The end of March is here and by next week, we'll be taking off once again for our Indiana home. Seems like four months can slip past faster than a tidal wave. It's going to be super hard to leave my Happy Place, but we're both excited to see all the Grandbabies once again and fill our arms with little hugs and feel the wet kisses planted on our cheeks. The older set of kids have had their hands full since older Daughter is still healing from her neck surgery, and now both Peanut and Princess Pistachio have been sick. Indiana is still dealing with cold and snow, so that doesn't help out. And then we'll head up further north to New York again to see Pecan and (by then) 8-month-old Princess Rose, who now has SIX TEETH as a 7-month-old?!? She's talking up a storm (gets that from her Memaw, for sure) and is off the charts with how tall she is already! I'll be greeted by a full little person by the time I get up there, lol. She's certainly gotten a photogenic attitude- looking cute for the camera now!
Seems like every photo, video, or Facetime call we make with the Grandbabies, they grow and change more. Those are the changes that are good. But I've been facing the fact that once we get back to Indiana, I will be making a choice I'd rather not have to make. It seemed like I cried for a week, praying that Grandpuppy Penny would live and be ok. She's made a truly miraculous recovery although she does have Addison's Disease and will need to take daily pills for the rest of her doggy life. Now, just a couple of weeks later, I am crying and praying that I'll be making the right decision for my own pup, Hunni Pi. She'll be 14 years old on April 29th, but it doesn't look like she'll make it to that. She's having a very rough time of it these past few weeks and has been on pain killers since before we left Indiana at the first of last December. It's hard because she only feels comforted when she's in my lap, and she has a rough time getting up and laying back down again. I'm torn to bits because she's been -literally- my ears for me. I simply cannot imagine my life without her, and I know The LORD understands that.
The theme chosen for this next two weeks over at Inspiration Ave is "Let's Be Neutral!" and while it's a very good play on words that we could all adopt for a bit of peace for everyone, but the real idea is all about the latest Tim Holtz Distress color: Lost Shadow! Tim promised awhile back that the last 4 Distress colors he released would all be neutrals. I'm all in since my usual fave way to do colors is going with neutrals! Lost Shadow does not fail in any way to awe me with its subtle shading and I am sure this is one Distress Ink that I'm going to get a lot of use from. Be sure to check out the links of products near the middle of this post, so you can get this latest Distress Oxide from The Funkie Junkie Boutique! Scroll along with me and I'll show you what I did with this beautiful greyish shade!