Princess Has Crossed The Rainbow Bridge

Friday will mark one month since the passing of our Princess Bumbles. In February we learned she had cancer, which became very aggressive very quickly. Surgery for the tumor, due to where it was and how big it became so fast, was not possible. We attempted chemo, but sadly we had to say goodbye on April 10. She was just shy of 15, so she had a long life.

Princess as a puppy
My pretty Princess
Hopefully Princess is licking Lance’s ears on the other side.
Happy New Year, and a Merry Christmas!

A Merry Belated Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here are just some of our decorations this year. I quickly took these the other night. The upstairs had more, and outside is all lit up too.

The Pink Nightmare tree is definitely on its last legs. Almost none of the pre-lit lights work and we ended up using ones I bough at the store and just thowing on the tree. If SOMEONE wants to have a pink tree next year then they better buy a new one!

Apparently though, purple is now the new pink . . . . God help me!

It’s the pink nightmare!
Happy Halloween! Two Months Late!

So better late than never, right? Last year I did not decorate (outside) for Halloween, because I just didn’t have the time. This year I did, and here are some photos of it. I’ll be posting Christmas in a day or so!

Death waits for you at the cemetery gate!
Jason is always featured!
Gotta have Michael Meyers too!
Creepy girl on the swing (porch) was new this year
The front yard!

Yes, I’ve been terrible about blogging. I just have been working so much these past 2-3 years. I work 2 jobs regularly, and third off an on, and work every damn day. I’m hoping this will be changing come next year when good things will hopefully be happening. More on that another time, I don’t want to jinx things.

When I have two seconds to spare I’m usually updating Springdale Farm’s website, which I gave an overhaul to this summer, working on my new Paranormal Anthropology page, and updating and upgrading my paranormal team’s website, TriCounty Paranormal. Good things look to be happening on the paranormal front too. We have some fun investigations scheduled, are planning more, and other things I hope to talk about down the road more.

However, today is Thanksgiving, and I decided if I was going to make a rare blog post here, it has to be about Turkey Lurkey time! Time to enjoy the song and dance that gives the gift of chronic neck pain!

Almost a year to the day...

Yes, once again I neglected my blog. I’d like to say I’m going to be better and post more, but that likely won’t happen. It’s been almost a year since my last post, and a lot has changed, but some things remain the same. Yet again summer pet karma struck. Little Bunny Poo Poo stopped eating and seemed to be slipping into GI stasis, which he often did every summer. However he was nine years old and apparently his time was up and he passed away last week.

Since Percy’s passing a year ago we did get two more cats, siblings Obi (black) and Whisper (black and white). Whisper was named because she has a silent meow, and Obi was originally named Oblio after the main character in “The Point,” but John hated it an he just ended up being called Obi. They are both a handful and just turned one.

This past fall through spring I had a bump in my job. I was teaching more classes than ever before, and new ones to boot, along with developing new future classes and online ones. So I had little time for much else, including TV shows. My TV blog I never was able to revive, and I’m not sure what I’m going to end up doing with it. Truth be told, every new show I end up loving gets canceled anyways.

I did start a new paranormal website to actually document all my ghost hunts and findings, but I haven’t been able to do much with it yet. Sprucing it up, as well as redoing the website for John’s farm are my goals for the second half of summer, once my summer teaching is done. That and continuing to clean out the junk rooms in my house. One I am in the process of turning into an office, the other I am in the process of throwing everything in it into the garbage!

Another major change is that last fall John’s mother passed away, which has been hard on him and the family. It’s been a change, and just another incident that took over life this past year.

Finally, I once again abandoned Facebook. I just couldn’t deal with it, and constantly finding myself dragged into the negativity on it that just represents our country as a whole right now. I’m sticking with Instagram from now on. Posting and liking pretty pictures is far easier on my blood pressure and sanity!

I’d like to say I have some vacations planned, but I don’t and don’t see any big ones in the foreseeable future sadly. Maybe a small ghost hunt will happen, but it’s been 3 years since the last cruise and real vacation I believe. *sigh*

Summer pet karma strikes again!

