Greetings loyal readers and new visitors alike. I’ve had a busy summer, some fun, some grief, some excitement, some relief. I sailed across the ocean, forever and a day, fell off the face of the earth, tamed a dragon or two, feasted with my comrades, buried one beloved companion, sang some silly songs and immersed myself in the action of living. I’m teaching my youngest how to drive. I went on vacation, attended a fun seminar for overeaters. I swam a lot. Didn’t lose any weight. Didn’t gain any weight. Have reconnected with a few beloved family members who have recently moved into the same town I live in, including my favorite uncle and my younger sister.
My favorite cat died and I got sad. When I’m sad I can’t write much, but I’m feeling better now. My cat’s name was Pepper, also Monsieur Pepper Pot, affectionately known as Poe. He passed away at age 15, due to complications from feline immunodeficiency syndrome or FIDS, formerly known as feline aids. He is sorely missed and now buried in the back yard. He wasn’t an especially good cat. He like to bite and claw and he was bossy and entitled. He bullied the other cats, my children and myself. He was forever fighting me about his right to sit on the kitchen table. Every single craft or sewing project I ever attempted, he inserted himself directly and awkwardly into. Most of my photos of my dolls include cameos of my bratty cat. I didn’t care that he was a brat. I loved him anyway. He was terribly affectionate and liked nothing more that being the complete center of my attention, especially if I was distracted by something else. He wasn’t a good cat, but he was my cat, and I loved him dearly. His absence in my life, in my kitchen and in my sewing room, still leaves me a bit hollow in the heart, but it’s getting better–more fond memories than active grief.
Before my hiatus I wrote about Peaches, Cherries, Quality, Quantity, and margarine (because margarine is an ongoing theme in my life). I updated that page, you can scroll down to the bottom of the post to read the update.
This week I intend to catch up on the comments, write some new stuff, breath in the fresh scent of summer and content myself in the many blessings God has bestowed upon me.