Friday, November 12, 2010

Falling in love

Have you fallen knock down, drag out,
in love recently?

I have!
After losing sweet Chester in April, I just wasn't sure about getting another pup. Then WH said I should, since I was devastated, and thought I was losing my mind. Funny thing about grief, and those of you who have experienced it, know exactly how it affects you. You can't concentrate, or focus, you know the routine. That's a different kind of stress than my recent worry stress. But they both try to get the best of you, but you can't let it!

But, when is the right time to get another little pal? How long should you wait?
My answer is get one when you need to. Pretty simple.
Don't worry about the length of time.
So little Maddie came into our lives. Is she cute or what, with her little teal bow, to match mom's teal hair!! Ha ha.

The comments you left for me in a recent post regarding worrying for my loved ones, will stay with me for a long time. Such wonderful insight, sharing and caring. I want to think I can handle everything, be Super Woman, not let anything get to me. Be able to shake everything off.

Wrong.

This economy is coming at everyone with double barrels. It's affecting everyone, in one way or another. I think it's okay to talk about these things, and how we're feeling. I was hoping it would help others, and I think it did from the responses.

We're all going to get through the tough times. Goodness knows I've had my troubles, and things work themselves out, one way or another.

On one last note, just wanted to say I'm back in the saddle creating again. It feels so good.
How are you doing? Make something that makes you smile, it feels great.
Love and hugs to you.
Riki

17 comments:

stregata said...

Glad to hear you are creating again, Riki. Can't wait to see what you are working on.
And thank you for your kind comment on my "other" blog.

Diana said...

Is that a Christmas photo or not??? So very sweet of the two of you girls. I'm one of the lucky ones who have actually had the pleasure of meeting Miss Maddie and received some of her puppy kisses. I know exactly why you are in love with her. She is such a delight...as you are my friend. So pleased you are feeling the spark of joy again. I know you are designing some beautiful things. Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Diana

Jen Crossley said...

IM so glad your creating again your work is far too beautiful to be bottled up.Miss Maddie is just so beautiful like you Ricki

Narrative jewelry said...

Beautiful and touching post dear Riki, i am so glad to see you feel better. Mademoiselle Maddie is just so so cute on the photo, with her incredible look (you' lovely too of course...)

slommler said...

Wonderful photo! And I love that teal in your hair. So cool!
Glad you are back in the saddle again. It does feel good!!
Hugging you
SueAnn

Rita said...

Riki, Maddie is adorable! I still can't focus after Benny died and 2 days ago Boo passed of old age. "It's not right!" 2 dogs in a week....I am waiting for everyday to get easier. I am going to create today! Thank you for been in blogland. Ciao Rita

Pretty Things said...

Oh I'm so happy for you!

When I lost Buddy, I was devastated and didn't know what to do. I started volunteering at the shelter to help me cope. I ended up falling for a cat there, and he lives with us now. It took a little time, but I needed him, and he needed us, and I swear, he has a lot of Buddy in him!

SOOOO happy for you!

Beatnheart said...

Can’t stop looking at little Maddie’s face. so sweet...so photogenic...the Kate Moss of the pup world....Thanks for stopping in at Wertz Brothers in Santa Monica and going to my booth. I really hope it was in some kind of decent shape that day!!! or were my roots showing!! Thanks for your support Riki and all the best...Cynthia

connie said...

oh the two of you! precious, just precious!
riki I love what you had said "everything will work it's way out, it always does" and isn't that the truth. don't know why or how we are granted tough times. but those times are the ones we appreciate our family, friends and eachother the most. especially if your heart is true and yes everything always works itself out...even if we don't believe it will...
xo

Charlene said...

What a great photo of two cuties!!!! And you hair does match! Was that planned? Of course! Miss you! I was talking about you & us coming to visit you up at the cabin next summer when we were at Honey's family reunion today. HUGS!
Charlene

farmlady said...

This is so sweet and you are a wonderful person. Blogs are for sharing... the good and the bad. Life bring it on. We do what we can do....
Now, I have only one question.
What's with the blue('scuse me,teal)hair, you two little punk rockers?
Love the photo.....

Gwynnie B said...

Beautiful portrait of 2 beautiful chicks!! I love the coordinating blue streak and blue bow!

I also love the honesty of your posts and how we can share and give and support. We're all in this together on this wild ride of life. Keep it comin', dahling :)

Renee Troy said...

Look at your happy face! When you're in love, all is right with the world.

I'm glad to know time and Maddie are easing your grief and that you are creating again. Nothing like a little spark of passion, some time apart and a long, deep breath to inspire ideas.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and joyful holiday.
Gratefully,
Renee

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm so glad you have a new Love in your life and what a sweetie too.!! Looking forward to seeing all your new creations!

diane cook said...

You are my hero dear Riki, and I am so very glad we bumped into each other in this big world of ours =)
I miss you my friend, and am coming to see you as soon as I can (or next May) whichever comes first =))
P.S. BTW....Maddie has a wonderful mother =)

Cindy said...

Aw, what a sweet, sweet picture of the two of you. I can just see this one in a tarnished silver and rhinestone frame. :-) She is really growing up. The bow is the icing on the cake. We used to do that to our Hodgie but now we keep his hair short in a "puppy cut".
I'm glad to hear you are taking flight again and are off on new creative adventures!

Janet said...

I am so sorry for your loss! This new guy oh gee what a face and look at those expressive eyes! What a treasure!
huggs from Janet ox