Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm back....did anyone know I was gone?

Too much time has passed since my last post, so I'm dropping a quick note to you. May was a tough month. I had to have my beagle, Maddie, put down. She was 12 1/2 years old and her health was going downhill fast. We adopted her in May 2003 from our local shelter in Montrose, PA.
My son Colvin with Maddie. Taken in 2003 shortly after we adopted her.

She was a sweet girl who was afraid of our cat and thunderstorms. She loved a good game of fetch with her blue ball, and she hated being in her kennel (so much that she destroyed 2 of them!) On May 17, I held her as she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. We buried Maddie on the edge of our property in the shade of the woods and planted a native pine sapling on top of her.
The last picture taken of me and my Maddie May.
The emptiness was terrible. I felt lost not having her long, soft ears to stroke. The house was too quiet without her beagle bay and her toenails clipping across the floor. By Sunday, May 20, I was in need of some canine snuggle therapy, so after church, we stopped at True Friends Animal Shelter in Montrose, PA. And there, we found and adopted Molly. She is a beagle/basset and is about 2 years old. And such a LOVE! She brings a smile to everyone she meets....
Colvin with Molly. Taken June 2012.

Are you smiling? I sure am! That is my just turned 13-year old son, Colvin with Molly. The cat is less than thrilled about Molly's presence, but she'll come around in time.

Not a lot to report on the stitching front. I'm working on a patriotic sampler right now. I wanted to release it in time for July 4, but that's not going to happen. Oh well, any time is a good time for patriotism, right? I have a halloween sampler called "Witchy Remedy" that is going to appear in the Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. I think it comes out in July. Be on the lookout for it- it's always a fun issue!

I had an MRI on Monday of my right shoulder. Been having a lot pf pain since March, so we're trying to find out what's going on. I see the orthopedic dr. July 2. My regular dr. feels it's shoulder impingement syndrome. We'll see what the orthopedic says and what the MRI shows. Fortunately, the pain hasn't stopped any stitching from happening! Well, thanks for stopping by.....come again when you can stay longer. And if I'm not here, leave a message at the beep!