Saturday, March 1, 2014

Signs of Saturday










Signs of Saturday at my house.

Beautiful tulips on my table.

Max barking at my pool as it turns on, as he does every single day.  It is a big responsibility.

Crochet I never seem to get to anymore with Little Buddy here.

Toys everywhere.

Little Buddy's new hair cut, done by me of course.

A sneak attack on Fluffy.

Fluffy's flock has arrived  all the way in Oregon.  Check out Gracie's blog to see the smiles these little lambs brought to cute little faces.  Fluffy was very happy to see her babies arrive safe and sound.

On a sad note my husband lost his brother quite suddenly this week.  He was one of the very best men I have ever met.  He loved his family fiercely and fought Parkinson's Disease for 25 years, getting it in his very early 40's.  My husband arrived just in time to say his good byes, it was all quite unexpected, but thankfully he is in a better place and not suffering anymore.  I wish I could be up there in Wisconsin with all of the family to celebrate this wonderful man.

Wishing you a wonderful Saturday.


49 comments:

busybusybeejay said...

So sorry to hear about your brother in law.Parkinsons is such a horrid illness.Got to say I love Buddy's hair cut.Job well done.He is so cute.

Hannapat said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear of your loss, these things are never easy even when you know they will be better off. Sending heaps of love and condolences your way xoxo

RedSetter said...

Condolences to your and your husband and his family on the loss of your brother in law.

Little Buddy will hopefully help keep you all busy and entertained through the period of grieving. I hadn't realised how small he is in comparison to Fluffy and then seeing fluffy beside the computer. He's got lots of room to grow and a wonderful place to do it.

Still laughing at the lack of crochet comment - I suspect your days of wandering round crocheting mug cosies all day are temporarily suspended!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Hugs to you and Little Buddy. And I can't resist, hugs to Fluffy, quite possibly, the fluffiest sheep I have ever seen.

Teresa Kasner said...

Meredith.. you are just the sweetest most thoughtful person! How precious of you to send the new baby lambs to the girls who sent you BaaBaa. You're the best. Your little boy looks so loved and well-taken care of, you're the best mom! Dayle said he looks so happy and I said.. wouldn't you be happy if Meredith was your mom? And we both agreed, we would be. I'm sorry to hear of your bil - but glad to see he was able to have a long life. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Paula said...

I am so sorry about your brother in law. I will keep your husband and your family in my prayers.

cockney blonde said...

My sympathies to your family, x

Judy S. said...

Your little guy sure looks happy! So sorry to hear about your BIL; Parkinsons is a nasty disease. Hugs to you and your family.

Stins said...

Wishing you all the best and hugs...
Love from Mirjam.

Lynne said...

Nice Saturday pics, everyone doing their thing. Sorry about your loss in the family. That's a tough one.
Lynne

Toni said...

Oh no--I am so sorry to hear of your loss, though I'm glad your husband was able to make it there in time. Getting to say good-bye helps so much. Lots of hugs to all of you.

Penny said...

So sorry to hear this sad news Meredith, thinking of you all and sending love and hugs x I am loving seeing your sweet boy here, he is adorable and looks like big joy and light is in your lives xox Take care lovely xxx

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. It looks like you're having a very nice Saturday.

Vicki Boster said...

Your little buddy is adorable----
I'm so sorry for the loss of your husbands brother-,that is a horrible disease to have to live with. Prayers of comfort for you all.

On a lighter note-- I have that same lamb-- in a closet someplace!
Vicki

Pamela said...

My heart is praying your family will be comforted. It must be difficult being separated from your husband during these days. Your tulips gave me hope that spring is near.

What an adorable child!

Blessings,
Pamela

Ana BC said...

Sorry to hear about your relative! But I love how you honor him. God bless all your family!

CJ said...

Meredith, I am so very sorry to hear of your husband's loss, you are both in my thoughts. It sounds as though things must have been very tough for your brother-in-law. The pictures of your little buddy are lovely. He must be a comfort I think, he always looks as if he is full of joy. CJ xx

Sarah Sweethearts said...

Prayers for your family. Your little buddy looks adorable.

Little Welsh House said...

Big hugs - I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Really glad you are able to focus on your beautiful family and all the good things in your life as well at this very difficult time. xxx

Betsy said...

Meredith, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother-in-law. Things like that are never easy and your family will be in my prayers. You are SO thoughtful to send Gracie's grand-girls little lambs from Fluffy Baa Baa. I could see the joy on their faces when Gracie posted. How sweet of you in the midst of all the adjusting and settling in of your new life that you thought of them. And speaking of your new life, your little Buddy looks so, so happy with you. I'm sure this was the best decision that could have been made for him and his happiness.
Blessings,
Betsy

Bridget said...

Sorry to hear about your husband's brother, I'll be sure to keep him in my prayers.

It cracks me up about Max and the pool - what a funny pup!

And I gotta tell you, that little boy is way too cute to be allowed, if you ask me. Please give him and Max a kiss from me.

And have a wonderful weekend!

Joy said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad loss Meredith, and wish you, husband and family happy reflections on times gone by!
I had seen Gracie's lovely post and thought it just like your beautiful self to do such a sweet thing, such a sweetheart you are!
Little Buddy looks great sporting his new haircut - what a happy little blessing he is, and how fantastic that Max and he can now be full time 'buddies' - gosh, another responsibility for the wonderful Max - but he'll manage it all fine!
Your tulips are gorgeous my friend, enjoy them!
Hugs for you,
Joy xo

Pradeepa said...

