Saying goodbye…

A most beautiful soul reached the end of her earthly existence three weeks ago. Layla, a beautiful, loving feline lived with me from an infant to the age of 18 years and 9 months and I miss her dearly.

For quite a while, I had been acting as her “hospice nurse”… keeping her comfortable and feeling loved. Finally, we reached the point where “it was time”.

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Autumn… plus a new season of Life!

Happy October! 🍁

There’s something about this time of year – October and early Autumn. I always feel rejuvenated with the change of Season and especially so this October 1st. I am reflecting on Life lived and also on what is yet to come as… exactly 8 months from today, I will be moving from Florida to western North Carolina to live near my children and grandchildren! I am so excited about this transition!

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Wordless Wednesday…

Ok… I lied. This is not really “wordless” because I have to tell this story! On this day in 1983, my one and only Favorite Son was born a premie and weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces. He was healthy thank goodness, and stayed in the hospital two weeks until he reached 5 pounds. This photo was taken the day he came home. I will always remember how wonderful it felt to hold him. Today, I look up to speak to him… I’m 5’5” and he’s 6’2”. So proud of the wonderful human he has grown into. ❤

Tuesday Tidbits

Handicraft, Part 1 ~ Macrame’

Like a few other things in my life lately, macrame’ has come full circle. Ever since I was young, I’ve loved being creative and the process of creating things with my hands – from all types of artwork and crafts to writing, photography, gardening, etc. I got into macrame’ in the late 60s, and when I was 17 I taught a macrame’ class to high school aged campers. For many years after that – into the 70s – I continued creating wall hangings, hanging tables, plant hangers, belts & guitar straps, bracelets… a few commissions.

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