Sunday, May 19, 2019

An update of sorts

Hello! I know it's been a long time since I've last checked in and I hate that I have been neglecting not only my blog but also my creative pursuits.  I could lay out a long sob story about what has been going on in my life, but that wouldn't do me (or you) any good.  So I will simply catch you up on what I am optimistically calling 'the year of refined priorities'.

We have family members with medical issues that are needing some extra care, and I'm spending some memory making time with Dad, who has terminal colon cancer.  If you are a praying person, we would love any prayers for our family for healing, strength, and acceptance.  On a positive note, we are planning a party for his 89th birthday next week and he is really looking forward to his special day!

We also made the incredibly difficult decision to put Shadow to sleep two weeks ago.  He has not only been a great dog, but a wonderful companion and friend.  It is difficult to sit here in my craft room and not hear the thump of his tail on the floor.  Those silly black Shadow hairs that used to get in my way while I was crafting actually brought tears to my eyes last week, but I was also so grateful for the reminder that Lab hair, like loved ones, never really leave us...

A friend shared this and I thought it was a perfect tribute to our furry best friends...

I'm not sure what the future holds, not only for my blog, but more importantly my life.  I hope to post things as I have time and also get in some blog visits to my cyber-friends.  I am grateful for the kindness that has been shown to both me and my blog, and I appreciate all of you more than you know!