This has been quite a month. We are absent more than we are around, I truly apologize for not being caught up with any of you and Coccolino is loudly grunting that I take full responsibility (which I do).
Life lately has included a lot of bathing in rare sun puddles:
and some kisses and cuddles between pig and puppy:
It has also included many orders from my shop. I am very grateful for all these orders but have received so many I have actually had to place my shop on “vacation mode” to finish up current orders!
More pressing lately, life has included this:
That is my kitchen. Two huge (at least 200 pounds each) and several smaller but still sizable ice blocks came crashing through our kitchen skylights. It broke our granite, smashed our dishwasher, dented our floor and left hundreds of ice and glass pieces scattered in the kitchen, hall and even basement stairs.
My kitchen will be fixed, hoping insurance comes through for us, but I am just beyond grateful that the kids and pets were not in the kitchen at that time. I was just washing dishes about 15 minutes before this and happened to usher the kids into the playroom so I could run upstairs and take a shower. When the crashing began, I was upstairs and they were downstairs and my heart nearly stopped. I couldn’t even imagine what that noise was.
Thankfully nobody was hurt. Cocco wasn’t standing by his favorite heater in the kitchen, Pixie wasn’t scouting for squirrels out the kitchen windows, the kids were done with their snack and I was done with the dishes. It was extremely scary, and now it’s just a mess that seems to never end, but I can only be grateful nobody was in the kitchen.
I have been thinking of all you friends and I do apologize. I think it’s safe to say we are going to take a bit of an official break until I get things back in order. Please know I think of all of you frequently.
I want to send heartfelt hugs and warm thoughts to our dear friends Shelldon, Beachnut and Sarge on the loss of Crabby Girl Oceana. It is heartbreaking and we are thinking of you. Thank you, Lassie and Benji, for waking us up!
We will be back as soon as we can.
~ Katie and your snorty piggy friend Coccolino