"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Saturday, December 12, 2009

OK, NOW I can deck the halls...

It has been a bit of a whirlwind of worry around here since Thanksgiving. Even if Jacob Marley came to my door clanking every chain he's got, it couldn't have scared me more than what we've been through these past few days. My dear Daughter-In-Law to be, Renee, (Liam's mom) was rushed to the hospital with blood clots in her lung and leg. She is not completely out of the woods yet but doing well, so your good thoughts and prayers are most appreciated! My son John was just beside himself with worry about his true love. The house is a bit of a train wreck and I'm a little behind in my Christmas decorating which I normally start the day after Thanksgiving. Oh well, who cares. Renee is going to be OK and that is the most important thing, right? Right.

These past days I've lit some holiday scented candles (I like to light candles all the time, but especially when I have lots of praying to do...12 years of Catholic school, what can I tell you?) and have had Christmas music playing constantly. It is amazing how you can decorate your heart with Christmas even without a single decoration up. Having said that, I am SO ready to decorate now. I do rotate which ornaments I hang up each year because our place is rather tiny and I love to collect Christmas decorations and things and I'm always making or finding something new to add to my boxes of treasures. Well, they are treasures to me :) It is kind of fun to do that because it never looks the same.

Oh! And "How are the puppies?" you ask? They are two weeks old and doing great. Here's a few photos. I promise to take more. Their eyes are opening and they are really crawling more and more, exploring their whelping box. Most of the time they look like they are in a little Corgi mosh pit. Stella is doing great and is a brilliant mom.

Have a happy Saturday my dear Corgettes! xo xo -CS ^..^


Whosyergurl said...

I LOVE, Love, love the puppy pics! We went out to the farm and picked out Chelsea when she was three weeks old. I remember she could barely stand/walk and duggles was concerned that I was adopting a puppy that was mentally deficient! He said "she can't even walk!" I said "Could you walk on gravel when you were three weeks old?" :)
How/where did you get the snow? Love it.
I date my boxes- Christmas 2008, etc., so I know which boxes I used last and that is where I start- with my favorites and then branch out from there...going to the barn today to fetch more Christmas.
Isn't that where Christmas started? In a barn? :)
Holiday Hugs to you!
Cheryl in IN

^..^Corgidogmama said...

This Christmas will be especially sweet for you all. What a scare!
Those pups are precious.
Your post was beautifully written Cat. Just so heart felt...bless you all.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sending positive thoughts your way for the continued improvement of your DIL to be.

OMG those pups are so adorable. When I look at my Emma & Owen it's hard to believe they were ever so tiny and adorable.

Anonymous said...

~prayers~ for your DIL.

Those puppies are so stinkin' cute!

Chatty Crone said...

I hope and pray your DIL gets well soon. And those puppies - oh my - how beautiful.

Kallista said...

Prayers coming your way for all of you, Cathy! I'm so glad they were able to get her in the hospital and do something for her.
And puppies...oh, dear, how I love them at this age, fat, crawly wee little beasts! Ariana, Twice and Tori who are not 18 weeks old say they will come baby sit them for you this week. :) Tori would be herding them, Ariana would have on her pink tutu and trying to do the dance of the sugarplum fairy to amuse them with and Twice would be up on the highest furniture with an umbrella, totally convinced she could fly.... whhheeeeee! OK, your time is coming with these babies! We are growing front teeth and so no electic cord is safe.....

ocmist said...

Oh Praise God that your DIL is going to be ok!!! We lost our oldest son's wife last January so I know how blessed you are, AND how upset your son was, and we always hurt when our kids are in pain. My prayers for continued quick healing are with you all!

Your pups are just so adorable! Your's look a lot like our Gracie looked at this point. Each of ours were SO different. It's just so much fun watching them change as they grow and finding out about their personalities, too! Have FUN!!!