Monday, 16 March 2009

Thank you

sunny, warm, temps plus 4

I want to thank each and every one of you who wrote to comfort us in our grief over Maggie. Thank you! I cannot tell you how much that has helped. Most of the messages reduced us to tears - of sorrow - but also gratitude. For your kindness, and for Maggie's company. As one neighbour wrote us, she was a brave girl.

I won't say more about how we're feeling about Maggie. I think you know. But I want to make sure you know how deeply grateful Michael and I both are for your words, your thoughts, your support and comfort.

Great syrup waeather today. Tony's going to boil down his sap tomorrow afternoon. Our friends at the guest cottage, Linda, Bal and their daughter Bethany will be invited to watch - and maybe help. Then they're coming over tomorrow night for a simple dinner. Barbeque steaks. Tony set up the BBQ for us today. What a help he is.

Wrote this morning, and spent some time this afternoon on the permissions again! Who'd have thought it would be more challenging that writing the actual book. Certainly more stressful.

spent 20 min. on the torture device. Gary dropped by yesterday and suggested using the ipod while exercising...great idea. Did that and it helps...but am torn about what music to listen to. Like eating favorite food when ill...then never being able to eat it again!

Am off...bath time.

Thank you, again.


lil Gluckstern said...

I'm a little late with this, but I just wish to send you my thoughts about your loss of Maggie. I am sad, and hopefully, her suffering is past, although she sounded so very joyful in her life with you. I have lost pets, and there is always sorrow: they always leave such a hole, an emptiness behind, and we lose them far too soon. You have so much love in your lives; my hope is that will comfort you. As for the music, just dive in, you will like whatever you play...


Cece said...

I use my ipod to exercise as well, but I use podcasts or audio books.
There are some funny public radio shows that are podcast for free-CarTalk and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, for instance. And my library has free downloads of audio books.
It makes the time go much more quickly, especially if I am laughing out loud.

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Lil,

Thank you - you are very sensitive. And you're right about the love in our lives. It is a comfort...and so many kind people. We feel propped up. thank you for your support.

And will just listen to whatever music I want - but perhaps not my total favorites. Don't want to 'wear them out'.

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Cece,

that's a great idea. Have a friend who downloads the podcasts too and listens. I don't know how. Could probably figure it out, but frankly right now I can't be bothered. But it's possible you've motivated me enough.

Cece said...

iTunes will walk you through the podcasts. I used to download and listen to gardening ones, but that just made me feel like I should be outside digging. So on to funny "time-wasters!" instead. We deserve it!

Louise Penny Author said...

Thanks Cece! perfect time for indulgence. Perhaps I could eat eclairs too.