Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thank You

Hello, my friends!
It's been a long and grueling month.
But, it has been made so much better by all your kind words and wishes for comfort and peace. I showed my husband all your comments and he began to get choked up. What a blessing to be able to share it with him. Thank you, thank you for all your kindness.
My sisters and I are in the process of emptying out a house that my parents were in for 38 years. It's messy, thought-provoking, maddening, sad, cleansing, and brings the best and worst out of us all.
In the mean time, life around us continues.

I had signed up for the Hello Soul, Hello Business course put on by Kelly Rae Roberts and Beth Nicholls.  It began two weeks after my mom passed away and I've been glad to lose myself in the lessons. All though I'm about a week and a half behind, I'm thankful for a self-paced online course!

My trend for burning dinner has been stopped, but it has been replaced by a vague forgetfulness to MAKE dinner.

Miss Party continues to dig her way to happiness in the trash, as forgetfulness reigns supreme for me right now.

Brenna is doing well, I'm thinking she's enjoying the pace of life at home.

My eldest turns 21 in a couple of weeks, we went down to see her and celebrate early.

I'm learning I don't like the title "executor".

It's being cemented that I would rather spend my days at the beach, or in the art room.

Or, an art room at the beach would be even better.

I know there's a reason and a purpose for me learning things like how to sell a house,
file a tax return for someone else,

manage several checking accounts into one, deal with bills, finishing loose ends, make calls to lawyers, credit card companies, phone companies, and go through a thousand papers and photos...
and yet,

I am beyond blessed because of the life that I do have now and friends like you.
much love to you.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

An Ending

My mom lost her long battle with COPD, complicated this time with pneumonia.
I'll be back in a couple of weeks and would treasure your prayers at this time.
Make an effort to go to someone that you love, look them in the eye and tell them what they mean to you. You will never regret it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Short break

Hi friends. I'm taking a short break. My mom is in hospital.
Keep thinking of your words and hang onto them. I believe you have them for a reason.
Don't forget to tell your mom you love her.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!
Did you stay up? Did you watch the ball drop? Kiss your love at midnight?
I did, which was pretty amazing, considering we are usually sound asleep at midnight.

I am liking the thought of New Year's more and more as I get older, especially this year. It will be FULL of art. Art classes, doing art, art projects big and small and art shows.
The other part I like about a New Year is instead of a resolution, I pick a word for the year. I've seen on several blogs that this is the hot topic for January. Guess what? We did it LAST year!

My main word was "intention." It was a terrific word, I used it all year. It came to mind in several situations and was so much better for me than a resolution. Intention was a word with some "oomph" behind it and reminded me of what I wanted to do during the year so much more than a resolution.

I'd like very much to do it again this year.
Do you have a word? Or perhaps a color, like my friend, Deb?

I have two words this year. They both have come from finding the most amazing quote and working on 




I truly believe that when we have truth, we have hope. If we have neither one, there is a big hole in our lives.
The other lesson I am learning is that, when I keep speaking the TRUTH, my voice does stop shaking, and I find HOPE.
Pretty cool.
So, my friends, what about you?
Do you have a word? Maybe just one that spurs you on for the year?
Let's share them in the comments and I'll put them all together in a separate post.
Here's to a wonderful 2012!