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Sunday, March 7, 2010

How's Jophie.........

That seems to be the popular question these days. Honestly I've had trouble blogging as of late. So many things that I really can't put out here and yet I still long to dump it all from my brain but haven't for fear of what might be twisted or judged in the wrong way. I've struggled with what to do and while doing so I've tried to fill up the spaces here with something that required very little thought or words. I guess I figured if at least "something" was here all those who love him would at least know we were still alive.

I think I've decided to start a separate blog where I can safely dump garbage from my brain without the worry of it being seen by the wrong eyes. I will be making it private however, I have made so many friends along the way and I would hate to exclude those.(You know who you are out there) So, if you are interested in following a more intimate/personal blog of our lives please email me and once all is up and running I will include you(At my discretion).

With all that being said I WILL continue to give Jophie updates here so what you've been used to will remain the same. All the birthdays, outings, illnesses, inchstones you name it..... It will still be here ;) I think the only difference will be alot of the personal information I used to so freely share will now be for selected eyes only.

Now onto Jophie news!

Jophie is good! The picture up top is current. He wasn't sick in that picture but was very sleepy. He had just been bathed and I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to snap a picture of him clean! He does tend to be a "bit scrungy" these days! LOL

Jophies birthday is sneaking right up on us. I can't believe he's going to be 17! Holy Cow! Where has the time gone? He desperately needs a haircut, shaved all over and those teeth need some major work. He needs more suction toothbrushes which of course are not a covered item and let me tell you those buggers are pricey! So, we prioritize and get them as we can. In the mean time I have another "more affordable" plan that might just work till we can get some more. I'll let you know how that turns out (if it does) haha

Tonight he's a bit on the bothered side. Not sure why cause Tammy and I worked out all his normal everyday kinks earlier today. Soon he can have all his 3 a.m. meds which will help and based on how he's acting, I predict I'll be slipping in a few extra goodies to help him a bit more ;)

Life goes on with all the "this and thats" Jophie requires.....

We have part of his wheelchair in our possession with the promise of "customized seating" with just a phone call from me to the wheelchair guy giving him the "go ahead". I plan to put that promise to the test real soon. He says he will come to the house and make the custom seat here rather than us having to bring him to the office. I'm happy about this but also hoping we get what he needs. IF this type does not work he said he would try something different. Jophies back is so bad now that I'm really worried about any type of seating working. I guess we shall see. Once the seating is all sorted out the actual frame that matches his seat is supposed to be ordered. I pray it doesn't take as long as the seat portion has taken.(Nearly 3 years) Pathetic......

We are still pushing forward raising funds for his accessible vehicle. It's a slow process but we will not give up. I can't wait to be able to say to all you who have been so faithful to help us along the way..... "We have enough!" Won't that be a wonderful day??!! You WILL be the first to know and will also be the first to see!

For those who are new here we have current fundraisers running at all times down the side bar near the top right. Take a peek. You never know you might find something you like or need.

Jophies closet is going to be stocked SOON! I have a PILE of all sorts of goodies ready to go in. I'm taking pictures tonight and "hopefully" I can start adding items this week. I'll post when I've stocked it.

Myself I've been a busy beaver. It's a good thing too because winter just about does me in. I HATE it. OK so I do love seeing the first snowfall and maybe a couple more but then I'm DONE! It's so BLAH I can barely take it.

This week is going to be extra busy. We're catering for 3 doctors offices, Sugar Creeks School lunches of course and breakfast/lunch for our local MRDD. ACK! I think I start to twitch just thinking about it! I am however very thankful for that busy because with it comes a few extra funds towards Jophies wheels! Yay!

Every little penny is one step closer.....

I have a few spring photo shoots scheduled and we're also hoping to work in a spring photo shoot of Jophie that is AFTER we groom the scrungy little thing! LOL

OK gotta scoot! Lots to do still and very little time to work it all in before 3 a.m....

Trina and Jophie


Becky said...

SO good to hear from you and about Jophie. I've been worried. I would love to be included in your personal blog for him. (if you are okay with that) You guys are in my prayers. I can't believe he's going to be 17!!! WOW!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for guys have been laid on my heart and I will keep you in my prayers.

Tina said...

So good to hear from you Trina, I guess my life being overwhelming bears some tiny image of the overwhelmingness of yours. I am sorry you have experienced a necessity to restricvt what you freely blog...sadly we have been there too.
Sending love and hugs to both of you and assuring you of our prayers too.
With much love
Tina and Co

MOM2_4 said...

So good to see a post. I know from your other posts that you were at least alive, but it's nice to know at least a little bit about how things are going. I miss catching you on line from time to time!

17!! WOW!! Where has the time gone. Looking forward to seeing Jophie's photo shoot results.

Hang in there girlie!!

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