Several of our furrends have sent us emails (nellieontheedge at gmail.com) asking why we have not been blogging... Here is a copy of the email Mom sent to Ms Ellen at 15 and Meowing!We should really respond to each of you, but Mom can't right now. She is limited to only about a hour a day on her laptop, so it has mostly been her emails, bills and all that other Peep stufff...Purrsonally, I, Marvelous, do NOT think that is fair.
Thanks for the email, I guess I should have let people know. why I have not been around. Back in 2001, I was in a severe car accident and broke a bone in my inner ear along with a severe concussion. This affected my entire life for about 5 years and changed my occupation from high powered computer geek to training and writing about software. Since then, I go through periods of dizziness (vertigo) that make it difficult to focus my eyes! Thus the long breaks from blogging that I have taken when I have not been able to focus on the computer (outside of my standard working hours).
Back in March I had the hatchback from my car smack my head. Knocked me on my ass in more ways than one. Combine the vertigo with cataracts in my right eye and I have been having a ton of difficulty in using my computer, (including blogging and reading my friends blogs, doing art work and doing the jigsaws! Gosh I miss everyone...) I can't read books,on my tablet or on paper and driving is difficult. I have been listening to audio books and walking Cinnamon, luckily, the house does not get too messy. My neighbor, Mary, has driven me around when I have been having bad bouts.
Otherwise, I am in terrific health and all the walking has helped me drop some weight. I do pretty well if I don't spend too much time trying to focus on the screens. An hour on the laptop takes about 3 to stop the spinning. I do hope I will be back blogging, but in the meantime I am focusing on things I can do (like yard work and soon I hope to finish painting the kitchen). I am hoping we get over the prolonged winter and cold weather we have been having this year. It's been too cold for painting or gardening.
So that is my life right now. I do miss everyone (especially reading about all you dogs and cats!).
Mom getting ready to walk with Cinnamon to the Post office
Purring for you!ReplyDelete
gosh marv, we miss yoo so much. we have been tempted to post the "where the heck r u" post several times. and marv, "git dee heck owt ov dee tree!!!" has your mum tried dee epley maneuver or dee Brandt-Daroff Exercise? mum furrend gits episodes every so often and she says it helps. we hope your mum gits butter soon.ReplyDelete
Great to hear from you. I thought about you the other day, but with all the remodeling going on here I've not been blogging as much as usual. I do miss you and all the furbabes, especially Marv.ReplyDelete
You take care of yourself and give all your furbabes lovies, a big smooch to Marv and a hug to you. ♥
Dear Barb and all the fur babies at home, stay well. Precious and I are glad to hear what has happened, not that we are glad it has happened! When your world stops spinning, we look forward to seeing what all all of you have been up to. Lynn and Precious XXReplyDelete
OH Barb, what a bummer!!! You are absolutely right to look after yourself first and at least we know you are alive and kicking! Take care now and looking forward to seeing and hearing from you when you feel more up to it. YAM xx
We are sorry to read abut what your Mom hs been goiung thrugh Marv! Please let her know we send purrayers and Power of the Paw ! We appreciate you all letting us know what has been going on.ReplyDelete
Dang, thanks for letting us know, we've been missing you all. Mega purrs and prayers coming your way from all of us. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!ReplyDelete
Lots of prayers for your mom. It's not easy. No expectations, friends don't have expectations of what you "have" to do to be a friend. Just get well, we miss you.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh- I hope you will be 100% soon! Hugs from all of us!ReplyDelete
Oh my, that is terrible. I am praying for your full recoveryReplyDelete
Thank you for the update Marv. I will be praying your mom feels much better soon. XOReplyDelete
I am so sorry. I have had vertigo for months at a time before. It is awful. I hope you feel better very soon.ReplyDelete
Ugh and Ooh and Aaww and NOO, and a real asskicker fursure. And here we thought you were just painting and cooking and doing all that community stuff you are so famous for (always helping others, that's our Barb!) and well, it never entered the little minds here that You Girl could possibly be hurt/ill/injured in any way. Not OUR BARB! Super Woman. So, so sorry. Of course, paws are together (we'll make pickled asparagus just in your honor) and hope with every passing day you are Good, Better, Best. Best for all time. With lots and lots of love... Ann and JuneReplyDelete
hugs to your om... and all power f the paw and crossed fingers.... are you on the way to listen to the phonecalls what go through the wires? let us know the latest news please ..ReplyDelete
I see you up there, Marv! Flynn loved to get up high too.ReplyDelete
Barb, I am really sorry you are having so many problems. I had assumed you were busy with things at home. You are always on the go. It just goes to shoe, never assume. I hope you soon see some improvement from your last episode. Don't worry about us, we are just glad to hear from you when you are able. Hugs!!
