Crazy as a Loom

Friday, November 8, 2013


How times change. It used to be that I would pop up every morning, take Roy for a walk, and head to the studio.....and that was just the beginning of my day.
NOW, if I can do those two things, I feel that I have climbed a small mountain.  Anything after that is all good.
 It's ok.  I'm adjusting.   I really am.  I am a little shocked that I am, but I am.

Here's a ray of light.   Baby Dale, our little princess.

 Talk about perspective.

I have spent more time on my couch in the last two years, than I ever have in my entire life.
While it may sound strange, it has taught me more about myself than I would ever have imagined.
Roy, however, had it down from the get go.

Vicky over at WestraWorld has "choose joy" on her sidebar.  She talks about that decision a lot, as she walks the path she's on, and it's often a tough one.
I admire her more than I can say.  She inspires me.

I choose JOY, too.

And btw, TOMORROW is Lois' birthday........I'm not saying how old she is, but I know she'd love to hear from you all.

Happy Birthday, L!!!


claudia said...

A Definite HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! to Lois!
Dale is the most adorable baby around. She's soooo cute!!!
Joy is good. I think I will choose it along with you and Vicky

Peg Cherre said...

Happy Birthday, Lois!! Enjoy it with loved ones!

And Dale IS beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday, ms. l! l for loomer lifesaver! :)

Theresa said...

Well, it looks like you are learning the sofa ropes from a pro! Roy, an amazing teacher in all things I am sure. Happy B-day Lois! And many many more.

Shiralynkay said...

Happy birthday Lois. You deserve a great one.

messymimi said...

Wishing you many happy returns of the day, Lois!

Country Girl said...

Happy Birthday to Lois ~
And that little tiny baby is simply adorable. You won't always be on that couch, Hilary. Please take care of yourself. xo

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday Lois. I hope it is a wonderful day.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday, Lois! May you be blessed with many happy years! Some friends are diamonds, some friends are stones...You are a true gem on the bracelet of life! Lois often mentioned that she just needed someone to 'help' around the studio...I don't believe that is was mere coincidence that you went to take weaving lessons when you did! Happy, Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Lois! Happy Birthday!

Roy Boy is a pro at couch life, we all could learn a lesson from him.

Dale is starting to get hair, she is a little doll.


Restless Knitter said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lois!

Joy said...

Happy birthday Lois, hope you enjoy the day!

Anonymous said...

I love that little Dale. Sooooo cute!

Karen said...


Vicky is such a ray of light, grace under fire, truly a gem in this world.

And so are you - just so ya know. I sure hope you're getting some relief from the Aleve hangover, and the darn HH.

Joanna said...

Happy birthday, Lois! Thanks for being such a great person (your good-hearted ness shines through Hilary's posts).

MarthaVA said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Lois! She deserves to have a super duper day!

We all know that life is a choice every day. It's the choices we make, that make a difference.

Roy Boy was brought arrived your life at the right time, for specific reason. He's there to show you it's okay to nap, it's okay to take it easy, and it's okay to be okay with that. :-)

Baby Dale seems to have a deep soul. Those eyes.....

Take care of you, be okay with what is, and enjoy your life you have. After all, what's the alternative and is that what you want?


Cait Throop said...

Lois!!! Happy Birthday from me, too! You guys are a wonderful team and Hilary, I'm so glad you are taking it easy and resting and recovering...especially recovering! Big hugs to both of you!

Deb said...

Sending good thoughts to you, Hilary and smiling at the gorgeous little face. "Happy Birthday to Lois." Tell her to pamper herself silly. Hugs, Deb

Daryl said...

hey lois .. have a happy birthday i am sure you are a mere slip of a gal .. 39, right? like me and jack benny ;0

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