Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Thank You....

My heart is very full at the love and support you've shown over our ordeal with Buddy, and at the same time, I keep reminding myself that there are even more things going on in the world that need our prayers and concern. Like this mess in the GULF for instance.

I listened at the gym today as some news report asked where the support from hollywood was as far as this disaster is concerned. And I thought to myself...wait a minute....Katrina was a natural disaster, mother nature at her worst. Same thing with the Tsunami that followed not long after, and the earthquake in Haiti. Lots of help from Hollywood's actors in those messes....and I applaud the many that went out of their way to help both with hands-on and monetary donations.

The gulf mess? Why should hollywood's wealthy famous have to foot the bill for THAT?! Isn't that BP's problem? I just don't see that natural disasters, and this one are one in the same. I know it's bad.....but you just can't ask and demand that those in the eye of the camera stand up and clean up.

And this is about as political as I get. If there was something I could do, I'd do it...after all that BP can do first. (Please don't make me don my flame proof pants, I'm already down about a run away cat, a grandfather's passing, and having to put my dog down..you don't want to mess with me!)

It was really hard to be home alone yesterday. Jeff had gone to school and DH was at work, so I got in the car and off I went for a pedicure. Anyone else cry during a pedi? The little Asian lady working on me just kept patting me, there was a language barrier, but I think her heart could feel mine. It helped. Any kind of human touch helps.

From there, I decided that since my eyes were already red and puffy..I'd head off and have my brows waxed. At this point, Michele asks me....."Hey, want me to do your upper lip too?" What do you MEAN my upper lip? Does it need it? and then I got the dreaded words..

"Well you know....when we women reach a certain age, certain things start to appear..." (*&@#$(*&(*&(*&!!! I've grown peach fuzz! And I asked her...if she removed it...is it going to grow back in darker?! Ratz.

We did kind of laugh about it. I mean, who else can you laugh about it with other than another woman of the same age? Which reminds me...I better go pluck the long hair that keeps returning from that mole underneath my chin :c/

This morning I was up to hit the gym early. I really missed the sound of Buddy's tail thump thump thumping to greet me good morning as I descended the stairs. I hit the elliptical trainer with a vengeance, and my floor workout was brutal. I figure since I was sweating so much, and breathing hard, and that my face was red with exertion, that no one would notice the tracks of my tears as well. I came home, took a long hot shower, and got to work.

I've done most of my packing for tomorrow. I'm ready for my jaunt to the airport to pick up Pat Sloan! Several girlfriends are also going to be at Symposium this week, so I think this is just what the doc ordered. I'm SO happy this trip is close to home for me, (About 80 miles) and at the same time, I'm a relative newbie to North Carolina. Having only lived here 2 years, I am looking forward to getting to know the Charlotte guild ladies who are in charge of the whole shebang. They've done a ton of work behind the scenes...It's gonna be GOOD!


  1. Hey, Bonnie. My heart is with you. You've been through a lot in a short time. Can't offer anything on the upper lip, tho. I got my peach fuzz about 30 years ago and was proud of it. Enjoy symposium. Lane

  2. More hugs...you need 'em!

  3. Bless your heart. My heart breaks for Buddy, you and your family. I feel like crying. I hate when our pets leave us. I'll lift you up in prayer and hope you find comfort and peace. (((hugs)))

  4. Bonnie - I'm so sorry that life has been throwing you curve balls lately! I totally understand (have had my own troubles and family deaths to deal with recently)....just know we are praying for you and you will get through this too....((hugs))

  5. Hey! Maybe I'll meet you yet. I moved from Huntersville to UT and now I'm headed back to SC right below CLT. So, maybe one day I'll be at the quilt guild myself. Until then... keep on quiltin'.

  6. Bonnie, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. They're rich with the experience of life and love, too, I think. Warmly, *karendianne.

  7. Have a good time and remember this quote:
    Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
    - Rose F. Kennedy

    I'll be praying you find DELIGHT in good quilter friends! I love that the little Asian nail person patted you.~
    Lucy (in IN)

  8. I feel for you, I got down to only one pet from three about a month ago. It is very quiet, but when the time is right there will be a pet that needs a home and you will be able to fill the need.

