Monday Ramble – Suffering, Love, Food, Family, Dogs.

Happy Monday?

Happy Monday!

Life is so strange. One day you can be so sad it comsumes your every thought and effects how your brain operates. The next, you’re laughing and playing with a four year old, having the best time.

That was my weekend. I know life is just like that. There is suffering and there is joy and the two are not mutually exclusive…it’s just always so weird when I experience it!

My friend is dealing with cancer that’s metastasized and it’s doing awful things to her body. I just learned of said awful things and …ugh. I don’t want her to suffer but she is, and she will further. In the midst of all that, we had a beautiful conversation about death and life and love and our friendship. I was sad and full of heart at the same time.

The next day we had Miss. Sassafras and four year olds are always such a hoot! She wanted to through rocks in a pond so that’s what we did (after hiking through Mill Creek Ravine and dragging around trees! )

The day after thaaaaat, we had everyone over for dinner and that was really fun. I got my wish and EVERYBODY was over. All the kids, all the spouses- former AND current-. YAY us! I made FOUR chickens, which everyone found hilarious for some reason, and my daughter in law brought us a cheesecake from The Italian Centre. Woot Woot!

I’ve got Hurricane Baby coming today and my heart is just full of all the things! Soft and sweet, hard and bitter. It’s a challenge to wrap the mind around it all 🙂

Ha Ha Ha!
Bloody dogs and their barking!
Something to consider….

Seems I was thinking about dogs!

I hope this day finds you all well ❤

5 thoughts on “Monday Ramble – Suffering, Love, Food, Family, Dogs.

  1. This is a lovely group of observations! I’m so sorry about your friend, and glad to know you – and she – are able to see the big picture, for whatever that is worth. And thank heaven for grandchildren – or any children of a certain age – for helping us to see the joy throughout.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your friend. We just lost a friend of 50 years to septic shock from complications from a heart operation. Coupled with my hit and run incident, it was a tough week last week. As to dogs costing only $1,000 a year to raise, I have another friend who just paid $5,000 for his dog’s knee operation. I am not sure raising either is cheap. Have a fabulous week, Lael. Allan

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