Long time, no Blog. I’ve been missing in action on my Blog and in my life. Unfortunately, my mother passed away last month from lung cancer at age 86. She always believed it was OK to smoke two cigarettes a day. It was not OK. We all miss her greatly and had a lovely celebration of her life. Our relationship with our mother was complicated. But then again, sometimes I think everyone’s mother daughter dynamics are. My favorite place to be is out on the lake. I grew up skiing on weekends in the summer with my entire family. We would spend every Saturday and Sunday out on the boat. My father in the water helping us learn how to ski, my mother driving the boat, while my siblings watched and waited for their turn. My mother would pack lunch and fun snacks for the day. I choose to remember the good times with my mother and sometimes that is very hard thing to do. It was time to try and move out of the funk I’ve been in and do something I enjoy and continue to live the life I love. So today, I worked on framing cute vintage style bathing suits for the cottage. I bought them on Etsy and the frames were on sale at Hobby Lobby. Life moves on.