Author: Rachel Aziani

Ocean & Mountains

Hey hey everyone!! Geesh it’s Sept 17th and I am just now posting to my blog. OOPS…seriously where does the time go? It’s nuts! I hope you are enjoying your September so far!! My parents were here visiting and we had a blast. Buzz and I took them to the mountains for a few days, we went to Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. It’s so beautiful there. I am in LOVE! My kind of places for sure. Don’t get me wrong, I find myself falling in love with the ocean as well. It is growing on me every day. I wanted to show them a different part of CA that they have never seen before. I think it’s pretty cool that one day I am at the ocean and 2 hours later I am up in the mountains. Now that is pretty hard to beat! It was great having them visit!! They are coming back for Thanksgiving. YAY!!

I hope you don’t get sick of seeing all my beach pics. hehe! πŸ˜‰ I am so happy Buzz and I moved. The ocean brings me a peace that I have never felt before, it’s a different feeling than the mountains. Both GREAT, but different.

We took Mia to the dog beach recently …talk about a riot! Seeing all those dogs run around was awesome. A little piece of heaven for me, not to mention Mia sure had fun. hehe! πŸ˜‰

The gang got together and we all went to the PornHub awards a few weeks ago. We got dolled up and had a great evening. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Other than that…I have just been enjoying my life. Living every day to the fullest. Buzz and I have been working out like crazy and eating super healthy. We are feeling pretty damn amazing….especially since we are both turning 50 in a few months. WHAT? It’s that silly??? πŸ˜‰

Here are some pics I wanted to share. I will be in touch soon. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Kisses,
Rach

 

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New Adventures!

Hey Hey everyone!! Good morning!! It’s been awhile since I wrote, but now I am settled into my new house and things are getting back to my normal routine. I am loving my new area. It’s so totally different than any place I have ever lived. I ride my bike to the beach daily…it’s so beautiful and peaceful. I am heading to the dog beach tomorrow… Mia is going to LOVE that. πŸ™‚ IΒ  joined a new gym…changing things up is a good thing.

I have been running up and down the stairs by the ocean…this girl is getting into shape! And did I mention tan too? hehe! I might have funny tan lines, but that’s ok. πŸ˜‰

Buzz and I have been out exploring new restaurants and we have found some pretty great ones!! There is so much seafood and Buzz hates it. lol! I might just have to go without him and try a few. He won’t even go in the restaurants because the smell makes him nauseous. Silly boy! πŸ˜‰

I can’t believe it is almost Sept …where does the time go? I think kids are back in school so I am planning a trip to Disneyland soon. Yay! I have to admit CA is growing on me. I am not sure how long I will live here, but I am going to enjoy it for sure. I remind myself to live in the moment.Β  I don’t think it’s healthy to live too much in the past or think too much about the future. It adds a lot of stress that is not necessary. Life is so short…get out and enjoy it to the fullest!!! I hope you all have a great Sunday.

Here are a few pics I wanted to share!! I will be in touch sooner than later, I promise!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Kisses,

Rach

 

 

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Hello August!! :)

Good morning everyone! Happy August to you all! I can honestly say I am happy it’s a new month. July was hard with my dog dying and getting ready to move. Buzz and I have been in a hotel now since the 30th so I am getting anxious to get into our new place. Can’t wait! πŸ™‚ We have been exploring the beach cities having a lot of fun, it’s kind of like a mini vacation. BUT I am ready to get settled and get back to my routine. We tried a new gym the other day and it’s pretty amazing, but there is one more I want to go visit today. It is a very different lifestyle here …I like it. CA has so much to offer, I am hoping the next big move will be to the mountains. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I have never thought of myself as a beach girl, but it is growing on me. This next year is going to be VERY interesting. Buzz and I have some new business adventures we will be taking. Exciting!

My parents just booked a trip to come visit in Sept..can’t wait to see them!! I will have all sorts of fun things planned. πŸ™‚ I am SUPER excited to go back to AZ for Christmas. Ha..I know that is a long time away! I do miss AZ sometimes…not so much in the summer, but it still has my heart! πŸ˜‰ The weather here is so different with the humidity. I haven’t felt humidity like this in over 20 years back in Nebraska. Yes it is humid in NE, people don’t realize that. It will be good for my skin, not so much for my frizzy hair. lol! πŸ˜‰ The temps are really nice though, I am not complaining. It was WAY too hot in the valley. It wasn’t as hot as AZ, but I didn’t move to CA to live in 100 plus temps. No thanks!

Well I am off now, time to hit the breakfast buffet. πŸ™‚ Have a great day/week …I will be in touch when I get settled in. Here are a few pics I have taken lately.

Kisses,
Rach

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Feeling better :)

Good morning! Are you all enjoying your weekend? I am heading to Long Beach today for some fun. I need to get out! It’s been rough on me since Neo died, I miss him so much!!!!! πŸ™ They are such a BIG part of our lives and when they are gone, life just isn’t the same. Time is helping for sure. I got his ashes back and also a paw print. He will live in my heart forever! πŸ™‚ I am glad I still have my other dog and cat, they help a lot! Mia finally just started acting back to her normal self yesterday. She was not close with Neo, but I am sure she still misses him. She knows something is different, plus seeing me cry doesn’t help. My cat doesn’t seem much different although he did love Neo. They were pretty close. I guess humans and animals deal with things the way they know how.

