Saturday, July 3, 2010


Thought I should let you all know what was up. It has been a busy week with lots of family phone calls and looking for a pet-sitter. Mom is home and doing very well, the doctors are amazed at how fast she is recovering. My brother R and mom's boyfriend R have provided the rest of the funds I needed to go home. I was able to come up with 400, so I have the pet-sitter and my shuttle costs covered. Yay. I want to thank them very much as well as dear Angela and Lolo and Kj for their purchases on my ESTY site and sweet Jos and Robin and M for their very generous offers. I am making the plane reservations today. It looks like I will be leaving the 13Th and coming back the 21st. I still have not found a pet-sitter, but I am still looking and I have a good friend who does not want to do it (he has little patience and my boys require a lot), but will do it if I don't find anyone by the time I leave. I am waiting to hear from a vet tech and she would be perfect, please pray she can do it!
In other news I have many things going on. My show at Cafe Loka comes down next Friday.
There is a job I may go for, but I don't know enough yet to make any decisions. Or I may come home from my trip and start the long process of planning a move to Oregon. Any of my readers live on the Oregon coast? Speaking of the coast, mom and R and I are going for a few days when I am home! Yay! Double Yay! I miss the sea so much which is one reason I want to move there, also it is only two hours from my family and I would be closer if they needed me and be able to visit more often. I have not decided yet what I will do. My head spins with all the stuff I have to think about.
And for those of you, Nolly, Angela, who are interested in my journey with the book"Busting Loose from the Money Game" , "the process" I do in the book has been a God send through all this crisis.
Okay, this is a much needed day off, so I am laying around, reading and watching my beloved "Lost" tapes. No more painting until I return home, unless I just can't help myself, which could happen :-).
Thanks again to those who prayed, thought good thoughts and helped with your cash. I love you all, each and everyone. Happy Saturday. xoxo


Marion said...

I'm so glad you may be moving to the coast. When I move back from the Cariboo, we will be living on Vancouver Island. From there, I have visited the Oregon Coast many times in the past. It's not that far, so we may meet up at some point in the future, Annie! And I know what you mean when you say you miss the sea...I do,as well, every day!

I'm happy your Mom is recovering well! I hope you find a pet-sitter; I have one that is very good and I don't know what I'd do without her.

yoborobo said...

Annie! I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I'm glad she's doing better. I would love to live on the coast of Oregon, save me a spot if you go. :) I will keep fingers crossed that you find a pet sitter (I know how hard that is - I have 2 dogs and 3 cats!). Take care and I hope everything goes well - xoxox - Pam

Unknown said...

So glad you're able to go and hope the best for you and any changes a-coming. have a great visit. :>)

sukipoet said...

thats great about your trip coming into shape. i think there is a lot of value in living near, or near enough for an easy commute, to our parents as they are aging. and who could nay the oregon coast. sounds like a wonderful place to me. have a great trip. and may the right pet sitter appear.

angela recada said...

Hi sweet Annie! I'm so glad everything is falling into place for you, and that your mom is improving daily! Yay! It will do you both a world of good just to be together, and to be able to hug each other and chat.
I can understand your desire to move back to Oregon - another one of my favorite states!!!! One of these days my Charlie and I are going to visit the Pacific Northwest again, too. I just love it there!
I'll be thinking of you and your mom and your boys, wishing you all the best, always.

I hope you have wonderful weekend (drooling over Desmond!).
Lots of hugs, and lots of love,

studio lolo said...

Oh Annie, what good news!

I'm praying that vet tech comes through for you. That would be the ideal solution ;)

Keep us posted!


Erin Davis said...

So glad your mom is recovering well and that you are able to go to her. It sounds like you have some exciting decisions coming up, so I'm wishing you all the best. I know that if you trust your wonderful instincts, you won't go wrong.

Annie said...

Marion-If I move, I am putting meeting you on the top of my list :-).xoxo
Pam-Thank you! I have one less dog than you.xoxo
Shiny-Thank you sweetie.xoxo
Suki-I agree, but there is the question about work, money how my animals will do. Not an easy move as I love it here too. xoxo
Angela-Where ever I live I want you to come visit! Thank you for your sweetness. xoxo
Lo-Thank you and I will! xoxo
Erin-Thank you for your well wishes. xoxo

kj said...

annie,this is the best news for me today. i am so glad and relieved. i have a little shopping to do sometime this weekend so maybe you'll have some extra pizza money
you and marion cannot meet without me :) ! just kidding, i so love how people i love end up loving eachother.

now i am praying that the vet tech comes through and after that i just want you to have a easy peasy time heading west. i hope it is a bit of a vacation for you, annie.

love love!

