Yesterday I attended the memorial service for a dear friend. We met when our husbands were active duty AF. She was one of those people who was larger than life. Blunt (but not hurtful), funny, opinionated, practical.... I didn't see her regularly but when I did, it felt like I had seen her yesterday. She attended one of my quilt classes in March (altho I found out yesterday, it was NOT an easy process for her! She was VERY frustrated! lolol). She had a major stroke the day before Thanksgiving and passed away a week later. She was 56. I'm heartbroken. The Christmas tasks I have yet to finish are a priority, and yet...I feel like my spirit is quiet. I love hearing the Christmas carols and songs, but I don't join in. (usually my family cannot get me to shut up!) My quilting room is a solace. Jan would understand.
Sorry for this somber post. I just could not let her passing go unnoticed by me.
Hug your loved ones and put aside your quarrels. Thanks for listening.