Friday, October 25, 2013

It Begins Again In Autumn

 A friend asked me today if I still had my blog. I really didn't know what to say. I do have the blog but I haven't written in it for almost an entire year. The last time I wrote we had a very sick dog. That lovely creature has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge but I didn't think I could come back to this because I thought it would be too painful.
 But then, I decided to post just a few autumn pictures and then, suddenly, I thought that it would be a very good idea to begin where I used to go when I needed a jump-start. I need to do my gratitude list. And so, as I begin this blog anew, I am grateful for these many things on this day:
Beautiful, cool temperatures that have finally arrived; a funny, precious little Norwich Terrier named Sibyl; the continued life of my Aunt Rosie who is 99 years old; the stained glass class and dog obedience classes that challenge my brain, my dexterity, and my ability to convince a little dog that, yes, she does know these moves and I'd appreciate it if she proved it; the garden beds that are not growing weeds while I sleep; the dropping tree leaves that remind me of the changing seasons both in the yard and in me; my new glasses that finally work right; friends that are willing to come over and help me work on yard projects that are too much for just one or two persons; the anticipation of an exciting trip to New York in January; my Kindle, that allows me to read voraciously because I can use a larger font; Candy Crush that keeps me occupied while I watch the World Series.

I am "back on the blog", not everyday, but more often.  And to my blog friend, Loretta, from New York--you have inspired me to get back on the blog. If you can continue to write after losing your dear mother so suddenly and so painfully, I can begin to write again after the loss of my beautiful Cocoa Bean. Thank you.


3 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

Oh Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. I know the pain with my Chorizo who left us in 2007. We now have Chocolatte who is going to be six. We got her at 1 month old, just a teensy baby. I'm sorry for you having to go through this. It is good to see you and to read your words and so glad you have a little Terrier named Sibyl. ::hugs:: to you and I love my Kindle too. It will be good to see you when you come on. I still have my old blog under a different name and primarily use this blog now:
http://shininglife1.blogspot.com/

I was here not too long ago to see how you were doing, glad I seen your post today. Take care and be happy. gloria

Tina said...

Yayyy now I can read yours and you can read mine. : D

Connie said...

I'm glad to see you are back. I always enjoy your outlook and perception of things, and I look forward with happy anticipation at your future posts; happy, sad, thoughtful, whatever they are like.
Sibyl is indeed a great reason for feeling gratitude. That and your good health...and your trips....and....well you already listed a bunch of other stuff!