Beyond Upset

I’ve used the same pet sitter for the last several years.  I received a text from her that I am short on what I paid her.  She proceeds to tell me that she had upped her prices in January 2016; but never told me about it and I am supposed to just “know it”, because she did it.  WTH????  I’m not happy, I apologize and she proceeds to be an ass about it.  Told me I needed to paypal her the money asap.  I’m like, fine.  She also makes mention that she is now living 19 miles from my home and it isn’t easy for her to get there.  I get suspicious.  I start to get upset and annoyed.  I decide that I’m going home.

I do not send her the additional money and I drive the 16 hours home.  I walk into the house.  Dogs have no water, food bowl is filled to the rim and the floor is covered in urine in more places than I can step without getting wet.  I AM FURIOUS!!!  I have a feeling she hasn’t been there in days.  My dogs are traumatized and I’m ready to murder someone.  I send her a text stating I am home and no longer in need of her services.  NO RESPONSE!!!  And I’ve been home for over 24 hours now.

Last year, while I was taking care of my friend in home Hospice, I used her to walk the dogs so the woman I had stay with my friend while I took my son to camp and back on two separate weekends would not have to do so.  She was paid for all $60 for each weekend for walks and I later found out the she walk them one time while I was gone and my health care worker did it the other times with a message from her that she “owes” me walks.  I wasn’t happy; but I let it go.  NEVER AGAIN!  She is so gone.

My 12 y/o corgi is now pissing on the floor and not even bothering to ask to go out.  He’s never done this before.  He’s always been a well trained boy.  I don’t know what to do with him.  The poms are upset, too.  They want lots of love and attention.  They are family, not pets.  It is like leaving a kid with someone and finding out they left them alone for hours and went on a binger.

While away, I was able to visit many historic sites, national parks and had a wonderful time catching up with my friends.  My heart was happy, relaxed and free.  The only downside was my worry for my babies.  <sigh>

I’m glad I came home when I did.  Grateful they weren’t dead or sick.  She’ll never get my business again.

Anniversaries

This month brings two important anniversaries for me.  June 24, 1987, I graduated from High School, making this year the 30th Anniversary.  It is also 8 years since I nearly died at the hand of my ex husband.  It is hard to believe how fast life passes you by.

I have very few people that I still speak to from high school, only those who have been life long friends.  I have even fewer from the time when I left the panhandle who I still communicate with.  It’s hard to believe those who believed the lies of an abuser over the woman who nearly died at his hands.  <shrug> It is what it is.  Can’t change the world or those who have eyes that can’t see.

My son & I are preparing to head North on Saturday to visit an old friend from my USMC days.  So excited.  A whole lot of catching up will be had and a whole lot of laughing, singing, dancing and foolishness.  I haven’t even begun to pack.  I figure tomorrow is soon enough.

I am one week post surgery on my throat and still feeling a bit of pain; but what can you expect when you have something shoved down your throat to remove a cyst.  It’s healing according to the doctor.

Currently reading three books.  One is on Ruth and breaks down her life with Naomi and how she abandoned her life in Moab to go with her mother-in-law, to Judah, and worship the one true King.  The 2nd is a Max Lucado study on Jesus at the Cross.  It is broken down into the tiniest of details of that day.  My 3rd is by Anne Graham Lotz called “The Daniel Prayer”.  It is how to make your prayer life as powerful as Daniel prayed to the Lord and finally freed the Israelites’ from their 75 year imprisonment by Babylon.  It’s a follow along study with Videos on her site.

I bought the movie, “The Shack” on Tuesday and my son & I watched it that night.  Such a powerful movie and had me in tears again.  Love that movie so much.  The lessons it brings are simply beautiful and give such hope.