I'll just get on with it... 2017 was a rough year of losses... family members, friends and then our loss of Bear February 3, 2018. I have vented many times during this year and appreciate those of you who have been witness to my struggle to cope. I will be the first one to say I wasn't doing a "bang up job" of keeping a happy attitude or any semblence of normalcy. In fact, I just realized I had closed myself in, let my business go, and left alot of you wondering. Some have asked me in sweet little tones, "so, are you still doing pictures?", or "I hear you've retired". My husband has quietly stood by and watched the process, coping in his own way until yesterday. He said he was trying to help me find something to photograph that would make me happy again, like it used to. He also said that I "just quit" taking pictures.... of anything...." Then the reality came crashing in... he was right and I am heartsick for stepping out of reality for a bit. I guess it was necessary but a year goes by remarkably fast and I don't have that many more years (compared to billions of years) Time to come back to life, get back to work/play and find the joy in each day. Missing those who leave before you is something we all have to deal with and it is never going to be easy but you must remember... you have to return to life, to work and hopefully do it with renewed strength and determination. So, here it is: I am officially back to work full swing... pets and people and things. Thanks for being great listeners and patient customers and sweet friends.