    And yes I'm with you on the oil spill. BP should foot the bill for the clean up. The Government should help the states that are affected too since they allowed the drilling in the first place. We the people should vote for people who will do a better job for our country when the time comes, that is our responsibility.

    Have fun in Charlotte, say hello to all of your old friends while you are there.

  9. Anonymous5:47 PM EDT

    I'm with you 100% on who is responsible for the cleanup!! Those who feel the calling to volunteer are always welcome, but the operative word is 'volunteer'. Have fun with Pat Sloan and the other guild ladies!

  10. Wishing you a wonderful peaceful time on your trip.

  11. Darn it I so wish I was going to the NC symposium this year...hang in there. Some of the folks from the guild down here will be there...

  12. I'm sorry about Buddy and your grandpa and your cat. :( The trip sounds like just what you need. I hope you have a wonderful time.

  13. So sorry to hear about your dear Buddy dog- What a lot of things to try and cope with all at once, Bonnie. Hope your jaunt to Charlotte will bring you lots of pleasurable hours with good quilting company.
    Take care of yourself.
    Warmest regards,

  14. Bonnie I am sending you a great big hug, that's what you need right now. Just hang in there, keep busy and you will be fine

  15. It is ok to cry; tears shed in public are a sign of strength. You have been slammed with way too many sad events lately and there would be something wrong with you if you did not cry! Hang in there; Grandpa and Buddy have got your back....

  16. I know this is redundant..but as time passes you will heel. I tried to keep back my tears as I read your post cause I can only imagine...keep your hairy chin up girl (by the way you are lucky it is only one.. I have 3!!)
    have a great time with Pat she will make your heart sing again. I would love to be a fly on the wall with you both... all that quilting energy...it would be so totally awesome. I will be looking out for the web cast

  17. Sorry to hear about your grandfather, dog and cat. Loss is never easy but it's something we all must deal with. I lost my grandmother a few weeks ago. She was my last living grandparent and the one I was closest to. Ok, here I am at work, writing this, and tearing up. NOT GOOD. :) I miss Nana every day but cherish all the good memories I have of her.

    I also want to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blogs. You seem to embrace life with such passion and always try to look on the postive side. I envy that and wish I were more like you. Hope you have a great weekend!


  18. My heart goes out to you Bonnie. I loved the pedicure story. When my girlfriends dad was sick and she couldn't do anything more than wait off we went for a pedicure...and she bawled and bawled all the way thru it. When our toes were done we went back to the hospital, stronger and more at peace.

    I'm with you on the Gulf. It's not Obama's fault, it's not the 'bleeding heart liberals' fault, it is BP's fault. When the Gulf needs our help we are always there for them. They are America.

  19. Hi Bonnie,
    I haven'tcommented before but have been reading your blog for ages. I am so sorry for your losses.I know what it is like to lose much loved pets. It leaves a real hole in your life.Also what it is like when a loved grandparent passes on, no matter how old they are.


  20. I totally agree with you on the oil mess. Hollywood celebs shouldn't have to clean up. BP doesn't go and clean up all of their drama when it comes.
    And about the pedicure...the last one I had....I almost cried...the Asian lady took a chunk out of my toe. Ouch!!

  21. The good things about prayers is that God listens to them all.....even for a blogging friend missing her Buddy.

    ( by the way my brother is named Bud and he just won his 4 year battle with chemo and radiation that seems to have killed his cancer!!!)

    Prayers really do offer miracles and comfort.

    Safe travels and Happy Sewing

  22. So sorry Bonnie. I had a 88 yr. old neighbor die here, so I know how you are feeling with your baby..

    Hey, where is this photo taken? It doens't "look right" with the topography... hmmm I just don't know of any areas in that are that are elevated like that... strange.

    I've learned to fight my battles close to home that I can "change". I don't know what else to do at this point. My battles "happen" to be with the U.S. Fed. Govt.... (after loosing 4 other houses to them).
    ALways a different perspective out there, not right, not wrong, but diffetent glasses make you see things differently.


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