Celebration of Life

Moving beyond my pain and celebrating life.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tis the Season...

The Christmas tree is up and decorated and Chuck is ready to go shopping!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear family and friends,
May this day bring you much love, laughter and joy!
To me, being thankful means to look beyond the pain that just living brings and being thankful for not only what I have but for the anticipation of more blessings; celebrate life and make the most of it.
Blessings to all of you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Word of the day: nephelococcygia

According to Wikipedia:
It is the act of seeking and finding shapes in clouds.
One of my favorite hobbies!

Sewing, sewing, sewing... I am a so and so!

I have been busy sewing so please excuse my absence for awhile longer!

I hope you are having a good week!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bryan...Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Son!

I named you Bryan because it means "Strong One" and you have lived up to your name.

The first time I held you in my arms and looked into your eyes, I knew you had great potential. You have proven to be very intelligent and a caring, sensitive man. I am so very proud of you!

Even though your sister and you tease each other, I know your love and respect for each other goes to the deepest of bonds.

You have always been there for me when I needed you the most; I appreciate your unconditional love and support.

Happy Birthday, Son!
I love you very much!

And so does Chuck!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Laura!

Although I have known you since before you were born,
Somehow, you still continue to amaze me.
I have watched you go through change after change,
And I have seen you navigate through some pretty rough times
with your heart as your compass and your strong, resilient spirit
to carry you through.
Simply put, I could not be prouder of you.
You have grown from an adorable girl
into a most remarkable woman.
A woman I admire, love and respect more every day.
When I held you as a baby,
I knew you were special.
When I see you as a woman,
I realize just how special.
More so than I ever could have imagined.
Happy Birthday, my daughter!
I love you very, very much!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Veterans' Day Week...

I first saw a print of this painting my first trip to Washington D.C. There was something about it that grabbed my heartstrings and I could not stop thinking about it. It was not practical for me to purchase it and try to transport it home at that time. When I got home, I went on-line and found it and purchased it; I still have it hanging in a prominent place of honor in my livingroom.

I did not have any brothers but I had uncles and cousins who served in different wars and thankfully, they all came home safely. My father was Marine stationed in the Johnson Islands at the end of World War II but at that time, the war was virtually over and he did not have to engage in any fighting. I don't know why I have an attachment to this picture, but I do.

I would like this week to be a week of reflection to honor all of those who have served and especially for those who gave their ALL so that we are able to live in the best country in the world.
Thank you soldiers!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Finally Friday!

Have a great and marvelous weekend!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Daylight Savings time.....

Yes, I set my clocks back, all six of them but my body still woke up to the old time. :o)
So, here I am at 6:30 a.m. ready for work and it is too early to go in!

This weekend's project was to assemble my new sleep number bed. Since my car accident, I have had difficulty sleeping on a traditional mattress because of my hips and legs. I saved and saved then I shopped around for the best price. I finally found a refurbished bed in my price range. The only draw back was that it is a king not a queen size so I was unable to use my headboard. I sat up the queen bed in my spare bedroom which was my grand daughters' play room so I had to move their things to my office which is now a playroom.

The new king fits in my room okay but in my haste, I did not order a frame so the bed is way too low so now I need to go purchase a king frame. Eventually, I will purchase a new headboard but for now, I will go without. The new bed came with a bonus package of sheets and pillowcases but I had to go get a new comforter and curtains to match the comforter. (A girl has got to match!) lol :o)

I must report that sleeping on the air bed is heavenly and for the first time in years, I woke up without any pain or stiffness.