Thursday, March 12, 2009

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
~Lorraine Hansberry








I'm home from PA and trying to get back in the swing of things. It's been an emotional few days but everything went well, and it was good to be with the family.

Being home now I feel a bit of emptiness inside, so today I will take time to sit and think while I catch up on piles of laundry.

And while I sit and think, my wonderful friends and family come to mind. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your kind words and support. It means so much. You are all so special to me. I will be around soon to visit you and catch up on all I've missed.



So I will refill my coffee cup, fold some laundry, and then sit awhile with Otis and Riley.



I think Otis and Riley have the right idea!

20 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

The boys do indeed know how to relax after a stressful week. I find folding laundry just the right task to let my mind wander to all the memories of the previuous days whether in joy of sorrow, it is good to take the quiet time to contemplate.

((hugs)) Rosie

Protege said...

What a beautiful cup on the picture.
Glad you are back; I love doing laundry, there is nothing like the scent of fresh washed clothes.;)
Enjoy the coffee.;)
xoxo

Happy @ Home said...

Welcome home, Donna. I'm glad to hear that things went well in PA, but unfortunately the emotional part can take a while to get over. Take your time to think, enjoy your coffee from that gorgeous mug, take in the beauty of the daffodils and cuddle up with those adorable doggies. I think we can learn alot from them.

Just remember that your friends in blogland are thinking of you.

Hugs,
Kim

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, you've really been through the ringer lately...glad you are back home.

Ruth

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am so glad to hear you are home safe and sound. I want you to know that my heart goes out to you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Hugs,
Penny

Donna said...

Awww...I think they do too!! You probably need to cuddle up right alongside them and rest!! HUGGING you today!!!!hughugs

linda said...

Welcome home! Relax and just be with the boys today.

You'll be in my thoughts.

Deb said...

Otis and Riley always look so content - I think they do have the right idea :-)Glad you're back.
Have a great weekend.

NCmountainwoman said...

This is indeed a good day to sit and relax and reflect (and enjoy a good cup of coffee). I loved the picture of Otis and Riley.

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
I'm so sorry to hear about your father in law. It's always such a hard time when a family member dies.Just take it easy and give yourself time to relax. Looks like your dogs have the right idea!
Hugs, Rhondi

Sue said...

Hi Donna....happy to see you back and that you had a safe trip home from Pa...quiet time is good every now and then....even for the boys.

Mimi Sue said...

Glad you made it safely home. Makes me want to take some time and enjoy my family. Life is short and I shouldn't take my time here for granted. Mimi

julie king said...

my heart goes out to you and your family!! yes, take some time to reflect on the importance of family and soak up some solitude. presley sends doggy hugs to otis and riley.

Angie said...

Family gatherings for funerals are such bittersweet times. Your photos are just gorgeous--that mug is beautiful! And I adore Otis and Riley. They look just like my Dewey as a younger fella. :) Climb up there with them with you coffee and let your mind just go. Hugs. Angie

Angie said...

Family gatherings for funerals are such bittersweet times. Your photos are just gorgeous--that mug is beautiful! And I adore Otis and Riley. They look just like my Dewey as a younger fella. :) Climb up there with them with your coffee and let your mind just go. Hugs. Angie

Nancy and the fatties said...

That is such a beautiful quote. I think I will join you and your little doxies in a moment of quiet this morning with one of my little fattypugs here in my lap.
hugs from Texas...

Sandy said...

Hi Donna,
Just popping over to say hello and let you know I've been thinking about you in this difficult time. Please know you are covered in prayer!
Many Blessings,
Sandy

Sherri said...

Hugs to you Donna. I'm glad everything went all right. What a stressful week you've had-take a nap like your puppies!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Donna,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Taking time to relax is just what you and Otis and Riley need.

Have a wonderful week,

Blessings,
Erin

Meggie said...

I'm sure your two furry friends are happy that you are all back home safely.