Last week was tough for me on so many levels, but it's getting better. I'm looking for the beauty in things instead of focusing on the negatives and for me, it's the only way to heal. I've been limiting the time I spend on social media (boy is it ugly there lately) and have been working in a color palette inspired by my beloved Doxie, Sweetheart:
It's still strange not having her at my side. I still find myself glancing at the front door to see if she needs in or out and pausing when I put my footrest down so I don't hit her with it. The other day I had to sweep the floor when I finished cooking and that made me cry; we used to laugh that we didn't need a broom as long as we had her around. But I'm also remembering all the good times - her manic laps from one end of the house to the other when she was really excited (we called them zoomers) and her love of grapefruit (go figure!).
I turned to micro macrame because the movements are comforting for me after so many hours spent knotting (usually with her laying right beside me). The colors make for really striking bracelets with great contrast between the black and white and golden brown.
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to better days. Hugs to all.