Sunday, March 30, 2008
Who knew when I booked this adventure, how much I would need this happy time with loving friends???? Well thankfully the heavens did, and so on Thursday I will be meeting some my dear PFATTIES in Napa for 5 days! I've had the good fortune to laugh with several ladies and I imagine we will be life long friends.... So now I can add more to my list.
I will be meeting for the first time.. in person... Colleen Moody/ASeasonalMood, Brenda/MyBackyardGarden, Debbie/LaughingDoll, Robin/Outsidetheboxprimitives, Pam Gracia/Softinthehead, and Joanne/DisgustedCats
And for Repeat Hugs....
Sandy, Lori (Nana), Penny McAlister, Kathy, and Iva Wilcox
Friends are what make the world go round.... Gather as many as you can!
Monday, March 17, 2008
I have had several revelations on this journey through my parents memories and mine. As I have sifted through all my parents and grandparents belongings, I have come to a few BIG revelations. I hope to share a few of these with you in the coming weeks...God willing (I take nothing for granted anymore)
L*E*T*T*E*R*S.....My parents and my grandparents saved letters. Carefully preserved letters, documents, and cards were found everywhere. Paper seems so fragile, and yet, it can be held intact for over a century. How did mom and grandma know just what to hold onto? I know as a parent this question just drives me nuts. Now I know the answer... ANYTHING!!! Yes, that's right...Anything! Keep those simple letters of "how ya doing" from a friend or a little note from your honey or child.... 50 to 100 years from now, your children will marvel and go back in time instantly through these simple little notes. WRITE, WRITE, WRITE!!!! It's my newest challenge... Ditch Email! Write a letter or two with your own hand.... You will be happy you did, and so will your children.
Well, I hope you are still out there.... I feel so "far away" from my normal life, but I feel I am on a journey that I am suppose to be on. I just pray that I can get back to creating VERY SOON!!! I miss it and all of you so very much!!! Bless you all!