Friday, October 23, 2009

Let the Holidays Begin

Today is October 23rd 2009. A day with special meaning. It's my sisters birthday. Though we cant celebrate face to face, someday in the by and by we will be able to rejoice together once again.

Today's weather is on the gloomy and wet side. This time of year is my favorite. I love fall. But when the weather is like this it can really be depressing. It seems to never fail that once the leaves finally turn their beautiful colors we have rain for days and wind not to mention which makes all the leaves fall from the trees before we can even enjoy their beauty. Just saying.

Not a big fan of Halloween but it always marks the time before my favorite holiday which is Thanks giving. Its time I get to cook a nice meal for my family. Family I guess is the reason why I love this holiday. The house is full of people I love and its celebrated during my favorite time of year, the Fall. I get a warm and fuzzy feeling around then. The house smells of baking. Even the clothes we wear are warm and fuzzy. Its the time of year where hugs are plentiful.

Then of course comes Christmas which is all about family also. My son insists Christmas is his favorite holiday. He says its because he loves Christmas music. Its funny, he's a 15 yr old teenager now and as soon as they start playing the Christmas tunes on the radio, that's all he wants to listen to in the car . The little drummer boy is his fave. My take on why his fave holiday is Christmas is " Could it be because his birthday is the day after?" Uhhh yeah I would guess that's it. He's the one who makes out like a bandit during that holiday. LOL

Well I guess this could be a good day because as Im writing the sun has now popped its head out and maybe just maybe we will have a better day.

We have plans today to go visit my sisters grave. It sure would be nice if the sun was out.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Its been a while

So its been a while since I have blogged. Well at first I couldnt get connected for some reason and now its working. I really believe Facebook had taken the place of blogging. Its been really great to get back in touch with friends from highschool. Im a firm believer time changes things and then again some things stand still. Talking to old classmates its like it was yesterday. Then again everyones lives are so different. But in a good way. My 30th reunion was a hoot. All the girls I recognized but the guys well that was a different story. I couldnt believe that it had been 30 years since I saw these people. Alot sure has happened in those 30 years. If I would have know what would have happened not sure how I would have handle it all. But here I am, stronger, better, wiser, more compassionate, more considerate, life experiences will do that to you, you know.

I want to take a little space here to honor my sister. This Friday would have been her 50th birthday and I know I would have done it up big for her but all I have are my memories. Which by the way are all good. My sister was someone I admired. Her strength as a person. Her love of life. Her love for her children. Her determination which some might say was stubbornness, all the same it was her. I am so proud of all of my sisters kids in some ways I think her death has made all of them better people too stronger, wiser, etc. My heart aches for them many times but when I feel vulnerable like that at times I just have to look at them then look up and let my sister know its gonna be okay. What with her lookin down on them and me keepin watch at this end I think we make a pretty good team. We always did have each others back growin up why should it change now. Just wanted to recognize my sister at this time and let her know Im doin the best I can and hope she is thinkin of me too and that she feels Ive done what I promised her. Love you sis. See ya later.