2021-How Do You Like It So Far?

Well, we’re off to a rousing start, aren’t we? I learned a long time ago not to say that a new year couldn’t be worse than the old one. Events and nature have a way of proving us wrong. So far 2021 is pretty bad.

It got off to an immediate bad start for us. At 6:30 on New Year’s morning the power went out. While we were sleeping an ice storm had blown in and taken down trees and power lines.

Yes, it looks pretty, but …..

I had charged my book light the day before so I read all day snuggled into my fuzzy blanket. The dogs curled up in their beds and I was contemplating ice cream for dinner because it would start melting soon even in the freezer.

Nine hours later the lights came back on and we returned to normal.

The covid vaccination schedule here in Missouri is anyone’s guess. There doesn’t seem to be anyone in charge so we just stay home and wait. I was supposed to have surgery for gallstones in November but decided to wait till my surgeon and I each had at least one vaccination. I’m still waiting.

Next came the Georgia runoff election. I knew better than to get my hopes up and I went to bed before either had been called. Rob woke me the next morning to give me the good news. I came downstairs, poured my first cup of coffee and watched for Congress to certify the election. Then you all know what happened next.

While swearing at the television I’ve kept my hands busy. That way I can’t throw things. I stitched this which was a bear to do but I think turned out nicely. Just to give an idea on the size, the birds are lifesized.

I have been knitting miniature dogs till I’ve run out of room for them. Now I have to clear off a couple shelves to house them.

My five year old poinsettia is trying to flower and I give it lots of praise for the attempt.

The Christmas cactus is outdoing itself. Maybe the praise works.

Finally, my heart is not only broken but shattered by the loss of my Norma Jean. She was so very special to me. I want to write about her but the time isn’t right. I have to learn to live without her first.

Soon I will share her with you, but not yet.

5 thoughts on “2021-How Do You Like It So Far?

  1. It sure was a challenging and scary week. Mom and Dad keep saying to themselves, it can’t get worse, but then can it? We sure hope not.

    Take time to grieve. Your family has been through so much over the past few years. We are so very sorry for all your losses.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  2. It has certainly been quite a year, especially for you. You know I’ve been where you are, and will be again, so be kind and good to yourself, give yourself that time. And, when you’re ready, you’ll be able to tell the story of your beloved girl. But I have to confess to you, there are some stories about losses that I’ve never told or said out loud. So, if the words don’t come, just know that sometimes, the wound to our heart and soul are too deep and there just aren’t any.

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  3. Ice storms are so beautiful but so treacherous. I’m glad you’re power was only off 9 hours. You do such beautiful work, Sue. Love the cardinals and all of your miniature dogs! I shout at the TV rather than throw things. Hugs to you. We know how very hard this isβ™₯

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  4. Oh, I guess the icy snow is prettier when you don’t have to live in it! Ma says she would loves it to snow here, butts she can’t imagine spending all that time shovelin’ it off the drive! BOL! Your zoo is ADORABLES!!!! OMD, Ma has made three afghans since this started….she hasn’t crocheted since she was a wee lass, so it’s been like starting overs! πŸ˜‚ It does keep her from throwing thingies at the teevees (which is a good thing! BOL!) so, she’s been yellin’ HBO wordies and other things I can’t repeat….thank DoG there is only a week left in our hell….only, there is a lot of shite this arsehole can do in that time….😧
    I can’t begin to imagine what your going through with the loss of your sweet gurl. It will come to you when the time is right, and you will pay tribute to her when you can. {{{hugs}}}
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯

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  5. I am so saddened by your loss of Norma Jean ~ it is so painful to lose our fur persons ~ Sending you lots of healing energy hugs ~ Xo

    You make sweet doggies ~ that is quite the collection and lovely blog ~

    Moment to moment…..

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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