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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

This is a post! Don't freak out!

Yes, my last post was over a year ago!  What was I thinking?  Well, for one, I started keeping an actual journal so I guess writing in that made me forget about the blogs I have.  I was also busy taking care of my elderly dog Blue who had bladder cancer among other problems.  She became incontinent so I was having to change diapers on her and also had to give her medications which she hated.  She starting having some dementia too and it was so hard to watch her decline.  I was determined to be there for her as long as possible (and not complain about cleaning up after her) but I knew the time was coming when I'd have to let her go.  It was early May this year when one night she was crying in pain and I doubled up on her meds and she still wasn't comfortable.  I had already got her another round of antibiotics but it wasn't helping this time.  I went in to tell my husband and just sobbed.  I'm so thankful for him because he took care of everything for me.  He called and set up the appointment. He told his brother who came over to spend some time with Blue and then he drove everyone to the Vet.  I just couldn't do it so I stayed home. My youngest son skipped school to go with her though and he carried her in.  My oldest son stayed home with me and tried anticipate everything I might need.  I just cried and cried.  That was the Friday before mother's day - May 6th, 2016.  Early that morning I made a stepping stone with a kit my husband got me and put Blue's paw print in it and stamped in her name and birth/death etc.  I still haven't put it outside yet but my husband and boys are going to help clear the spot I have in mind and bury her ashes and then put that stone there.  I miss her so much every day.

This was taken on Valentine's Day.

It was hard getting used to being so completely alone with everyone was gone.  I'm so used to Blue following me everywhere I went.  I kept stepping over shadows thinking it was her laying there. I made it two or three weeks maybe before I started thinking about getting another dog.  I started sending my husband emails with pictures of Beagle puppies.  I didn't think he would ever agree to get another dog though since he was always complaining about the carpet being ruined.  One day I sent him an email with a website showing a litter of puppies listed for sale.  I had sent him the link to a certain pup and I was surprised when he replied that a different one was cuter.  I went back and looked and then asked both of my boys.  Everyone agreed that that one was cutest.  So we got him and I just love my new little Buddy!  I have been very busy keeping him out of trouble and teaching him that human flesh isn't for chewing on.  


So right now I am trying to finish up one project called "Frilly Dress" for a baby.  I decided to make the 6-9 month size to give me enough time to work on it.  I ended up getting burnt out on it big time so I took a long break from it but now I need to finish it before the baby gets too big.  This is a main goal right now.  I have to work on it while Buddy is sleeping because he could quickly ruin it. 

In the next week or so I'll put together a list of the projects to work on during the next year.  I've decided to join a Ravelry group called YOP (year of projects) and they go from July to June 30th. I'm so glad I learned about it in time and can start with the group!  

Let me know what you think!  I love getting comments but rarely do.  



  1. I'm so sorry to about Blue. It is never easy as they are our family. Buddy will help heal your heart. He is adorable. So glad you joined YOP. Should be a fun year!!!

  2. I'm so sorry about Blue, but hope Buddy can help heal the pain.
    I'm so glad you have decided to join the year of projects group and I look forward to seeing your progress through the year, as well as lots of pictures of Buddy!


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