These pictures are random shots from the last two weeks. I managed to get some garden time yesterday, in between days of rain, and things are starting to look good. But I always hold my breath when I say that, because the hog, rabbits, and chipmunks are lurking everywhere.
Our cat, Lanai, finally grew too weak and we had to put her down on Tuesday night. If it had to happen, it was as calm and serene as it could be. She rode on my lap, over a mountain and up a big hill, through the evening-sun dappled woods. She had no anxiety or sadness; she was surrounded by the people she loves. So now the little babe is a bit out of sorts, physically missing that furry body beside her and emotionally struggling with the loss of her best friend. Death is something that is hard for us adults; when you are 5, parts of it are even tougher.
To offset the sadness, there has also been good time spent with family to celebrate two birthdays. The exciting news that a new baby is on the way in our extended family (yarn has already been ordered)! The help of friends and family on a tough moving day, both their muscle and their emotional support. It is the good things that make it easier to deal with the bad. The bad is still bad, but you've got to be able to see beyond that. To be able to recognize, appreciate, and cherish the good.