Monday, 17 October 2016

Thoughts and Moments

My heart still feels heavy and hollow without Pumpkin poking at my legs to be picked up or to greet us when we come through the door. I reach out for her at night but she's no longer curled up beside me. Our house echos with her absence.

I often glance out the front window at the spot where we buried her between the two willow trees and thank her for having been part of our life for as long as she did.

My last morning cuddle with her.
Last night we had some friends over for dinner and a game of cards which made for a pleasant and relaxing evening and also helped with the emptiness I feel.

Today was my day of no commitments and of going with the flow. I like those kind of days. I did some morning writing, hauled in some wood for the fireplace, washed my SUV and took my bike rack off since it looks like I won't have the opportunity to ride again this year with the way it keeps snowing around here.

I also went for a walk this afternoon while all that white wet stuff was coming down and I came back looking like a soggy snowman. It's going to be a long winter if this stuff is here to stick around already.

Two of my daughters, Karen and Jody went camping on Thanksgiving weekend and a couple of buddies dropped in.

They invited them to sit and have lunch.

On a more summery day, just before all the white stuff came down - here's a couple of pics of my two youngest grandchildren, Jesse and Finnley.

Deeply involved in her Dora book

My 3 year old grandson all dressed up for a wedding.

The world is just spinning to darn fast I tell you. Those little ones are growing like weeds.

And, it's back to work tomorrow. Three very busy counselling days ahead of me then an out of town excursion for a couple of days to take care of some scheduled appointments. That will pretty much take care of my week.

Never a dull moment!


  1. I'm sorry for your heavy and hollow heart mom. You didn't just lose a pet, you lost a friend. I hope time replaces your pain with the gentle comfort that you were blessed to have her as a companion for so long, and fond memories to carry with you always.
    Love you.