February 12, 2013

Bloggers Call to Action

Yes! If you are a blogger this call to action is meant specifically for you! I want YOU to hear and to heed my plea in the battle against domestic violence and abuse.

Two days ago I published a giveaway blog post, and, as yet, not one person has risen to enter the Love Day Dance and Keychain Giveaway. I am disheartened!

I know many bloggers and authors who SAY they are advocates for the abused, for those who fall victim to violence. Now I point at you and ask that you ACT upon that advocacy. And, if you have not yet become a "point of light" for those who suffer the hands of domestic violence and abuse, NOW is your opportunity to do so.

Please read the details of the giveaway ASAP as it ends in less than 48 hours! Yes! This means you will need to drop everything and get your fingers dancing upon your blogging keyboard to publish and link up an article to aid in furthering abuse awareness.
Will you answer the Bloggers Call to Action?

February 9, 2013

Moving To Florida On My Mind

Moving to Florida on my mind...
Yes! I am moving to Florida!
Back to Florida, I should say...

My family moved from Ohio to Florida when I was fifteen. Back then, not a move I wanted to make. Teenagers don't generally like moving away from friends. It didn't take me long at all to welcome the Sunshine State into my spirit, where it has remained throughout my life.

I resided in south Florida for twenty-plus years. I would wander through a few moves through quite a few states, ending up back in the state of my youth, Ohio, when I left a domestic violence marriage. Now, ten years later and pretty much recovered, an opportunity has arisen to relocate back to the Sunshine State and I am ready to...

Dive right in to Florida sunshine!

Dive into Sunshine Florida Square

Destination: Carrabelle, Florida - in the Panhandle

Yes! I am moving to Carrabelle!
I will meet net friend Renda!
What a way to celebrate Spring!
Yes! I am moving to Florida!
Six Word Saturday sharing my move!
Do you have something on your mind to share? Blog about it and link up with Six Word Saturday blog hop where we describe our life in just six words. Of course, we are welcome to elaborate, or not!

February 4, 2013

Whole Lot Of Love to Share

In case you have not heard (or read) there is a whole lot of lovin' going on at abitosunshine! It is my intention to share the love throughout the year 2013, hoping for 365 posts of sharing the love with others for the year.

You can keep up with the love post links and topics through my announcements at RedGage via my SHARE the LOVE Collection. Or, if you prefer, you can go directly to the abitosunshine LOVE and WRITING blog to read and comment on the posts of your choice.

You are, of course, also invited to hop along by blogging about love yourself and linking up with SHARE the LOVE blog hop each month.

How are you sharing the love with others in 2013?

February 2, 2013

Six Word Saturday For My Dog

Six Word Saturday for my dog:

Tidbit visited the vet this morning!

See those sharp ears on my girl, standing up on the alert... Well, that ear on your left was not so perky as of yesterday. In fact, it was folded over from the weight of its swelling. Needless to say, I was a wreck yesterday and did not sleep well last night as I awaited an early morning visit with the vet.

Tidbit has a hematoma on her ear pad. We caught it in the early stages so the swelling will, in all probability increase. Yes, it seems it will get worse before it gets better, but get better it will!

There is no infection in the ear, no cuts or scrapes, nor ear mites. She does, however have skin irritation on the top of her head. She gets this every year or so, usually on her rear, though. Miss mighty priss has sensitive skin! So, the vet is guessing she scratched and rubbed and shook her head from the skin annoyance so much so that she burst the blood vessels in her ear; hence, the hematoma.

Surgery was an option but neither I nor the vet wanted to go that route. One reason: Tidbit has sedation issues so being anesthetized for surgery could cause her to go into convulsions. Another reason: the vet feels surgery is done for cosmetic reasons and is unneccessary--unless at a later time it bursts and becomes infected.

We opted for letting it heal on its own, which will take time--a couple of months! The body will eventually absorb the blood and all will be fine, with maybe a wee bit of disfiguration to the ear. We are treating the skin problem with antibiotic and steroids, which has been done a couple of years ago and worked just fine. This is a quick fix for the scratching, rubbing, and shaking that can further damage her ear.

We are optimistic that all will be just fine, that Tidbit will recover swiftly with nature taking care of the healing process. I will keep you posted, of course.

We are linking this blog post up with Six Word Saturday. You should blog hop along with us each Saturday.