Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Birth and Death

Hey y'all. Sorry that I have been a tad absent. It's that life thing again. Usually a bunch of life piles up and you have to take care of it before it gets too heaped up on ya.

So I told you about a friend of mine passing. He was a very popular guy. The service yielded over 400  people, standing room only. Below is a pic of him and I taken about 4 years ago. That was when I looked good. lol. It was one of the better pics of him too before he got really sick. His passing was very quick and a blessing. Who wants to suffer a slow, agonizing death? I know I don't. I hope I go as quick as he did so that I won't even know it. He will certainly be missed by a lot of people. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran and proudly displayed it. As he should.
Before I get to my crochet I want to show you a blurry pic of my Leo. Bless his heart, he's still sliding downhill. A week or so ago he was given a treat and his usual thing is to run with it and jump up on my bed and devour it. Well, as usual he did but he didn't quite make it up on the bed, hit the side of my bed and was slammed against the wall and landed on the floor. I cried. I felt so bad for him. He's started having trouble jumping up in my chair. I know what I need to do. I can't. Call me selfish, and I know it. I just can't let him go yet.
So I have been doing a little bit of crochet. But I realized earlier that I haven't photo'd much of it. Oh well. It's not the end of the world.

This is Brandy. I made her for a co-worker's daughter for her birthday next month. I neglected to get pics of her two hats and coat that I made for her. She went to Whitney's mama yesterday to be wrapped up.

And this is the birth of Rosey Dawn. Actually I finished and attached her legs last night. She is going really quick. And I already have another doll promised to a girl who grew up with my son, she wants one for her daughter. (Don't you like my jammies?) :o)

And lastly today is a pic of my iris. I didn't think they would bloom this year but they surprised me. Believe it or not there are 46 bulbs in that little makeshift planter. I had to get them put into dirt and this was all I could find to make a planter for them. I will have to separate them come winter to replant.

I hope your day was filled with life, love and laughter. Cya soon!



  1. I think Leo just needs some steps . . . my Paka got to where she couldn't jump as well, but she was talll enough she could climb up. All I had to do was give her a "boost" to get in the back seat of the car.

    As long as Leo is happy, and his vitals are good, he is in good shape . . . he just needs some adaptations made for his jumping skills.

  2. Did a quick scan because I'm running low on time. SO soo sorry about your loss. We are at a hard age in life. I'm guessing we're somewhat close in age (I'm 53) and with parents and friends...it's just hard. When you give Leo a treat, pick him up, give him the treat and sit him on your bed. Then help him down. Poor kid. I had a dog I couldn't put down either....I wish I would have. Another story for another time. I agree with paula though. If his vitals are good, then just help him out...just like we're going to have to do when we get old!

    CIndy Bee

  3. Great picture of you and your friend. Its very tough. Poor little Leo and poor you. They are such important members of the family, aren't they. Sending prayers and all the best to you.

  4. wow...that girl has some lips on her

  5. I am just an alabama follower of you.I am so sorry( that word isnt right) about your friend.. Leo is the best doggie in THE WHOLE DARN WORLD!!! My heart is with you.. My arms and hands are giving you a Great big bloggy HUG... YOU are important to me. (US)Peace and prayers from T-Town :)

  6. Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. Your dolls are cute and I'm sure will be appreciated. Have a great day. :-)

  7. Very sorry about your friend passing. I think it was wonderful that he was proud he served our nation, as he should have been. He sounds like he was a really awesome guy.

    I am agree with the other ladies above who stated to help Leo out...he is so cute and all he needs is just a little help (you know, he gets by with a little help from his friends) song thing. Hugs to my pal Leo. :)

    Hugs to you too....sounds like you have been dealing with a lot. Hang in there, you are in all our thoughts and prayers.

    Your dolls are always so cute. I hope you can get a pic of the doll with the birthday girl. I love seeing their little faces all lit up because they have a new "baby" to take care of.

    Blessings to you and hugs to my pal Leo, too. :)

  8. I'm with Paula...I have steps for my bed and my chair....and if you can't get them made, or buy some, make it yourself out of stair-stepping items...like wood, boxes, etc., and then put on that slip resistant product down with a towel or blanket across the whole kit and caboodle.

    My husband made one and I bought one...the one he made is much better as the steps are deeper. In the living room I put up a foot stool that was low, next to the recliner with the foot part raised...so he can get in that chair.

    Your baby does not need to leave you...just adjust his life circumstances a little. He will live several more years and be happy, and you and he can share the love! Bless you!


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