Sunset - June 2, 2020

Sunset - June 2, 2020

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A normal day....

Which is what this new entry was to reflect but unfortunately the weekend did not give us normal days. Our little Molly, the 9 year old sheltie - the sable girl to the left in the photo (on the right sidebar) became very ill on Friday and when we got her to the vet, her temp was 106 which is really serious and life threatening. After 2 days of meds, constant cooling towels and wonderful care at the small animal hospital the news is encouraging and if things continue well we can bring her back home. Our silver girl, Kelsie, lays in the hallway waiting, knowing something is not right in her world...

Hopefully then our days will return to normal.... the garden...watching the snow peas blossoming and anticipating that first crisp burst of flavor that no grocery store ever comes close to... usual - here it is July and the first tomato has yet to form...always a race with Mr. First Frost in September...quite a few flowers though...

....making strawberry jam from just picked berries...

....quilting....finding renewed enthusiasm for any progress, no matter how slow, in the gentleness and soothing feel of handquilting...

!....and rediscovering some favorite words...

"Normal Day" - Mary Jean Irion

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.

Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.

Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare & perfect tomorrow...

Let me hold you while I may,

For it may not always be so....

(To read the entire essay written by Mary Jean Irion - go here)

Wishing each of you the blessings of a normal day - wherever you may be, whatever you do...




  1. Poor Molly! I hope she has a speedy recovery.

  2. A lovely reflective post - I hope Molly recovers quickly and well. I love the quilt you are working on - what a beauty!

  3. Best wishes to Molly....hope she is home soon. I hope you enjoy your simple pleasures too.

  4. Hope your Molly is well and the world is right again soon Pat...

  5. I hope Molly is feeling better today and that she is home with you all soon.

    The quilt is coming along beautifully. Your strawberries look delicious.

  6. I hope Molly is back to have her own "normal days" soon! Yummy looking strawberries!

  7. I hope that Molly is doing well and will be coming home soon!

    Your quilting is coming along so beautifully. It's a blessing to find comfort in stitching.

  8. Never underestimate a normal day I say. I'm happy to hear that Molly is on the mend, I was holding my breath while I was reading.

  9. I hope Molly is home and doing well. I hope you are doing well too.
    Your quilt is gorgeous!


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