Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Life's challenges

Our dog Brandy died this morning. She was 13 years old. I am surprised at how much it bothered me. I am normally a bit detached emotionally to pets, but I've been very emotional about this. There are many things I won't miss about having a dog in the house, but somehow she wormed her way into my heart. I think part of the emotion I'm feeling has to do with my parents. They died about a year and a half ago. Her death seemed to stir up the raw emotions still lingering from their deaths.

We continue to have drain issues. The bathtub isn't draining, so we will spend yet another weekend trying to find the ever elusive clog that has plagued us. We have removed several clogs, but there seems to be another, or some other issue still remaining.

I long for spring, to walk barefoot in the grass, smell the dirt as I work in the yard, ride my motorcycle, play outside with my grandkids, feel the sun upon my skin.

I'm going to go upstairs and work on my craft room. Working and crafting helps me work off stress.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

And if I gave birth to you.... know that you are loved. :)


rachel said...

I love you too mom. Tell Mark we love him too. Brandy wormed her way into our hearts too :) At least now she's with her "buddy" grandpa & he's probably giving her all kinds of treats!

lilraggedyangie said...

All of us here at my house love Granny and Papaw ! And we sure are gonna miss all our licky lickies! I spent most of the day crying too , mourning the dog and the loved ones she's now keeping company! We miss them all bunches!But I agree with Rachel and Mark she's surely rollin in the treats! Crafting helps soothe the soul and ease the mind if only temporarily!