I tend to talk.....................ALOT

Life should be a celebration.  Every day and every experience should be used to your advantage. There is great meaning to the phrase, 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade'....    I don't mean to sound like Pollyanna, but it's true.   Every single thing that happens to you in your life, is to bring you to where you are supposed to be.

I was married the first time for 15 years. Out of respect for my children, I will not expand as to why it did not work out, except to say that we were in an abusive relationship.   I married a second time, only to start the marriage with 3 people instead of 2 (me, him and his mother) and so that one did not work out as well.  But both relationships brought me to where I am today, with the most extraordinary man I have ever met, leading the most loving, adventurous, challenging and fun life I could ever imagine~!    The amount of gratitude I have for the opportunities that I have been given is overwhelming at times. We have a vintage-millinery boutique that has done much more than give women and men their own unique fashion. We have given a forum to many people who just need to be heard and validated.

I get so passionate about so many things that I forget that I am talking the legs off a table at some point in the conversation.  More than once, Clayton and I have been in the company of people and ended up monopolizing the conversation.  I talk more than Clayton (is that possible?) yes it is. I am predisposed to this ailment, because I am Italian, so not only does a verbal volcano errupt at any given moment, but my hands and arms flail about like I have muscle spasms. My laugh is a cross between Phyllis Diller and Lucille Ball.  It is loud, powerful and EVERYBODY will know that I am having a good time.

This morning I started out my day, happy that the sun was shining and although it was cold and windy, I was grateful as I am everyday, that I have the opportunity to ride along in the car, with the man I love, drinking my chai tea, and talking (yes, we talk each other's ears off too!) about current events. My mother calls.....and I started telling her about everything that was happening in the shop.
"Ma, I made a coat, and a matching dress, and I made this cool hat, and I did this and that......." and she interrupted me to say, "Rose Ellen, you are going on and on....did you take a pill or something?"
My balloon was completely deflated.  I must sound like a lunatic.

So, to my friends, I would like to say, thank you for tolerating my blabbering. Please understand that I am HAPPY and that is why I talk alot.  I am passionate and I have alot going on , ALL THE TIME!  And I apologize to the people who's ears have fallen off because of me.   But if you stop by the shop, I will glue them back on for you!