I am sure you’ve noticed my less frequent blog posts lately.  Since Earnie passed away, I’ve kinda lost my “get up and go.”  Fun, inspiring ideas don’t pop up as much.  She was such a big part of my daily life, and the subject material for my blog.

I have to take one day at a time.  Some days are fun and I am able to do business as usual.  But, there have been alot of moments lately where I am quiet.  Thinking about Earnie.  Missing her.  A part of me is missing.  A big part.  Most days, Earnie was my mother.  But there were frequent days when she was like my child.  She needed my constant attention, physically and emotionally.  I loved every minute of it.  She made being her caregiver a true joy.  So, when you take all that away, it’s hard for a person to recover and jump back into life with the same zest and zip.  Earnie was my zip.

Don’t give up on checking in or reading my blog.   I’m not giving it up.  On days when you don’t see me, just pray for me.  Give me an imaginary hug.  Like Frosty the Snowman said, “I’ll be back again someday.”

Today, I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon at work.  A group of us earned the luncheon as a reward for a project we excelled at.  This photo is the cake we had at the end of the meal.  Cake makes everything better.

*For you foodies out there — this cake was the bomb.  Cinnamon apple cake, with cream cheese frosting smothered with toffee bits and a giant scoop of vanilla icing.