Hey everybody, I'm back (did you miss me? *g*). I had a good time, I had a chance to relax and to see some of the extended family that I hadn't seen in years (and met some of the newer members). I also visited the Biltmore Estate with my mom and my sis, and took some pretty good pictures of the gardens, which I will post as soon as I can find the usb cable for my camera (I think it came home with me, just not sure which bag it is in).
The reason I went home was that just before Christmas my great-aunt died, and a week ago Sunday we all got together to celebrate her life. She was an inspiration to everyone who met her, living her life to the fullest and leaving with no regrets. She did some amazing things in her time (teaching yoga into her 80s, taking up art after losing her eyesight), but some I only learned about after she had gone- I only wish I'd known before and could have asked her about them (growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, she took her first trip abroad- with her new husband- to Europe, including Germany, in 1938). She will be missed.
P.S. I'll try to get back into the swing of things and post more poems on Mondays and Thursday Thirteens, but I might have to put off the Friday Snippets for a while. I'm going to do a heavy revision on the first book so I can submit it to another publisher, and when I've done that I'll polish up book 2 so it can be sent out into the world. Wish me luck.
Construction Photos- Week 27
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