Thursday, August 28, 2008

Making my way back...

Slowly getting back into the groove of blogging - regular blogging, that is. It seems when I was writing every day, there would be countless things I'd find to blog about, and now I'm always looking for a topic. Habit, I guess.

Earlier in the summer I was interviewed by a fellow Montrealer and blogger, Pamela of "oh, little bird!" for Toronto Craft Alert, which is a great blog on all things and events crafty in the Toronto and nearby areas. She asked some great questions, so I was pretty rambly in my responses. Anyway, to read the interview, have a little peek here.

A theme that has run through my blog has been my mom and the hard time I had losing her in June 2006. Wow, it's been two years now and everything around that three months of her being in hospital is still fresh in my mind. I've gained a little more perspective though, with the amazing life she lived for 79 years and 7 months leading up to her stroke far outweighing the 3 months of hardship. Although I still get weepy (I don't think I'll ever shake that) and I haven't been able to take apart a couple of the photo collages my sibs and I put together for her funeral, I'm more often able to smile and laugh at the happy memories. One of the things we loved so much about her was her kookiness and how easily she laughed.

Here she is at her 75th birthday, complete with Silly String, which she thought was a hoot. She would have been 82 today. Happy Birthday Mom (^_^)

4 comments:

Sarah McBride said...

glad you are back. Just look around, you always have something brilliant to blog about.
Just know your mom loves you and when you are feeling sad remember her vivacious spirit and all the good times.

fly tie said...

75 in that photo?? wow. i would have never guessed it.

such a fun photograph.

Hey Harriet said...

Congrats on the Toronto Craft Alert feature! Your mum certainly sounds like she was an amazing character. You'll never stop missing her but at least you have many wonderful memories. I love the photo! :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

What a great photo and post, you have captured, in your mother's picture,and your writing-the beauty of the human spirit. Looking forward to more...