I can’t believe it has been shy of four months since my last post. I didn’t realize time has slipped away this much until I was getting concern emails, notes and texts. A lot has been stirring in my corner, but all is good and just trying to juggle time and things on my plate. I thought of maybe putting a “close” sign up on my blog, but that doesn’t feel right at the moment. I so miss my quiet mornings visiting you and your blogs, but have been able to still connect with some of you through Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Let me see, a few things have happened or changed besides the season, since my last post. I feel safe now to share with you, my friend Catherine, who was diagnosed a year ago with cancer and not a good chance to survive is now cancer free! Thank goodness my prayers were answered. I knew of this great news for several months, but was afraid to jump too high, I guess out of fear that I didn’t hear correctly or that maybe it would come back. She was in a trial study and managed to make it through the difficult trial and is now cancer free. She has some nasty aftermath from the cancer and treatments, but is a trooper working through it all.
As you know the original break from the blog was because of the sudden death of a friend, around this time I was left with once again a lot of questions, stirring up old and new ones. Questions I am working through, along with trying to balance life’s calmness and busyness. The last several months I have also increased my hours at work to shy of working full-time, which leaves me little time here or for anything else. The company I work for is moving to the city, but as of now I will be able to continue to work out of my employer’s home office and from home. Gary and I have managed through some spare time to get away to the cabin, my corner I like to call peace. Actually we officially will be calling it Casa de Paz (House of Peace), once two very special artist friends from here completes the sign.
Even though my schedule is full for me, I was starting to miss volunteering - always have done it and probably always will. There is no better pleasure for my heart then to roll up my sleeves and help others. Even though I enjoyed CASA, I also knew it isn’t fair at this time to the children of CASA to go back with limited time. I happened to see a post on Facebook about a lost pup- I don’t know what possessed me to contact this gal, but one thing led to another and felt in my heart this is where I want to try and help, working behind the scenes with animal rescue. Her name is, Dana and she is working with a town that has little money, so by the time the small allowance gets to the animals there is little left. I know of this town, because one of my CASA kids lived there. It is a place where it has been known not to be safe after dark. Which made me want to help all the more the animals that don’t have a voice to be heard. I don’t mind reaching out and asking for donations. I figure the worse that could happen I would hear the words “sorry we can’t”. I have even decided on my ETSY shop, from Oct through Dec, I would give a portion to animal rescue. I have been thinking of continuing this idea, to give to rescue even after December. I love ribbon and some dear friends of mine have managed to help me with this love, so why not spread the love. OK maybe some would say my love for ribbon is an addiction, but ribbons seem to make everything so pretty and now hopefully will be able to help animals until they find their way home (as I like to call it).
I took the photo above of Bo with my iPhone at the cabin. It cracks me up and hope it adds a smile to your day. Can't you just read his mind?
I wish I could say I will be able to get back to blogging on a regular base and I will try my best, but I hope you will continue to stop by from time to time and say hi. I will hop over from time to time to visit your corners.
Don't forget to take time to find life's smallest treasures!
Many hugs and kisses xo…
Every day might not be good… but there is something good in everyday