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Rain, Sun and Fashion - Spring has Arrived

May - Spring Flowers - New Beginnings
"A life without rain is like sun without shade." After the Rainby Karen White




Spring is here with gentle breezes, rainy skies, sun peaking through and flowers in the birth of bloom.  It is indeed a wonderful and delightful time of year.  Fresh, new and thoroughly uplifting.  Are you ready for change?  There will always be "moments" in life when friendships falter and people depart from this planet to a new plane.  As I write this piece, my mother has passed away.  There are a myriad of emotions that I am dealing with at this point. My brothers have been called, my friends have been told and I am beginning to deal with future change.  First, I must live in the present and go through the grief and will indeed find the sun at the end.  My mother had a challenging life and was difficult though at times charming to all.  I have been a caretaker for decades in more ways than one.  Yet, her strength, her beauty, her wit, her intellige…

Friendship - The Hands That Hold You

The Tenets of Friendship "My joy is non-negotiable" - Kathy Lee Gifford






Recently, I spent a week with my Chi Omega sorority friends in Sun Valley, Idaho on a ski vacation.  We have known each other for 40 years which is astounding and warms the heart.  We laughed, chatted, skied, snowshoed for miles, walked, talked, went out for dinners and celebrated a birthday.  My girlfriends home was beautiful and the perfect size for the group.  We enjoyed putting on our makeup together in the kitchen, pouring over the latest clothing item on the Internet, exercising to videos, eating popcorn, candy, cookies, watching Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and an episode of Marie Kondo (Netflix)- making us think about getting rid of apparel.   Of course, there was a good bit of wine poured too.  The vibe was happy, content and filled with fun.  As always, a  few moments ensued which is quite normal for a group of women sequestered together for six days.  Yet, this trip reminded me of the essence …