Better Late Than Never!

Well, once again I find myself in apology mode for having been absent here for so long. These past 6 months have been super full and have seen some major changes (for good) in my life! 😃

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The greatest change is that we have moved. It was only four short years ago that we moved from the suburbs of Orleans to downtown Ottawa, and while we truly enjoyed living the urban lifestyle, with our daughter’s pregnancy we decided we’d like to live closer, and so we have moved back to Orleans and are now only a few blocks away from her. The entire process of the move, from searching for and finding the right place, to the packing, then unpacking and getting settled in our new home, has taken up the majority of my time and energy over the last several months and it’s taken me some time to recover from the exhaustion of it all.

Moving day!

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Another huge change in our lives is that we’ve adopted a dog from a rescue organization. Since we lost our beloved Flirt a year ago at the end of July, life has just seemed so dull and, because I am home alone during the day time, it’s been lonely for me … and so since last fall I have been diligently watching all the local rescues, and some that were not so local, in the hope of finding a toy poodle to adopt. I did see a few, but because I am really hoping to get into therapy work and perhaps agility, I wanted a very specific type of personality, and none of the few available poodles seemed to be suitable. Finally, right before we moved, a little two year old female popped up in my FB feed and she seemed perfect! The rescue was kind enough to let us try her out for a couple of days and that was all I needed to know that I had found the perfect little girl for us. And so, we welcomed Joy into our new home only a few days after we moved.

Joy – post and pre grooming!

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And, of course, we are thrilled that we now have a beautiful new grandchild to spoil! A boy … Carter James Devine … our first/only grandson. He is just too cute for words and we are really enjoying getting to know him! ❤️

Such a beloved, beautiful baby boy for my baby girl.

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So, my personal life has really taken priority and demanded my full attention since almost the beginning of the year, but now that things are starting to quiet down on that front, I intend to be much more active, both here and on Facebook and Instagram.

Joy and I enjoying our walk at sunrise.

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I never got around to writing about my art goals for this year as I usually do every new year, and as I promised to do in my last post … so, even though it’s no longer exactly the “New Year” and I’m definitely late to the “2019 Art Goals” party, I’ll post the intentions I have for my art for this year in my next post! Which will be soon, I promise! 😃 Til then, enjoy the beautiful summer weather … and remember, don’t feed the birds!
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I’m pretty sure this cheeky fellow will find his way into a drawing at some point.

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