It has been awhile since I last posted.
During that time we have been on the top rung of the ladder but also on the bottom.
I am surprised that I have been away from blogging this long
as I truly love all that it entails and cherish the friends I have made.
I plan on coming back strong soon
and can't really explain why I am lagging a bit now
except to say that maybe the last couple of years are finally taking their toll.
I am getting excited that summer is coming.
I am getting excited to go to the nursery and pick out some pretty flowers
and to see some brightness returning around me.
I need to have a story to tell
and when there is not much but the status quo,
I can't seem to get motivated.
A blank slate can be pretty boring and uninteresting.
I guess I will start on the bottom rung,
as I imagine you are wondering about that...
Our little Kai boy has crossed over the rainbow bridge to join his pack.
Ashley, Curly, Buddy and Maggie were waiting for him there
and even though they never met, I'm sure it will be a happy reunion.
His diabetes seemed to be in check and I do think he was feeling better in that respect,
but his spine issues were getting progressively worse and that was painful for him.
After long bouts of sitting or laying down, it was really hard for him to get back on his feet.
He drug his little back feet and that was causing him to fall.
Sometimes he would fall on his back and couldn't get back up without help.
He was crying a lot and we knew it was time to let him go.
All the muscles were shot in his back end and he was having trouble controlling his bodily functions.
He was a very good boy and he loved his people very much, especially his Papa.
He was like velcro, so much so that I seemed to have trouble with stepping on his feet.
He loved me but didn't care for my feet very much and would go after them every chance he got.
He had lost most of his teeth but he had very strong jaws!
He was a big part of our little family
and we are missing him terribly.
In the time I have taken off
you would expect that I would be working wonders with all the projects that I would love to get done,
but my back issues are ongoing so I can only do so much at one time without sitting down.
Of course, while I am sitting, the time could be well spent by turning on the TV,
just until I had rested!
Wish me luck with that one.
But, I am learning to accept that fact and now don't get all hot and bothered about it.
I know it will get done eventually and that is all that matters.
The three rooms, above , have all been cleaned well and I am just moving on from there, day by day.
The Captain is working diligently to restore the Secret Garden.
It seems to be, at this point, a thankless job,
but he is keeping at it and we can see improvement day by day also.
We did get the driveway done
and it is now waiting to get some pretty put back on,
kind of like lipstick on a pig!
I haven't been painting that much
but I have been doing a little practicing of free hand drawing.
The three subjects, above, are the results so far.
I am quite proud of the lemon.
I will be glad when I can get the hang of doing leaves.
This post will probably not be the start of a new beginning.
I imagine I will write when I have something to say
and there will be a few times yet before getting back on track.
I read all your posts but don't always get the time to answer
but just know that I am keeping up.
Our counts of Covid, like most places, are constantly rising
and we are still conscious of how to leave the house responsibly.
We are still wearing the mask
but notice that not too many others are.
I just can't justify the chances.
Stay safe and, if you haven't already,
please subscribe to Gold Country Cottage (the box on the right)
as I will be popping up again, hopefully, sooner than later.
Keep dancing sweet boy!
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