Sunday, November 20, 2011

Giving Thanks

With 2011 approaching its end, and in the spirit of the season, I am thankful for our blessings.

These blessings include: our wonderful family. . . they love us, warts and all. Our very special friends who live much closer than our children and keep an eye on us when the children can't. Their love and kindness is one of our greatest gifts from the Creator. My online friends and readers of this oh so rarely updated blog. Just knowing you are "out there" means more than I can express.

We have had sorrows and disappointments this year as well.

We lost one of the cats, Tennyson, to kidney failure last month. It broke our hearts. He put up a good fight, but finally gave in and crossed the Rainbow Bridge shortly after midnight on October 13th. We will miss him forever. Be Blessed, "Ten".

The gardens suffered from neglect this year, and yet bloomed their hearts out. I promised them I'd be a better gardener next year.

We plan a happy day of feasting with family on Thanksgiving Day. A day trip off the mountain and down into the foothills to see children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Telling the story of that trip should give me plenty of inspiration for blogging more, much more, than I have had all this past year.

All of us at Shady Hollow wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. May your blessings outnumber your sorrows a thousand to one.

Be Blessed.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Help Needed with Vet Bills


One of the reason’s I’ve let this blog sit unattended this year has been due to multiple sick animals keeping my hands full.

We lost Tennyson 3 weeks ago to kidney failure and today had to put Amber in the animal hospital with a possible heart issue.

So, we are swallowing our pride and asking for help.

Be Blessed. JMM