I live in Portsmouth, Virginia and as I type we are getting pummeled with rain from Hurricane Joaquin (pronounced WaKeen). The hurricane isn't projected to hit land anymore but there is major flooding in all cities around me. Today I was supposed to be setting up my artwork for the Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife this weekend. It was cancelled, thanks Joaquin, NOT! I have been preparing all summer for this once-a-year festival.
And finally the worse part of these last few months? This morning I had to put down my pet. She was the sweetest and kindest and most gentle animal you could ever meet. I loved her so very much. She is not in pain anymore but I miss her tremendously.
RIP Duchess, my little girlie: