Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weekly Dose of George

Continuing with my series on the weekly look at everyone’s favorite border collie. Ok, well maybe he’s not YOUR favorite, but I promise you, he’d like to be.

After accomplishing many housekeeping chores today, going food shopping, and putting everything away, I made a cup of tea and took it outside to enjoy.

I sat beside the garden and after just a few sips of my Earl Grey from the new Keurig machine in my favorite Fishs Eddy mug, went back into the house for the camera and macro lens. I had spied a very photogenic morning glory bloom, and after taking many photos of it, I turned the camera on my little friend.

 

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Hello, my friend.

 

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He is so shy.

 

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With pretty eyes.

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Today, while food shopping, I ran into one of my sweet co-workers. I haven’t been to work since Oct. 6, and she stopped me and asked how my husband was doing, and to my surprise, I nearly began crying.

It pisses me off when I get teary. I consider it a sign of weakness. Plus, it makes people feel uncomfortable.

I was shopping because tomorrow we are having company. Not sure my husband is ready for all this, but it was actually his idea. We’re having friends over who we’ve known since high school – they’re in town for a family wedding and we’re both really looking forward to seeing them.

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And I’m sure George is really looking forward to an early morning bath. Ha!

Enjoy your Sunday, all ~

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45 comments:

Karen said...

He is a beautiful boy.

A morning glory, with just the right light falling through it, can be so oustanding...

Kerri said...

He's definitely my favorite border collie :)

Sometimes it's really good to cry..... like a release of all that emotion. I often feel much better after a good cry.

Tell your hubby that we are all thinking of him!!

Linda said...

Your George is one little buttercup!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

There is a wonderful post on Pinterest, one that I dearly believe in.

People cry, not because they are weak, but because they have been strong for too long....

You are very strong, it's that simple.

George is as always gorgeous. Love the shots of him anytime.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

TexWisGirl said...

i love george.

and i love the comment above: people cry, not because they are weak, but because they ahve been strong for too long...

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I would have cried to had my husband and I been in your boots. I get that big old lump in my throat and then it's all over... the tears just roll. It's really OKAY to cry. I bet you've been holding a lot inside, Kate.

Candylei said...

Hello! I have been away from your blog for a bit and I've missed so much that I had to scroll down and get every last drop of information! So glad your husband is home. Yay! Glad you had your sister's help and love. Glad George is so sweet and beautiful and probably very happy to have his dad home, too <3. Wishing him a speedy recovery!

linda said...

nothing wrong with a few tears...your cup has just runneth-ed over a bit! (pardon my butchery of a wonderful phrase).
George is my favorite blog dog!

A New England Life said...

Yeah, there's nothing worse than showing a little emotion . . . ; )

Enjoy the company!

RottenMom said...

You can only hold it in for so long, right?

I am sending you all kinds of good thoughts for tomorrow. I'm glad your husband is up to having company, it will be good for the both of you.

And that George, I want to hug him!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I agree with the other commenters...there's only so long you can hold it all in...I'm not a crier either and have very similar feelings about it as you do. But sometimes you just need a good cleansing...and I think that's why God made tears. :) Warm thoughts for a wonderful visit tomorrow.

beth said...

if tears are a sign of weakness, then i have absolutely no strength whatsoever. i mean zilch. nada. none.

i cry easily and those who know me, understand how sensitive i am.

so your tears wouldn't have phased me a bit, but they would have confirmed just how much you love life and your husband.

xoxoxo

Country Gal said...

Your far from weak what with all you have endured crying is a good thing means your human and have a heart. Tell George Miggy is going to the spa tomorrow for the first time, she really needs that stragly fur washed and trimmed. Hope you have a nice time with your friends , hugs to you all and have a wonderful day !

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Well, I have to confess, some of our very good friends have 3 Border Collies and we love them! If they didn't shed and I wasn't allergic to them I'd get one - they are so smart!

I read somewhere once that "women cry because they understand the world, all the rest is bulls*it!" Your tears are not a sign of weakness, like you, I've been crying off and on since my mom passed away last month. I think it's just a sadness in our hearts. So what if it makes people uncomfortable, let them walk in your heels!

XOXO
Mary

Lili said...

Awww Kate, if I saw you cry, it would make me cry too. And you are far from weak you know. So glad for your upcoming visit with some old friends, it's sure to be comforting. That George session is a welcome dose of sunshine. Enjoy your weekend Kate! xoxo ~Lili

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I don't think crying makes people uncomfortable at all. If they care about you, it's good to let them know how you're feeling.
George is very handsome indeed. I bet he would have lots of fun with my Zoey:-)

Oliag said...

I've been thinking a lot about weeping lately...I tend to feel like you do, that it is a sign of weakness. I try very hard to always hold things in and I am usually successful. But lately I have been realizing that I am wrong. If I could and did weep in front of others would be a sign of strength...a sign of reaching out...

For some of us accepting support is a sign of strength...

Does this make any sense?

Oliag said...

...And have fun this weekend!

alphabet soup said...

Fluffy Kate

Crying is not a sign of weakness, it's to do with releasing stress and is an act of self healing. Or so I believe... As for people feeling uncomfortable there are many things that make people uncomfortable and they have to deal with that - not you. Words of wisdom from Ms Smartypants who will not be so smart when she sits her exam in 2 weeks....

