Thursday, October 25, 2012


One picture shows personality 
in an instant.
Justice.... quiet, curled up inside her bed,
Howie.... hanging half way out, looking for trouble.

Justice has been ill, and 
will continue to be so.
She is now completely deaf,
blind in one eye 
and has very little sight in the other.
Many lights have to be left on at night 
for her to find her way.
She has an infection we are trying 
to bring under control. She's a trooper.

Their beds are under the desk where I 
write, where I peruse your blogs, and surf.
I can stretch out my toes and give a quick ear rub,
and frequently get a little kiss and a lick.

As the weather cools they will be here
a good bit of the day
searching out warmth.
I too, settle in tight,
keeping the heat off, wearing flannel shirts,
fluffy socks and leave a cozy throw
upon each seat. 
Candles are lit from early morn and
into the night.

I wait.
I wait for the family to be here,
 secure in the warmth and love
of home and hearth.

My personality...
my family here with me.

It is who I am,
what I've been,
and what I choose.

I am much more than "just...."
but my family is my life's work.
I make no apologies.


Darling Daughter is nearly at the half way mark 
with her INDIEGOGO campaign.
Thank you again to all who've so
generously helped and written
her emails of encouragement.
Casting is complete, location is set
she'll be filming soon.

btw...My favorite blue bucket and mop 
are the today's special on HSN, 
cheapest I have ever seen.

A blessed weekend to you all.


Bead and Needle said...

So sweet, those two...a blessed weekend to you too, Z! XO

Donna said...

I always love reading your posts!
They make me stop and think...there's not many blogs that can do that anymore~ Thank you for that!
Sorry to hear about your sweet girl feeling poorly, I do hope she recovers soon! But Howie never fails to make smile as well!
Hugs to you and yours, I hope they will return to you soon!

Robin Larkspur said...

Your sweet doggies are adorable. Hugs for Justice.

Razmataz said...

Sweet Justice...I hope she gets over her infection. Old dogs are a real treasure....

joanne said...

I love that "my family is my life's work." So true, so me, kindred spirits we are. May Justice find peaceful rest the remaining days and may your love sustain him even longer.

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Family is so important, and our 4 legged companions are part of that too. I love the portrait you have painted in words and photos of your two dogs. Minerva x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I like the contentment in you voice today! So happy your daughter's project is going so well!

hugs, Linda

Carole said...

Poor Justice. It's good to know that she has a good mommy that worries about her.

Kathy said...

Aw, poor Justice. If she can be fixed by love then she surely will be better soon.
We got home last night from our trip south and the "cozy season" seems to have decended while we were gone. It is now 9:00am and still not fully daylight due to the heavy clouds and rain.

Nella said...

Dear Suz, loved this beautiful little tender and dear! I'm afraid my family is my life's work too....never done!
Sending you hugs and love, N.xo

Jillayne said...

beautiful pictures z, eloquent in the way that pictures alone can be - and don't their eyes always just say it all?
I can picture you all there, warm and cozy and together....
Congrats to Hannah - exciting days to come I'm sure!

Claudia said...

I love the photo of your two babies. Give them a kiss for me.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like you are in good company!