I've Been MIA

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I've Been MIA
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Thu, 12-15-2011 - 1:29am

Sorry that I haven't been here in awhile. I took a break from the boards for awhile so that I could focus on real life. I've been dealing with some changes at work. Then I found out that my cat Billy, who is my baby and the love of my life, now has FIV, which is the feline equivalent of the AIDS virus. And I've been having health issues of my own.

Also, my spirituality has been on the backburner for a long time now. The God/desses have been nudging at me to bring it to the front once more. So I've been working on my grimoire and looking for a good place to put up my altar.

I hope that everyone here has been doing well!

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 12:31pm
Good to hear from you. I've not been around as much as I'd like either, so no worries. I'm sorry to hear about your cat. It's so hard when we loose the furry members of our families!!!!!
KRISTIE
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Thu, 12-15-2011 - 11:42pm

Oh poor Billy.

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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 12:57am

I'm really sorry to hear about all the crap that you've been through! It really sucks when one thing after another keeps happening.

So how is your DH doing? Did they diagnose his MS during the early stages, so that he's still relatively healthy and doing well right now? I've known people online who have had MS, but no one IRL, so I'm really not educated on the disease. I'm glad that he's still going to have work. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that you can find a job.

How do you like Dallas? I've never been there. I've been through Texas on my way to California, so I really can't say much about the state.

I hope that the meds and therapy help you out. I was having issues about a month ago, feeling just cruddy. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I was feeling like I did when my thyroid first went wonky, so my doctor upped the dosage on my Levoxyl and it seems to have helped me feel better. I'm also going through perimenopause right now. I haven't had a period since May or June. But so far, no other kinds of symptoms, thank the Goddess.

I keep looking for a second job, since they're still determined not to give me more regular hours there. I still love my job, so I'm not leaving it. I had a couple of interviews at other clinics, but haven't gotten any offers for jobs there. I'm having issues finding another vet clinic job, because they want me to work on Saturdays and I work on the weekends at the emergency clinic. We're moving into a new building next month. It's going to be huge, with two floors (where the doctors' offices will be located).

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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 9:26am

I've worked with two companies that moved while I working with them and it sucks.

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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 12:40am

DH and I have been doing ok. He's out of school until January. He's hoping to be able to become an accounting tutor. He needed a couple of classes before he could apply for that position. We've had a lot of vehicle issues and money issues, so that's been getting to him. He hates change and doesn't handle stress very well.

I found my job on Craigslist, but I know that there are a lot of scams on it. Plus, I did a lot of just walking into clinics, filling out the applications and adding my resume to them. Vet clinics tend to have high employee turnover rates, so there is always a chance that a vet clinic job that wasn't there when I turned in the resume would turn up a couple of weeks later.

Needles don't bother me at work, but when it comes to humans, that's when I draw the line. I can't watch TV jobs about IV drug users and I can't watch my own blood being drawn. I get so upset by it that I will hyperventilate and pass out. I'm a really big baby when it comes to blood tests.

I went through terrible homesickness and culture shock when DH and I lived in MI with his parents. That was my soujourn into hell and I wll never go through that again. I didn't go through homesickness when we moved last year, mainly because I'd been wanting to live in Charleston ever since I was a kid.

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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 2:40pm

The homesickness came out of left field for me.

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Tue, 12-20-2011 - 9:18am

Good luck on your interview!

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 3:55pm

Thanks!

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Thu, 12-22-2011 - 2:30pm

I'm sorry about your sweet Billy.


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