Thursday, July 31, 2014

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

Folk Art Great Horned Owl.

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Like me, he is waiting patiently for autumn to arrive.
I might be a little more impatient.

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Again, I just want to say "thank you" to all who have been so kind sending your prayers and positive thoughts. They have truly been a blessing to me. ♥

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Just living is not enough,"

said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
~Hans Christian Andersen

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I couldn't agree more.

Sorry I've been gone for so long. I'll be back.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Good Morning!!!!

Wishing you a happy and productive week!!

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hi everyone!

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Jeepers, it's been over a week since I posted last! Truthfully, this past week has been a whirlwind.

We had a lovely memorial service for my mom. The church was packed with people just the way she would have wanted it. You see, she was quite the social butterfly. I know she was watching down and smiling for sure.
After the service we gathered for a delicious brunch. It was a wonderful day of remembrance.

Still a lot of stress dealing with her estate. Bills need to be paid. Accounts need to be closed. Online accounts need to be closed. I've been on the phone all week trying to handle some of it. Then there's the house and everything in it. Very overwhelming.

At night I find myself watching old Family Guy reruns. I know... You either love it, or hate it. I must admit I find myself belly laughing over some of the stuff said. Then there's times I think... Yikes. Not cool.

But it reminded me of the Stewie and Rupert folk art dolls I made. Heck, I forgot all about them!

For those of you who love Stewie and love the weirdness of folk art...


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Man, I am longing to create again. I plan on doing so very soon. We're coming up on my favorite season and I've got all kinds of ideas swirling around in my head!!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Remember why we celebrate...

Wishing everyone in this great country of ours a fantastic holiday!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Trying to find some normalcy...

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Things are still very stressful and overwhelming. Trying to plan funeral/memorial service arrangements, trying to handle my mother's estate all while still trying to grieve.

My mother was given only three weeks to live and she passed one day shy of those three weeks. We were completely blindsided.

This whole ordeal has put a lot of things into perspective for my sweet hubs and I. Like the importance of having a will and the importance of adequate life insurance. Here in New York State, the average cost for a funeral is ten thousand dollars or more.

Also having a Power of Attorney, a Health Care Proxy and having a DNR if you so choose not to be resuscitated. Scary things to talk about. But it needs to be discussed.

By taking care of these things in advance, will help ease the anxiety of those you leave behind.

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