September 11...

September 11 of each year everyone remembers one of the saddest days in American history.  I remember as though it was  yesterday where I was at and what I was doing when the news came on on the Today Show about the Twin Towers.  I, like everyone else, was in total shock and glued to the tv set.

However, September 11th this year will be remembered as the day we lost our very much loved Shih Tzu, Jerzi.  She would have been 10 years old in November.  On the 10th she had had what we think was a seizure of some sort, but we didn't think that much of it because she was acting like nothing was wrong later that day.  By the time we got home from church on Sunday, we knew something was wrong.  Jerzi passed away in my arms about 3:45 pm.  

I am just now coming to terms with the house being quieter and not having her meet me at the door, barking when she sees our outdoor dog (Rugar), or letting us know when someone is outside.  We miss her bringing one of her favorite toys to our feet and look up at us letting us know it was play time.  She would let my husband know when she thought it was time to go to bed at night.  

If it's this painful when one loses a pet, I don't know how I'm going to deal with the loss of my husband, one of my children, or one of my grandchildren.  Love your family and hold them close, even if the family member is a pet.  Pets are as vital to us as humans are.  Create good memories because one day those memories may be all you will have left.

I've been busy to say the least...

I realize it's been a couple of months since my last post, and for that I apologize.  It has been a busy 2 months and that is a good thing.  Since my last post, the heat press vinyl business my daughter, Bethany, and I started has mushroomed...and we're loving it.  We have blessed with a couple of businesses that want us to do their shirts for them, and for that I am forever grateful.  A couple of our customers wanted "awareness" shirts, one for cancer and one for Alzheimer's, and they both said they were extremely pleased with what we came up with.  Another customer has asked us this week to see what we could come up with for Myositis Awareness; she said what we came up with was perfect.

Bethany and I are already discussing upgrading our equipment to bigger sizes.  Just this morning I found a cutting machine that I really like and am going to see what I can do to save the money for it.  However, it will probably be after the first of the year before we get both it and a larger size heat press.  The dream of upgrading is something for us to look forward to.

If you would like to see what we have done or want more information, please feel free to visit us at www.facebook.com/afamilyaffairboutique.  If you have any questions or would like to order something from us, please don't hesitate to contact us. 
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