Sunday, September 2, 2012

My Nonny: Betty Knutson My Memorial

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There are so many things that I could have said had I been given a chance.  It was taken away from me by those who are supposed to be loved ones and family.  Now she lays unable to speak. Waiting to take her last breath.  They tell me she is not in pain, that the drugs they give her are making her comfortable.  They say that she is really not in there anymore.  They say it is a matter of minutes, hours, days. 

My Mom and Dad
I love her.  I will miss her.  I will remember her. I will remember her words of wisdom.  What she really wanted was for the family to make peace. For all of us to be a family again.  I will honor that and try to help facilitate that peace.

 Nonny, you are my heart.  You are my soul.  You loved me unconditionally.  You will live forever in my memories.  My heart is breaking into pieces as I sit here, waiting.  Shedding tears that only I can shed. 

I want to be the little girl again who climbs up into Nonny’s lap when she came early in the morning.  I want to be that little girl again that she taught how to crochet.  I want to rest my head on her shoulder and have her tell me it’s going to be okay. 

But it will never be the same again.  The world has lost one of its brightest and shiniest stars.  She gave of herself and loved unconditionally.  She made people smile, and she was feisty.  Every time I look up in the sky, I will remember her.  Every time I pick up a crochet hook or a needle and thread, I will think of her. For it was through her I am the creative person I am now.  Every time I reach out to another human being to help or offer words of comfort, I will do it in her name because that is who she always will be to me. 

Nonny, Betty Knutson, My grandmother, I will miss you. I will remember you.  I will always love you.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Shawtelle Madison's Book Launch Party!



Shawntelle Madison's Book,  Coveted, Had it's Launch party at Rose's Book House.  The awesome author was on hand signing books and chatting away with all that stopped by.





Refreshments were to be had,  including the cake plus some wonderful WEREWOLF PUNCH. I am hoping I can convince Shawntelle to part with the recipe as it was absolutely delicious.





I am looking forward to reading Coveted, just the blurb alone has me wanting to start it immediately!








 BLURB:

SOMETIMES WHAT YOU COVET IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP.
 
For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she's stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comfort in an unusual place: her obsessively collected stash of holiday trinkets. But complications pile up faster than her ornaments when Thorn returns home--and the two discover that the spark between them remains intense.
 
Before Nat can sort out their relationship, she must face a more immediate and dangerous problem. Her pack is under attack from the savage Long Island werewolves--and Nat is their first target in a turf war. Toss in a handsome wizard vying for her affection, a therapy group for the anxious and enchanted, and the South Toms River pack leader ready to throw her to the wolves, and it's enough to give anybody a panic attack. With the stakes as high as the full moon, Nat must summon all of her strength to save her pack and, ultimately, herself.





 
Purchase Coveted at:
http://www.amazon.com/Coveted-Shawntelle-Madison/dp/0345529189/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335645677&sr=8-2


Saturday, March 17, 2012

A WOMANS VOICE

WE AS WOMEN MUST STAND TOGETHER!  ONLY THEN CAN WE WIN THE WAR THAT HAS BEEN DECLARED UPON US BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.