Monday, January 25, 2010

Ginger ~ our Gigi

April 22, 1996 ~ January 23, 2010

her last photo

Christmas Eve 2009

If it should be...

If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
then you must do what must be done,
for we know this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad, I understand,
but don't let grief then stay your hand,
for this day, more than the rest,
your love and friendship must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears.
Would you want me to suffer? So,
when the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend,
only stay with me until the end,
and hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.

It is a kindness that you do to me,
although my tail it's last has waved,
from pain and suffering I have been saved.

Do not grieve, it should be you,
who must decide this thing to do.
We've been so close, we two these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

               ~Author unknown

We miss her so much.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy New Year and a Wish come true!

Happy New Year! ... better late than never.  I seem to be getting off to a slow start but have made lots of resolutions which I will share bit by bit.  The first day of the year brought with it a totally unexpected surprise!  I have entered quite a few blog giveaways and most I could either take or leave and enter just for fun, but this one, I really wanted to win!!!  I have never won anything in my life, that I can think of.  Yes, I have been blessed with many things, but never the luck of the draw.

The amazing Noel Solomon, at Fanciful Designs, had a giveaway with the winner being annouced New Year's Day.  I thought I would look, just for fun, to see who won.  Never in a million years did I think it would be me!! 

Being a calligrapher and having more tea in my house than food, this was a prize I truly wanted!

Last week, my little treasures arrived, beautifully packaged as I would expect coming from Noel, who makes everything so much more exquisite. 

 The giveaway gift came from Tail of the Yak in San Francisco.

The owner, Lauren McIntosh, has been a favorite of mine for a long time. She is an amazing artist and has a line of designs in a stationery line I carry at my stationery shop ~ A Fine Line.

I love the flourishing on the calendar!

While the tea block of art is much too special and unique to drink, it looks fabulous in my kitchen sitting among my tea cups and pots.

Noel wrote to me:
May the tea always be there to fill your cup
and may the calendar remind you every day how beautiful life is!

Thank you, Noel, for bringing so much beauty into my life this past year!

Photos by Noel Solomon ~ Fanciful Designs