Hi everyone! I’ve been missing you all very much.
Wanted to drop you a note and say that although I have been too busy to post or reply, I have read your comments along the way.
I also want to apologize for not responding or returning the visits.
I have been through the gambit in the last few weeks.
Happy, nervous, anxious, sick, and dealing with teen-aged anxiety!
The preparations for the sale have kept me extremely busy. Gathering, pricing, inventory, etc. So much involved and I have been too worn out to do much of anything else.
But I didn’t want any of you to worry about me and decided to take the time to fill you in.
I promise to be back on a regular schedule as soon as I get through my jewelry sale. It was going to be this weekend, but with the hurricane effects due in I’m not sure if I should wait for another week or not. I hate to waste the money advertising and then be rained out all weekend!!
God bless you all, my friends!
Love and hugs,
I caressed my grandmother’s paper-skin face. She was weary and trembling. How much longer did she have to live? I watched as the life leaked out of her, in the form of tears. I gripped onto her hand. With the last morsels of energy, she pulled something out from the drawer and dropped it into my palm. It was a peculiar watch, with a rib-cage for the cover. “Use it wisely,” she whispered and she never spoke again.
– Ermisenda Alvarez
I stared down at it as the tears flowed from my eyes, remembering the poem she had recited to me when I was still just a child;
With each tock
of the clock
minutes go by
just seem to fly
The time’s set
before you die
In their sum
dreams won’t come
if you never try!
Somehow, at this very moment in time, within the anguish of my grief, I heard her sweet voice saying those words once again. I always had wondered, then in my youth, what it all really meant. Now I know!
Teresa Marie 8/25/12 ©