Just as we all settled down in bed, Christopher (13/my animal lover) screams: AAAA! MOM COME QUICK!!
As a mom of boys, I didnt know what to expect-but rushed in thinking he was hurt.

But no. LM gave birth to twins, right smack in the middle of his loft bed with him in it!

LM is our latest rescue-too tiny to be fixed though shes at least 2yrs old. The babies are almost as big as her! I have no idea how she did that.

After all the chaos, everyone is all settled down in my bedroom asleep. โ™กโ™ฅ




When It Rains, It Pours (litterally)

Yep. So, new social worker coming out today in 4hours to do an assessment of our home for possibly getting a home health aid…

Here I am with my health issues right now, but still trying to get stuff somewhat together before her arrival… annnd I hurt my ankle really bad trying to move stuff. There went dragging the dozen boxes of off season business stuff to our 3rd floor. THEN, our washer just broke and flooded our 2nd floor…( it’s a triple loader.).. I’m talking a good 1/2″ of standing water in the laundry room, (also where the cat litter boxes are, yep) into our hall carpet, etc. Under 3 double rod racks full of hang-drying clothes & hangers (we don’t have dryer hook up yet.) Goodbye fresh, dry towels.

So. It is all out of my hands. Today’s worker visit will either go really good (holy crap, yes, they need an aid!) OR really bad (holy crap, call the authorities-this lady’s house is a flooded mess).

Yep. One of THOSE days…

LOST: My Energy. Reward Offered.

I just want my energy back! Apparently it will take a few weeks for the medicines & supplements to start making me feel better. I swear I felt better before they started me on all this junk. Sometimes I wonder if it would be easier to just get the blood transfusions- I assume that would work faster. Though it seems kind of scary.

Today, I have to just force myself through it & get stuff caught up. We have a new worker coming out this afternoon for an assessment.

Everything is just stressful and frustrating right now.

Saturday’s Outside Experience

Our outside day on Saturday was eventful. When we set up, there was no wind. Then I ran home and came back to a windblown mess. Nothing was keeping stuff ancored. Also, someone occupied my employee, while another stole all our money from a cash bag she left sitting on the chair. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
I wasn’t even gone that long. The theft& attempted theft was just crazy. It was really upsetting. One, I can’t believe people I just talked to about me/my kids/our life would turn around & steal from me. And two, I told the employee about 100 times to never never never set the money down and walk away& to watch people because they will steal stuff. Then you had the parents who werent watching their kids AT ALL. They were clear across the parking lot, while their kids were ramsacking booths and stealing stuff.
And even with 3 coats of sunblock, I got burnt. Jason was set up next to me & much worse. He looked like a purple lobster. I tried to get him to put sunblock on, but he wouldn’t listen. ๐Ÿ˜›

Overall, I did do better outside, but not enough for all the hassle. Nothing really worked out as planned, but we survived.

My Cardio Dr. Update

Well, I basically failed my EKG. The right side of my heart isn’t working properly, but they won’t know why til I get a bunch more tests. All will be done on the same day, but I have to drive way up north to have it all done. The soonest I can fit it in around my boys’ appts, is over a week from now.

My iron is dangerously low, my vitamin D is basically nonexistant (& I take vitamins!), my other blood work is all messed up. HCG levels have dropped to negative-but with all this life threatening news going on, and as hard as it is to say, it is for the best right now.

So as usual, we just keep on keeping on. I am trying to not push myself as hard, & Jason has helped with that. It is hard to get used to, but atleast I know Im not totally alone.
(Jason is a widowed father of 5 girls, with his own business, so his schedule is just as crazy. I have never been on anyone’s priority list, so as odd as it sounds, I’m struggling with being being important to someone other than my kids.)

Anyway, TOMORROW IS OUR BIG SALES DAY! We will set up both inside AND OUTSIDE. I will have an employee probably running my outside booth.
I have already taken a bunch of stuff over to my inside shop, & it is pretty packed. More clothes, shoes, purses, diaper bags, strollers, toddler beds, etc!

We are making big signs that my boys will stand & hold on the sidewalk, & I have smaller signs for our outside booth area.


Rough Week

It has been a rough week for me. I have a lot of medical issues going on & prayers are apprecriated during this time of pain and grieving.

Meanwhile, I am still trying to keep pushing on. I have to regardless- I have to support my family. I thought about canceling my outdoor market this Saturday, but I have alot riding on this weekend & it won’t help anything to postpone it.

I already feel like a walking pharmacy, but today I add a cardiologist to the list. They won’t give me my heart test results- just sent me to this Dr, so I have no idea what is going on with that part yet.

Today, my Lindenwald shop will be mostly ran by staff, & then tomorrow I will be open inside as usual, & OUTSIDE for extended hours. I have several strollers, toddler beds, mattresses, & other big stuff. Also, lots more clothing than usual. (ALL SIZES! preemie through adult 6x!)
Sunday, we will be open atleast inside as usual.

4020 Pleasant Ave, Hamilton, OH 45015