Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Well many of you must be wondering if i dropped off from the face of the earth. Its been while since i blogged as its been a crazy last few months. Projects on going and unfinished all the while under a tremendous amount of stress with out being able to find work. Thankfully My Mom covered the mortgage here month after month while i kept believing everything would be okay. Two weeks ago i was at Moms crying as i was at the end of my rope and only a month left in the bank for the both the pigs and the house.

The phone rang and it was Carol from SAINTS also a rescue who gives home to senior animals in need with many cats and dogs and a barn full of farm animals. Her full time gal had given notice and asked if i thought i could take it on. Farm work , 8 hours a day Monday threw Friday scared the hell out of me as it takes a huge amount of physical strength to do what i must do here. Would there be anything left of me to care for my own when i got home??

Its been two weeks and i survived, because after the first two days i thought i would die LOL .

And today only Roxane and i were out here today in the pouring rain trying to do clean up for the 45 aniamls here and we were both dragging our feet. I am beat as i am sure Roxane is , but we managed.

Its Christmas and its been a ritual for years that I shopped for the animals here for there big Christmas feast on top of getting gifts for my family and the my volunteers. But because of the financial crisis WEE were in , i will have to make it up to everyone.

But Christmas not about things , its about love and there is plenty of that to go around here. And the cupboard is not bare as we have been provided for and we give our thanks !

Blessing to all my freinds and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


Jean said...

Merry Christmas Janice to you and all the piggies and of course the other critters and the volunteers.

I'm so glad to hear the pub night was such a succcess - may 2012 continue to bring unexpected and wonderful surprises.

Loved the newsletter, by the way!

Roxane said...

I like the saying "where there's a WILL there's a WAY.

I too voice Jean's wishes, that 2012 be a wonderful year for you Janice.

I agree, working the 24th was hard for both of us. But we made it. I was done in half way through the day (both physically and clothes wise - soaked to the bone, so much for the cheap rain shawl I bought), but the animals are so loving and encouraging, they kept us going.

Was nice having your Mom there as well. So nice to have someone make a fresh cup of hot coffee after we were finished.

Janice Gillett said...

I like the saying "where there's a WILL there's a WAY.

I particularly love this saying with Willy being my First pig and his watching over us now from his Spiritual place. He has always been my Will even today.

Yes , where there is a Will, there is a way ;o)