I did NOT forget that Christmas is now LESS than four months away.
Someday, I hope to be able to respond personally to EVERYONE who sent emails or left comments. Wow. It truly means A LOT.
I've never gone through anything like this before. I had NO IDEA what it was like.
How am I doing? I am doing very well, thank you.
I miss my dad VERY much. Since my mom went into the nursing home I had been talking or visiting with my dad every day. What I miss the most are the 8:10 AM phone calls when he would sing me the 'wake up' song.
For a man of 83, he sure had a lot of people at his funeral. We were all very surprised. Of course, we all knew just how wonderful he was in his own extremely quiet way, we just didn't realize how much of an impact he had on other people.
And, I am so very happy to report that I made it through without a migraine. Daughter and Daughter-in-law were not so lucky.
Soon I hope to update my Simply Thrift blog (www.simplythrift.blogspot.com) as thrift retail therapy combined with baby holding has been getting me through this. My dad would approve. Baby holding and bargains always worked for him, too.
But, mostly, it's been the love and caring shown to our family by so very many people. We truly do know crowds of people who know how to 'love one another'.
We are blessed.
And, we know it.