Sunday, December 04, 2016

Rain and Rainbows

Celebrating a year of owning my home. 

April showed the funny smell that wafted from my basement whenever it rained wasn't mildew from the damp or even Finn sneaking down to relieve himself on rainy days (sorry for thinking it was you Finn) but my sewer line. After a week of heavy rain it backed up into my basement and started a saga that ended with having it replaced. 2016 will be forever remembered as the year of the sewer line.

In July, Finn escaped from me a few minutes after I made him pose for this photo and was found hit by a car on the highway three days later. I miss you Finn.

I made an unwelcome lateral move in my company into a position that I don't enjoy that comes with no support and a pay cut. Financially the year was already hard, the sewer line drained my emergency fund, and this isn't something I've recovered from. I've given up trying.

A close friend is fighting cancer and it's grim. We all do what we can with everyday we have.

With all the rain there have been rainbows too.

 rainbow over stagnate pond found on a 7 mile walk at local nature preserve

A new puppy! It's refreshing having a blank slate with no baggage. It's almost worth the 4 months of potty training.  Almost.
Galen aka FinnJoeyGalen, has grown into a well behaved dog that doesn't touch my my yarn or chew books. (Ha! I wish)

But seriously, he is a good sport, always ready for any adventure, well trained, very smart, and loves showing off and learning a new tricks. His coat is very soft, he matches my floors, doesn't bark, but he does nibble on fingers like he is taste testing people. Over all, he's the perfect companion.

the best kind of rainbow
Supernatural Yarns. My favorite find of the year and local too. I've already started using them in my sock yarn blanket.

My day 200 photo. I'm tickled pink and quite pleased that I accomplished this. I'm smaller than....well....anytime is my adult life. As in I've never known myself to be this weight. Maybe 7th grade but we didn't have a scale at home so I'm guessing, but I'm smaller than I was at gym weigh in and rope climbing day in the 8th grade. Was it just me, or were those horrific for everyone?

rainbow over the school at sunset, found while running away from zombies 

While Galen needs just as much exercise as Finn, he is happier getting it from playing than running. This has allowed me time to join the high school's fitness center where I can go swimming whenever I want. I love it!

1 comment:

Astrid Wehn said...

It is so good to hear from you again! I've missed you for the last 4-5 months and been worried since I didn't hear from you on Ravelry.

I'm sorry you've had such a challenging year, life can be cruel to you and your loved ones.
Galen looks adorable, I hope he/she gives you a lot of joy and good company.

As you say - with rain follows rainbows.
I admire your perseverance in reaching the 200 days mark and you look GREAT! What an accomplishment!

I hope your Christmas holidays will be joyful and peaceful.
xxx Atzy xxx