Today is a rainy cool day which in my opinion has been a long time coming. Rainy day's really make you think. I was honored to have been asked to do the flowers for a beautiful young women that I have known since she was a baby. The weather was great on Sat. and if I do say so myself the flowers turned out quite well. I forgot how much goes into doing weddings , back in the day I did 30 or so a year and had the routine down pat. These days I am a little rusty and not as fast as I used to be but I must say it was fun. The best part was when Jess said she was happy with everything and loved her wedding bouquet. That was always my favorite part when I did weddings for a living.In a blink of an eye things change and we got some bad news today; our neighbor dog Duke ran away and got hit by a car and passed away. We are deeply sadden by this and it reminds me that just 6 months ago Carmi was so sick we thought she would not be with us much longer. Because of this I took pictures of Carmi kissing Duke through the fence which was their custom almost daily. Who would have thought that the picture I took to preserve Carmi's memory now preserves Duke's. RIP Duke you were a sweet dog who will be deeply missed. We have 15 days until Sam goes away to school. He will only be 3 hours away but I fear it will seem much further. The part of WS he is going to is close to the area my family vacationed for 30 plus years and will be a great place for him to live. I know mentally that I raised him to go off on his own and accomplish great things but I have to say my heart just doesn't get it yet. I am going to try very hard to not cry until Mike and I are driving away so I don't embarrass my only son but we will have to wait and see.
Count your blessings everyday, joys and concerns are part of life and remind us how precious life is. DMK