Thank you for everyone's very kind comments- Sometimes when I think I am just being ridiculous and that I should just get over it, I re-read your comments and am reminded that I am not the only one to feel this way, that plenty of you understand...
This week will be a challenge- oldest daughter has gone back to college, youngest daughter goes back to school on Wednesday (as a high school sophomore!), but no furry daughter here to keep me company. It will be very quiet here. I used to complain that I couldn't get anything done during the day, because I was interrupted every 10 minutes by Daisy, who wanted to go out, and then wanted to come in, and then wanted a treat..... but now, I'd just give anything.... to take her for a walk, to pet her soft fur, just one more time..... I managed to put a few things away over the weekend, but her basket of toys remains in the corner, I can't bring myself to put them away just yet.
So life goes on... I have several new patterns I have been working on, and hopefully in the next week or two I will get them up on the website. Maybe I will do a sneak peek here soon. Quilt Market is at the end of October, but I'm sure it will be here before I know it, so I really need to get to work on some stuff. And there are a couple of upcoming fabric lines to work on, so I should have plenty to keep me busy. Distraction is a very good thing.
I hope I am not too much of a downer..... I know I will get back into the swing of things, it will just take me a little more time. Enjoy this last bit of summer... I am trying to think of something fun for youngest daughter and I to do before she goes back to school in a couple of days. She will probably be happy to stay home in the air conditioning (today starts our 8th heat wave for this summer.) Maybe a quick walk around the park before it heats up too much today. Whatever you do today, enjoy it. Have a good Monday.