Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sweet Bronnie

We are terribly sad this week as our companion and friend of the past 11 1/2 years is gone.  After several days of ups and downs in the ICU, Bronnie passed away on Saturday.  Our home is too quiet, the space is too big (particularly the couch), and our hearts are filled with sadness.  She was a constant companion to me, and my comfort in a world turned upside down.  She was JD and my link to the past, to our lives before children and so many responsibilities. She made us laugh, she taught us to love, she was a best friend.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Last Friday the schools closed and the snow began falling.  We baked treats, enjoyed a nice fire, and shoveled lots of snow.  Then our cable went out (phone, tv, internet...so much for the efficiency of having all your services with one provider).  By Tuesday, schools were STILL closed and the second snow began falling. Now we are all going a bit crazy.  Our backs are sore, and looking outside, you would never know we already shoveled 2 feet of snow, as 2 more seems to have fallen.  The stores are out of eggs and milk, we are almost out of firewood, and the wind is blowing snow everywhere.   Clay lost his boot in the snow and no amount of digging could unearth it.  Grace created an "icicle castle" but has now turned her attention to videos (and learning to knit).

Our poor dog Bronnie is in the dog ICU as of last night.  She had a bad reaction to some medication while at the vet -- luckily JD got  her settled at the hospital before we got snowed in.  But her absense is even more noticeable since we are all home, and we are used to her constant companionship.  If we can get out of the house, tomorrow will be Clay's last treatment in this round, then another break till round 5 starts in March.   Hope you are all keeping warm.