Sunday, December 15, 2013

My First Trip Without Sam

I just returned from Italy and Barcelona with my adult daughter. Our first mother/daughter trip since she graduated from 8th grade.  And that was a loooooong time ago.  We made a lot of great memories, had some really funny moments, shared like only mothers and daughters do. Priceless. 
Sam's Day of the Dead altar.
It was my first trip without Sam in a year. There were so many times I thought: "Oh Sam would love this place!" Really, really?  Sam has become a fixture in my life.  I joke that she's somewhere between my invisible friend, and a doll.  As disturbing as this may sound, she is more.  Kinda a pet--a pet rock. Just kidding Sam. :-)  She's been busy in front of the camera at home.

She now has a calendar in my SammieSam shop on Etsy. Greeting cards, and Christmas Cards.  Of course this has all gone to her head.  Some days she is such a diva.  But I love her just the same.

Each day is a gift, open now.