Friday, June 18, 2010

Been a Long Time

So much has happened since last time I blogged. I guess that happens when you are gone for a long time!

My father passed away January 10, 2009 (my birthday). He had surgery on his lungs for cancer. They did a lobectomy on him in 2007, and he was doing great. Then on December 23, 2009 my brother called and told me dad's cancer was back and it wasn't good. He had one round of chemo on a Friday and went into the hospital on Monday. He passed on Saturday morning around 11 a.m. I miss him and think of him every day!

In February of 2010 I started a new business - Nickaleena - a custom jewelry and supply business. I opened it up in the front of our existing golf cart business. I have a nice showroom with lots of supplies and finished jewelry. I will be doing the bridal show in July, 2010. I have also been working with a bridal boutique here in town, and she is carrying my jewelry line.

My husband and I are looking forward to a family vacation this coming February. My father-in-law will be turning 80 and all of us are taking a family cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. I can't wait. It will be nice to get away, and it will be my daughter's first cruise.

Also, since last time posting my sweet cat, Finley, passed away. He had serious bladder issues that kept reoccuring and the doctor felt it was best that we put him down. I was there alone with him and held him and loved him the whole time. He was such a sweet and beautiful cat. We miss him so much.

Hopefully I will get back here more often to write down my thoughts and going-ons.