Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Life has been full the past few months.


The fullness and richness of life is especially apparent to me this week. Monday we lost Noni, our grandmother. She had been in the hospital for some time, and her passing is ultimately a blessing. However, it does not make it hurt less to say goodbye.

Noni is part of a pair: Noni and Popi. I am so sad for Popi. They were just short of their 61st wedding anniversary.

She was a fantastic quilter. She is actually my step-grandmother, but truly I make no distinction. I only mention it because of my favorite quilt from her. Noni made nine quilts for all of her grandchildren for our first Christmas together as a blended family. My sisters and I all received one.


There is a young man who is frequently in front of a building at my workplace. He is always trying to flip his skateboard and land on it. I do not know the name of the maneuver. it is a pretty basic one and probably has a name.

He has been at this for months. I have yet to see him succeed.

And yet, he is there, out in a very public place, trying and trying again. Usually around the noon hour when there is plenty of people around.

He inspires me. It is time to put myself out there.


I am going to start applying to jobs I want, not just that I think I am qualified for. I am going to apply for a position in particular that kind of terrifies me, but would also be a dream come true.

I am going to start painting again, and show my work. I will not hide it in a closet.


How are you all? I have missed you.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about Noni. I am sure that Popi appreciates your family's support right now. He is lucky to have people like you.

    Good for you for pursuing what you want. I hope you find it... in Denver!

    Miss you!

  2. I'm sorry about Noni. These things are always sad.

  3. i'm sorry to hear about your noni. that quilt story is really lovely :)

    when you start painting again, would you ever show your work here? i'd love to see it!


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