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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Monday, September 10, 2012

End of the summer .... end of a chapter in our lives .

 Sorry to my followers for not posting more over the summer but life has had a few bumps as of late ! Unfortunately , along with some great camping time , so came some sad news for a few friends . As the seasons change , so do a lot of lives . To D & K , sorry to hear of the passing of your father and FIL . I know K that you will miss him as much as you have missed your Mother since she passed on . At least you know they are together again and watching over you .

 My DH and I also reconnected with a old friend . I actually grew up with the fellow as my neighbor and he was my " protector " as a teenager ... he actually helped me " dump " more then one beau ! ( Nasty of me ! LOL ! ) . Anyways , we lost touch for almost 38 years even though he and his wife live in the same city as we do ( and I grew up with her too ! ) !!! They live on one side and we the other .... and we never connected ! Not long ago , we announced we were selling our house and moving out of town . Old friend then hopped in his truck and came found us camping in our favorite spot ( DH was just recouperating yet again after a 6 week leave of absence from work due to health issues ) . We have a lovely visit until he announced that his wife couldn't make the trek down to see us as she had just had another round of chemo ! I was shocked as I hadn't heard her cancer had returned ( after 30 years of being cancer free ) . He said she was doing better though .............. and then the sad news arrived from his sister not 10 days later that his wife had passed away suddenly ! So sad for them ! Glen , our hearts break for you that you have lost your love after 36 years of marriage .

 We made the decision to sell our home while the market was still " hot " here so have been busy packing .... when we aren't at the campsite ! Our house lasted 14 days on the market and the fellow that wants it takes possession on Saturday . Just a few more boxes and then we will get loaded and stored for 3 weeks as the house we bought an hour and half away isn't ours until after Thanksgiving ! We are going to live in the RV for 3 weeks and DH will commute back and forth to work with the owner of the campground as he also works in our city . I will then live in our new home during the week and DH will come down on the weekend until the end of December when he has decided to retire !!!! Yes , it has been a CRAZY summer ..............

  Hug your kids , hug your partner , hug your pets ........ and enjoy life ! As we have found out , life can take a turn when you least expect it ( so happy to say we had coffee 2 nights ago with a friend that was in an induced comma in July after rolling his truck and suffering massive head injuries ! He is home , walking , talking and alive !!!! A walking miracle ! ) ..............

  And stay tuned because I hope to have my Copics unpacked first thing so I can play once I get my house set up again ( maybe by December ! LOL ! ) ........ the withdrawls have been BRUTAL lately !

 Take care , get creative and enjoy life everybody !!!!