Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy thoughts

I thought today would be the worst. A full day off with my sick Hanzo, just snuggling and crying and waiting for next week. And it started off like that. But, it also started off as a pretty beautiful day today. I decided to grab Hanzo and sit outside in the fresh air a bit. He was so happy! As it got too cold, for me, I brought him in but left the back slider open a bit. He sat there a little, but then started to wander I opened the window in the front where he likes to sit and watch bugs and the neighborhood cats or the horses across the street or whatever it is he's always staring at. And he sat there, all happy and content for quite some time, before venturing back into the bedroom, where he spends most of his time, these days.
What a nice thing, this warmish day...
...since lately it's been a 'hide under the flannel sheets' kind of weather!
It does make it hard to see him happy to smell the air one minute, then limping away on his wabbly legs, the next. I am getting better's still hard to think about, but it is nice to have a semi-normal day with him after such a horrible week!

In other news: I was blessed with a distraction package yesterday!
One of my blog/mail art friends, Dave, sent out some great stuff!! I don't know what anyone else got, but I am excited at the possiblities of what I got. The 'hoarder' in my wants to keep it with my already unreasonable stash of bits and pieces, but the creative part of me wants to let loose and try to make something fun with it all...I'm sure there will be a compromise of some sort, in the end.
Look at all this great stuff!
Tiny 'color by number' Mona Lisas!!
And, an envelope of the coolest stamps, ever!!
I have no idea what to do with this stuff, right now, but it will provide a much needed distraction in the coming weeks! So, thanks, Dave!
And, speaking of clever, creative people and things...don't forget to check out and/or spread the word about Erika and her Hong Kong Project!!


  1. How handsome is Hanzo! I got a really cool package from Dave too! he is so clever :) I am going to Austin this week- I was going to make some cool mail art from the road.

  2. I just got caught up on a week of your blog. I am so so sorry for Hanzo and for you :( I don't really have words... Sorry

  3. @Angela: it's sad, but I am slowly coming to grips with having to say good bye. Everyone has been so supportive and kind. Thank you for words necessary.

  4. Those pictures of Hanzo are precious! Glad to hear the day wasn't nearly as miserable as you had imagined it might be.

  5. I'm so glad my "envelope of possibilities" arrived in time to be a distraction for you. And don't you dare hoard that stuff! That's what I did and look what happened!! Make something wonderful with it all..can't wait to see what you come up with! (Erika...thank you for the compliment..made my day!!)