I feel as if I have been gone from blogland for a while now and miss all of my friends here! A lot can change in less than a week.
For many that are new here, welcome friends!! Looking forward to knowing all of you. I am hoping to have a little bit of time to get around this next week and visit many. Things have just been a little chaotic with us getting ready to move next week.
As my title says, "Moving Day" the movers came and took all our things away...we are now with an empty house that echos. We had our things moved sooner than us, because we needed to do a lot of painting and knew that would be easier with all of our stuff gone. So now I sit on a metal chair (not comfy) and card table to type this post. Once we are moved to Colorado, we still will be without our things for a little bit because we will be installing our wood floor...we will survive.
A midst a sea of boxes...
As I said, a lot can change in a week.
My family and I had to deal with a very hard loss last Saturday. Our family pet, "Sammy Cat" was in a very tragic accident and lost his life.
With all that is going on with our move it was overlooked that he wasn't in on Friday evening and somehow ended up underneath our neighbors car the next morning. Without all the difficult details...he was ran over.
There is a lot of guilt on my part...how could I not know he wasn't in? I check every night to make sure our cats are in as we lock up. That evening seems like a blur and I know we all were very tired. All of us had been in and out that evening, so we are not sure when he escaped past us without knowing. Many times he will go just out on the front porch and roll around then run back inside. He has always been a little skittish and didn't like to be out there without any of us.
Sometimes you wish you could turn back time and do it over. I always check. Sammy and Lilah have always been inside cats. Sammy was with our family for almost 10 years. He was everybody's buddy and a great listener ( the kids all said how they talked to him in their rooms when they were sad, mad or needed to vent), unique personality (we called him a cat-dog because he fetched), and such a beautiful cat with amazing green eyes. We loved him...
Every time I sat at my computer to write my posts, or visit your blogs...Sammy was right there...in the other chair sleeping. I would stop pet him and tell Sammy I loved him. As I type this I am overcome with emotion of my love for my cat and how much I miss his company. It has been a very hard week with the reality that he is gone and is greatly missed from our family.
In loving memory...Sammy Cat
So...it has been hard to want to come sit here. But, I miss you all.
Getting ready for this move there are a few very special things I never let the packers move, because it is irreplaceable. Things that were given to me from my Grandma Bunny ( I loved having a Grandma named Bunny, the nickname she wanted to be called by her grandkids) like beautiful teacups and saucers. My Grandma passed away from colon cancer in 1992 and I cherish everything she ever gave to me that was hers...those were the best gifts.
A few of my favorite things...
Many years ago I fell in love with some turquoise pottery and since have started to collect these beautiful pieces. I have had a hard time finding more pieces to add to my collection. Santa Anita Ware is the name on the pottery made in California. Would love to know if anyone has any information on this company or would know where I could find more?
These are almost in perfect shape...love them!
My Aunt and Uncle have traveled many amazing places and on one of their trips spent time in Turkey. They brought me back a gift...this beautiful hand painted little bowl.