Crazy as a Loom

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mystery solved

I know it's not a big thing, but that tree I asked you all about several weeks ago, the one I ordered, and planted, and then couldn't identify.
Well, finally, I did.  
It's a persimmon tree.
And I am so glad that I didn't get nervous cause it wasn't doing anything, and pull what looked like a lifeless twig, right out of the ground.
Truth is, they are late to leaf out in the spring.  And this little guy seems to be thriving.

It's been a tough week here.  We have been incredibly sad, and this house has echoed with the absence of our sweet boy.  
But as always, acceptance is the answer to all of our problems today, and this is no different.
There is a whole lot of stuff in this world to cry about, but then, there is a whole lot to smile about.

You only have to look around you.

Tomorrow we are meeting a dog from Out of the Pits, a rescue for pit bulls in Albany, NY.  We may foster him, or we may keep him, but we will see how it goes.
DH is not sure about it, but he is trying.
I only know that I can still grieve this loss, and love another dog at the same time.  I could never replace Eddie.  There will never be another just like him.  But another dog will be special in his/her own way.  As they all are.
Life goes on, folks.  It waits for no one.  I want to pack everything I can into this life I have.  The edge seems perilously close.

Tonight DH made macaroni salad, it is my favorite.
I would have stolen a spoonful, but he was getting ready to add the mayo, and he would have hollered at me.
He hates when I do that.
Maybe that's why I so love to do it.

So tonight, I am sitting here, thinking of all the dogs that I have loved.  And wondering how many more I have time for.
I'm going to fit in as many as time allows, you can bet on it.

This is the picture on my living room wall.  Eddie, in the background, and Chickiwu lying in front of him.  Chicki has been gone for a long time.  But if the universe is in order, then they are together today.

Chicki was always the boss back then, and I'll bet she is still the boss today.  It's only right.


LA said...

Lucky you! A persimmon tree!!! I can remember waiting for that first frost so they would ripen...yummy!!!! I have treasured memories of three bull life has been richer because of them! You have been blessed, too!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm glad you're jumping back in with another dog - even if it's just to foster. when my old dog passed, i lasted 3 days of quiet house before we adopted another. i've kept multiple dogs ever since so our house is never quiet again.

Deb said...

I'm so proud of you. What a great attitude you have. This dog that is about to enter your life has no idea what it is walking into but I'll be sure as shootin' that it will feel loved in no time. You will grieve for Eddie no matter what but there is still room for love. This new one needs you. ((((Hugs)))) Deb

Nancy said...

On a lighter, non-related note... Wow, Hilary! A whole page of Crazy As a Loom kits and loopers in the new Halcyon catalog. You're famous and your business sense is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Love me some macaroni salad. Looks like plenty for me!!

Your blog is the only one I can't comment on properly. I am signed in to Blogger on everyone elses. On yours I pick Google & it sends me to Blogger sign in but just won't take. I go to next blog & I am signed in fine. Hmm..I used to be able to comment as myself. Donna S.

jaimieb said...

I am a fan of getting a new pet fairly quickly. It's like love and children, just because you have more than one kid doesn't mean you love the older one less when the younger one comes along!

Theresa said...

Good for you! Let us all know how wonderful he/she is.

Marsel said...

"Maybe that's why I so love to do it" -- I understand you perfectly because I have that same wicked gene! ;)

Hope your meeting with the dog goes well.

What is the white flower in that picture?

Karen said...

So glad to hear you will give another dog in need a chance for a wonderful home. We have multiple dogs too.. can't imagine a dogless house.

Eddie was a handsome dude, hope he has reunited with Chicki too...

Anonymous said...

Love the name Chicki!! I have been considering fostering too... :-) It's just a good thing to do.


Anonymous said...

There are many dogs for you to love in future you have only to reach out - they will come. Love the pic of the two dogs together, reminds me of my two Old English Sheepdogs who have also passed on- ah, the memories. Just got my new equipment catalog from Halycon - you are famous! Good work, give 'em hell Hillary!

Anonymous said...

Our cat passed away 2 years ago and on the same weekend a litter of kittens was born in a barn down the road. It was hard but we went to look and just melted at the sight of them.. We made room in our house for 2 of them as they had stuff wrong with them and they would not survive if it wasn't taken care of...

Sometimes I wonder if somehow, our cat passed on to make room for the 2 that came along and needed some help...I like to think he was that wise anyway... They are cats now, on the small size because of their trouble kitten life but are absolutely fine...

I feel that we just don't know the "plan" but things seem to work out anyways. We just have to be open to possibilities..

Good luck with the new are a good soul Hilary and the world needs more people with hearts like yours.

Country Girl said...

I feel your pain. xo

Nancy said...

I am so glad to hear you are giving another dog a wonderful home. I know everyone is different and the grieving process is different for everyone, but there are so many rescues out there needing a home. I also wonder how many more rescues I can fit in, in my lifetime. Can't wait to hear about and see pictures of your new addition. Best regards, Nancy

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