Monday, February 17, 2014

a different kind of okay


I'm having a hard time starting this so let me start by saying Thank You for all the kind words and thoughts and prayers that came our way.  They were very much appreciated. 

Thank you.

Let me show you a few of the thank you cards I made for Dad's nurses and other special people that made up his support team. 

Blooming with Kindness and Dictionary.  Crumb cake and watercolor paper.  Black Stazon and crumb cake inks.  Rose red, more mustard and garden green watercolor crayons, pearls and vanilla seam binding.

I know the watercolor crayons are discontinued but I'll never give mine up.  I don't seem to like stamping with this flower any other way.

This saying was perfect.  I don't know what I would have done without his great support team.  They really did make all the difference. 

I ended up driving to New Mexico by myself.  Well 2/3 by myself.  13 hours one way.  I picked up 19 at her school along the way.  It was the first time I've driven that by myself in 29 years.  I was looking forward to the alone time. The rest of my family flew in on the day of the funeral.

But after I had a little too much of my own head, I popped in an audio book.  19 received 2 audio books last semester, The Fault in our Stars and Divergent.  Let me tell you, 8 hours on the road with an audio book felt like 2.  It was AWESOME!  I highly recommend them if you are doing a road trip. I also highly recommend both of those books.  Good stories and the actresses that read them were great. 

On the way home, well on the way to dropping 19 back at her school, we had a little extra time and I got to do something I've been wanting to do for years. 

We went to the Barringer Crater! 

Okay, it says Meteor Crater on all the signs.  I was confused that I had the wrong crater there for a while.  But really, how many craters are there in Arizona? 

btw.....I asked and it is also called the Barringer Crater.

19 took this pic with her phone.  Pretty cool!  It was a perfectly beautiful day.  I'm glad the other yahoos didn't come with us because they would have said it was dumb.  I thought it was cool.  Thanks for humoring your old mom honey.  Shes a good sport.

One last pic and then we'll be back to our regular programming.

This was on each bed at the hotel.  Well thank you very much Hampton Inn.  I just thought it was kinda funny. 

Alrighty then, thats it for today.  Again, thank you so much for your kind words. 

Blessings, b.

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