Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sad Rainy Day

It's been so windy & cold.

The wind made it's way into my apartment last night. I live in a top floor corner apartment with original 1920's windows. The wind was so forceful, I could hear it howling all night long. It even worked loose a dining room window that I had to get up and shut around 3:00 am. When I woke up this morning everything was gray and wet and drizzly. It felt like fall, not the beginnings of Spring.

Perfect for how I'm feeling.

A dear friend, and Sweet Petula's Washington sales rep, Rhonda K. passed away early Sunday morning. Her sickness came on very suddenly and she was taken from us far too soon.

Rhonda was a very giving, kind, generous, funny, creative and loving woman. She was one of those women who no matter her years (50 something), had an ageless personality and great style. She was always laughing and finding humor in daily situations. One of my favorite Rhonda stories is of her and her co-worker working a trade show with hundreds of customers walking by...and accidentally pulling up some porn site on the booth's computer screen. Neither Rhonda or her co-worker could figure out how navigate off the site...and her telling the story would make you laugh so hard it would bring tears to your eyes.

We talked for years about going to the Maison & Objet Gift Show in Paris. Never finalizing our travel plans....just talking about how much we wanted to go. Today I keep thinking about how daily tasks and work and this and that crept in and stopped us from doing something we both passionately wanted. Now I don't know why I would let that happen...how silly it is to have let that happen...and how I really wish we had made the trip.
We will all miss you Rhonda.

The view from my living room window this morning....space needle in the background.

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