First and foremost today, we have in our hearts and minds, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Our prayers are lifted up for those who have given up so much and for those who loved and lost them.
It has been a lovely, quiet day today. Gosh, darn it, I woke up at 6:30 and could not get back to sleep. So I got up, had my coffee, and was at the beach with Liesl a little before 8 am. This is the happiest place in Liesl's world, because it is a leash free dog beach. She got to play with other dogs, play in the water, and run along the sand. Liesl thinks that she is Labrador when she is at the beach and likes to chase the other labs into the surf. She went in kinda far today (her tummy was in the water.) She was thinking that she was pretty hot stuff after that and was trotting along with her ears back, like she is a total tough girl. She thinks she is gangsta. LOL
So we came home and she was all about a nap. We got all of the sand off and she went off to sleep. I got out my stitching and stitched while watching daytime television. I worked on my very old WIP, MLI's Lady of the Thread. I love Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's designs. She had such a great eye for color and her designs are so romantic. I have stitched three of her angels. Best of all, she was just lovely as a person. About 10 years ago, I wrote her an email telling her how much I loved her work, and she sent me the loveliest note.
So I am happy to stitch this for my office/craft room. I think she will look perfect in there.
It has been a wonderful three days off and I am sort of sorry to see it come to an end. I have enjoyed the peaceful time, the walks with Liesl, the time with my best friend, stitching, reading and the opportunity to just be quiet and rest. It has been really precious time.