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Okay this is new for me.  I can tell it's been too long since I've updated my Blog, because Google has changed how you post.  So this may end up looking like crap (just an FYI). 

I did think that I would go ahead and give a little update on what's going on.  Basically the title says it all as far as winning or rather not winning with entering Sweepstakes.  If I won anything in May, then I've already totally forgotten about it, which is pretty sad.  Now I will also admit that I just haven't entered that much lately either.  I've lost my spark for it to be honest and that makes me a little sad.  I've been doing this for about 8 or possibly even 9 years, so it's not really too surprising to think that I might have a bad case of burnout!

But in other news, we have a new addition to our family.  We are now proud parents to a beautiful little kitten, which we have named Smudge!  Actually my husband found this kitten off of Facebook, as my cousin's cat had a litter and they were giving them away.  He saw the photo of this kitten and instantly knew it was meant to be ours and even the name of Smudge came right to him! This is all really a big surprise to me, for a couple of reasons.  1st, my husband wasn't really all that thrilled to get a pet, until we got into a new house.  (I will go into more detail about that eventually) and I did mention to him that it could possibly be a good idea to have a new pet in this home instead of a brand newly built home, so that we could already be done with the house training and litter box training, etc.  Another reason this is a big surprise to me is that my husband has never been a lover of cats.  He's always had dogs growing up and never a cat.  He always regarded them as scratchy/bitty nasty things.  But boy oh boy has he changed his mind!

Even though Smudge is a little bit of a bitter and a claw-er (she is a baby ya know and it's probably (or at least I'm hoping and praying) that it's just her teething. :)  She's been a joy to have. Even though my husband agreed to having a pet, and a cat to boot,  I just knew that my husband would never agree to letting our sweet new fur-baby be allowed in our room or ever get a chance to sleep with us.  Well that has since changed and Smudge now sleeps with us almost every night.  Sometimes she does become the attack kitty early in the mornings, etc and boy does that wake you up. (and not in the good/fun way either)

But we got Smudge from my cousins when she was basically either 4-5 weeks old.  I do realize it was too young to take away from it's mother and I still feel bad about it.  However, my cousin's family couldn't keep them for much longer and we already knew we were in love!  And it's so surprising how well Smudge has adapted to us.  The only fear we really have is that she tends to be a fast little sucker and I'm scared to death that I am going to run over her with my scooter.  I've gotten her little tail or paw twice in the time that we had her, one time being tonight.  You have no idea how bad I feel.  Makes me want to spoil her and giver her anything she wants just so she knows I love her and didn't mean it.

She must not hold grudges or is only mad at the scooter, because as I am writing this post Smudge is asleep next to me on my left, sitting on my box of snail mail sweepstakes to send off.  I'm not sure why she likes to sleep there, as well as my office depot box of envelopes, but she does and I'm not going to change it.  I love to have her near me, so I can stroke her and whisper sweet baby talk in her ears. Another great thing about having Smudge as a part of our family is that I honestly believe it's helped me with my panic/anxiety attacks.  Now they are not completely gone for good, I'm sure.  But they have been reduced by a great deal and that I am so grateful to God for that!

So even though I haven't won anything in May of 2012 that I can recall, I think I've gotten a wonderful win by how the good Lord has allowed us to find one another. :)  In fact I am going to try and add a couple of photo's of Smudge so you can see the newest addition to our family.

 This is Smudge when we first got her!
A photo that my husband took and didn't even have to Photoshop.  I think it's just such an interesting expression and man look at that tongue! LOL

Also of course, if I do win anything in June, I will try my hardest to update on this site.  I love to blog, yet my arthritis has been terrible this month and even now at after 10pm, my left shoulder is about to kill me it feels like.  For some reason this past month, my arthritis in both my arms have been horrible and even my arthritis medication isn't helping me much, nor is my pain medication.  Of course Doctors never really do give out anything that can really help, unless your rich and famous of course.  Lord willing this flare up will go down soon and I will feel better.   I hate it when I hurt physically and even when I hurt mentally, because depression sucks.  It is slowly getting better, Thank God!  I have a doctor's appointment next week and sometime this week I have to go and give blood.  I'm scared to death (seriously) about doing this and even when I was on Facebook and saw photo's of a fellow Little Person and their hands/wrist and how they looked after giving blood, I had a full blown panic attack.  Not nice or pretty AT ALL!  So if you believe in prayer, please say a prayer that the person that does the job of sticking me with the needle gets it in one go and that it doesn't hurt!

Anyway, I am going to save this and hopefully add a couple of photo's of Smudge and then beg my husband to rub Tiger Balm on my shoulder and Lord willing it will easy some of the pain.  Because God knows I can't take anything else for it, which stinks.

I hope everyone out there is doing well and if your ever bored or even want to brag on your own fur-baby, please feel free to drop me an email or make a comment on here!  I would love to read them!

Until next time!