2009 for me was the year of (attempted) heirloom gardening & starting my own plants from seeds, the foiled straw bale garden, torrential rains which virtually destroyed the vegetable garden, the loss of three beloved pets (more on that below), the construction of our long-awaited Barn/Cottage, the mysterious arrival of the Barn Cats, Wild Goose Chases which finally ended in Grady Gander coming to live with Greta Goose, and my entry into the blogging world on January 1st.
As the song inquires -- Should old acquaintance be forgot? Never! And neither shall the wonderful new acquaintances I’ve met through the blogging world. I’m so thankful for all of you! It’s one of the really GOOD things I will always remember about 2009.
Last week I posted about Harley cat and her miraculous recovery from her post-surgery complications. She was our little Christmas miracle. Today it’s with a heavy heart I tell you that she suffered other mysterious complications early this week, and went to the Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday afternoon. Thanks so much for your kind comments about her on the last post, and I truly wish there were a happier ending to her story. Some things we just can’t understand, but I do believe that she was a special little gift, and that we (and the vets) did all we could for her. Really hoping that 2010 proves to be a better year for our pets! Enough already! ;-)
Onto the lighter note ~
This is why I don’t mind washing dishes. A few inches from my kitchen sink there is this activity to watch. It somehow makes doing dishes a lot more bearable.
Here’s wishing you a VERY blessed, healthy & prosperous 2010. Happy New Year!!!