Friday, September 9, 2011
And it Comes Full Circle
Mom's memorial service is in about 14 hours and I've spent the last three days cleaning. Cleaning that involved 12 loads of laundry and I don't know how many bags of trash. And lots and lots of scrubbing with lysol and a sponge because its the only good way to get the corners. And I've felt the need to write in my private old school journals. And create artistic photos.
And I've done a lot of crying, too. What is it about grief that makes us do these things? And how did my house and the people living here get so insanely out of order? Have I really been so preoccupied? I can answer that and the answer is yes. I can even see it in my attempts to sew. I think I've made three successful garments since February when all this started.
Which brings me to the Colette Fall Palette Challenge. Mom went on hospice when I had signed up for the Spring Challenge. When I threw my hat in the ring for the Fall one I just had this uncanny feeling that this would be when Mom died. And I was right, and its weird. Now I feel like I _have_ to do this. In some weird way it will be another part of the closure. Just like going to Dragon*Con, it would be something she'd want me to do. So without further ado, My Fall Palette/Wardrobe plan!
So here is my Plan, and also my Palette for this Fall. I've decided to go with six separates (two pants, three shirts, and a cropped jacket), one dress, and a house coat. Yes, a house coat. Every woman deserves to have something lovely and feminine to languish around the house in. There's more to the inspiration for a housecoat, enough I'll probably give it an entire post.
I have a vacation coming up. A real one. Not one that involves funeral plans, grief cleaning, and crying. This one will involve sewing and remodeling the garage into another room. And hopefully more blogging for your reading pleasure. Now I should get some sleep before tomorrow. Its going to be emotional.