Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Back to Normal

Hi friends!  I know it has been a minute.  Though I wish I could blame it on the Holidays and all that jazz, well the truth is a bit more sad.

We lost my husband's 97 year old grandfather the week before Thanksgiving.  We knew his time was near, and thank the Heavens that my Mother-in-law was able to spend some quality time with him right before the end.  He was a man that wore cardigans and newsboy hats, and had two bourbon and sodas every night before dinner, just after a good shave and a splash of aftershave.  A member of the Greatest generation, he served his country well and though his military career was short he received many commendations, and left the army a Lieutenant Colonel.

He was truly someone I idolized, and I didn't think of him as my husband's grandfather, but rather of him as my own.  He treated me like I was his own.  We danced together at my wedding, and he said some very sweet words that I will always remember, and gave me some good marital advice.  He was one of the greatest.  Bobo is what we called him, and he is dearly missed!

Now coming back from all of this, there are a few things that I want to focus on.  In preparation for this sad event, I realized that my wardrobe is severely lacking in proper clothing for such events.  I had to stop and get some RTW clothes in route because my closet had nothing, and I do mean no thing, that was appropriate to wear.  I managed to throw together a sleeveless knit black maxi dress with a long sleeve undershirt and a cardigan to wear to the church, and some ponte leggings with a sweater to wear to the viewing.  My jeans and t-shirts Mommy lifestyle has left some gaps in my wardrobe for sure.  When I was a working girl my closet would have been full of ill fitting black trousers and muted twin sets that would have been perfectly fine for such an occasion.

So, I am going to work on sewing more practical things for a bit.  Clothing that is a little nicer than Mommy clothes, that can work in a number of circumstances.  I am going to bite the bullet and work on pants, because I need them and RTW has nothing for me.

So dear friends, I am back.  I am sure I will be posting slowly but surely as we move through December, because it is still cold, and I still have nothing to wear.  Tomorrow...the December sewing plan.


  1. So sorry for your loss. Your Bobo sounds like a wonderful man.

    Many hugs and well wishes to you and yours. <3

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Grandpas are special and leave a hole in our hearts when they are gone. Thinking of you and your family as I know this is especially hard at the holidays. <3

    1. Thanks, Tanya! The holidays do make it a little harder, though it was kind of a blessing as well, because we were all able to be together and if it had happened at any other time of year, I just don't think that would have been the case.