Grainy photos......I apologize. But I think you can see what is most important.
Three 13 year olds on Christmas. Me in the middle, my cousin Billy (one day older than me), and my best friend for my entire life, Gayle.
They are both gone. Billy in 2004. Gayle just a few weeks ago.
I have to say, that other than my immediate family, I loved these two more than anyone in the world. Felt most comfortable with either of them. Always.
Playing a board game. Just looking at their expressions brings a huge lump to my throat.
I have to tell myself that it's ok, that we'll meet again.
Goodbye isn't forever. Is it????
We've been busy, especially this last week......one show in Long Lake, NY last Sunday, and another in Speculator, NY on Thursday.
My butt is dragging.
I told L that we might be getting too old for this.
The möbi shrugs are great sellers. I think I only have one left. This purple one sold pretty quickly.
Guess we'll be making more.
I have three pieces of "yardage" on the shelf, waiting for me to get inspired to start cutting and sewing.
I've been so into making these darn cards, I can barely tear myself away.
They are so much fun.
A few weeks ago, when I had Naya at the groomer's, which is an extension of my vet's office, they had this little dog there up for adoption. She was found wandering stray, and she was so matted that they had to pretty much shave her bald. She had not been spayed. They didn't find her chip initially, so she was there over a month. Then they did find it, it had migrated some, and they found her owners and called them. Weeks went by, and the owners didn't come for her. Even though they were contacted several times, they still did not come. So I got a call, because I had expressed some interest.
Well, it was actually my daughter who was interested, she wanted to find a friend for her dog, Walter, a little black labradoodle.
So, the other day, my daughter drove over an hour, and I met her there.
And the match seemed to be inevitable.
Here they are, after her bath, her nail trim, ready to go home. Walter and Penny.
Look at that face.
And here she is, I swear if she could talk, she would tell you that this is just
too freaking good to be true.
Sometimes, there are happy endings. Despite how awful the world seems a lot of the time, there is good, all around us.
We need to remember that it's there. We need to look for it, we need to make it happen.
This is where Naya waits, when I'm in the shower.
Yup, there are definitely happy endings to be had.