Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
One year ago from today, I set in the hospital room with my Dad during his final moments of life. He fought till the very end. That morning I was amazed that he ate his breakfast and later I found that none of it was going down. His body was shutting down. He was fighting to stay alive. The nurse ask me if he was waiting on someone, because the end was very near. I remember feeling shocked. I don't know if I was in denial, not wanting to let him go. I felt we were going to get through this battle one more time.We had made many trips to the hospital over the past ten months.
I called the rest of the family to come. And shortly there after, they moved him to Intensive Care for his privacy....his final hours. I watch his breathing become slower and slower until that one last breath. One year ago today.
I didn't know if today would be hard. I woke up and thought about him first thing this morning. But, I wake and think of him very often. Sometimes in the middle of the night. Driving down the road. I'm still missing him. We grew closer in the past eleven years after my Mother passed away. I felt a responsibility to look after him. I cooked for him often. His favorite thing for me to cook was roast and potatoes. So, I felt the thing to do was to fix that meal in remembrance of him. It comforted me.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Home makeovers are one of my favorite things to read about or see. Working as a Realtor, makes it more of an interest because of the many times that I come upon a home that could use some inspiration. Here is one that I just read about in Country Living magazine. It is a Texas farmhouse with wonderful updates throughout the home. Click the link to see the full story.
Have a good week,
Friday, November 15, 2013
I have been driving to Oklahoma City taking some evening classes. Its about an 1.5 hour drive, but I just put on my music and enjoy the drive. I would be lying if I said the large town traffic doesn't bother me.
Here is a couple of my latest creations....thank you Jackie for being such a great inspiration and teacher.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
- Each week you will have amazing truthful videos from the nine teachers.
- There will be 30+ project videos. These will be incredible videos that include everything from cooking, gift giving and decorating.
- Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the nine women.
- Supply lists and PDFs for each project.
- A digital recipe book of the recipes shared in this course.
- You will have access for one full year.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Everyday, Dave & I talk about our visit to France. One of our discussions have been about allowing our minds to be closed and not open to discover on our own. How many times have you heard, "The French hate the Americans" or "The French are rude!". Once again, we allowed ourselves to believe what others had told us, and did not choose to find out for ourselves. Luckily, we did. And we found some of the kindest, most beautiful and warm people in the world in France. Everywhere we went, the French were helpful and were understanding to our language barrier. It warmed our hearts. Thank you Corey and Yann for allowing us to experience this. It has inspired us to go back, explore more. Learn more about different parts of the country.
Here are some more beautiful pics from France.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
We took a day trip to Cassis, a small fishing village near Marseilles, know for its small coves lined with steep, dramatic walls of white limestone. This town does not receive the publicity of Nice or Cannes, yet it is absolutely stunning.
We took a boat tour and was able to go into the inlets and experience these beautiful clifts which are France's highest coastal cliffs. Our guide spoke in French, as well as everyone on the boat with us. But it didn't matter, the beauty was enough for us to experience.
With stunning views of the Gulf of Cassis we walked the streets and shopped in the quaint shops along the water.
There's also a nine-mile drive along the peaks with plenty of turnouts so you can stop and take pictures. A beautiful day and a beautiful place I would love to come back to again.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The time has finally arrived and we are making our final preparations for our trip to France. I'm sure some people are getting sick of me writing on Facebook and on my blog constantly talking about this trip. I know, millions of people have been to France, and to many other fabulous destinations.
I've dreamed my entire life of traveling the world. This is both our first trip to Europe. We are both like two little kids filled with excitement.
I think that in losing both of my parents in the past ten years has taught me so many things about life, and how truly precious, every single day on this earth we are given to appreciate it. Hope to be posting some great memories made in the next few days.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
It was a good class with good friends and some good memories.