Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday v.48

Hi!  Remember me?  My apologies for being AWOL from WIPW last week.  It's the first one I've missed.  45 in a row!  And it took a seriously broken heart and a nasty computer virus (excellent timing!) to derail me.  Ah well, I guess it's not the end of the world, since my one and only WIP at the moment is my relationship.  No pictures of our progress, but we're still working through stuff, still in counseling, and still holding out hope.  Could be worse, right?

The eating has gotten a bit better, but still isn't back to normal.  Lucky for me, I have plenty of reserves to work with and a closet full of clothes that suddenly fit a whole lot better.  Silver linings and all that.  The knitting mojo still hasn't returned, but I'm holding out hope.  Maybe I'll be able to pick it up again this week.  Here's hoping.

I gotta say, I'm eternally grateful that you all are still stopping by and checking up on me and leaving me sweet comments and sending really thoughtful emails.  They've made a HUGE impact.  Y'all are seriously awesome. 

Anyway, since I don't have any knitting to show, I thought I'd share a funny little tidbit from Before.  I'd been saving it for a rainy day and just ran across the pictures.  So here you go...

I'm kind of a creature of habit.  Every mornng, one of the last things I do before I leave the house is feed the dog.  This is the dog:
Picture 175
She's cute, for sure.  But we think she bears a striking resemblance to another creature we came across recently:
Can't you see it?  Trust me.  They're cousins, for sure.

Where was I?  Oh right.  Feeding the dog.  So every morning when I dump the kibble in the dish, I kiss the dog on the snout (the top of her snout, not on her nose -- I have standards, you know), she scarfs down her breakfast and we both go on about our days.

Before we continue, you should know that this dog LOVES her food.  It doesn't matter what it is, if it lands in her dish (Mr. Right refers to this as the "kill zone"), she'll eat it immediately, if not sooner.

Anyway, one morning a few weeks ago, I was running late.  I dumped the kibble in the dish while the dog was in the backyard doing her morning walkabout, and ran out the door.

When Mr. Right got home about 10.5 hours later, he found this:
Right next to this:
The poor thing's eyes were bugged out of her head and she was whining like the world was about to end.  So he (because he is a smart guy), kissed her on her snout and then backed away.  Five seconds later, we had this:
And all was right with the world.  Apparently, I am not the only creature of habit around here.

Thanks again for being so great while I try and figure out which way is up around here.  I'll try to poke my head in more often, but be patient with me.  For some reason, laying on the couch watching episode after episode of Mad Men has become strangely compelling of late.  Go figure.


  1. What a gorgeous doggie. And smart enough to make sure he's getting his lovin' and his chow : )
    It's nice to hear you sounding a little more upbeat. Sounds like a long road. Hang in there xxx

  2. Hope all will be right in your world soon. Love the dog story.

  3. Such a cute dog story :) Really hope things go well for you and get happy in your world as soon as possible.

  4. HA - what an adorable story :) Breakfast just isn't the same without the love added in.

  5. I hope all turns out well, and in the end there's always puppy lovin! Go get yourself some snout kisses :)

  6. Hugs and a kiss on your snout, too! Now, go eat! (using my Mama voice again)

  7. Awe. Pets really respond to us, don't they!?! Your dog is so cute! Is it part corgi? I have to half breeds with short little stumpy legs like those. :-D

  8. Aww bless, what a cute doggy story! Wish my dogs loved me that much...

  9. That is such a sweet story and what an adorable, smart dog. I hope that the knitting mojo returns soon and that you can find comfort in it. Hang in there.

  10. OMG that's too funny about the dog, what a sweet thing!!

  11. I wish you all the best. I hope you knitting mojo returns as I found it can be very calming. All the best.

  12. I've been out of town and was too busy right before and after to catch up on blog reading, so I'm so sorry to hear just today about what you've been going through. I'm sending you good vibes right now, and wishes for you that it will all work out. Meanwhile, that is such an adorable dog story!

  13. Aww, that is the cutest story I've ever heard. Don't worry, the knitting will come back. :)

  14. I understand how hard it is to focus on creative things when your heart is breaking and struggling through the days.

    Remember, you do need to eat and take of yourself. (hugs)

    Love the story about your doggie. He is very handsome.

  15. That is so funny!

    I hope you get some time to relax this weekend. Maybe the yarn will want to play?