Gosh, I had no idea! I'm sending tons of healing energy and hope you'll be much better soon. Aside from your medical issues, it's good to take a break from the computer, social media, etc, and just get outdoors, enjoy other things!ReplyDelete
My angels are sending their purrs! ♥
We sure hope your mom is back to 100% soon, Marv. We send her lots of positive vibes and AireZen!ReplyDelete
We're really sorry about these ongoing troubles. Thanks for letting us know, Marv. We send your Mom our bestest wishes.ReplyDelete
Purrs and Prayers to your Mom.ReplyDelete
I see you up in that tree and it made me frightened for you but I assume since you’re on here You made it safely down into the computer. So sorry to hear your mom is having vertigo and tell her I can relate because I haven’t been posting the past week I’m in day 14 of vertigo no idea what cause mine. No injuries that I know of but it’s no fun. I missed about a week of posting and I also miss five days of walking Bo but I’m back to walking now. Hugs and prayers coming your way and hope that vertigo goes away soon we miss you allReplyDelete
Charlee: "Aww, we're sorry to hear about your Mom's issues with the screens. After our Dada had his trouble it was a few months before he could look at the screen for very long."ReplyDelete
Lulu: "We dogs send lots of tail wags for this episode to pass and for her to feel better soon."
Chaplin: "And we Hipsters send purrs!"
Oona: "PLUS OONA!!!"
OH NO BARB I am so sorry to read about this. I can only imagine how it has changed your life to not be able to read. I am an avid reader too. Sending all kinds of hugs and purrs that each day moving forward has less challenges. Cinny yay you for keeping mom in motion.ReplyDelete
We're so sorry to hear your mom hasn't been feeling well, Marv. Our paws are crossed that she feels better soon.ReplyDelete
I am very sorry for what happened to your mom, my friend! Paws crossed for her recovery. Juno xoReplyDelete
Hoping you recover soon with Marv's help we are sure you will.ReplyDelete
We had no idea whatsoever. Thank you so much for letting us know what is going on. We ave definitely been missing you guys! We are sending lots of love and big-time purrs and prayers your way. XOReplyDelete
Yikes, that sure is a miserable issue you have. I hope it will go away and leave you feeling much better. I had some vertigo when I was on chemo, so I know its NO FUN at all. Glad you are able to function in other ways, such as walks and gardening.ReplyDelete
Aroos from Dalton & Benji who add their best POTP for you...and hugs, love and prayers from me.
Marv, we hope your Mom feels better soon. We know you're taking good care of her!ReplyDelete
Best wishes, my lovely dears.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear this. I wish you health and I hope you discover ways to be better!ReplyDelete
All the best! Hugs! 😘❤️
Dear Dear friend. I am so very sorry to learn of all this difficulty. I just got here to learn whatever you could tell us. I knew from weeks ago you said you would be absent mostly because of increased work load. Please..I am hoping you will improve each day for something can happen to make things better. Sending love and purrs and prayers to you. Love to all of you, Alex too. Koz, Cinnamon, Marv, JoJo lots of smoochies.ReplyDelete
guyz,,,we hope mum iz way grate sooper better N on de road ohReplyDelete
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I came again, in a new week, with warm thoughts of health and good thoughts from me.ReplyDelete
Have a fine weekend! Be well! 😘❤️ReplyDelete