First I want to apologise.
I didn’t mean to make you cry… I should have known how wonderful and empathetic you all are, that you would share our tears over Pickles. Of course, reading your sweet comments would set me off again, and I have to admit that ‘the blues’ hit me a little this week. I knew they would of course.
Sharing the story was cathartic for me. Then designing a special image and quote for our darling boy, and rejigging the pages so it fit into the 2014 BB of Oz calendar helped too.
I think a little tribute was in order. The ‘unicorn horse’ is now the October 2014 page. I hope you don’t mind.
This is how the back page depicts the new monthly offerings…
Of course, I have probably given the printers some major headaches.
I have been juggling the last tweaks of the calendar with preparations for a big bull sale (early next week). The sale is big. The bulls are too!
We have a long-overdue knee surgery booked for my husband (in a couple of weeks time, meaning lots needs to be done here before we go) and was also first week back at school, with Dash managing to get sick with a virus and home two days in the middle of it, with high temps and headaches.
Consequently, this is what I looked like…
As I began to try and climb out of my blue funk and vortex of chores, I noticed things like this…
‘No, I missed Table Manners 101… why do you ask?’
‘Your mouthful looks better than mine… let’s share!’
‘Nom nom… yep definitely sweet on the palate, grown on the north ridge and baled early, I’d say.’
And then this…
I needed footage really, I couldn’t hold the camera straight as Axel jogged his way toward me. I guarantee you, a lip-flapping Great Dane is terrific therapy for the moody blues. I highly recommend a ten-minute dose-a-day.
And while I am still frantically trying to get things organised here, I am slowly climbing on top of it all.
I want you to know how much I appreciate your comments, and also how much I have been taken aback (in a good way) with the early calendar orders.
Can I ask one extra favour? If you have a blog, and feel so inclined, I’d love you to share this button and link on your sidebar and/or in a post.
Darling Kelly has already done so here with her own image compilation – thanks so much Kelly!
I must away, to do more bull-ish things, more packing things, more calendar things.
See you on the other side…