Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Coming Up For Air ...
Well, I received a very sweet call today,checking on the health and welfare of my little love.My friend Denise,mom to darling Ella,saw that I was noticeably absent in blogworld over the last few days,and was worried something might be wrong since I had mentioned Zoey was fighting off a cold.And fight she did.No match for her.She kicked it quick and I let her know I expected the same with any other bugs that happened to find their way to her precious body this upcoming winter.Think she'll listen?Anyway,I do sometimes go a number of days without posting but I usually find my way to all my friends to check in and leave a comment.But the last week I have been lagging.Exhausted actually.Getting cleared out of the other house was a huge job and then getting organized here was quite the feat as well.But it is done.Thank goodness.
Thank you to all that left me birthday messages and well wishes.I was so touched and once again feel blessed to belong to this extended family here on the Internet.It's a weird bond we all share but one I would not trade for the world.
We are busy completing our blankets for a projected Sunday delivery.I am so,so very excited.The support from all corners continues to pour in.A very special thank you to Karen,a blog follower.She lovingly and selflessly made 4 blankets and shipped them to me from Utah.Thank you Karen.Your just one example,of many, since the inception of this blanket project,which reminds me of the beauty in this great big beautiful world.
Next up :Marathon news.Yes, I will be participating but I have been given the final no go on the full.So it's the half for me.Bummer.Disappointed but my hands have been tied.Cardiologist wins out.So .... this slacker will go 13 instead of 26 and it will just have to be enough.The fabulous news is that Jess and I both reached our $3,300 goal thanks to the generosity of so many of you.One group I must make mention of.Mark and I are originally from NY.Upstate to be exact.Our oldest two were born there.Mark spent the majority of his summer's growing up, at his families cottage on a nearby lake.Great childhood memories and great people we have come to consider our extended family.Well,each Labor Day weekend there is a pig-roast.And yes,it is just what it sounds like it is but more importantly it is an incredible time for us all to come together and break bread.The pig -roast has been on-going for the last 30 years.This year being officially called,the last.The group of families got together and decided to donate the left over funds to Jess and I and our marathon.Isn't that amazing?So,to the Otisco Valley Lake crew:Our most humble thanks.We were moved by your generosity and we continue to be enriched by your love and support from afar.
That's the update here.Nothing too overly exciting,just really full,beautiful days.In one day,October the 2nd to be exact,Zoey will have been home for 4 months.That blows me away.How does that happen?And in a bit less then 4 weeks,it will be an entire year since Zoey's diagnosis.I cannot believe the things that have transpired,the events I have been a part of and the lessons on life and living that have been bestowed upon me,in one strangely short,but never ending year.Miss Zoey continues to do her thing.She and I are LOVING our new ride.Two outings in fact,today.So,so fun.Check out that picture of her sitting in the trailer.It says it all!
*A few weekend pictures.Our camera decided to act up the night of my birthday so we really didn't get many shots and this one is super blurry.Not sure why I included it but I did.Instead of cake we all went to a ice cream place in walking distance from our house.It was perfect little celebration.And then there is Miss Charlie.She is such a love.The smiley pictures were taken right as they were leaving Sunday evening and these were a few of the biggest smiles we got from her all weekend long.