Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Summer is gone..... : (

I apologize to my followers for disappearing this summer.  An unexpected personal/family issue happened and as I dealt with it, I was not in any condition to write anything.  I've gotten a better grip on things and I do see the light at the end of the tunnel now.  I still have my bad days, but, getting back to "normal" will help speed up the recovery process.  Thank you for your patience and loyalty.

I love Summer, but it slipped by me this year.  When you experience a traumatic event, you become numb to what's going on around you.  Life continues on while you suffer.  It's kind of disheartening, actually.  I had put a lot of effort into my flower and vegetable gardens this Spring.  As I suffered, my garden suffered, too.  Though we had plenty of rain early on, the over-abundance of water caused all of my squash plants to rot.  I was only able to enjoy one zucchini this year!  I planted giant sunflower seeds but they never germinated.  Even though the flowers are blooming, the weeds took over everywhere.  My tomatoes are the only plants that are doing well.  Next season, I hope to make up for this year.

As a follow up to my last post, here are some new photos of the puppy we adopted this Spring.  We named her Kiah.  She has a very cute personality, but we forgot how tough it is to raise a puppy!  She's keeping our older dogs on their toes!