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Holiday Rush

First, I want to thank everyone who publicly and privately sent lovely thoughts regarding my brother-in-law’s death. I was very emotionally invested in my sister’s ordeal. I have felt a sense of peacefulness and a return of energy.

I still have not decorated the tree or put out my creches. Mia was still running a temp today. I have decided to wait until we get home from New York.

Yesterday, I finished all the stitching on the coasters. I am calling them upcycled coasters as they are created from scraps that might otherwise go in the trash. Tonight, I trimmed them and made some labels to attach. I need to get some ribbon for tying them in bundles.I think there are 60 finished coasters.

Today, I went to the nearest mall when it opened and got lots of things done. Then, this afternoon, Mr C and I went to another mall with an Apple store and an REI (sporting goods) store. We finished all of our shopping. I was happy to find a camera connector for my iPad so that I won’t have to take my laptop on most of my travels.

It felt good to get so much done and not have to worry that we are losing 4 days of the season for travel. I am looking forward to seeing family and sharing our stories about Ray.

Tomorrow, I plan to make some goodies to enclose with the coasters.

4 Responses to “Holiday Rush”

  1. Kristin L says:

    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling productive and ready for your NY trip. Grieve, celebrate, and let it all out. Hopefully you will return to welcome the New Year.

  2. Judy says:

    oh so sorry to learn about your brother-in-law’s death, but am glad that your sister and her family (you included) now do have some peace.
    love your coasters!!

    warm hugs

  3. Jeannie says:

    Safe travels and know that we are all with you in spirit.

  4. Janice says:

    The coasters are lovely. I’m glad you were able to get out and enjoy some shopping. Can’t wait to see your tree decorated.