Annie said...

Kj-Shopping! Don't forget the paintings too and I would do a very special deal for my blogging sisters and sending half to the sea turtles is still part of the deal. I love you even if you don't buy anything, you know that.
I do love Marion and it is you who told me I needed to go check her out.
Still no word from the vet tech, but she maybe gone for the weekend.
I will keep searching on Monday if I don't hear anything.
Happy 4th, Kj.

Anonymous said...

Good to know your Mum is recovering so well. Good luck finding a pet sitter.

I hope your plans get sorted out.

Mary-Laure said...

Always good to hear some good news about your mum...

becky said...

Annie~ So glad your Mom is healing quickly... and doubly glad you get to go see her! Are you originally from Oregon? I haven't lived on the coast (except in Northern cal)... but if you are used to having sunshine, as you do in Taos, Oregon winters can be very difficult. I'm originally from San Diego & used to sunshine... so not seeing the sun much at all for months on end was hard... depressing really. I think I had a case of SAD. It is beautiful, though! What coastal city are you thinking about?

Annie said...

Melanie-All is well.xoxo
Mary-Laure-So happy to see you are back.xoxo
Becky-I am from Portland Oregon, but have not lived there since I was 20, lived in San Francisco until 13 years ago when I moved here to Taos. You are right I would miss the sun and that is part of what I have to think about.
I have not said I am moving yet, just thinking about it. xoxo

Unknown said...

Glad your mom is better. I am happy things turn out ok for you deserve the break. Love ya :)

Lori ann said...

It's so lovely to read all this good news, your Mom recovering so well and all the help you've recieved so far. It does sound like a lot to think about Annie, all the choices your facing. You seem like such a thoughtful gentle person, whatever you decide will surely be the right thing for you.
Good luck with the pet sitter, crossing fingers here!

Lubna said...

Have a nice journey. Much love to your Mum, I am glad she is recovering. I think the new job sounds exciting, I know jobs tie you down, but sometimes they are much needed. So be open about it.

Robin said...

Sending you love and positive thoughts that the pet sitter situation works out....

Going to visit your Mom will do you and her a world of good.


♥ Robin ♥

Snowbrush said...

"Any of my readers live on the Oregon coast?"

I live in Eugene, which is 60 miles inland from Florence. How can I help?

Jos said...

Double Yay!!! I hope the vet-tech comes through for you Annie, last piece in the jigsaw so you can leave knowing all is well taken care of. And I hope that the trip home is fun. So delighted that your mum is doing better. I love the sea too. Only 2 hours drive for me ... one of the benefits of living in such a small country :) xx Jos

Annie said...

M.Kate-Thank you love. xoxo
Lori Ann-Thank you for your lovely wishes.xoxo
Lubna-Yes, I am open, I have been getting little sleep with my mind buzzing :-). I hope your mum is doing well too. xoxo
Robin-Thank you, your prayers always help :-). Yes, going home is what is most important right now. Love.xoxo
Snowbrush-I was thinking of the area around Cannon Beach, do you know it? What is it like job and housing wise? Are the rents high? Food costs? Thank you for any info.
Happy to see you here. xoxo
Jos-Have I told you how much I adore you dear lady? Well I do. Thank you for all your well wishes.

Snowbrush said...

"I was thinking of the area around Cannon Beach, do you know it? What is it like job and housing wise? Are the rents high? Food costs?"

I am a long way from Cannon Beach and have no information about it. This lady lives at Port Orford. Feel free to tell her that I sent you.

Annie said...

Thank you Snow, I will check her out. xoxo

soulbrush said...

i am so pleased for you and for mom.

ExtraO said...

I am glad to hear that your mom is doing so well and that you are able to make the trip. I think a move for you back to Oregon would be great... but I like to move. :-)

nollyposh said...

Dear Annie *YOU* have my attention now! <3 <3 <3 Thank*You* & much ~Love~ to you *kisses* x