10.18.2013

Today's Table and Thank You!

It feels really good to be working again!


A great big THANK YOU to everybody who has sent well wishes and hugs and cards and words of encouragement! I am truly overwhelmed by the goodness of it all. Overwhelmed in a good way, not in the what-the-hell-am-I-doing-I-can't-possibly-do-this sort of way that keeps rearing it's ugly head. It really means so much. I've read and re-read every word. Thank you, thank you , thank you!

Lulu and I are slowly settling in to a new routine. I got myself a little travel trailer that I'm well on my way to turning into a home of my own. I'm currently parked at my folks' house while I try to find my feet. I am so grateful for them! They live out in the country, and Lulu's loving the mole-chasing opportunities. I was feeling so down the other morning when Lulu came bounding over with a present for me, a dead mole that she quite proudly dropped at my feet. She looked up at me with such unconstrained exuberance that I just had to laugh. I know, poor mole, but it made me giggle nonetheless. I think country life suits us just fine.






16 comments:

  1. Jo, dogs have all kinds of secrets to tell us!

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  2. Lulu is adorable. I'm glad you're in the country where nature can work its magic and help you heal. xo

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  3. It is good to see you working again, too! Please know that when feelings overwhelm you that you are being held in a silent, but loving hug that lasts as long as you need it. And keep on keeping on...

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  4. So wonderful to see your working! Thank goodness for the support of your parents and your gentle little companion Lulu. Hang in there!

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  5. I was about to start the post about you and your work. So I clicked your blog and...omg, I just read about your recent life. So sorry. But I see you are getting a new routine, That's good. I really don't know what to say. I am used to see your work, one after another, your creations pop up on Facebook, I allways go Wow, so good, such great work, and I never stop to think about you...well...as a person, I mean artists have a life, people have a life. And now I read this and, well, I am glad that you had support to deal with this crisis. Time will work its magic. And your creativity will do to. I'd better go now and write something good! Sorry for my English, not my mother language, I wanted to say more and in a better way...

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  6. I am glad that your table today is so colorful! Makes me smile that you can use fun, happy colors.
    hugs for you
    Karen

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  7. The country is a fantastic place for regathering one's self, some peace, and a little magic. I'm glad Lulu is already settling in! Hugs to you, Jo!

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  8. Had a sweet dog called Lulu once.......dogs are the best. Unconditional love. Some of the nicest people I know are dogs! You go girl!

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  9. So good to see you creating and to know you have your own little haven to call home. Lulu looks very happy to living in the country, although the resident mole population may not be quite so happy to have her move in! Much love and positive thoughts and energy to you both, Deb

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  10. I'm glad you are slowly recovering Jo.What a rotten thing to have happened.After all your plans, and the trips you were going to take.
    Art heals too doesn't it!

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  11. I hope you enjoy your new travel trailer - I want to see pictures lol! I'm glad you're still living your dream - and, as always, your artwork is increadible!!!!!

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  12. I've just read what has happened to you and my hearts breaks. Even though I've never left a message, I've always admired your wonderful talent. I'm here to add my love to the many that are sending theirs and hope that very soon you will feel the warmth and strength of your own beautiful self again. All my love, Lenore

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  13. I love the colors, and the smiles. Hmm, what does it mean? Could it be that your life is improving a bit.

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  14. My heart goes out to you Jo as you find your legs again and get back on your feet after such a gut-punch. But like Judy says, art heals, and it sounds like you are well on your way. We are all cheering you on and sending love!

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  15. I am really glad that you got your own trailer to fix up the way YOU want! PICS, PLEASE!! I have really GOOD FEELINGS about this one. Now, THAT is a Kickstarter project I WOULD fund. :-) If you decide to do it, I'm in.

    Of course, we now know this means that he took off with the Wheelie House....whatta guy. :-( Somehow, I always had a feeling it would not be utilized in the way it was portrayed. Looking back now, it seems pretty apparent that the Wheelie House was HIS dream, not yours (What woman wouldn't LOVE cooking dinner on a Marshall amp stove...LOL). I didn't see much of you represented at all, which is what I was really waiting for; seemed like it was all HIS stuff, HIS memories, going into the project. I couldn't care less about his stupid typewriter... where were your beautiful Cart Critters, bunting, and special touches I had come to love? I so regret for you that he used your fans and misrepresented his ulterior motives, taking advantage of their good intentions and generous hearts to convince them to open their wallets and fund his mid-life-crisis-mobile. I know that I, among others, rather expected and would have preferred to have seen beautiful art being made in the Wheelie House... not to see some pathetic middle-aged dude riding around, filled with the deluded fantasy that he's a rock star on tour with Led Zeppelin. :-P

    Now that the dust is starting to clear a little, I hope for you to re-evaluate YOUR dreams for the future; It is quite possible that they may not include a traveling lifestyle after all. You never did read as being a "gypsy" type, to me; You have always seemed like the "quiet little cottage on the lake" type, or "cabin in the woods" type. :-) That cottage may or may not have wheels, but something tells me you might still end up planting it in one beautiful spot for an extended stay, then perhaps move to another down the road. :-)

    I have a feeling we are going to be reading and seeing wonderful things from you in the near future. Something is telling me you are going to be the happiest you have ever been in a very long time. New friends and social connections, new animal friends, too, but I think the biggest change is going to be in you. I don't think we have yet seen the REAL Jo, and I can't wait to meet her. :-)

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