I have been keeping busy which helps me move forward. I have started packing and getting ready for a move again. Yay! I can’t believe it’s been a year already!!!Β  I am sooooo excited about this move, I can’t wait! Buzz and I are moving close to the ocean!!! I have no idea how long we will be in CA so we might as well experience what it’s like living in a beach city. We have been spending time in several of the beach cities to find out which ones we like the best. Honestly they are all pretty cool. Besides being close to the beach…we can walk everywhere! Grocery stores, restaurants, shops…something new to experience for sure. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I will be buying a beach cruiser soon!

I did make it out on the 4th of July to a party, but ugh…I tried to have fun, but just kept thinking about my dog. I thought it might help my mood, it didn’t! πŸ™ I tried! I am sure the next 4th will be MUCH better. πŸ™‚

I hope you have a great Sunday, I will try and write again soon!

Kisses,
Rach

 

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A Not So Happy 4Th Of July

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Hey everyone, I see it’s been awhile since I posted. Sorry! I have had a rough few months with my dog…he actually lived longer than expected and was doing really good until probably the last 2-3 days. Once I noticed he was having more bad days than good I knew it was time to say good-bye. I have been dreading this day since I found out he had lymphoma. Buzz and I have had to do this 4 times before, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Neo was the hardest yet, the others had no choice, they were in a lot of pain and dying. Neo had his good moments, not days. Dogs (maybe cats too) mask their pain. They want to always make us happy so we have to see through that and realize when it’s time to let go. I knew something was wrong with him before I even found out he was sick. I saw his eyes change. He told me without obviously “telling me.” Neo and I had a rare connection. He only liked a handful of people and didn’t like other dogs. The only dogs he liked were the 3 that he grew up with as a puppy. He was my protector…always at my feet ready to fight off anyone that might hurt me. I miss him so much, it’s really hard typing this right with the tears pouring down my face. BUT I do it because it makes me feel better and hearing from you all makes it hurt a little less. Hearing your stories and just telling me how sorry you are makes a world of difference…so THANKS so much for all the kind messages. You don’t realize how much it means to me.

Buzz and I took him to the park yesterday afternoon and he enjoyed some chicken nuggets, he didn’t want the ice cream. He just sat and watched all the kids play. He was panting pretty hard so I knew he was not comfortable. The pain meds and steroids can only last so long.

Yesterday was probably one of the hardest days of my life, but I stayed strong for Neo. He is very sensitive to my feelings. I talked to him through the entire thing …told him what a good boy he was and how much I loved him. Once he passed, I lost it. I held him and cried many many tears. I felt better knowing his pain was gone. I really believe there is a special place for our beloved pets after they leave this world. I imagine him running and playing with my other dogs, he is the last of the 4 that grew up together.

Neo was 12 years old so I feel blessed that I had that long with him. Of course it’s never long enough. Just remember to enjoy life every day because in an instant everything can change. I am thinking of all his happy memories right now. I went through a bunch of photos and I wanted to share some with you. If you know me…you know I take a million pics of my dogs and cat.

I will be getting his ashes back and will be taking them to Arizona on our next trip. I still have Josie’s, she died from lymphoma as well back in 2012. I have spread my other two dogs, but didn’t find the right place or time to do that with hers. Now I know why…I was waiting for Neo’s so I can spread them together. They were best friends. When she died back in 2012 Neo changed a bit. He was never the same dog after her passing.

I have been through this before and I know the only thing that helps is TIME! I know he is gone physically, but he will live in my heart forever!!! RIP my little angel…mamma loves you.

Here are some pics I want to share. Neo loved camping, playing ball, riding and most of all swimming! He was the best swimmer! πŸ™‚ I hope you all have a safe and fun 4th!

Kisses,
Rach

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Hello June!

Good afternoon!! I hope everyone reading this is having a great day so far!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Not too much excitement going on in my life at the moment. I am staying close to home because I don’t want to leave my dog for too long. He is still doing good, not great, not terrible…he has his good days/bad days. I am just trying to keep him as comfortable as possible. I can’t stand to see my pets (or any animals) in pain or suffering!! Ugh! Just dealing with him on a daily basis.

I have been enjoying the beautiful weather here in CA. Wow, it is amazing! I do miss Arizona, but not in the summer. hehe! It’s pretty cool being able to hike and walk my dog in June. πŸ™‚ I even have my windows open for a few hours in the morning. I tried swimming the other day and that didn’t work. The water is SOOOO cold, I dipped my toes and then ended up in the hot tub. ha! πŸ˜‰

Buzz and I did make it out to Hollywood with a friend for some food and drinks. Found a few pretty cool bars/restaurants. It is so much fun people watching there. πŸ˜‰

I wish I had all sorts of cool stuff to post today, but I don’t. The main thing in my life right now is taking care of my fur baby. I will keep in touch and write more soon.

Kisses,
Rach

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