I keep planning the building of my art studio. First we were going to enclose the back deck and those plans didn't work out. Then we decided to build a studio with shipping pallets like some of the neat buildings I've seen online. That actually looked like it was going to happen until my husband broke his ankle as we were raising the first wall. The floor has then set where it was for a while as we slowly gathered more free materials like shipping pallets, plywood from discarded signs (we work at a sign shop) etc, and as my hubby slowly healed.
My best friend suggested we have a studio raising party so I planned that for this Sat and actually got some great friends to volunteer, then...
My uncle Robert passed away this week. A very sweet and loving man who has always been very kind to everyone. He will be missed very much and my heart goes out to my cousin Betony for the loss of her dear father, and to my aunts and uncles and my mom for their loss of a sibling.
I will be attending the funeral.
Though I'm not canceling my studio build party. It's something I've worked very hard to get and I just can't put it off any longer. And I already have lots of wonderful people coming to help me, I may not get another chance.
I hope everyone understands.
So if you are lucky enough to still have your father near, hug your fathers tight on Sunday, tell them you love them, enjoy their company, forgive old disagreements and remember it well. Time isn't always there.