Wednesday, January 11, 2012


my adorable paperweight!

What does FAR AWAY mean to YOU?

:: a distance ::
200 miles from home?
a hop, skip & a jump?
the next state?
a bicycle ride to the store?
another country?
a 3 mile walk?

:: a period of time ::
when I'm -- years old?
when I graduate from college?
on my next vacation?
when I retire?
when the kids are grown?
after {insert your sport} basketball... season?

:: a situational condition ::
when I get in physical shape?
after I save enough money?
when I have a traveling partner?
when I get over my fear of flying?

I'm sure you understand what I'm talking about...

:: LIFE is SHORT ::

A dear, dear friend passed away last weekend!
I can see her desk from my desk!
I can still hear her voice - helping anyone who asked!
but, better yet, asking, "what can I help you with?"

I can see her beautiful smile & sparkling eyes!
and remember her excitement in recounting tales
of her four-legged encounters!
{dogs were her favorite, followed by cats}

A quiet person, a talented pianist,
& a fabulous hugger!!!

This week has been incredibly difficult for everyone at work!
Waves of emotion hit each of us at different times...

Sometimes FAR AWAY
gets in the way of living LIFE!

She was full of LIFE!
but, her FAR AWAY came too early!
{52 is way too early}

I miss you! dear Ruthie!


  1. What a lovely tribute to Ruthie. So sad and far too young. You are is way too short, especially when someone is so loving and special.

  2. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, your tribute was lovely to read.

    And thank you for the reminder, we can get so caught up in the day to day and forget to make our dreams happen.

    Please take care.


  3. Christine, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. My thoughts are with you.



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