Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm still here and all over the place with this post.

Hello lovelies! I'm sorry I've been away for so long. I do apologize for the absence, but I just can't seem to get it together and blog lately. I do so appreciate my readers, and I've missed your wonderful comments. Thank you to a special few of you who have sent "miss you" notes!

So, let's see - it's September and in North Texas that = dove season. Want to see what we've been up to for the last month?

Riley is such a proud bird dog!

"Uh, hey guys? I think you missed a spot right there on the tailgate!" - Riley

On another dog note, Roxy has been missing for two weeks now, and that has had me pretty down. As her "rescuer" and foster mama, I still feel responsible for her. I think that not knowing what has happened to her is the worst part. Did someone see her and take her? Was she hit by a car? Did she just run away? There's just no closure, so we hold out hope that maybe she will still turn up. The unknown is killer.

Speaking of the unknown - I've got to keep it vague, but my husband and I are struggling with a difficult decision. It would be a huge leap of faith, and that scares the hell out of me. I find myself trying to strike a balance between supportive and cautious, between trust and security. I want to be supportive of him and his aspirations, but I find myself thinking selfishly of myself. Has anyone else been caught in this situation?

That's all I'm able to muster at this point without pictures from my home computer. But hey, it's something right?

Oh, and calling all Anthropologie lovers: I have a new blog crush. Kim @ Anthroholic is absolutely fabulous!! I love the outfits she puts together, and it's awesome to see Anthro pieces (that I wouldn't know what to do with) in action. Check her out!


Ink Obsession Designs said...

It is good to see you back!

Amy Lynn said...

WOOOOO! Go Riley! That's so awesome. I would love to go dove hunting! Zoey would love it too, hehehehe. So sorry to hear about Roxy :( I hope she turns up... And good luck with your difficult decision. Have faith, things will work out.

Good to see you back :) Stick around this time, will ya?

Running In Stilettos said...

I am glad you are back! I missed reading your blog :) I struggle with that same thing. My husband is a Marine and I am proud to support him. However, when we got married we had an agreement - make Capt. and get out - he is now a Capt and I can tell he really doesn't want to get out in 2 years. So I struggle constantly with making sure I support his dreams. However, at times I feel like I am losing mine. I try desperately not to be selfish and to think of him first...but I have to find a happy medium. Ask me what that is when I find it b/c trust me - I sure haven't found it yet honey!

Just have faith and all will work out!

Elizabeth said...

It's good to have you back... I was getting a little concerned :). Hopefully Roxy shows up at some point.

Amanda Fouts said...

My heart is just broken about Roxy!! I really really really hope she finds her way back home!! Glad that you're back, I've missed you!!!

Jessica said...

1) My BF has been super frustrated with the fact that there aren't that many dove here for him to shoot. Please send some our way.

2) So sorry to hear about Roxy. I really hope that you find out something soon!

3) My gut just flipped over for you & the hubby. I really, truly hope that you guys are able to work together to find something that works best for your family. I'll be thinkin' about you, girl!

Rachel said...

What ..... what's this ?? A Jo post FINALLY !!! Missed you SO much. Trust that love will get you two thru anything.

Blair said...

So sorry to hear about Roxy, hopefully she will be home soon!
I love these pictures of Riley, what a good dog! My pup is a duck dog as well and I need to be better about taking pic b/c the 2nd one is too funny!
I am a new follower, great blog!

Chelsea Lietz said...

The dove hunting looks like fun!

Sorry about the missing pup. :-(

Loving life in Southern California! said...

Cute blog! And cute dog! Following you!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Whered you go?!?!

It's Time to Live said...

dove breast baked in stuffing!

LEARNING AS WE GO!!! said...

Yes kathy and derek are my aunt and uncle!!!! They are dear people and we love them to pieces. It was great meeting you too :)

Sooooo glad to hear about your christmas gift....that rocks. Excited about your blog!!!!! Now get busy ;)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Gotta love dove season in TX :)