(Above is a random picture I took while we were getting things set up for the next shot. I don’t think Taylor even knew I took it.)I have a few odds and ends that I wanted to chat about. Warring this post will be a little random.
Craft Room: I finally started on my craft room! I’m sooooo excited. I’ve been dreaming of my craft room for long time and it’s now becoming reality! I’ll share some pictures along the way. I’m doing a French theme with black, cream, and a goldish yellow. As I type I have a drop cloth in the dryer, a small shelf that I just spray painted drying in the back yard and 2 large shelves waiting to be assembled. My goal is to keep the coast wayyy down and use mainly repurposed items.
Craft Group: I started a little craft group with a few of my friends. I’m just tickled about it! They are coming over this Saturday for some crafty fun. I know that were going to make fancy flowers (the ones you can wear in your hair, on your shirt, or wherever) I just can’t decided which ones to make. There are soooo many great ones out there.
Did Y’all Know that I’m a Student: Yep, an older one but I’m getting it done! I’m getting my degree in development and family studies. It’s very interesting. My classes are about child development, marriage, motherhood, pretty much anything that encompass family life. After I graduate I’m going through an alternate teaching certification program and plan to teach kindergarten or 1st grade. My semester started back on Wednesday. Let me tell ya I am extremely ready to be done. I have one more year left and it can’t get here sooner :o) You may hear me talking about something I learned from time to time so I wanted to give you a little back ground as to why I may be talking about that subject. When I first started this blog I did a post that was all about me. I know, I’m not that interesting but if you would like to read it you can find it HERE.
Something has been weighing heavy on my heart and I would love your opinion: Do you remember THIS post? Well it’s been a few months and all the superficial wounds have healed but my poor baby is still limping. I’m starting to think his leg will never be the same and it breaks my heart. Every time I watch him limp around the house it makes me think back to that day and how extremely scary it was. I’m grateful that he is still here with us but I still carry a little anger.
The owner of the dog was very sweet when we talked on the phone but when I talked to her she just told me story after story about how they’ve had problems with their dog’s aggression. She never heard my side of the story or what I went through that afternoon. She doesn't know that I thought I was going to watch my little Parker die right in front of me. She doesn't know how completely helpless I felt. She doesn't know that I ran up and down the street bawling my eyes out and screaming for help. She didn’t hear the sound that Parker was making while he was being attacked. I can still hear that awful sound. She has no idea how the dog attack has changed our lives. I have yet to take Parker for a walk since. I no longer take him around other dogs. We use to go hiking on Sundays with a few friends. Parker LOVED this and due to the attack he will no longer be able to go. This breaks my heart. I hate that his quality of life is lessened because someone was not responsible enough to take care of their dog. She has no idea that I now carry a fear of dogs that was completely nonexistent before. She doesn't know that I we are still dealing with this.
Part of me wishes that she did know all of this. I want her to know just how much her irresponsibility has affected us. I’ve thought about writing her a letter. Nothing mean. I just want to share how it has changed our lives (when I say “our” I’m referring to Kent, Parker, and me). I’m sure she still remembers the attack, she may even think about it from time to time but she didn't see it and has no idea what really happened or how it’s affecting us today. I think it's important that she knows this. I want her to know that it was not just a silly happening and something she should just prush aside. I don’t want anything from her and would ask that she didn’t respond.
Here’s where you come in. Do you think I should write her a letter or should I leave it be? You can be honest but please don't be mean. I know you won’t :o)
For those of you who read through this whole post…..THANK YOU!!! I try to keep my post on the less wordy side but every now and then a girl needs to talk!