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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

It Was A Day

You all, take a look at this blog post, that my "daughter from another mother" posted.  Profound and insightful.  The first time I had heard this part of her story.

Plus, the knitted bath mitt patterns, Chris designed and I test knitted, are up for sale.  These are quick to make.  I love mine to use in the shower and little kids love them to use in the tub, with a bar of soap or their body gel.
When I came in this room this morning, the sun was shining brightly through the front windows.  This time of year, the angle the sun is at, causing it to be in my eyes and I can't see the monitor very well.  So, I lower my blinds and go on.  This morning, as soon as I lowered the blinds, the sun went away.  It started spitting snow and got very dark.  

I wondered. "Did I cause that to happen?  Did the sun get mad at me for shutting him out?"  So I got up and pulled the blinds up to the top of the windows.  Guess what?  Within a minute, the sun came back out.  I just had to laugh, but I take credit for it anyway.  LOL
After my Soap, I decided to drive on up to Howell.  West of here (left).  As I went out to my car, John and Maisey were walking by.  Maisey stopped and came up to me.  John and I chatted a bit, it was cold and windy and I only had a fleece jacket on.  I told him he should head for home because it looked like it was going to rain.  Real dark clouds coming in.  

After I drove out, I saw he and Maisey had continued on their walk.

I no more got out of the park and onto the road when a blizzard like you'd see in January hit.  Plus it was pelting rain.  I don't think any of us motorists could see fifty feet in front of us because everyone slowed down to a crawl--like a 20 mph crawl, and at times that seemed to fast.  Kind of idling the motor and just letting the car coast along.  It stayed that way for my entire 2.5 drive.

All I could think of was John and Maisey, probably clear up to the end of our street and getting caught in it.

I was in the store for maybe all of 10 minutes and when I came out, the storm was gone and the sun was out.  The minute I got home, I called John.

"Did you and Maisey get caught in the blizzard?"

"Man...did we ever!  We were clear up to the corner when it hit.  I didn't have my ski hat on--just my baseball cap and I just about froze my ears off.  Maisey and I both had frozen snow hanging off our hair."

"I worried about that.  I could just see you trying to get home...lost in the blizzard...not being able to see...and getting turned around and lost in the woods or fall into the lake!"

"Yeah.  I was thinking I should have tied a rope to my house so I could follow it back home.  and the thing is, when we got to your house, Maisey went up your drive and sat down.  I tried to explain to her that your car was gone and you weren't home, but she wasn't going to move."

"That's because she wuvs me and she knows I wuv her!"

"That's true, but...there we were in the middle of a blinding blizzard and she wouldn't move.  I had to pick her up and carry her the rest of the way home!"

"You should have stepped inside here and warmed up and waited for the blizzard to pass.  Did you wipe her down?"

Yep.  Wiped her down and also myself.  We're still kind of cold."

"Well, take a hot shower or a nap.  Either one would be in order I think."

"I think you are right!"

<I'm afraid I have become too close to this dog.  She's on her last legs and I am going to grieve awfully hard when she dies.  Whenever she sees me, she wags her tail and starts walking my way and then stops and just looks up at me with those big brown eyes and I bend down close and she licks my nose--well.............>
I've always been a sucker for big, brown eyes.
A year or so ago, "Isis is just the JV team."  Just this morning, "Isis is contained."  That man in the Big White House, is just about as bright as a 10 watt light bulb.


  1. Who wouldn't fall head over heels for Maisey? She's adorable. I got so attached to my brother's dog when we lived at Dad's. I mourned for her. Such a sweet dog.

    What crazy weather you've had. It's still nice here. I don't know how long that will last.

  2. I read all the way through the blog post. Thanks for the link! Her experience of profound and sustained lack, and her handling of that lack, said a lot to me. Life is a school room. Two things we alone are responsible for - shaping our character and gaining an empowering perspective.

  3. It would be hard NOT to fall in love with Maisey. She's probably mad at you for not being home to take her and John in during the storm. LOL

    The daughter-from-a-different-mother is a good writer. I'm glad she's in your life.

  4. I'll go and read the blog.

    Please be careful driving when y'all get that awful weather. I really could turn on the heat this morning, but don't want to. LOL


  5. Oh Maisey! Those eyes are amazing for sure. Thanks for sharing her blog. I'll have more time to read by the end of next week.

    ISIS is now a borderless terrorist group. Not sure how to stop them. Horrid, horrid people ... in the name of "religion" NOT

  6. Every once in a great while I am thankful that I work where there are no windows. Friday was one of those days! Later on when Rich told me it snowed out my only response was, "I'm glad I didn't see it!" Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  7. i may be testing patterns soon. being a new knitter my knitting teacher thinks it is a good idea to have a new knitter test a patterns. a cute puppy, with such amazing eyes!!!!