I originally posted about this Challenge on December 31, 2014 but heck we are already a week into January 2015 and I want to invite you again to take part in this Valentine’s Day Tablescape Challenge – just in case you forgot and got sidetracked with all those other blogger challenges taking part out there 🙂
Ever since I started packing up the Christmas Decorations to put them away (a trip to the hospital and then eye surgery slowed me down a wee bit) I’ve been chomping at the bit and hurting my brain thinking about the Valentine’s Day Tablescape Challenge. Continue reading Valentine’s Day Tablescape Challenge
It’s been two years to the day since my brother-in-law passed away from pancreatic cancer. I know people always say that those with cancer fight a courageous battle but Greg was the epitome of that, always more concerned about others than himself. Although he knew he was leaving this earth, there was never any self-pity.
Something sticks in my head that someone said at his funeral and that was, “I didn’t know him very long, but he made you feel like he knew you your whole life and I wish I had been able to spend more time around him”!!! We all wanted more time with him.
I could probably type for days about this wonderful person I had the privilege to call family but I’ll leave off here with the poem my sister picked for his memorial.
In Loving Memory:
You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back or you can open your eyes and see all he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you cannot see him, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he’s gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what he’d want, Smile, open your eyes, Love and go on!!!
You are probably thinking I am going to tell you I am thankful for my new food processor, which I am, but that’s not what this post is about, not exactly…
Although I will not be spending Thanksgiving with my family or friends (sniff, sniff) or cooking or eating a turkey dinner (pout, pout) that doesn’t mean I don’t have many, many reasons to count my blessings and be thankful.
Due to the nature of the business L is working this weekend in a small town a couple of hours from where we live, so rather than us spending the weekend apart and alone, I decided to tag along. I’m still spending most of the day by myself but realized how blessed I am to have this time to myself to discover a place I’ve never been, have time to relax, time to blog, time to read and have time to reflect on all the reasons I feel blessed.
I had a really, super busy week last week and didn’t get to read and enjoy as many blogs as I had hoped, I did manage to follow the 5 I had listed last week and have posted a link from Apartment Therapy in my FOOD Section.
I enjoyed all the blogs with a special nod to Funky Junk Interiors as she put me on a quest to go find some more junk that I can repurpose, reuse and recyle (you’ll have to check out my post and see what I found).
Without further adieu here are the 5 blogs I will be following this week….