Truth be told, I’m relieved to see Monday. This past week was a bit crazy. Or a lot crazy, depending how you look at it. A small recap is as follows:
* A little Miss got her first loose tooth
* My husband took his last final after about 5 years of going to school a few nights a week after work to obtain a degree he needed for his job
* The cat died
* I had back-to-back weekend craft shows
*Said loose tooth was lost while eating an apple and the tooth fairy made her first appearance
* Continued cleaning of house to prepare to put it on the market at the beginning of the new year
* The sudden onset of puppy fever that resulted in…
Having had Henry, our other Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, we all love the breed. They’re just so docile and loving and while they like to have a good time romping, they also love a good nap (or 10). I was sort of self-medicating my sadness after losing Annie to an unexpected sickness by reading the pet ads in the paper. While reading, I stumbled upon an add a woman had placed saying that her pair of dogs had had a litter and she had the color of cavaliers that I had always loved but rarely seen- the ruby (all red). Needless to say, the fever ensued. And friday afternoon, just hours before I was supposed to be setting up for Alliday, I found myself driving out to a little Mennonite town to pick up my baby from the woman who had him. It was love at first sight.
If you saw me at Alliday this weekend, chances are you saw Franklin (although he was as of yet unnamed!) I know Beth and I were quite a sight in our booth— she had her little 4 month old in a bassinet between us, and I had Franklin in a baby sling across my shoulder. And he was so good. I think he slept through 95% of the show and just looked generally adorable for all the visitors.
I am also happy to report that I met several new friends, either readers of the blog or friends on the Audrey Eclectic Facebook page or both. Thank you so much to all of you who came and saw me, the crazy girl with the dog in the sling.
And now, with a week until Christmas, its time to turn my attention to family things and fun things and calm things. I’m happy to have my little gap-toothed gal and my two furry boys to keep me company through the days. Im sure some cookie making will ensue at some point. And then it will time to turn my attentions to 2012, which I hope will be a wonderful year for this little folk art business on the prairie….