These past few years have been tough for many personal reasons. The sense of loss and the realization of mortality seems to have really resonated with me lately. The one place I can always come to for cheer and smiles is my blog. That's why I feel comfortable sharing with all of you.
Truthfully, I've been in a funk, kind of a fog for several years dealing with my sweet mother's ill health and passing; my dear, gallant step-father's ill health and passing; my daughter moving to the other side of the planet with her family. I'll be stepping into my sixth decade later this year and have been reflecting on my life and how I want to spend the rest of it - where I want to go, what I want to do.
This past week, I feel like I've found my spirit again. I visited a dear friend for a few days and we walked, talked, laughed, ate....and got a makeover at the Lancome counter. I haven't felt this light hearted in a long time. When I drove home, I could feel the muscles in my face hurting from laughing so much. ;0)
I've decided I need an upgrade to a new look - a new me - that reflects who I am and my inner spirit. I've worn my hair the same way for years - long and pulled back into a ponytail at the nape of my neck. I made an appointment with a stylist for next week - YIKES! - hopefully my new do will compliment my face and lifestyle and be easy to maintain.
Audrey Hepburn has always been one of my absolute favorite women. She had a classic style that, in my mind, is timeless. She was also so very beautiful both inside and out. I found this picture and one of her many insightful quotes and wanted to share.
OK, ladies - this now ends my wearing my heart on my sleeve....which I rarely do on my blog. Take care, Stitching Sisters. Here I go... into my day of stitching the Christmas stocking for my granddaughter.