Any of you who know me knows that I’m never up early in the morning. I woke up about 4:00 a.m. Monday morning to check on our kitty cat and she had passed away. For this, I am so very thankful to God. She went peacefully, at home, and with us.
I’ve never, ever understood how someone could put an animal – a member of the family – to sleep. Although I’ve read so many things about folks doing this, it was always something I felt I would never consider. I read that pet owners say “you just know” when you have to do it. Now, I truly understand how someone could come to that conclusion.
My heart doesn’t feel heavy about her now. Although I’m sad and broken in spirit, I feel mended somewhat to know that she’s not suffering. We knew that she was hanging on for us and we knew she suffered for it.
It’ll be hard to deal with her not being around after so many years and I already miss her.
Anyway, for any of you who might have read my entry on Sunday and helped us pray for her, I thank you for listening to my thoughts and for caring.
Thought you might like to see a picture of her. This was taken a few months ago when she was feeling great and high on catnip! She’s lying on our floor exhausted staring at her catnip ball. We had soooooo much fun with catnip and that little kitty cat!
The excitement is filling the air around here as I’m getting everything ready to launch the shop. I finally have a date set for the shop launch – April 5th!! YAY! I’ve been such a busy bee getting things made and tested. Nothing will be sold in my shop unless it has been tried and tested first. So, if we don’t think it’s up to par, you won’t
find it in the shop.
So, this week, this is what I’ve done:
Started this blog
Opened my etsy shop
Reserved the same name on ebay to avoid any confusion
Went to the bank and opened a business checking account
Purchased a few items to gather some feedback on my new etsy account
Opened a PayPal account
Reserved a website
Completed the banner for this blog & etsy
Have decided what to do for the avatar, but I have to make part of it first
Made a test potholder with heat resistant fabric inside
Written down pages and pages of things I’ll have in the shop, along with so many ideas of things to come
Finalized my packaging ideas for mailing my goods
Ordered my custom labels which will be sewn into my wares
WHEW! It’s been a busy week and there’s still so much more to do. I’m so very excited about this and I have high hopes for my new little corner of the world. My hope is that you will be excited about the end result, too!