Saturday, August 31, 2013

Catching up on Life, Reorganizing and Plans for a Big Project at the Lazy Vegan!

 Beautiful sage green moth hangs out on the kitchen wall.
A death has a way of making time seem timeless.  It has been two weeks since Julie passed on to her new adventure, yet in some ways in seems like only hours ago, and in other ways like it has been months or longer - I think it is that crazy vanishing act that happens when somebody dies that skews any "normal" sense of time for a while.  I think of her every evening when "her sunset" appears.  She took such appreciation of the changing sky each day and loved to comment on the colors as they arrived:  "here comes the orange!, here comes the pink!".  I'm happy to realize that, weather permitting, she never missed a sunset - and especially at the end with her improved view from her mobile hospital bed - she was practically in the sunset!

This past week was all about catching up on life here at the Lazy Vegan, since everything was pretty much put on hold during our hospice journey.  This meant making various vet appointments (the donkeys were due for their vaccines way back in May!), giving the dogs much needed baths (much to their dismay), getting stocked up on animal feed and supplies, paying bills and generally reorganizing the entire house (which meant that many bags of things were donated to the Sutter Hospice thrift store!). We also scheduled a big project with our contractor and his crew, to begin the first week of October...we're having a big, rustic pergola built and a large concrete pond/fountain sitting area (to match our terracotta terraces) - this is very exciting!  So stay tuned for future blog photos as the project begins!
The weekly pose is back!

 If you look closely at Luigi's mouth, you'll see him the middle of a little hee-haw!
 Poor donkeys...suddenly the lady with the camera is BACK!
 Playing around before dinner time.
 Oh, what fun - pieces of wood!

 This metal mock-up gives you an idea of the size of the future concrete pond/sitting area...
 And the pergola will go where the table and chairs are - we're talking BIG, with rough redwood lumber!

 Another view.
 You gotta love a man who polishes his own vegan shoes!

 In honor of Julie, the foreman ordered the collected poems of W.B. Yeats!
 Going through old photos - above stands our trio many years ago...
 And Solo and Claire!
 Karina testing the water.

OMG!!  Retro DWEEBS!
 Bunny's vet appt. will be in a few weeks with the rabbit specialist...time for her annual exam!
 Blurred binky!
 Bravo is back to his old habits now that he has access to the downstairs bathroom - taking a nap in the towel basket!

Dinner time!
Oh, the horror of it all - bath time!

Here come the tomatoes!
Julie would have loved this sunset...
Charging around!

Two weeks in a row - the girls came over and this time Claire cooked!
The pups watched her every move.

She made AMAZING homemade vegan pesto!

Bounty from the garden.
This was SO good!

At one point, Toby decided to take a nap!

Sparky Tomashefsky - cuteness alert!!!!

Critter Cam Videos!  I've decided to put all the videos of the week at the end of the blog post from now on...it is just easier to do them all at once...lots of foxes and more this week!