wings and things

June 1st

on June 1, 2013

Well I had my month off blogging, and only kept up with other people’s blogs haphazardly, and I have to say it was a refreshingly silent month. It has given me the time needed to reassess a few things, turn some corners, contemplate the future, and come to terms better with Anthony’s deterioration.

Gutsy 9, the not-so-baby peacock, is thriving and now sleeps in the wattle trees at night with the other peacocks, and is quick enough to get away from our two dogs now. He still does madly joyful pirouettes whenever he hears my voice and loves to fly up onto my shoulder for a kiss. (I don’t have a new picture of this so have included one from when he was little. He is now twice this size, so rather heavy).

Ming is still happily milking for our dairy farmer neighbours, and creating music in the evenings. He gave me 4 nights at a luxury resort for Mothers’Day – not a bad gift!

I still battle bouts of volcanic grief about what is happening to Anthony, but have learned a few more ways of bringing joy back into our little family.

It’s good to back and thanks for the many comments. This is a lovely community.

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48 responses to “June 1st

  1. So glad to see you back!

    There’s no picture of Gutsy9, though 😦

  2. bulldog says:

    Glad to hear and see you’re back… hope the time off has helped you in the ways you hoped for…

  3. So good to have you back. Was just thinking about you this morning πŸ˜‰ Super news that Gutsy9 can roost properly and run fast enough. Nurture that joy.

  4. Hello Julie, glad to see the you are back. Take it easy though, you need time to process everything happening in your life, you need space.
    Thinking of you.

  5. Ingrid says:

    Hi Julie
    Good to see u back – please send me an email so I can arrange a time to catch up

  6. FlaHam says:

    Julie, It is wonderful to have you back and refreshed. You have been missed by many and especially me. Please take care, Bill

  7. Welcome back. I’m glad you have found some ways to bring back Joy. I hope your Anthony is doing well.

  8. Can’t wait to see a full size gutsy photo of him on your shoulder.

  9. Rhonda says:

    Welcome back U…and YAY Ming! That’s a great Mother’s Day gift and well deserved.

  10. glad you are back and hopefully a little refreshed–I guess we just keep on keepin’ on until the keepin’ on gets smoother

  11. Welcome back Jules! Kudos to Ming for an awesome Mother’s Day gift, you did an excellent job as a mom! πŸ™‚ Hooray for Gutsy-9 graduating to the tree perch.:D

  12. Colline says:

    Welcome back Julie. Good to see you in the blogosphere again.

  13. mrs fringe says:

    Welcome back, Julie. I’m glad the time off was worthwhile, and wow! That’s a Mother’s Day gift! Speaks volumes about your family and the love you share. πŸ™‚

  14. lucewriter says:

    Welcome back, Julie. I’m glad you had a lovely resort break as well as a blog break. But I’m glad to see you back here.

  15. Glad to have you back! I think that your term, “volcanic grief” really says so much.

  16. Welcome back. Missed your posts.

  17. Hi Julie!! Welcome back! HUGS!!!

  18. Robyn Lee says:

    I’ve missed you Julie — you are topic of dinner table conversation at my home… Love you — and big hugs ~ x Robyn

  19. Good to see you back. I’ve thought of you a lot. That’s a wonderful gift from Ming and love your feathery kid.

  20. Nice to have you back. πŸ™‚

  21. elizabeth says:

    So glad you are feeling a bit better Julie. And really glad Gutsy9 is doing so well. Welcome back Girl, you’ve been missed. πŸ™‚

  22. viveka says:

    Julie, wonderful to have you back with us … and I’m glad that most things around you are as normal and that you have taken time to rethink the whole situation with Anthony’s illness. You just keep the blogging on a comfortable and pleasant level for you. There is no MUST, at least not in my world here.

  23. Terry says:

    I am thrilled to be able to read post and talk to you again. I am glad you found some peace. I know how havoc life can be my friend

  24. I know you may have already done a bunch of reading and research, and there is a lot of quachery out there as well as good science, but I wanted tou to check this out if you desire to. My sis who works with seniors in Canada has seen a lot of improvement with those who use it.

    Wishing you well.

  25. There are several parts to this presentation, btw.

  26. tootlepedal says:

    Welcome back, Take a new picture of Gutsy as soon as you can.

  27. batgurrl says:

    So spooky cause I was thinking of you this morning & then here you are!! We are all so connected if we just let the light shine in.

    Hope you get and keep that light shining in your life.

    Welcome Back R

  28. catchatcaren says:

    welcome back! Don’t give yourself even more pressure of making yourself blog when/if you do ot want to. Just do it as you feel that you WANT to do it! It shouldn’t be a chore. We are here regardless!

  29. Welcome back – you’re break sounds like it was helpful.

  30. shoreacres says:

    It’s so good to see you. Just remember – this can be checking in, rather than throwing yourself back into the routine full-out. We all care about you and are glad you’ve posted, but I’d be just as happy for you to take whatever time you need away from this cyber-stuff. And remember – you don’t have to reply to every comment. I do, but if I were in your situation, I might do things differently.

    I’ve been thinking about you a lot, because I’m working just now in a neighborhood where there are peacocks – LOUD peacocks! Every time one screams I think about you and Gutsy9!

  31. Susan says:

    Welcome back, you have been missed πŸ™‚

  32. Welcome back, Julie. I hope you feel refreshed after this well-needed break.

  33. Lynda says:

    You were very much missed, but I’m glad you took a good break. xo

  34. adinparadise says:

    Your Mothers’ Day gift sound like just what you need. How thoughtful of Ming. πŸ™‚

  35. Kozo Hattori says:

    Welcome back, Julie. Hope you enjoy/enjoyed your gift from Ming. What a loving son. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  36. dan4kent says:

    So good to see you again. Like Tom Bodette promised, we left the light on for you. Good to see your name come across my Reader. Be well. Dan

  37. fgassette says:

    WELCOME BACK! You were missed!


  38. tersiaburger says:

    I literally counted the days. I really missed you. Welcome back dear friend.

  39. Judith says:

    So glad you’re back. Sometimes, a break is breath of fresh air, though. But we missed you.

  40. Julie! Glad your time off seems to invigorated you. I know what a strain you are under and am glad to see you coping well with what probably is the most difficult part of life. I wish you and your family the best!

    xoxo L

  41. I know I am late here but just wanted to say it is good to have you back. I mentioned you in this post of mine:

  42. camsgranny says:

    I know I’m late in commenting, but better late than never, so Jules…..W E L C O M E B A C K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. TBM says:

    Glad you enjoyed your break and I wish all of you the best.

  44. niasunset says:

    Welcome dear Julie, I missed you… I am glad you had a nice break. I really wonder the picture of Gutsy9 on your shoulder πŸ™‚ What a nice relation of her… like cats… Kisses for me too. Thank you, love, nia

  45. FacetsofLucy says:

    I’m so glad to have you back. I haven’t posted much either; life sometimes just has to take center stage. Your break sounded like it was beneficial. I look forward to hearing more.

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