March 26, 2018

Just Breathe is the name of my show running in Oconomowoc.  The show is going really well.  The reception on St Patty's Day was really fun.  Glad to take the time to build new relationships. So grateful that mom's work is selling and that people will have her work with them hanging in their homes.

I've been running business solo for almost a month now and things are going really well.  Last week I meet with Brenda.  I meet at Oconomowoc with Candy & Dan Robinson.  It feels good to spend time with loved ones.  I'm excited to keep moving forward.  Luke is coming home for Easter this week thurs/fri.  Yeah!  Jean and I are headed top AZ for a few days April 2-4,  I'm looking forward to it. Also booking a trip to MN with Lisa & Susan. Very excited.  

February 28, 2018

I had an amazing last day of work, feeling so happy for the new direction of my life.  My replacement is a great fit for the BBB.  So grateful that all of my friends at the BBB gave me such a wonderful party.  So thrilled and grateful to have family and friends have my art hanging in their homes.  Thrilled and grateful to be able to leave a legacy and two works of art left hanging where I used to sit and in the BBB's kitchen. BBB colors so ingrained into my head, I made this and it matches the BBB kitchen perfectly. 

January 15, 2018

I've been thinking about all the big things lately: Life, death, love and fear.  I've also been thinking about crossroads about first(s) and last(s). Last weekend I painted but not very much, I also hosted our extended family Christmas on Saturday. No family holiday is without drama. I used to think that it was only my family who had this much drama. Funny right, so naive. I just wish everyone well and hope we can become stronger as a family.

Last week Sunday I spent the morning at Mom and Jeannie's church with Jeannie.  Had a good cry with Jeannie, we both cried through the entire service.  To the point that we were laughing because we were crying so much.  Dan and I have committed to spending one Sunday a month with Jeannie and Emmanuel United Church of Christ.  

This past week, I've had my last Executive Committee Mtg, and now my last holiday at the BBB (Today MLK, Jr. Day). In two weeks will be my last BBB Board of Directors meeting. Tomorrow I start to train my replac...

December 30, 2017

Today I'm really thinking about new beginnings.  It's been a tough month with Mom's funeral and her 75th birthday passing. I know she is in peace and is awaiting her next adventure in life.  

Her life has spurred a drive in me to understand that life is too short to sweat the small things in life.  "Just breath"  is my new mantra.  

November 27, 2017

Mom passed away today, surrounded by her family and her pastor.  

Mom was asking to go to Angel's Grace the full care hospice center.  Her home care hospice nurses weren't saying she wasn't ready for full hospice care yet but Mom was saying she was ready.  So Jeanne moved her in just two days ago.  On Saturday Nov 25th,  I spent the afternoon with them as they settled in.   

On Monday morning, I received a call from Jeannie stating she's taken a turn for the worse. I called and emailed all of my brothers and my aunt from the 1 hr car ride. Letting them know that I would give them an update when I arrived.

I arrived to discover that mom had developed pneumonia and was not going to make it more than three days.  She squeezed my hand when I arrived so I knew that she knew we were there.  But she was very unresponsive the rest of the day.  We spent the day calling family and friends updating people and sharing stories about mom.

She passed...

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