The last 12 days of my life turned into a nightmare. By now, you all should know that my uncle suddenly passed away. I want to thank you all for your kind words of encouragement, the food, the out pour of sympathy cards/flowers and all my friends who showed up to the wake and funeral. I even had a friend who could not make the services, but she sent her mom in her place. Another friend traveled almost two hours from Long Island. They all made my heart smile for going the extra mile. I’m extremely thankful for a support system like I have built. You know, it’s easy to have people in your circle who can laugh and joke and share experiences when life is good. But the people who are in your corner when your world shatters, those are the people you need to keep around.
I am not happy. I have not smiled and don’t feel colorful. This is my first manicure in two weeks! When I went into the salon, I had no idea what color to select, I didn’t feel like looking at any neons, summer berries –or even my happy color, red.
So I decided to add a little glitter to my nude manicured nails and let it be symbolic of my current mood. ‘Cause just like that ole blues song:
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone/ It’s not warm when she’s away/ Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone/ And she’s always gone too long/ Anytime she goes away.
The manicure is just really a glitter clear nail polish to cheer me up, and boy does it sparkle. It’s beautiful!
This manicure means, it’s ok for me to feel down as long as I don’t lose my sparkle and shine. Thanks for listening
Stay tuned for the regularly scheduled Manicure Monday next week!