I created several LOs this week that are kind of indicative of what I was/am feeling. Everyone who knows me is aware that I am not fond of winter. OK.......I hate winter with a passion. I desperately need for spring to get here quickly. So, I started the week by creating a LO to remind me of beautiful weather.......and the beauty that existed during my September trip to Hawaii with my son. My son, Jim, published a book with his photos as a gift for me, and dedicated to my husband, that is breathtakingly beautiful. Doing a LO helped me to become a little hopeful that better weather, and a little sun, will soon arrive........or else another trip to Hawaii will be on the horizon!
One of the other LOs I did was to help me remember Art's surprise 60th birthday party, 4 years ago. On Tuesday, March 1, he would have turned 64. This is the 2nd birthday he has not been here to celebrate and it is a most difficult day. I go to Red Lobster for dinner, because it is what we always did........Art thought that was the best place EVER. I'm sure that he is running a franchise up in heaven now! I also have a Mass offered for him on that day. This year, as a special tribute, the 2011 Thunderbird calendar dedicates March to Art and contains a picture of our son's 2002 Ford Thunderbird convertible. Art loved a multi-day celebration of his birthday, so an entire month is a home run!