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Monday, February 18, 2013

Every season has its change and I will see you when the sun comes out again...

How do you remember a loved ones that has passed? When it was someone older--like my father--who had lived a long, rich life, it felt like the end of a story. But what about a pet, a creature who depends on you for almost everything and gives unconditional love in return?

As my magical cat was succumbing to cancer, I read this article about how we can sometimes grieve more for a pet than a person, and found I had many feelings in common with the author.

And in the strange way my lil' guy came into our lives, he decided to check out during an equally strange time of change. The cherry and plum blossoms have started to come in with spring, and things around the house are shifting as we get rid of old furniture and bring in some new pieces. Chino came into our lives as something other than what we expected. And when we picked up his ashes this past weekend, he came back to us in a box we never would have chosen but that fits him so well.

Life is full of these wonderful little surprises.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Even walls fall down...

I get this DIY update each week and a recent one was about using scraps of wallpaper for little decorative projects around the house.

There were some really good ones in there, and it reminded me to do something with these two large scraps of fancy wallcovering I rescued from the trash bin at Ye Olde Dayjobbe (flip flop thrown into the picture to give you a sense of scale.)

I think I'm going to use them at my cousin's place. The pale pink blossom will look great in her bedroom, and the gold will look really dramatic somewhere in her hallway or living room. I'll probably just put them on canvas stretchers and hang them as art.
Stay tuned!