Last year, the holiday season passed in a blur. Losing loved ones does not leave one in the mood for celebration and festivities… This year I’m feeling a bit different. We lost my aunt unexpectedly last month, and this holiday … Continue reading
I’ll be cooking a simple birthday dinner for my mom (her 79th birthday) & hanging out with my parents. I do want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday, surrounded by those who matter most to you.
remember what’s important. life changes in an instant…
i leave you with these words:
live with intention. walk to the edge. listen hard. practice wellness. play with abandon. laugh. choose with no regret. appreciate your friends. continue to learn. do what you love. live as if this is all there is. – Mary Anne Radmacher
until next time…♥
it’s Dia de los Muertos time – a time i LOVE. the tradition, the colors, the altars…all the beautiful ways of celebrating the lives of loved ones no longer here on earth.
i had planned to blog about Dia de los Muertos: share photos from events we planned to attend, share new Dia de los Muertos artwork, create a new altar and share with you…
then, on October 20th, 2013, we unexpectedly lost my sister Patty.
i closed my Etsy shops indefinitely. stayed off of Facebook. retreated. looked after my parents.
one day i’ll share with you the story of my sister Patty. she was one of my biggest supporters. she would go to my Etsy shop without telling me and buy LOTS of items – never asking for a discount, AND paying for shipping. (we live in the same house.)
as my brother Tommy best describes it – “your story is one of redemption, inspiration and love.”
i miss my sister. whenever we have our own home and set up our altar once again, and when i’m ready, i’ll have a very special place for her.
rest in peace, patty.