Friday, October 26, 2012


Here I am.
I have a survey for you.
Who thinks that going 4 months without a blog post makes me a douche bag?
Also, why does douche bag seem like a dirty word when it really isn’t?
Can you still buy douche bags?
Are they the same thing as enema bags?
Do people still give themselves enemas?
Are you supposed to be on the toilet when you give yourself an enema?
How do you clean an enema bag?
I just looked at pictures of enema bags on Google and they look like hot water bottles.
So what’s the diff between hot water bottles, enema bags and douche bags?
Are they interchangeable?

Is it wrong that I don’t know this?
Maybe I will find these answers and do a tutorial 
on Pinterest on how to properly clean an enema bag.
I try to be helpful and informative whenever possible.
Anyhoo, let’s get you up to speed on what’s been going on
around here since I last posted in June.
As you know, my Daddy passed away in June.
It was a sad time but also a blessing.
I miss him every single day.

Then about three months ago, my pupperdoodles
was diagnosed with a nasal tumor.
We had to put her to sleep.
Still can’t talk about that.

We waited two months and then got a new puppy.
Cutest baby German Shepherd in all the world.
We named her Ellie Mae.


 We had her for a week and then she died in her sleep
from respiratory  distress.
The vet had no idea what happened.
Also, too sad to talk about.
We’ve been on the house hunt for the past two months.
The housing market in Phoenix is so strange right now.
We put in eight offers over the asking price on eight difference houses,
Only to be outbid by investors paying cash.
We are finally under contract on a home though.
We are still waiting for the appraisal and the inspection
So this could fall through also but we are praying about it
so whatever happens, happens.

Thanks to my sister who called to pray over the phone with me
and to calm my nerves and put it all into perspective.
I’m feeling much more peaceful about it.
Big sisters are awesome like that.
One minute they are praying for you,
The next minute they are pulling your hair.
Jo-Be-Do took me out yesterday for a belated birthday lunch.
She made me this gorgeous quilted table runner.
If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I have a thing for
Blues and Oranges lately.
I don’t know why.

 I think we are pretty well caught up now.
I’m sure I missed a thing or two.
I'll fill you in on all that when I post again.
Which will probably be in March 2027.


just call me jo said...

We're all back. Doesn't that feel good. I tried to change the background and now can't get anything to work. sigh! Your house is so cute. I know it will work out. Keep me posted. Oooohh! The puppies...let's not talk about how cute they were. Love!

Tammy said...

How did I not know about either puppy!? I'm so unbelievably sorry! =(
I can't wait for you to get the house. It's beautiful! Love you!

Bethany said...

Well I started off laughing about douche and enemas and ended with one of these :(

Genn said...

Hi Holly!
You blogged!!!!

First off, I'm so so sorry about the loss of both your pups. How awful. Sending you virtual hugs right now...

Second, congrats on the house! I hope it all works out and it's yours. It looks beautiful.

Third, yes when you get some clarification on the enema/douche bag situation, please keep us informed. ;)

Come back before 2027!!!

Kris said...

Holly, Holly, Holly.....I need to see you and hug you in real life!!! Oh my gosh....I knew of your Dad's passing, of course, and I have been thinking of you so much. I later heard of your pup's passing, and again, my heart ached for you. I did not, however, know about your new puppy dying. I am so sorry. You have been through enough! I am praying that the house goes through for you!!!
I will call you later today.
XO and big hugs,

Ashley said...

Gah talk about the universe kicking when you are down! No worries though, things will get better. I have been thinking about you over the past few months, is that odd? I hope things will look up for you soon, and those investors need to buzz off! How's the kitty and quail doing?

Laraine Eddington said...

I'm so sorry for all your sad news and so happy about your happy house news. It is beautiful. Glad to hear your voice again over the airwaves, or is it microwaves? Maybe permanent waves?

grace matthew said...

Holly, That's very sad. I'm so sorry for that. If only you were here I would've hug you really tight. Hugs and kisses.

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grace matthew said...

Holly, That's very sad. I'm so sorry for that. If only you were here I would've hug you really tight. Hugs and kisses.

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Whosyergurl said...

Holly, Holly, Holly...I am sending so much Hoosier love to you! You have been through So.Much. Ugh. Life is like that, sometimes and it sucks! I am glad your sister is in your corner. Sometimes all we can do is breathe and try to walk. I'm here and a whole lot more peeps who love you a whole lot! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo Cheryl

corners of my life said...

That's a lot of news in one post. You are in my prayers for all of your sadness.

Melynda said...

Happy to see your post, sorry about your losses. Think about you often. Take care and don't be a stranger, friends more for better times.......

RoeH said...

What!??? Is this for real or am I dreaming. You in blogland again. You've missed a lot. Glad you are okay. I knew about your father and my condolences are coming through. It took me about six months to get over it when mine died last year. It's harder than you think it will be.

Tabitha said...

I was thinking about you, wondering about how you were doing. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad and doggies and wish you much luck with the house. Missed you. *hugs*

Linda said...

So sorry to hear of all the loss in your life...sending lots of hugs and prayers to you. Best of luck with the exciting! I sure have missed your posts....they always make me smile;0)

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh Holly, I was just getting a card ready to mail you because I was so worried, I'm so sorry for all your loss, human and four legged, I know its so had to lose our loved ones, I'm so sorry for your loss.
my blog crashed a while back and i didn't think I would start again but I did just a week or so ago, today went on the search for you

~Niki~ said...

Hi HOlly!
Sorry about your dad and puppy. I love the new puppy. My dd would have a playday with that sweet one. all she wants is a german shepherd. that's all I hear! loving the cooler weather!!!

DaCraftyLady said...

wow good luck with th ehouse it is hard to buy now with all these investors buying up property. :(

hmm not sure about the enemas and hot water bottles???? I think no one does

Nancy said...

Woohoo!!! You're BAAAAAAAACK! I always enjoy reading your blogs, so I've been checking every now and then ever since your last one...which was TOO long ago! I have missed sorry to hear of all your losses. Please do not wait so long to blog again. You have a gift for making almost anything fun to read. Thanks for coming back!!

Beth said...

Yay you're back (kinda), boo I just noticed, how did I miss you a month ago!?

I'm sorry about your dad and dogs. I hope you consider another puppy, that won't happen again, and a new little guy to snuggle with is always a good choice. Good luck with the house, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Robyn said...

Holly! I've missed you! So much going on..too much sadness my girl and Im truly sorry for that.. I hope things are looking up now and you won't be gone for long. You're missed!
Robyn :)