Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Unexcused Absence!

I know that I am not the only one out there right now that has unintentionally been absent from the blog world. In the past few months I have only posted a few times. One of the biggest reasons is our semi annul migration back to the PNW for the summer. It is quite a chore packing up our whole family... since we all have to pack up every black purse, black pair of shoes, black shawl, black pants and black top we own...oh ya and our black saddle pads!!!

It has also been a time of grief for us. Still reeling from the loss of my Loving Husbands brother last Thanksgiving...this spring we lost our 2 kittens ( cats) with in 5 weeks of each other! I just have not had the heart to write a single word...even in memory of our wonderful feline companions of almost 20 years! Now I am feeling stronger both physically and emotionally and have a few posts in the works! It has been a busy return from the desert for us with not only our 19, 17 & 15 yr teenage grandchildren here in town ( wish we could see them more...but they now have their own lives) we have our 4, 3, 1 & 1/2, and one yr old grandchildren here in town! We have had our East Coast granddaughters here for 4 days ...without the mommy & daddy and we loved it...but let's be honest...the PAPA is not the caregiver...the ZSA ZSA is!!!

So now I have caught you up a bit...have lots of posts pictures to share with you and hope to get back in the saddle with you all again...

Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Your Desert Rose!

PS...Just could not resist posting one picture that has nothing to do with anything I have just written!

Overlook into a canyon on the South Ridge Trail ( intersecting the PCT) June, 2009


  1. Another country heard from! Sorry for your losses, but glad you are back.

  2. Why do I shudder when I see those pictures??? I too am sorry for your losses....it is so sad to lose a family pet.

  3. Welcome back, Desert Rose! THANK YOU for bringing the hot, summer weather with you from the desert. I am sorry to hear about your kitties...they were such fabulous hosts whenever I visited the desert. They will be missed and remembered fondly for their antics! If you have some free time and/or an extra horse available, I'd love to try and connect with you for a ride or two?

  4. I am so sorry to hear that your lost your beloved kitty's!! I know how much they meant to you!
    I think we are all a little hectic now that summer has finally arrived! I never get any down time anymore. I kinda miss it!

  5. You sure are loved and followed Red! :):):):)

  6. We need to go ride soon! I want to go to the beach! LEt me know when you are free, I am a free bird after july 30th!

  7. My condolences on the loss of your brother in law -- how sad......I am also so sorry to hear about your kitties passing. It is just so difficult to lose a pet.
    I know what you mean about not being able to blog very often. Same is happening with me. We will all be back on track soon!

  8. Hi DR ~ Really sorry to hear about the loss of your kitty babies. It takes awhile to get feeling better, I know. We've had our own losses this year and it gets you down for a time, that's for sure.


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