Looking Back – Day 56

Today is Day 56 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Fifty Six – November 25, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

I love reading my posts again after all these years. Each morning I’m starting my day with coffee and a surprise look back in time. This morning I’m taken back not only to 2010 but to I believe 1979…

My Mom’s comment on the original post has helped me piece together that the year my family went to the Macy’s Day Parade, I was 10 years old. Mom shared that my Dad recalled that, “Diana Ross was on top of a big red apple!” which tickles me that I didn’t know that when I created this image!

In thinking about the parade it brings to mind that I could right now relate this to struggles with A.S. but… one of the things I’m learning as I continue to heal is that what we focus on expands. So although this project is about raising awareness of the disease, I will not focus on it every day – I was criticized about that back 10 years ago and I’m afraid it will be more the case now.

This is an important message though – how can we all shift our minds off the negative challenges surrounding us and move them into something positive? It’s a recurring theme here and it is a practice like anything we strive for – we become better at it the more we do it.

So… I hope everyone is getting ready for whatever size thanksgiving they are having tomorrow and that the virtual Macy’s Day Parade on t.v. is wonderful and joyful. I love seeing how the people of our country and the world are finding ways to be positive and find happiness while the pandemic worries and dangers whirl around us. It’s extremely important we continue to find these moments for our mental health.

To see my original Day 56 post ~ Macy’s Day Parade ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

Looking Back – Day 55

Today is Day 55 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Fifty Five – November 24, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

The cornucopia is a classic symbol of Thanksgiving. It symbolizes abundance, a bountiful harvest and the appreciation and thanks for both.

Ten years ago today was Thanksgiving but here in 2020 it is still a couple days away… I may just need to pick up a cornucopia basket and style one for our small pod of 5 celebrating and giving thanks for all that we have and the joy we share when we sit down to break bread together. There is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. We’re hoping for a VERY large Thanksgiving feast next year!

To see my original Day 55 post ~ Horn Of Plenty ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

Looking Back – Day 54

Today is Day 54 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Fifty Four – November 23, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

This post really speaks for itself. I hope you take a moment to read it.

To see my original Day 54 post ~ I’m Taking Off My Camo ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

Looking Back – Day 52

Today is Day 52 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Fifty Two – November 21, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

I love being reminded of the family stories I shared over the year of apples and the original post from Day 52 warms my heart especially because it combines memories from both my husband’s and my childhood.

I’ve started a folder in my dropbox of little snippets of stories and maybe one day I’ll put them all together in a book. Last week I added a new story to my growing collection, maybe one day it will be appropriate to share here.

Life is really quite interesting even in the small tidbits of time but the stories can vanish if not captured and stored. Like the memory I have of my grandfather winding the clock – he’s alive for me right now as I see him so clearly in my mind’s eye. That is just the best gift today!

Do you have a childhood memory about old clocks? I’d love to hear about it.

To see my original Day 52 post ~ Cuckoo… cuckoo… ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

Looking Back – Day 51

Today is Day 51 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Fifty One – November 20, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

I was so enjoying the apple requests! I don’t think I would have done a Star Wars apple unprompted but as you will see from the original Day 51 post, my cousin’s son Jack was an Art Apple A Day fan (which just tickled me) and kids seem to delight in seeing the culture apples especially! I need to make a list of them – over the entire year I have quite a number! Wait until you see the Harry Potter and Shrek apples!!!

To see my original Day 51 post ~ R2-D2 Apple ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

Looking Back – Day 50

Today is Day 50 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Fifty – November 19, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

I created this apple cake for my Mom’s Birthday. I love that I will always have this apple cake to honor my Mom and her very large part of the apple year.

Today, we celebrated Mom’s 76th birthday. So much on my mind about my Mom… but sometimes the words don’t come and sometimes things aren’t ready to be shared. Until that time, I just want to share how we celebrated her today. My younger brother Jason, my Dad Bill, and I took Mom to lunch today and we spent 2 hours straight laughing – it was a good thing the restaurant was virtually empty because we couldn’t contain ourselves.

Last year for Mom’s 75th (pre-covid) Birthday we had a huge party but this year was just as special in a very different way – our small pod – celebrating a woman who needs to be honored for her steadfast strength, integrity, deep love of her family and friends, and her selflessness. What an example for all ~ I am so blessed she’s my Mom.

To see my original Day 50 post ~ Happy Birthday! ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

Looking Back – Day 48

Today is Day 48 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Forty Eight – November 17, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

I see that sometimes my original posts from back ten years need a 2020 revamp or current observation but this apple is actually even more true today.

However, my new mindset is about honoring my work and my thoughts and where they land is where they land. It is a freeing feeling! I know that I am a tiny spec in this universe but I am also absolutely positive that every tiny spec has a ginormous impact. Our ripples extend to all space and time and creativity is God speaking.

To see my original Day 48 post ~ Miniature Apple ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

Looking Back – Day 47

Today is Day 47 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Forty Seven – November 11, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

This is one of my favorite apples and I know there is a great new post here somewhere but I’m drawing a blank. I guess it will be another day, another reflection, when it will come to life once again because today my heart is like this apple, full of love but in knots.

To see my original Day 47 post ~ Celtic Heart Apple ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…