Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I have been working a lot in 2017 to ready myself for a few upcoming shows and even art retreat but, before I talk about any of that I feel I need to share what happened in 2016. I lost some really important and very loved people and dog. They will live forever in my heart and in my memories. Ed and I had our beloved Basset Hound put to sleep in February. My cousin Rick died from long illnesses due to kidney disease and kidney transplant. My sweet husband Eddie Lee passed in early November after a failed liver transplant. Within a month our dear little baby Riley Marie was gone. There really are no words to describe these losses. I know I loved everyone really BIG!!!! My life is changed forever. I made it through the holidays. I am not really sure how. There was a lot of sitting in my chair behavior and just overwhelming sadness. I would always gather myself when seeing friends and family but, I was hurting. It hit me in March when I was with my family for a birthday that the laughter was back. Not 100% but, there was laughter. It was a very real moment for me. With death comes a lot of details. Insurance policies, maintaining health insurance, changing names on things, etc. Stuff most of us have no clue about. At the time it felt like a full time job. Now it is a memory. There are many, many phases of grief. I am not sure which one I am in now. I am so happy that I am working again and said yes to some opportunities that have come along.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Magazines and Pinterest

I got a stack of magazines the other day from my mom and it surprised me that I didn't jump in and read them.  Had this happened a few years back I would of been tearing pages out, folding corners and reading captions etc.  It dawned on me that since Pinterest I barely crack open a magazine.   Not only did Pinterest change things but, many beloved magazines went away.   So now I'm taking photos with my iPhone and pinning ideas from the stack my mom brought me.  Here are some things that caught my eye.         

Thursday, August 18, 2016

My family

Both my husband Ed and my sweet niece Riley had tests at different hospitals at the same time yesterday.   Ed has esphogial varicises due to his liver issues which had to be banded.  Imagine hemroids in your throat.  Ugh!  Little Riley had a heart Cath.  Ed was exhausted, he could barely keep his eyes open so I got dinner for Katie (my niece) and myself and went to see her and little Riley.  Because babies are cuter than 59 year olds I'm sharing this photo I snapped.  Riley will have a big surgery in a couple of months on her heart.   They all have a big chunk of my HEART ❤️.  

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Something I haven't mentioned here in the blog.....

My husband Ed has been chronically ill for many, many years.  Since the fall of 2015 he has been in evaluation for a liver transplant.  As of today he is still not on the list but he is having a hearth catherization.  Just more step until he can get on the list. So, I'm here at Methodist hospital in the waiting area just waiting (of course).   It's been a long journey as he was diagnosed with liver disease 9 years ago.  There is a liver walk coming up on August 13th here in town and we have a team.  If you want to walk with us please let me know.  We came up with the name of Liver and Onions.  I did a fun little graphic for the shirts.  If you are a prayer warrior please add Ed to your list.  Xo