a massive heart attack....
this event was so unexpected
as he was, by all appearances, a hale and hearty fellow.
We knew him well as we spent many happy summers cruising in our boats and we joined in on many family gatherings.
(we are "adopted family, non related hanger-on-ers" )
Despite their recent loss, our friends decided to host New Years Eve dinner at their home.
My BFF set a lovely table, and I realize now that I forgot to take a photo...
It also happens to be the eve of my BFF's husband's birthday so we rarely miss spending time with them and were grateful that they wanted to be with us.
There were 6 of us who came together to contribute food and bubbly and who sat down to feast on Caesar salad, fresh Dungeness crab and a delicious chocolate torte.
Our Vancouver friends John and Cheryl, who have just returned from Auvilar France joined in the fun.
Spending the evening with friends sharing an intimate meal felt perfect to me.
a little bit of sparkle
and faux CZ drops
leather shoes with a bow on the side...
black ponte knit pants
casual and comfy
in the standard black palette...
Thoughts of life and death
and family and friends are popping up today
as I go through the motions of domestic chores.
Rather than shrug them off I let them flow...
I am feeling emotional, rather close to tears
as I clean the fridge and check the best before dates on the condiments.
The washing machine is whirring loudly
the dryer hums...
I have run vinegar through the coffee maker
wiped the kitchen counters
and here I sit typing
listening to these familiar sounds as they echo through the bungalow walls
outside there is birdsong
the skies are grey
I am still...
in quiet contemplation
remembering a life
pretty pure white blooms.
Words, however kind,
can't mend your heartache:
but those who care and
share your loss wish you
comfort and peace of mind.
May you find strength
in the love of family
and in the warm embrace
I dedicate this post to my BFF and her family.
Hugs from the Hostess