Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Life is....

what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon

It's been over two months since I last posted, wow that sure is a long time. I actually started this post about two weeks ago and got distracted once again by some tiny little detail... minutia, but the trail was lost and it took time to get back on track. Not that the last two months have been uneventful, quite the contrary. It was so eventful I was completely overwhelmed by it all.

The last week in May ended with the passing of a very close friend and confidant, my Aunt Lil was so special to me and she is missed daily. The pain and suffering are over and she is in a better place, yes I do believe there is a better place. The flowers of May brought relief and beauty in a time of deep sorrow.

June brought a birthday dinner for my daughter and I. Since we share a birthday, we also shared a celebratory cocktail while waiting to be seated. I had the honor of celebrating the 25th Anniversary of my 29th birthday this year.... but who's counting?

July was an exciting month! We attended my niece's wedding in south west Pennsylvania, a celebration and road trip all in one. With a dog and cat to tend to my DH stayed home while my daughter and I had a semi Thelma and Louise weekend (lol). It was great to spend time with my brother and nieces, something that's become far to rare! The bride was beautiful and the groom was as excited as a little boy, may they be blessed with love and happiness for many years to come.

Unfortunately we ended the month on a sad note. Our cat Belle has been suffering with kidney disease for the last year and sadly we had to let her go with the help of the vet that has cared for since we adopted her in 1994.

Seventeen years is a long time, she gave it the good fight and held on until the end, may she now rest in peace.


Elizabeth Grimes said...

Welcome back! So sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt and sweet cat. Those things are so difficult. Hope you and your daughter had a great birthday.

Oliag said...

I see that you and I are on a similar blogging schedule:) I have been slacking off too...as Mr Lennon said life has been getting in the way.

So sorry about your aunt and your cat...my cat is not well right now either and she gave me a scare this morning but I found her sleeping under the porch...so sad!

Have a wonderful remainder of the summer...and thanks for stopping by!

Helene said...

Always enjoy your posts/pictures. Condolences on your losses and congrats on the high points. I know several people, myself incuded, who suffer from 'blog-guilt' when we haven't posted but we all catch up. I am going to take a cue from you in calculating by BD. I've seen saying 50 +9 (with the +9 whispered). I like your calculation method much better! All the best!