Hi friends! Thank you so much for all of your best wishes and kind words of congratulations on my engagement! For those of you wondering, we’re planning on getting married next summer, in our yard. I’ll be sharing my wedding preparations, invitations, and all other fun things that I’ll be doing, in the coming months with you!
I don’t have a card or project for you today, because, as my title states, it’s been quite the week.
This past Wednesday my beloved 14-year-old cat, Lewis, passed away. Lewis had hyperthyroidism and I found out about a month ago that he also had heart disease and a chest full of fluid (so much so that you couldn’t even see his poor little heart on the x-ray). The medications we gave him were keeping Lewis free from distress and any pain, but I could see that he was going downhill fast. He had gone from 19lbs to only 8lbs in a very short period of time and he wasn’t totally himself anymore, sleeping in odd spots in the house, no longer snuggling with me, etc. While Lewis was still eating and drinking, it wasn’t a lot. What concerned us more was his breathing, which he was clearly starting to struggle with. I also knew that sooner rather than later Lewis would be at risk for blood clots, suffocation, paralysis, and of course, be in pain. There was no way that I would let that happen to him! So as hard as the decision was to make, I wanted Lewis to leave this world with dignity and before his health condition caused him to suffer. I had Lewis since he was a tiny little furball and he was the most amazing cat I’ve ever had. Suffice to say, I am missing my darling boy something awful. We buried him in a beautiful spot in our yard and I’ll plant bleeding hearts and flowers where he rests.
On Thursday we had a funeral service for Brian’s brother, Kenny, who tragically passed away 15 months ago from a fat embolism due to a broken ankle. He was only 49 years old. Due to Covid, we weren’t able to have a service for Kenny until now. Brian’s other siblings (five in total, Kenny made six) and their families arrived from Ontario and Montreal earlier this week and though a sad occasion, it was so nice for everyone to be together. The funeral and celebration of Kenny’s life were muchly needed for closure and healing. It was a nice service and Kenny’s ashes were buried next to their dad.
Yesterday Brian and I became grandparents again, as his eldest daughter Wendy gave birth to a beautiful 9lb 2 oz baby boy! Wendy and Tristan have two little girls (3 and 2) and their family is now complete with baby Lachlan. I’ll share a photo with you later this week!
On top of all the happenings of this week, I’ve also been trying to squeeze in Stampin’ Up!’s virtual BackStage conference, which ends today, AND the tuna charters begin on Monday, which I cater for each year. Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters are run by Brian’s sister and her hubby and I love being their chef each season! Last year was a bust, of course, but so far this season, which ends beginning of October, is looking pretty busy! So on that note, I’ve got to skedaddle into town to pick up groceries so that I can start cookin’ tomorrow! I just wanted to bring you up to date and I’ll have more projects and a new video coming your way early next week!
Have a great weekend & HAPPY STAMPING!