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Archive for December 2016






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Dear Readers, Hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas. 

My husband surprised me by editing a previous Christmas video , so I could hear ‘my sister’s 

voice and laughter and her doing her thing of exclaiming over gifts my children opened. 

I found it very comforting and it made my day not as bad as I thought it would be. 

I stayed in the moment with my kids, brother and niece and had the impending Steelers game 

to look forward to late in the afternoon.  

December 30th is my sister’s birthday, so yet another tough holiday around the corner. 

I hope to begin blogging regularly January 1st as the distraction will be helpful.   

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Just wanted to take a brief moment to wish my 

Dear Readers a Happy Holiday Season. 

This is by far the toughest with my sister passing away 

so unexpectedly last month, finding joy where I can. 

I found a silly Christmas sweater that was in her closet with the tags still on

and I know that means she would have come in on Christmas morning wearing it. 

My dress form which is traditionally dressed with a Santa Suit 

has a new look for the season:  


It even has a bell on the hood and a button to push at the tummy for music.  

It was so fun when my 16 yr old son and 25 yr old daughter discovered this with me 

and we all giggled and they both tried it on.  We delighted in imagining my sister bouncing through 

the door on Christmas morning wearing this, with that wonderfully unique laugh of hers,.


 How can I not find joy in my college son bringing home our new bunny, 

Penelope for a month!  

He bought her this dog outfit at Five Below store and went through a lot 

trying to capture a picture of her sitting still.  


A dear friend tagged me with this video on Facebook and I thought I’d end this 

with the video that brought me peace in this time of pain for any dear readers 

who are missing a loved one this season.  

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, my dear readers,

thanks for stopping by my blog and being the reason I write this blog and being

a part of my life!   

One thing I’ve been missing during my time-out from fashion blogging

is my Gratitude Feature, 

so thought I’d write a post with a few for today…..

I am grateful that my husband surprised me with tickets to see Kenny Rogers last night. 

Neither of us were aware that it was his Farewell Tour and felt so honored to be there , as

he took us on a journey of his career.  It was a wonderful heartfelt night with a roller coaster of 

emotions as he ends his career and I only cried once, when he sang  :  

His last choice of a song was one that everyone cheered him with such love and admiration, 

unlike any moment I’ve ever felt in a concert and it truly was a moment filled with appreciation

of this entertainer and all the memories he’s leaving us with.  

This memory will last a lifetime as it truly was a honor to be there 

and to have shared that night with each other and the people who sat on either side of us

as we had wonderful conversations !  

I am also grateful that I remembered to bring out my therapy light as these past few days have been gray and lacking in sunlight and it really did help me!  

I am also grateful that I found a gratitude journal my sister had kept back in 1997 in which she mentioned me and how much she loved me and how much I was there for her.  I will have this to read whenever I need to!  

I am grateful that we began the process of putting out the Christmas decorations,though I cut back and am not up for doing them all. 

I am grateful that the “Magic Weighted Blanket” I ordered a few days after my sister passed on , arrived yesterday

I am grateful for the big tub of chocolate chip cookie mix I bought at BJ’s as, I made a batch up this afternoon.  

I am grateful that my husband I share a love of going to concerts and all the emotions music stirs in us as it truly touches your soul in a very special way.  I am grateful for all the songs and singers I have loved and who’ve brightened my life!  

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