That is a nice word, and I so enjoy being a part of it all, the writing, the reading, the doing projects, earning badges. I must say that after some losses, I did remove myself from doing any badges for some time now, which is sad, as I really do enjoy doing them. I sometimes think it is because I was never a girl scout and this is like being an adult scout. My family lived way out in the country and my dad drove truck and my mother did not drive. It is not to say I did not learn lots, because I did. My mother was very talented and passed much on to me, even having a good work ethic. I am thankful for that. However, I never did have a sister so very much enjoy writing and receiving notes and emails from those in my Scattered Prairie Gals group.
After losing my dear Daisy Mae Foxhound, bbf and glamping partner, I gave up for a bit, somewhat depressed and sad. I had my wonderful trip to FRANCE, and treasure all of it. I see many smiles during that time. When getting back to real life, I have relived my trip often and will continue to do that. But I have had to make myself get back into the stream of ordinary life in the country, without my Daisy Dog. I also made the decision to sell my camper. I went out to visit the campgrounds where we usually camped, and could not do it anymore. I knew it was time to turn some pages to other things. I have had to do this a number of times in my life.....reinvent yourself some may say. I am thankful that I am still able to do that.
So I pulled my glamping/badge ring binder out of the closet and will get back into doing badges and projects. I will not camp and feel it is the right decision. I sold my camper and am glad to have it out of the yard. I had three years of fun and memories to carry me on. I must say that before my trip I had a quilt to machine quilt, several pairs of socks to finish the second sock of each pair, some mittens to finish, and a few scarfs. I have now completed those things, as well as done activities around the yard and house. I am cutting out a Christmas flannel quilt which will be tied when put together. It is from a local shop in Hannibal and will be a joy to have in the living room over the season for years to come.
I have to thank many of my sisterhood people that I could write to and be happy to know through the mail. I was also pleased to have many write back, many really enjoying getting some snail mail. I enjoy the chat and also blogging, and email, but for some reason, the snail mail is a true treat.
Thank you, Mary Jane Butter Ogle, for all you encourage us to do, smiling and enjoying life. I feel that I am getting back there again. I am always so encouraged when I receive my magazine, and usually stop what I am doing and just sit and look through it, knowing that later I can devour the stories one by one....like a dessert after a good meal.
Keep up the good work.
I will always miss and remember my dear Daisy Mae Foxhound as I should, but I know that I can go forward with joy of great memories and sweet pictures of her to appreciate.
Thanks to those that understand that loss also. She really was my bff.