It seems like every summer I end up having issues with my animals, which of course is the time of year my salary is down because I’m not teaching (that will change come next summer most likely). This year it’s just been problem after problem though. I need some good pet Karma to come my way!

First, Princess began having seizures. She’s coming up on 13 years old, so I was worried. After a round of antibiotics and being put on anti-seizure meds, they seem to have stopped. We still don’t know what caused them, whether it was an infection, age, or a brain issue. I still may have to have an MRI done on her, especially if they begin again.

While all this was going on, our ten year old cat Percy decided to up and become ill. He had been losing weight for awhile, but was always eating. I mean always begging for food. I had suspected it was a thyroid disorder, as we went through that with another cat. However he within two days stopped eating and became catatonic basically. Rushed him to the vet to find out his lungs were filled with fluid and tumors. We had to put him down. This especially sucked because he was the first cat that I felt was really mine. He slept with me when I took naps, always bugged me for food, and was really the only lap cat we had. We are now down to just Mew Mew and Grimm in the kitty department.

I had begun putting out feelers for a kitten on social media. I got lots of referrals, but a friend’s mother has a new litter and one is a black female. The first cat I ever had was a black girl, so I was sold. We should, knock on wood, be getting her in a few weeks if not sooner.

Then along came a crazy love bird. Someone pulled into the farm one morning and dumped a peach face love bird, in a fully stocked cage, in the parking lot and just drove off. What the hell! So we took it in, and I still don’t know what will happen to it. I need to get it to the vet for a check up. There are people to take it if we don’t want it. I’ve been waiting to see if the bird will calm down and warm up to sitting on my finger and singing to me. So far it hasn’t.

To add more drama to the mix, the rabbit decided to go into GI stasis. This is when they stop eating and pooping regularly, which can kill them. He’s been through it 2 or 3 times before, but he’s now 8 years old which is up there for a rabbit. So that, and the crazy bird, is what I’m dealing with now.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Valentines Day, Easter

Yeah yeah, it’s been ages since I posted. So here are some catch-up photos. Christmas decorations and New Years in Cape May. Been busier than hell with work, but on spring break now. Just in time for the one and only possible real snow storm of the winter. 8-12 inches, maybe as much as 17 or 18. Should be a blast!

Halloween 2016!

Happy Halloween!

Cape May Here I Come!

So since my last update I did make it to Gettysburg, which as far as ghosts go was a total bust. I canceled my trip to Hershey Park though to save money, as well as that was the weekend a possible hurricane was going to hint. Yeah, nothing happened.

This weekend I’m heading back to Cape May for a ghost weekend, and will be there in October and November as well. Hopefully it will be more active than Gettysburg was the last time. I still want to go back to Gettysburg, especially since finding out the battlefield is open until 10pm. I had no idea! If I can get there during a warmer week in the winter then I can have a good 5 hours in the dark out there hunting for ghosts.

My birthday just passed and I got the new Apple Watch and a drone as gifts. Well, the Apple Watch I bought for myself as I really wanted one haha!

Planning some Mini-Breaks

I like that term mini-break, because it makes me feel like Bridget Jones 🙂 Anyways, I’m planning two quick local ones before going back to teaching at the end of the month. I’m heading to Gettysburg again with Laurie for an investigation at the Dave Stewart Farm, and I’m staying at the very haunted Tillie Pierce B&B. I am so excited! Then the weekend of my birthday I’m looking at going to Hershey, PA. I haven’t been on a rollercoaster in a few years, and it’s time to fix that. I would be doing Hershey Park, the Renaissance Fair out there, and Indian Caverns. I would also try and do a ghost walk in downtown Lancaster, PA as well.

In the fall I’ll be doing a lot of trips down to Cape May for the haunted B&B that Laurie and I do ghost events at. In two weeks we are also doing a local haunted whore house from the 1800s! I should have a lot of fun things to share over the next few months. I still have some audio I need to post from the trip to West Virginia we made back in June to visit a very haunted prison.

We so need our own show. Haha!