Tuesday, December 28, 2010
End of the Year Thoughts
Copper Lou is doing his dogie Yoga. This Fall we lost Sadie. She was 15 1/2 and just as sharp as ever. Her elbows not hips give out and she was covered in tumors. I could not blog about it till now. I told very few people about her passing . Even when I type her name I cry. My grandma Keith would say," child don't you be crying over the barnyard". I can't help it. I can't even post a picture of her. Its been a little over 2 months. She was born under the shed with 13 others. Her mother was so thin and weak she could not stand. We fed her and took care of her and the pups. All found good homes except Sadie girl baby girl chunky monkey girl. We didn't know it then, but we were winners. We kept the prize.
She would guard our side of the hill and each one of us like no other dog . She in her old age became my protector. Almost blind, and needing help up, she still made a valiant effort to make sure I was protected. I miss her. Zoe D. Crackers the cat, now can come close to me, and is trying her best to fill the gap. The D. is for Diane(She thinks shes a princess). Copper Lou is WP's dog, and now is getting fat because of extra dog treats. WP. forgets and takes 2 out of the canister so Copper gets 2. I (now mind you in their old age) taught them to sneeze when they came in from going potty. I would say did you get the piggie flu outside and they would both sneeze for treats. WP says its the most annoying thing I ever did. (((smiles))) Copper still carries on.
We have lost more of mom this year, but still our family sweetheart. My DIL's mother has lived 6mo longer than expected with lung cancer she is in her early 50s. My Bri. Z. lost a baby. It broke our hearts. WP. had to work this year instead of retiring early. So its been a year ya want to say 2010 don't let the screen door hit you on your way out.
Good stuff: and there is so much good. WP and I still have our parents. He gets to retire in 11. Our children have good jobs. We have the cutest and sweetest grand kids. WP. and I enjoy being with each other. Now that is a real blessing because sometimes time with rob you of such things and we held on tight. We have a warm comfortable home and lots of food. Good friends, and I have my dear ones that I have met online. Like Marla, she helped me years ago learn to link and other little things an old woman needed to know. She took the time to respond to me and help. That is no small thing.
This year I am ending off making men's fingerless mitts. Snowmen mitts have been lost so I need to make another pair. Some fingerless mitts for a 5 year old. I have just 4 chapters in my Bible to finish up another year. Each year I read my Bible cover to cover...each time I find astounding things I had missed before. Nan and I always pray the old year out and the New Year in .
This New Year I want to slow down and do projects that may challenge me. Read my Bible. Do more charity knitting and crocheting. I always need to lose weight. Its almost a joke to add that. Take more pictures of the family. I have been falling down on the job picture wise.
For each one that may pass this way, I wish for you all the good things of life. May this New Year bring you such joy. May the bad stuff get better and the good stuff get gooder ((smiles)) My dears I send you my love for the coming year.