Where did it go?

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
John Lennon

This week went by before I realized it was happening. It’s Friday and usually I have a post all set to go with a chronicle of week’s activity. ….not this time. John Lennon’s quote particularly resonated with me. Hours were spent this week on house plans for Spokane. We are well into the detail of making sure my future studio and our kitchen will work well  – I feel so lucky to be able to make these plans.

But, life does go on….I am a cat person. I love our Siberian Huskies but cats have been a part of my life as long as I can remember. There were a few childhood cats and when I moved out west for graduate school and finally into an apartment that allowed pets, I acquired Dusty Cat who lived with me for 19 years. After Dusty, our family settled into life with four cats: Pebbles, Bob, Sarah Bean, and Mia. There were others but those four had staying power and each lived to a ripe old age. The final one, Mia, left us last Friday. She was our quietest cat who lived most of her life as the least senior member of our feline family. She rarely uttered a meow as the other three were quite vocal in demanding food, etc. She was never sick so vet trips were limited to check-ups. About four years ago, she decided she was done with the outdoors and content to live her life in our family room, with an occasional dash to the closet in my office when dogs or strange people entered our home. She became a natural part of that most used space. So, her passing has created a void in my daily pattern when I am home. No Mia to feed when I rise, no Mia to say good-bye to when I leave the house, no Mia to greet me when I return, when I enter the family room/kitchen to get a cup of tea, to sit at my feet while I relax at night on our couch. Life will go on but it is just a little emptier this week. Good-bye dear friend. Thank you for choosing to live your life with us.

Mia Cat

And, yes, life does go on, so  I have been busily stitching when I can:

This stack of luscious fabric is being transformed into a quick lap quilt.

stack of green fabric

Some Star Wars fabric has morphed into a pillow case for a certain grandchild.


Linking as always to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday.

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  1. So sorry-it’s hard to lose a dear friend.

  2. I’m a cat person too and am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mia but it sounds like she had a wonderful life with you; she is identical to my Calvin who had Maine Coone in him… On another note, your grandchild is going to love that pillowcase!

  3. Oh I know the feeling of quiet the house takes on when missing your little girl. I still miss my labradaughter. Her passing left a very quiet house. It is true that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved. She was beautiful as was your tribute. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  4. My heart is with you, Judy. Sweet Mia had a good life with you and that is a blessing. My house still seems quiet after Rosie’s passing in June, and I share your loss.

  5. So sorry to hear of Mia. As I type this, my Pookie is nuzzling at my left sleeve, but I am still missing Diesel who wandered off in September. Hugs!

  6. So sorry to hear about Mia, Judy. It sounds like she was a very good friend. Much ki.

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