Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Being domestic today

After breakfast this morning I felt like cleaning the house.  Sometimes it just feels good to clean...clears the mind, don't you think?  




It's overcast and a gray day ~ seems the perfect day for cleaning....dusting the furniture and vacuuming the floors.  Of course if you can write your name on your end tables, it's obviously time to clean.  The pollen has been terrible this year, but with all the rain we've had recently, I think the yellow dust is over.  


I find that cleaning not only clears my head but also lifts my spirits.  It's been a rough week to get through with the passing of Riley.  



Gardening does the same thing for me.  I can get lost in thought as I dig in the dirt.  


I baked a cake today, too.  Probably shouldn't have, but Galen was glad I did.  



So it's been a very domesticated day.  Clean house, laundry done, and cake for dessert tonight.  And Otis watches it all from the back of the sofa.  



I want to say thank you for all your thoughts and kind words for the loss of Riley.  It means a lot, and we're doing ok.   I planted a white Bleeding Heart over his grave.  

12 comments:

Content in a Cottage said...

Donna...

Yes, cleaning does clear the mind. My heart goes out to you and Otis on losing Riley.

Rosemary

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Donna, I am so sorry to hear about Riley...I know you will all miss him VERY much. A Big XO and shared tears being sent your way...

Angela Betlewicz said...

Everything is beautiful! Especially Otis and Riley! I'm a dachshund mama too. :) I’m hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

I would love to have you!
Angela

Karen said...

Donna, I am so sorry to hear of you loss of Riley. I think the planting a bleeding heart in his memory is a beautiful idea. Bless you and Otis.
Karen

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your house looks beautiful, Donna. I know it helps to stay busy. Otis looked like he enjoyed watching you! {{ Hugs}}

Pondside said...

Cleaning is therapeutic, isn't it?
I must have missed a post, because I didn't know about Riley. I'm so sorry to read this - poor wee Otis must be missing him terribly.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Weeding is one of those chores, that help me clear my mind. Sending hugs.
Penny

Catherine Holman said...

Working in the yard always helps me. Hugs to you and Otis.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I am sorry about Riley. Sometimes it is a comfort to clean and bake. I hope Otis is doing well. Several years ago, we had a Sheltie and a Collie. They were great friends. When our Sheltie died, our Collie was very depressed and ate very little food for several days. After a while, he was alright again.

Donna said...

Oh Donna...such a sweet post...he was such a little sweetie! Give a BIG hug to yourself and Otis from me...and yep, cleaning will definitely still your mind...especially when doing laundry...hahaa...you Know I hate it!
(((((HUG))))

The Star Gal said...

My sister had 2 girl dachshunds...Snoopy and Casey. Snoopy passed away in September and believe me....Casey has been spoiled even more now. I'm sure sweet Otis is getting more than his share these days too.

The Star Gal said...

My sister had 2 girl dachshunds...Snoopy and Casey. Snoopy passed away in September and believe me....Casey has been spoiled even more now. I'm sure sweet Otis is getting more than his share these days too.