Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: RememberToday is the anniversary of my father's death. It is hard to believe it has been 26 years since he passed away. Did I really just type that? 26 years?! Numbers are so bizarre to me - I can't wrap my head around them well. I still have to count on my fingers when people ask me how old I am - somehow I stopped counting in my later 20s and I haven't budged since :) I don't seem to relate to numbers well - at least those that mark age or time. My dad feels as much alive today as he did 26 years ago. Not a day passes that I don't think of him. I also feel he sends me signs that he is still there - a part of my daily life - and it makes me smile :) Having a day like an anniversary does give us pause to remember - to focus on that event or occasion or person - maybe a bit more than we would otherwise do in the business of our day-to-day lives. So on this anniversary I want to say thank you Dad - thank you for being such a loving father and for sharing that love with me. I wish those of you reading this could have known him - such a charismatic man with a twinkle in his eye - like he knew something you didn't and you couldn't wait to find out! Today, I take special time to remember.
For Out On A Whim Wednesday I thought it would be appropriate to share our new blue door :) As you know, we have been painting the house and garage. It's been a fun process (some people think we are crazy doing the painting ourselves, but we are really enjoying it - brushstroke by brushstroke - listening to the birds cheer us on as we paint :) We decided to paint the door to the garage blue - Athens Blue to be exact. And, I love it! Every time I see that door, the pop of color makes me smile :) What could you give a pop of color that might make you smile????