It’s been a very long time since I posted anything and I’m sorry about that. But honestly, I just haven’t felt I had much to say. My good friend and blog follower, Grace, kindly said that there is importance in silence too, or something to that effect. And I believe she’s right. Just as when I’m not painting I’m still “painting” on some level, when I’m not writing, something is still brewing within me.
But today Kim is in the kitchen cooking his heart out and I’m reminded of just how much beauty surrounds me every single day…
… everywhere I look…
… so much so that my heart brims to overflowing and I’m just deeply thankful.
Finny is still with me, of course, and he couldn’t be dearer. Finally he’s in the pink of health, I’m very grateful to say.
And although I lost Kelee earlier in the year, a new girl has found her way to me.
We were on our morning walk before the sun was up and, out of the darkened forest we heard a bark. Finny and Skye went to investigate and came back with a young, thin, terribly injured Pitbull. After seeking her owners and finding none, she’s come to live with me. Her injuries are all healed, thanks to Dr. Ramsay at Cottonwood Vet. She had numerous bite wounds that were infected and abscessed.
She’s the perfect dog for my little family. She’s smart and sweet and gets along with everybody. But she IS a puppy! She chews everything in sight, so I’ve had to make a few adjustments. Her name is Scrumpy. I know, I know, she probably deserved something more refined, but Scrumpy is the name Kim thought of because her fur is the color of apple cider and “scrumpy” is actually a word meaning hard apple cider, so say the English. And it simply stuck. I use Scrumps for short and Scrumptious when she’s been very, very good which is almost all the time.
So, since you are my friends, a part of my family really, I’ve missed you. And although I had little to say, I wanted to share it with you anyway. And to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. We do, each and every one of us, have so much to be grateful for, don’t we?
Love to you all,