Monday, June 28, 2010

All about Change

My life is all about change right now. My oldest daughter graduated in June and is getting married July 17th . I can't believe the wedding is so close.I know I have talked about it before but it's hard when your firstborn is leaving the nest. Plus this year has been financially hard. My husband is self employed , he has a vinyl siding business and he does home improvement work.Things have been very slow and with all the extra expenses of a wedding .It has been difficult. We are considering putting our house on the market, because it is much more than we need and building a smaller home. We have other land that is close to our home so it wouldn't be a total relocation.
On top of all that change , Our first cat died last week . He was missing last weekend and on Monday he showed up on our porch with no visible injuries but was bleeding from his mouth and was barely alive. I will spare you the other awful details but it was sooooo hard. We had to put him to sleep. The Amazing thing was that a few days after my cousin posted on facebook that she needed to get rid of her cat .It looks almost identical to the cat we lost. So we decided to take him . We just got him yesterday and we are in an adjustment period . I have two other cats and 2 little dogs . They aren't too thrilled with our new pet.
So this is where I have been . I am just feeling a little lost. I miss my creativity . I need some security in my life . How do you handle change?


  1. Hey Jackie, I am so sorry to hear about your cat. I know the feeling when you lose your little friend. I had my first one for 20 years before he got sick. I miss chatting with you and seeing you in the workshops. I've been thinking about you! Feel free to email me anytime, friend! BIG hug to you.

  2. First of all Huge Giant Hugs!!! So sorry about your kitty... it is never easy to lose a companion.
    In regard to change ~ My life has been hard for a couple of years, but I find that if I take one day at a time it is easier and way less stressful. I also try to really look at what I do have and how wonderful my life really is despite the not so wonderful aspects. :) Don't know if that is helpful or not, but I hope that you can find your way and find a bit of peace. Smiles ~ Brandi

  3. Sorry to hear about your cat. Change is good though. Scary at first but you'll get used to it. :)

  4. Change leads to new, good, and wonderful things. Sorry to hear of your little furry friend passing away

  5. Hi Jackie, I wanted to thank you for your blog post and to say that I am astonished we have so much in common. Our daughter are getting married within a week of each other, we both belong to the cloth and clay doll group, and I've taken a misty mawn class (not in Italy, but I did go to Italy last year). I'm so sorry about your cat. It's so sad to lose these babies we love and all I can think is that we give them our hearts for as long as God gives them to us to love. Many good thoughts to you and your daughter this weekend!!