I know I am not the best blogger during the school year, but I find it even harder in the summer. It isn't that I am busy vacationing somewhere exciting but instead am at home enjoying life with the family not doing a whole lot of anything.
Working on the One Room Challenge has given me some design focus, a kick in the pants but that has had it's challenges....like trying to track down white cotton for dining room chair slipcovers for a great price in a city that lacks any decent fabric stores. Argh. I hate set backs....
But in light of the recent events in the US, those tasks seems so meaningless. And recently we here in Canada lost a bright and energetic blogger and entrepreneur in a tragic accident.
Tara Jamieson, from Lauren Lane Decor, was a regular on Twitter and on our western Canadian Design & Lifestyle bloggers Facebook group, she was bubbly, bright, talented and her voice is now silent.
Strange how you have never met someone, only have had interaction with them online, yet when their voice is quiet, they are missed?
Weird that how these tragic events that seem to happen "over there" yet impact life and invade your thoughts "over here". With my daughter heading to university in the fall, my husband's recent job loss, the woes of renting and wishing we weren't, the turmoil of uncertainty, has really weighed heavy on my heart. Life sometimes has a funny way of going a different way than you planned. I guess the trick it to roll with it and look for the silver lining.....
Sorry about the non-design and DIY focus, just a lot occupying my thoughts recently.
Sending you all a virtual squeezy hug.