"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever" -- Winnie the Pooh
After a strange and difficult day on Sunday, I feel so blessed for the good parts of this week. Losing Chatty has also stirred up the sadness I feel about family members I have lost in the past: Papa and Kasey. I miss them all so much-- I carry the memories of them always. It's just so hard when people or pets pass on; knowing that you won't see them again in this life. A lifetime simply isn't enough with those that we love. With that said, I am so grateful to believe in what I do-- it gives me hope and peace. Heaven is a real place.
As Janelle said, the house does feel empty when you lose a pet. Though we still have Minnie, it's just not the same. I feel sad when I pass by Chatty's chair and she's not there. It's weird not hearing her come through the cat door with her nails clinking on the kitchen floor. The mornings are also very quiet- Chatty would meow loudly at mom for her food. She always made sure Mom was on schedule to feed her! Speaking of feeding times, it's also very strange for me to only feed one cat. I had such a routine with both kitties! Ahhh... adjustments are not easy, especially sad ones.
On a much brighter note, I want to list out the blessings and joys of this week:
** Gorgeous weather! Blue skies, sunshine and heat heat heat! Forecast is true summer weather all week! **
Monday: "Coffee" (tea for me) with my dear friend Joy. I don't get to see her very often so when I do I cherish the moments together. What I love most about getting together with Joy is that we can start from where we left off. In the afternoon, I went grocery shopping with mom and saw a student (Harley) from my mentor's class. It was so fun to see him and his family! They are such nice people.
Tuesday: My car had an issue that was able to get fixed. Wonderful part is that since we do most of our maintenance with the Honda shop they rewarded us. We didn't have to pay for the repair at all! Nothing like getting a bill that says "You owe: $ 0.00"
Wednesday (today): Janelle and I went to see the movie "Eclipse," the 3rd in the Twilight Saga. Unfortunately, it was not that good of a movie. I was kind of disappointed because I liked that book the most... but then again, low-quality writing leads to low-quality movies. I personally think they would be better without the Bella actress. haha Oh yes, after watching the movie we went to the frozen yogurt place by her apartments. Perfect for a 90+ degree day!
Thursday: Though the day hasn't happened yet I will be hanging out with Jennifer. I can't wait! *Plans changed due to cell phone issues. For some reason the messages and calls didn't register on Jennifer's phone (AT&T must've had problems). Since I didn't hear from her I worked on a letter for the "Summer of Mail Love." Later in the day I got together with Janelle and went to Michael's so I could pick up a few things. Good day! :)
Friday: Also hasn't happened yet but the plans are to spend time with my neighbor Nancy and her friend Mary. We're going back to the Lavender Farm in Helvetia (for the Oregon Lavender Festival). I'm excited!