Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mends the Soul drawing tomorrow

It has been a busy week filled with ups and downs.

Last Friday, the 6th, was a bad day for me. I just got so down I couldn't think and kept tearing up. It was the two month anniversary of my Mom's passing. I am better now but oh my goodness last Thursday, Friday and the weekend. I could barely make myself do my laundry. Almost like an emotional overload. I guess these days are normal and will occur less as time goes on. But until then please forgive me if I "disappear" for a few days.

I knew I had to do something to help bring myself out of this so I made plans to attend the AKC Westminster dog show. I went yesterday and made a day of it. Admission is pretty steep but, oh, I was in doggie heaven. :) I saw so many gorgeous dogs. If I had the money AND if anyone was selling I probably would have brought a few home with me. LOL No. Not really.

I did see the winner of this years Westminster. What an adorable handsome dog. Not my breed of choice but a wonderful example of his breeds standard.

My main reason in attending the show is that I am hoping to get another dog soon. I do miss my Maggie, my late Irish Setter. Am I getting another Irish Setter? Probably. :) I just love that breed. But I also like a few others so I went and watched the dogs, talked to owners and breeders and, well, just gloried in the surroundings.

I am feeling in such a better mood today. Guess a few puppy kisses can heal a lot. :)

I am going to draw a winner of my Waxing Moon pattern, Stitching Mends the Soul, tomorrow so if you didn't add your name to the post below and would like to be included please do so. Also, please leave your email add if it's not linked to your name so I can let you know if you won.

Until then...................
Love and stitches


Patti said...

Kathy, I am really sorry you are having such a hard time of it. My mother passed away 7 years ago and the thinking about her every day doesn't go away but it just gets better is all I can tell you. You will still miss her but you will come to terms more with her passing. Hope you continue to feel better and getting a new dog might just be the best medicine for you right now because apart from anything else you will have to train it and you will have something that will love you unconditionally. Love Patti xxx

Donna said...

I wish I had some words of comfort for you.
I am so jealous you went to see the dog show in person. I was just glued to the TV watching it.
Just know we love you and you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Cindy F. said...

Sending you Texas size hugs!
So happy to hear you got out and how cool to go to the big dog show!
We watched a little on t.v. and we want most of them too!
A doggy will be good company for you. ....and puppy kisses are very healing:)

Carolyn NC said...

I'm sorry it's been so depressing for you lately. Grief is a long process. I can't wait to see what dog you end up with. I can truthfully say that while we will never forget our Indiana, that our little puppy has brought us much joy and has helped us be able to move on.
Definitely keeps us hopping!

Irene said...

Kathy, Take one day at a time and just know that it will get better. A dog is probably just what you need. I know mine helped me tremendsouly when my Dad died.

Nancy said...

I guess you are to expect some *worse* days than normal. It's all a healing process. Would be pretty cool to see the show in person! I was puppy watching last weekend and boy it certainly takes more time than I remember!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that you are going through a down period. I think a little puppy love would be wonderful. Hugs and happy puppy hunting.