Thursday, December 15, 2016

So this arrived like this on yesterday. I finally ventured out for the first time in over a week of laying around trying to get my back better. This was in my PO box...the package was ripped all the way across the top. My heart just sank when I first saw it. 
I knew it could not be good with all the holes on the package. I mean, the back is riddled with torn pieces out of the envelope. It looks to have been through the wringer to get to me. I am going to assume that this is my CSSS 2016. Chooky you can mark me off has having received the envelope. My partner sent out an awesome gift I am sure. Please know secret Santa that I appreciate all your hard efforts on my behalf. Please don't worry as this was out of your hands. You did all you could and I know that I would have loved the gift inside. I just hope whoever did this will grow a conscience and do the right thing, like putting the parcel into my mail box. It did not arrive at the PO this way or they would have put it into one of those white envelopes saying it arrived in this condition. So it has to be local. Sad thought that. I did file a complaint, so we shall see. Still not feeling up to par as the short ride yesterday has put me back into bed with my back. Had trouble getting up this morning. Feelings of loss since the funeral have surrounded all of us. We are managing one day at a time. My parents are hit the hardest as their daily routine is now forever changed. Mom is now cooking for two instead of three. And dad is no longer taking a daily drive for coffee and food delivery. Change at their age is hard on them, loss is even harder. Mom is 82 and dad is 83, uncle Jack was 80. No more long rambles in the woods for dad as his partner is no longer here. Of course my husband and I will take him for rambles, but it will be different. No longer two elderly men walking and reminiscing like they were much younger men. They used to hunt and fish together and spend long hours in the woods. They even panned for gold and was luck enough to find some every once in while. They always had such a good time on their rambles. The last ramble I went on with them I found about twenty stones of Alabama turquoise that I will be making into jewelry. So they knew where all the good stuff was. Time heals and softens the blow of loss, but it also is a reminder of what and who has gone on before you. Enjoy your loved ones as you never know when it will be the last time that they are with you. For me, it was Thanksgiving with Uncle Jack. We had such a fine time and so much fun. As was normal the two older men who thought they were much younger took a ramble in the woods on our property after they ate. Enjoying life to the fullest that they could. Yes, a great time was had by all. Enjoy your family and have a very Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 08, 2016


Time seems to fly by these days. This year is almost over and a new year will begin in a few weeks. It seems just like yesterday that we were looking for a new home and then found one. Packed up and moved house. Lot's of secret sewing has went on in between all of that. We had a death in the family yesterday of a cherished and well loved member. We were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with him at our new home this year. We had such a good time. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Will be back soon with more posts and updates. For now though, we need to walk down this road of sadness and send our dear sweet Uncle Jack off in style. Please keep our family in prayer. He was the last male of my moms family and her only living brother. There was seven of them and now only the two are left. My mom and dad were hit really hard with this loss. She cooked for him each day and my dad always took him supper and had a coffee with him every afternoon. They rambled in the woods like young boys and not the 80 and 83 year old men that they are. His death has left a gaping hole in all of our lives as well as the life of his daughter who lives a great distance from here. He died on his anniversary to his lovely wife and is now reunited with her. Uncle Jack, you will be missed. Your gentle ways and your intelligence will be greatly missed by those left behind. Love and hugs sent from me to you on your journey.


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