Happy Fourth!

Hi there… I just wanted to pop in somewhat quickly today to wish you a happy Fourth of July. I’m laying pretty low key today. (In fact, it’s 4:15 p.m. and I still haven’t showered!). I’ve been waffling back and forth between getting out and enjoying the day off and being really sad. It was one month ago today that I last saw my Mom alive. We were making plans to bring her home two days later (albeit in a hospital bed). Having been through this before with my Dad, I know that the first year is so, so difficult because everything is, “one year ago today…” or “this is the first xx holiday without….” I have gotten really good at pretending she is just at home… but then it will hit me hard that she’s not there. As I’ve said many times the last few weeks… every day is a new battle. Today’s battle is a toss up. One of the things that has helped me forget and even find a bit of joy has been crafting. I made this card a couple of weekends ago when I needed a distraction. I just started playing with some of my

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