saw you left a comment saying you were back, so came to see where you came back from....Hello!

Gina said...

I have been through difficult times too, and you are in my heart dear girl. Hang in there, hugs.

Michael Lockridge said...

So glad to see you back. I hope the "Federal minimum wage" is just a ploy to get some kind of give-back or other reduction. No better way to encourage corruption in corrections than to under-pay the staff.

I retired early, partly for mental health (corrections being a bit trying on the mind over time) and partly to get out before the give-backs. Teachers are bailing based on the same threat.

To stretch our smaller-than-expected pension, we shall sell out here in California (on the market as of today) and move to Oregon to be near family and reduce housing costs.

I hope you find the accommodations necessary to find that richness of life which populated your blog in the past. Again, glad to see you back.

Mike

Mr. Shife said...

I am so glad to see you back out here. I sincerely hope your struggles get a lot easier to deal with and your poochy-pooch is doing better. Take care Robyn and hang in there. Give my best to Jim and have a good weekend.