And what on earth is 'the new Keurig machine'? Something that makes tea in a cup? Like a fancy tea strainer maybe?

And how is the lovely Miss Blackie I ask?

Ms Soup

Crystal Jigsaw said...

So beautiful, as always. An early morning bath for George? I think my 4 would positively cringe at the thought of a bath. They'd much rather roll in something stinky!!

Have a great day with your friends.
CJ xx

Gretchen said...

As everyone has said, Kate, crying is not a sign of weakness. Lord knows, you've endured through so many crises, holding everything in. Hope you can cry at some point as nature's way of providing a release.

Hilary said...

Tears are a sign of loving and caring.. and being human. And it offers others a chance to help with a hug or an understanding word.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

George is as handsome as ever!
I hope your husband feels a bit better. I'm sure have long time friends visit will be a blessing. Tears are not a sign of weakness in my book, just humanity:)

Linda said...

Crying isn't a sign of weakness. It is an emotional release. Whether it's fear, exhaustion, frustration, anger, relief or happiness. Yes it can be unsettling for the crier and the audience but you know what? Everyone does it an everyone understands:) It's been a long road and you and your husband both deserve a good cry. Have at it, get it out of your system. We'll be here with a shoulder and a hug (if you need one) and hand you a tissue:D

Bluebird49 said...

You're not weak--just human! I hope you're enjoying your visit with friends and that it'll be a good day for all of you!

Mary said...

Aww, George is such a cutie!

And as for crying -- sometimes I am such a watering-pot that I surprise even myself. I'm not rue if it is just my nature, or hormones... I'm going to go with hormones. :)
xoxo

Tammy said...

Hi Kate, I've just caught up on my blog reading from being gone for a few weeks and I'm so sorry to hear all your husband has gone through. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time and I hope that each day brings more recovery and better health. Hugs to you both and George!!

Gail said...

I think of you often. Good wishes and healing thoughts for you and yours.

George, as usual, is a handsome devil!

Low Tide High Style said...

Hiya George, you are in fact my favorite BC, well... after Kylee who is no longer with us.

I hope you have a wonderful time with your company. And I hate crying too, I'm weird like that!

Kat :)

Helene said...

Kate, all the best to you and yours. I can relate re the tears....my biggest fear - if I start, I will not be able to stop. BUT, I eventually do - thank God! LOL Good thoughts and prayers going yor way!

JaneK said...

well, George is my favorite border collie :) and tears are not a sign of weakness.... they are a sign of "real-ness". I just get pissed when I cry b/c I am angry b/c I lose any force I might have tried to convey.... but I digress... anyway, I know you need to be strong, but I hope you can find enough folks that you can cry with: I read on someone's blog that salt water is the answer to almost any problem: sweat, ocean, tears..... I agree

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Back in the '90s when I lived in Northern Virginia, my father underwent heart surgery. I took time off work to go be with him and during the whole ordeal never shed a tear. Then, I returned to work and the first person who asked me about it caused me to burst into tears. It was as if a week's worth of emotion decided to all of a sudden come forth.

You can only be so strong for so long before it starts wearing on you.

Hope you enjoyed the company.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Echoing everyone else who has said that you are FAR from weak.... tears are just fine.
Hope your visit has gone well.... BUT I heard that George thinks that since he's already as white as snow, he could skip the bath!

Cloudia said...

nothing wrong with emotion, dear friend!




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Anonymous said...

I don't think tears are a sign of weakness, but that is what our culture has taught us. God gave us tears. He takes note of our tears--the Psalmist says he stores them all in a bottle (Ps. 56:8). I have been thinking about tears lately--and shedding several myself. I am trying to think of another gift God has given us that we have learned to be ashamed of or embarrassed by. If I were your personal friend, your tears would not make me uncomfortable. They would tell me what a loving, caring lady you are. God bless you & your husband.

Christine said...

What a handsome collie! Love the last picture. I'm sure it's hard to say no to him when he looks up at you like that :)

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Thanks for sharing!

Daryl said...

I thought about George a lot this weekend .. everywhere I went there were squirrels ... xo

missing moments said...

Late to the game today!

I can get the same way ... weepy over something and HATE it! I'm told over and over again, it is not a sign of weakness but why do I feel that way??? Any who ... so love that photo of George looking up.
Hope you had a wonderful day with your friends! Happy Monday!

Sage said...

Oh what a beautiful border collie. Mine loves her bath thankgoodness because she loves to roll in fresh horse poop, too. Like your blog and keep on crying. It's good for us. I blog at
tumbleweedcrossing.blogspot.com about dogs, cats, horses, and life in New Mexico

Deb said...

gotta love George...he is so handsome...

mrs mediocrity said...

He does have pretty eyes! I hate crying in front of other people, too. But sometimes, you just have to let it all out.
Hope you had a great evening with your friends.

Mental P Mama said...

It is not a sign of weakness. It shows that you are real. And that you appreciate care and concern. The end.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Oh but he is my favorite BC!!!

Crying makes me look like a toad and that pisses me off.....

thotlady said...

Always love to see sweet George.

I don't believe crying is a sign of weakness. It is a sign of many things, but not weakness.

Sending good thoughts your way...always.

deb colarossi said...

I missed George.

( and you.. and your very real soul )

hugs to you.
for that day, for this day, for always