Whew......it has been a very long 2 months! It has been a time of huge contrasts in my life, good and bad. I am still dealing with all the issues of my mother who is still not doing well. It's a tough road, but something that we all face at some time or another. I have been working on her house, getting it ready for renting. I thank God that we have been so blessed to have this home right in the middle of Silicon Valley, yes Apple headquarters are right down the street! 60 years old, this house. My parents bought it in the early 60's and it is now worth a bloody fortune. We will be able to rent it so she can go into a beautiful asst care place where she (and my sister and I) will be very comfortable. Thank you Apple, thank you techie world!
Cleaning out the house has been hard, but many treasures have been found in the process. The most intricate of embroidery and lacemaking from my great grand mother, wonderful, fun vintage dishes from the 50's, and boxes of our old doll clothes. I even found tax returns from 1954! I found wonderful old letters including a thank you letter from Lockheed, dated, 1966 thanking my mother for putting up with our father's long hours for a period of time! What employer does that? I'm sure it was something that a lot of emplyers did back in the day. Imagine if employers showed that kind of appreciation today!
Even with all this going on, some wonderful things have been happening in my little art world. I was asked to be on the education team for Prima Marketing and am keeping super busy with projects right now. My other good news will have to wait until next week because I have to go finish up 2 projects right now!