April 19, 2007 – April 23, 2007 "You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing. Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled in something! Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something! The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have." 

~Norman Vincent Peale

I love this quote and I have been working very hard at doing something creative. It has been a busy couple of days. Megan and I spent the weekend in Atlantic city for a danceP1020581
competition. There was not enough free time without Megan to venture into any of the casinos. I am not sure if that was a good thing. It is an interesting city but I am not in any hurry to return. Since returning home I have been trying to organize the plethora of stuff arriving daily from mother’s house. She is moving at the end of the week. She is attempting to size down from a three bedroom townhouse into an apartment. In between sorting B_w_mary_child_2
through piles of stuff I have been playing with a couple images . I love this mother and child image, it was from a photo of a cemetery statue. I think I am going to explore making this into both a stencil and a stamp. Yesterday as I was attempting to do laundry in the middle of creating, sorting through piles, and moving furniture, I was given a gift. A gift that only a Jack Russell Terrier
   would be capable of presenting. I think the gift was for me or maybe Lucky just felt the need for a friend.
Yes that is a perfectly intact dead squirrel that Lucky has placed in his bed. I was shocked at how tenderly the squirrel had been placed on the blanket. I often leave the back door open so the dogs can come and go as they please. It is not surprising to find a bird flying around the family room. Last summer Maggie did bring a live toad inside but we were sitting in the family and she dropped it immediately for us to see and play with. But this is the first time a dead animal has been brought inside. After swallowing hard and taking a deep breathe I removed the squirrel to a more appropriate location. Lucky looked quite sad but he was soon off chasing another squirrel and I was running to shut the back door.

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4 Responses to

  1. darlene says:

    eek … poor dead squirrel … you are a braver woman than me i think 😉

  2. kateri says:

    What I love about you is that you recognized it was a gift…and the tenderness with which is was given. Poor squirrel…but sweet puppy only doing what puppies do.
    Glad you are home safe…would love to hear more…we are due for a chat. I can tell you of New Hampshire and you can tell me of the ocean.
    Love, K

  3. kateri says:

    Where o where are you? 🙂
    Hope all is well…
    miss ya… and your posts…

  4. PixieDust says:

    That is indeed what puppies do – and bigger dogs go after bigger game, but I will leave that alone for another time.
    Sending you love and (((HUGS))), and missing you too, since I’ve been away for a while… and now it appears to be your turn…

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