July 1 2014 – June 30 2015

I have been suffering with iron deficiency anemia since 2013 my worst bout of it so far but also on and off for the past 18 years. Feeling very desperate at this point and struggling to walk any short distance without being out of breath.  Trying to keep going and propelling forward I make a point of doing something outside as much as possible so that I am moving around. I was so excited when I got a Cannon camera for my birthday from my mom. I love taking pictures and experimenting with the zoom and foreground/background and learning what my camera can do. Below are pictures of sunsets at the last rental my daughters and I lived in together along with other pictures during our time in VG, AB.

The front of the house, the back of the house (with a shot of my finger, I was still getting use to the camera LOL) and the awesome long driveway. I love living on acreage and in the country, it’s where I’m suppose to be!

All of these were taken in the back yard, I would watch the sun set from inside when it was cold through the kitchen window. I set up a spot where I could sit and talk on the phone or write or listen to music watching the sunset! Even as sick as I was I still found that life was GOOD!

All of these were taken in the front or side yard. We were on 5 acres which was so nice to walk around and the dogs and cats could roam.

Our kitchen, dining room and living room, this house was gutted so the living space was huge and so nice to be able to decorate, I redid the living areas a couple of times until i got it the way I wanted it. These pictures were when we first moved in, i made it look much nicer than this in the winter. If I could have bought this place I would have. I loved living here!

We are animal lovers and have collected a handful, some were strays and some adopted from shelters and homes.  The oldest is laid-back Lucy, then moody Marley, princess Charlotte and the youngest roaming Forrest.

My daughters dogs: high strung Leo and old soul Grizzly! Sweethearts!

A huge wind storm made 7 trees up root and one landed on the house at 3:50 am. The tree landed on the bedroom side of the house.

Not sure if you can see the difference in my eyes in these pictures, but I took the first one about 3 hours before the second one. Feeling okay in the first and feeling very fevered in the second. Up close you can see that my eyes are glossy and tired looking. With the infection I have been fighting for years I get fevered almost ever day at around 4:00 pm. These were taken about a year ago, so April 2015. Still fighting it!

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Raising my daughters on my own I feel I’ve done the best job I could have to prepare them for the world on their own and have become best friends with both of them so they know I am always here for them no matter what.  Raising strong, independent and confident women with a little free spirit mixed in I know they are going to forge their lives with ease! This is a happy me, moving out of the rental, feeling good that it is summer, my daughters have moved out, the younger on May 15, 2015 and the older on May 31, 2015. I am ready to do this on my own because I’ve already done the empty nest syndrome over three years ago when they moved out the first time and lived together in town plus I do enjoy being by myself. I got to spend the entire month of June by myself here and made all the plans like storage and buying a travel trailer so that I was prepared to start this next phase of my life healing and living the RV lifestyle!


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