Sorry to hear about your brother in law. Buddy looks very cute in his new haircut.

Teresa said...

That is such a sweet looking little guy!!! I wonder why you don't more crocheting done. lol. I bet he is a joy. Keeps life interesting doesn't he! I am so sorry about your husband's brother. I have never lost a sibling, so I can't imagine it. Please give him a hug from us.

Gracie Saylor said...

Oh Meredith..life is so full of comings and goings...isn't it. As you and yours feel your way through this time, you all will be much in my thoughts.

The girls are in bed now, but I know they will enjoy seeing your beautiful tulips, Max barking at the pool, and Little Buddy playing with Fluffy Baa Baa.

You may not be getting much stitching done, but you took some wonderful photos, including the one that lets us admire Little Buddy's lovely brown eyes and the handsome haircut you gave him!

Thanks for posting.
Big hugs back to you, xx

linda said...

So sorry to hear of your sad loss Meredith,I'm glad your husband got there in time to say his goodbye's. Little buddy is looking well settled and he suits his new haircut. When I think of the times I cut my poor kids hair when they were growing up I could cringe I did make a mess of it sometimes. :)

Emma Pearce said...

:( Give your husband all my love, truly. I lost my sister suddenly 3 years ago. She was 38. I am terrified of losing my younger brother early as well. He has Friedrich ataxia and with each new problem he encounters my heart misses a beat and I have to hold back the tears. It is so very sad how life works sometimes. Just as you have a new love and life in your family you lose such a lovely life as well. My heart and thoughts are with you all xxxx

Plain Jane said...

Sending hugs to you and your family from across the pond x Jane

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So sorry for your husband and your family!! Great loss! Fluffy is getting a work out :-}} and Max the protector!!

Vikki Hooks said...

please hug your little man for me...I want to thank you for sharing him with us. Precious. I pray that you and husband find comfort in his brother's death that his brother is in a perfect body, made new and whole. While here on earth the heart heals at its' own pace. Many blessings

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

So sorry to read of your family's loss, but so many good things here too, and that Buddy of yours, what a gem x

Gillian said...

I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your brother in law. It must be nice to have the crazy, noisy, joyful distraction of a small child in the house at this time. x

moonstruckcreations said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother in law, hope you are all ok.
Hugs to you all, Helenxx

Linda Powell said...

I love your signs of Saturday, and your little buddy may be cutting in on your hooky time, but he's so worth it.

So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Regena Fickes said...

Such sweet pictures of the little guy. He seems to have settled in very well.
Parkinson is a terrible thief. My dear friends husband flew away last Tuesday due to complications from this disease.
I am so sorry your husband's brother has gone on so young.
I will pray for your family.

Dee said...

I am so sorry to hear about you BIL. Parkinson's is such a horrible disease. You and your family are in our prayers.

Love the pictures of Zach. What a joyful face.

Caffeine Girl said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother-in-law. Parkinson's is a very difficult disease to live with. It sounds like you have lost a wonderful man -- my condolences.

Rose Red said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your brother-in-law's passing. I hope your husband and all the family are doing ok.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

I see your Little Buddie is looking very happy in his home with his new family.. I have pretty tulips too. They brighten my day and make me smile.. Have a lovely week Meredith. Hugs Judy

Mindy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law! Blessings on all of you through this time.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh I am so sorry about your BIL's passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Little Buddy is so adorable..and Max, too of course.

((hugs))

Susanne said...

Dear friend, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your brother-in-law. My condolences to your husband and the rest of the family. Tell yourself this truth, it is only a temporary separation. That has become my mantra, it keeps me happy just knowing this and brings me joy where I use to be filled with so much sorrow. Another happy note, I see that your new addition to the family is doing well and I bet every day has become a new adventure. He looks happy and should be, you both compliment each other, and I am sure if there were anything missing in your life he is filling the void quite nicely. God Bless you.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law's passing. My uncle had Huntington's Disease which is somewhat similar. Was very sad to see him lose movement and speech over a period of time. He lived out his final years in a nursing home unable to do anything at all. And my cousin, his only son, also succumbed to the disease. I'm glad you have your little buddy there to keep you company. He sure is growing. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

Babajeza said...

Happy and sad seem to be so very close these days. Hugs to you, Regula

EMMA said...

Condolences to you and your husband.
Max and fluffy must be so enjoying have a little one in the house!

gillyflower said...

So sorry to hear of your sad loss.
Max and little Buddy seem to be having a great time!
Gill xx

Sue Pinner said...

Oh dear Meredith, so sorry to hear of your loss...hugs x

Taciana Simmons said...

I'm so very sorry my dear Meredith about yours and your husband's loss. I can understand how hard it's my dad also had Parkinson's and we lost him 4 years ago. I hope you and your husband find comfort in knowing that you have lots of friends praying for you and your family and sending you lots and lots of good, positive thoughts.

Liz said...

So sorry about your family's loss. Parkinson's is so unfair. (All forms of dementia are). I'm glad you have Little buddy and Max to occupy you and bring joy during times like these.
Much love,
Liz