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Friday, June 30, 2006

On those hard days

Well, today is one of those hardest of hard days to get through. My puppy Hershey died this morning of, what we have determined to be, Parvo (check out that link to protect your puppy). It is heart breaking. I had even made plans to take him to the vet this morning.
I'm not quite sure how to deal with it to be honest. I feel kind of silly, crying like a baby on and off all day but I sure did love that little puppy. He was only with me for about a month but he slept cuddled into mine or DH's neck every night.
He was a cuddler beyone belief and I loved it. His favorite spot to sleep was on my giant granny-ghan, when he wasn't sleeping in my arms, with his little face in the crook of my arm. Staying on the floor was just not allowed. Even when I was making dinner I could feel his little paws at my legs, hear him wimpering "let me up".
So, Hershey, cuddling with someone in doggie heaven, I love you little fella. I will never forget you. I love you. I hope you are not hurting anymore.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Stormy's bear

Well, how cute is this? This is a bear that I tested the pattern for, for Stormy at C'ville. It's so cute and was easy to make.

Now off to test the kitty cat that I'm testing. Woo hoo!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Calming Seas

Well, we're getting there. We getting the website to where it needs to be so it can be a great resource for crocheters and cross stitchers. We had originally planned to put a bunch of knitting links and resources on there, and while we likely will add it at some point, right now we've decided to wait a bit until we can get the rest of it 'exactly' the way we want it.
Thanks to everyone who has offerered their support.
There is still time to be added to the designers page. Contact me if you're interested.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Old Home Week

It feels like old home week around here, I'm tellin' ya. First I get an email from a girl I went to highschool with (likely about 20 years ago...or so). Then I get an email from the person who has been a steady, tried and true friend since I was 10 years almost 3/4 of my life she's been there for me. Then today, I hear from a 'girl' (ok, she's a woman, I am too, but we're all still girls at heart) who was my room-mate for about a year in my late teens.
It made me think about my life and how different it would have been had I taken a different path. My friend Cathy (my friend since I was 10) went to University and is still (18 years later) going after her dreams (I worked right out of high school for a few years then stayed home to raise my kids). No kids (I have 3). 'Divorced' twice (like me) and now found her 'perfect match' (ditto). She just bought a house (mine is up for sale). What do I wonder? If I had gone to University, how different would my life be??
Lisa, my highschool friend, moved out of town when we were about 16 years old. Kept in touch over the years, here and there. After 14 years of marriage, she left a controlling husband to start life anew. She still sounds like the same 'girl' I knew 'back in the day'. Sent pics of her kids (gorgeous by the way!!) and of herself. She has barely changed a bit. It's amazing isn't it? The more things change the more they stay the same. What do I wonder? If my family had moved (again) when I was in high school, what difference would it have made in my life??
Lastly, Kim. We shared an apartment for about a year when were about 18/19. She was much more outgoing than I was (I was the one sitting in the corner watching everyone else). Well, after getting her email, I found her blog. She said a lot had changed so I read about it, tearfully. After 10 years and 2 kids she too is in the midst of a divorce. It's heartbreaking. She has a way with the written word that makes you fell her pain, every aching bit of it. I've yet to really catch up with her but my heart breaks for her. I know how it feels to have your broken (don't we all?....took me 3 years to get over my 1st divorce!) What do I wonder? If I had (even though I still have time) followed my dreams of writing would I too be on the verge of having something published??
It was sure nice to hear from these 3 fantastic women this week. I vow to keep in closer touch with them. It also made me think of how my life would be different.....I can't change the past, just learn from it. The present is a great place to be. The future.... I still have time to do what I've always wanted to do...just to get off my butt, have the confidence, and JUST DO IT!!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

DH's Comforghan Squares so far

Here are the squares I've received so far for DH's comfortghan. I thought I'd display them for y'all to see. I'm still waiting on a few but I'm hoping to get it together soon, not that he'll need it with the 100F weather we've been getting here in Texas, but I'd still like it together.
Thank you to Daisy, Lea (minwifeof4boys), angelfire, sissy, Veronica (vernzap), Jodi (Colyak Crocheter), and Tara (JazzRizz).
I know there are still a few people who said they would send some so I look forward to getting them too. Hubby's a big guy so he needs a big 'blankey'. I've made a few as well.
Thanks again everyone for your help and I'm sorry if I left out your name in my thank you's.

Thanks so much Viqui

Viqui made me a bunch of buttons the other night for my blog. They're all so cute. You can see most of them already are a couple more! Wish I had that talent!!

Feel free to take one of these or the others that are post to the left.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Blog remodel

Phew! Took me 2 days but I finally ironed out all the bugs......I think. Thanks so much to Lisa (summerysmile) in Texas (hey, isn't that me?....nope, there's another one) who helped me figure out to restructure it.
What do you think? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Let me know.........but be gentle.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Hershey's sweater

We just got a new doggie yesterday, his name is Hershey. He's a mini daschund. He was shivering because of the air conditioner so I asked for some help on Crochetville and got a really cute pattern. Here is a picture of him with his new sweater on.
Can you believe it? I've turned in to one of 'those women'. Yikes!!