Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I know, I know

I've been a bad blogger. There is so much I need and WANT to tell you. I've just not had much motivation. And I've been reading a really good book.

But I've had a really bad day.

And I just wanted to beg for some sympathy say hello and see if anyone is listening.

Gracie got hit by a car this morning. It was so damn scary. I was washing dishes, my MIL and nephew went out to greet the milk truck (they bring fresh milk daily) and Gracie must have followed. I didn't realize. The next thing I knew, she was yelping and ran in the house. An awful, horrible, yelp that was ear piercing. I was so scared, I didn't know what was wrong. Everyone was talking in portguese, my poor dog was hurting....

She is doing alright now, thank goodness. It looks like she is just banged up. The car just hit her it didn't run over her. No broken bones, just abrasions, and very sore. She has been laying on the bed all day. She did drink and eat a little much to my relief.

And on top of everything else, my families drama has followed me here to Brazil. Do they call and say, hello, we are thinking of you. We've missed you so much. Is there anything you need? NOPE. No. They call me to talk about the other and complain. And Im sorry, it's not really my style to air family grievances, but it's been a long day. And I want to complain.

Now I'm watching my poor baby lay there and I'm thanking God that she wasn't more seriously hurt. And I'm taking a deep breath, counting blessings, trying to be more grateful, and hoping that bed time comes really soon tonight.

21 comments:

Jaime Wilkins said...

I'm sorry about Gracie! Hope she feels better soon!

Bia Mendon├ža said...

Hi Steph, I hope Gracie feels better soon. :)
How is your portuguese going?

Beijos!

Betty said...

I´m so glad Gracie is ok and think all will look better in the morning! Hope you feel better soon!

Tranquility said...

Oh - I'm so sorry your baby got hurt! Hopefully tomorrow will be a much better day!

KLC said...

oh my gosh!!!!!!!! Thank God she isn't hurt too bad!!! Poor thing!! Hope she heals quickly!

Lisa said...

Oh my, that would have scared me to death. I am so sorry.

And sorry about your family over here in the states. Hang in there girl!

Take care of yourself and that handsome hubby and Gracie.

Lisa Q

markuza said...

Woah that is terrible about Gracie but YOU ARE SO LUCKY she's okay!! That was the last thing you needed on top of all the cultural adjustments right? Sometimes a good book is the best thing. Also- don't be offended by what I wrote in my post that I will publish tomorrow- I swear I wrote it before I read your post- no biggie just a silly little coincidence and nothing personal! Tudo de bom da Bahia!

Kerri said...

Thank goodness Gracie is okay. So glad you and your hubbie are together and I'm so glad you can blog from Brasil!

Amber said...

I'm so glad that Gracie is OK! Hope the soreness goes away soon.

Sorry about the family drama here. No matter where you move it will probably follow you.

Ballerina Girl said...

Wow, Stephanie...it was a hard day. Luckily we get to start each and every day anew again!

As for Gracie, go and get her checked by a good vet...she could have internal bleeding. I am not saying this to scare you, but my dog was also hit here by a taxi. He had no outward abrasians, but they did a thorough check up to make sure he didn't have anything going on inside.

Try to stay positive...email me if you want to talk more.

Michele said...

Oh dear...that's horrible about Gracie..I hope she starts feeling better soon. At least she's eating and drinking.

What the heck is it with families...I've always said I really would love to have a family (mine are all gone), but not to deal with that stuff. Guess I'll just settle for my kids and Glenn...lol!

Take care and deeepppp breaths!

Hugz,
Michele

Ashley said...

Poor Gracie!!! What an awful day you must be having. I am so glad that she wasn't hurt tooo bad. Families can be tough sometimes. Hang in there. We are here for you!!

Lori said...

Oh no! I'm so glad you dog is alright. What a rough day. Hope things get better!

Vanessa Rogers said...

Oh my goodness. Did you have the vet check her out just to make sure there was no internal damage or is that even done in Brazil. In Chile, the vet's didn't do very much. People didn't really care about their animals the way we care about ours, like they are our children. I am glad that she is doing better. Good days are on their way :)

ko said...

ahhhh so sorry!!!!! Families are insane!!!! I am so glad GRACIE is ok!!!!!!!! I hope things gets better!!!! My hubby is back in Brazil......Cant wait for him to come home..... Take care!

Elaine said...

I am so sorry about Gracie, i hope she feels better soon! And I know what you say about family... I am in Brasil right now visting my family in Sao Paulo and I too have to deal with complaints about each other... this is pretty common in to families, I guess. hehe
If I were closer to you I would try to meet you, but I am pretty far :(
Hope you feel better soon.
Beijos

Laural Out Loud said...

Thank heaven she's okay! Maybe she'll be shy around vehicles now, which would be a good thing with the way most people drive in Brasil. Keep us updated!

Fabiola said...

I hope Gracie is healing well.

If there is any consolation, I've been living away from my family since 2001, and they NEVER called me to ask me if I need something or if I am happy or anything else.

If they don't want to know how I am feeling, I don't need to deal with their mess.

Happy Weekend.

Fabiola

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I think it is okay to beg for sympathy occasionally. Prayers for Gracie. I hope she is already feeling better.

Frizzy said...

So happy to hear your little pup is ok. Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. Not sure how I lost touch.

American in Norway said...

Hey Steph! Just trying to catch up on your blog... How are you? I am just having FLASHBACKS of moving to Norway for the first time.. learning the language.. etc. Its not easy but you sound good... Always here if you need anything.. hugs.. Tressa