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Lazy Sunday 

Wolfie always finds a way to be right on top of what I’m working on. I almost had her buried under some material but when I went to get my phone for a photo, she moved. And it was the cutest photo too, you could just see her ears. 

The summer storms have started with some force and regularity, with big thunder and lighting and a small creek running down my street. Lola is afraid of these storms so she tries to hide under or behind me. She’s so soft and cute I don’t mind. Duke can’t hear much and Anna is ambivalent. The cats whine to come inside and then make themselves comfortable on my bed. At least they all have a safe place to be, and I’m happy to be able to provide that. 

Besides sewing I’m learning some new crochet skills! We’ve started a crochet-along at the library making a market bag. I’ve got 2 weeks to get the bulk of it done. It’s not difficult, just repetitive, which works for me because then I can remember what I’ve done. I need that muscle memory. 

What have you been working on? Anything new?

Enjoy your Sunday.

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Quote of the day 

I remember going to the movies and watching the Empire Strikes Back when it first came out (yes, I am that old)

It was, and still is BTW, an awesome movie (as is evident by all the fans that are still out there)

This has to be my favorite quote of the whole movie, maybe because it was yoda saying it, or maybe because it just makes sense. I’m still, as “old” as I am, still getting over my fear of ‘doing’ something, either for fear of failing or from fear of looking stupid, or from fear of making the biggest mistake of my life. The fear has lessened over the years, but I can do better. 

And I will.

I hope you will too.

Oh, and this quote is especially appropriate since I am going to the Star Wars Celebration this weekend. Yeah baby!

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Quote of the day 

For most of us humans, acceptance, of anything, is so very hard to do. Whether it’s your current job, living situation, romantic life, physical attributes, or traffic issues, we just don’t want to accept things as they are. We are stubborn and fight and resist and pout and just want it to be the way it’s “supposed” to be. 

But what we resist, persists. 

So I’ve taken a cue from my dogs and have just stopped resisting. Animals are so adaptive, they figure it out quickly and just go with whatever is happening at the moment.

Anna (right) has been without her front right leg for almost 4 years now. The very next day after surgery she was in the backyard playing with Lola. Yes, really.  She accepted what the world handed her and added something powerful to it. 

So next time instead of resisting, try accepting then adding just one thing, however tiny it may be, and sit back and wait and see what happens. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Enjoy your day.

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The wise and wonderful 

I have some senior pets, which I think they are the best. People overlook senior pets because they are old; they are not new, and cute, and funny and precocious. But that’s not the point, is it? 

With senior pets you know what you’re getting, their size and temperament, and they are not as rambunctious. And most of the time, they’re still cute, right?

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Lazy Sunday 

If only I could be napping like this today. Nate and I cleaned closets, painted interior doors, installed new hardware on the doors, installed new curtains and patched holes in walls.

Where pictures hung, not where there was once a fist.

So now, finally, we rest. Fully showered and fed, my feet thank me. And puppies keep me company.
Such a nice way to end a productive day.

Enjoy your evening.