In Memory of Kay

Christmas Love Love Love


—-This time of year is quite sad and lonley without my dear sister, Kay.

I cannot tell a lie.  No.  I cannot.

Ahhh, this may be one of the greatest downfalls in my  life.

…But I am realizing that one cannot cry all day long,  mourn all day long,  die all day long.

It’s damn exhausting.

I am trying to live live live…

I’m Trying.

Below are some photos of the past & the present.

I cannot think about the future yet.

Not yet.

Not Today…

Sweet Kay & I with Santa / 2009

Baking At Saint Shirley’s   (Tia, very focused. )   You go, Girl!

Ohhh, these actually look GOoooOD X

Daddy ( othwise known as Tony Soprano)  stealing cookies.  I’m watching YOU.

A photo of Beautiful Kay given by some  amaaaazing people. (Bob, Laurie, & Caroline)    xx

OMG, none of these babies even burned!!!  Way to go, T.

Saint Shirly & Tia lovin’ one another.

My partner in Crime, Tia Maria   ( why the hell am I wearing a white bra?)

Tia, Faith, & Saint Shirley Xx

Abby Wanting & Needing some Maple Chocolate Cookies! OOOOOO.

Leta  & Faith looking gorgeous! (As Usual)

Saint Shirley’s Tree.  So Pretty, Mama. x

Naughty Charlie Relaxing before Christmas Eve.  He is most definitely getting coal in his stocking.  Bad  Bad Boy!

The Best 5th grade teacher in the world, Mrs. Erie…. Loooooove Ya. x

A beautiful Black Boot hanging in Kay’s tree at Oneota Cemetery by my cousins.  Thank you!  I love you.  xx

Kay’s tree is decorated w/ Butterflies & the girlie things she Loves.  xxx

A gift given by Ronda Erie, (an unexpected angel)  Notice all of the pink LIPS!

~~~~~~~Dear, Readers,  My prayer for you is…. Love.  Hope.  Peace.  Blessings.  Books.  Chocolate.  Time.  Sun.  Wine.  Warmth.  & God.    ~Merry Christmas. Xx

pink lips

 

—This is for you, Kay.  I love you more than black panthers bathing in the golden sunlight of Kenya….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • Reply
    Impulsive Addict
    December 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Well you’ve made me crave some sugar that’s for sure!

    Very sweet post. I loved seeing all the pictures. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

    xoxo

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    Renee Fisher
    December 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Keep typing. Keep loving. Keep living. Keep teaching others. Oh, and no white bras under dark tops. Have a beautiful holiday, surrounded by family and friends.
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    Hello Ladies
    December 22, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Merry Christmas Kim. Thank you for the gift of your friendship.
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    Sara
    December 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Wonderful, heartfelt and heartbreaking post. I lost my sister in June 2005 to different circumstances, but also senselessly and tragically. Please keep writing. Wishing you peace this holiday season.
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      Sara,
      so very sorry about your sister.

      I think I shall mourn my dearest sister FOREVER.

      Thinking of you. Xx
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    Ann
    December 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Kim, what a beautiful post! I’m so glad that you’re striving to live, live, live! Keep on breathing! Thank you for sharing your happy Christmas times with us! It’s so nice to put faces to names! I LOVE Kay’s tree!

    ….and I love you, girlfriend!
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    Joan Peterson
    December 22, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Merry Christmas Kim Kay’s spirit is with you

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    Rachel (Totally Ovar It)
    December 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I love that you share so many of your memories with me. Every post is a step closer to you. Blessings, tidings, love, joy, and more happiness than sorrow, to you, my dear friend.
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      Rachel,
      thank you for reading.
      You are very sweet. Xx

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    The Bipolar Diva
    December 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Merry Christmas Kim. Enjoy it the way Kay would have wanted. ♥
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    Dad
    December 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Kim, I love that (Carry Your Your Heart With Me), The cookies, Pictures and you.
    Love You More Than White Tigers At Vegas
    Dad

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    Theresa Sonoda
    December 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Another lovely post from my favorite snow bunny up there in the north. Are you getting lots of snow? I hope your Christmas is white and beautiful and peaceful, my friend. Much love coming at you from the desert. XOXO’s
    T
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Terri,
      We are getting snow…A few inches only. The skiers & snowmobilers are freaking out.

      Much love to Vegas from MN. Xx KISSSS
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    Trish
    December 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Kim beautiful pictures of beautiful ladi, trees, and sweets!!

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    Jessica
    December 22, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    You have a beautiful family and you do a great job of keeping your sister’s spirit alive. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
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    Monica
    December 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Those maple chocolate cookies look so yummy. I can almost taste them! Love your photos, Kim. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for you this time of year, but you honor her memory so beautifully. Hugs to you, my dear.
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      –Monica,
      All the magic of Christmas…but
      always one thing missing…

      —Have a nice time w/ your family. Savor the moments. Xxx
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    Alison@Mama Wants This
    December 23, 2011 at 12:32 am

    You have such a big heart and a generous spirit, Kim. I know this is a hard time of the year for you, but your family is wonderful and full of love, as we can see in the pictures. May you have a lovely blessed Christmas full of love, wonder and cookies. xo
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    nan @ lbddiaries
    December 23, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Oooo, your dad is very handsome – all your family is gooood looknig. I love Kay’s tree and wish I could go hang things on it, too. I hace lots of sparklies I could donate. I liked this post. It’s nice to see the people you talk about. You are an amazing woman and one of my favorite gifts to be grateful for last year was e-meeting you. You have made my life a better place. I love you!
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      ~~~Nan,
      What a sweet person you are.
      Have fun with Alpha & Son over the Holidays.

      MERRY CHRISTMAS.

      Lots Of Love :))XX

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    Helen Herick
    December 23, 2011 at 1:54 am

    What seems like a gaping hole at the family get together will actually be filled with her loving, giving, and smiling spirit. Really. Truly. She will softly envelope you. And comfort you. Her flame will glow more brightly at all your tributes and loving memories. Watch for the signs. Love and peace……….

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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      –Helen,
      I think I am too much in the midst of mourning to notice at this time…

      Happy Christmas! XX Kiss from my house to yours…
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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    December 23, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Wishing you 1000 fold what you wish for us dear Kim.
    Merry Chrtimas!
    Much love,
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    December 23, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Oops, that should say Christmas. xo
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    Ashley
    December 23, 2011 at 5:42 am

    This is so touching. I’m sure that she is smiling, knowing that she has such a wonderful sister that so deeply cares for her and think of her.
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    marie
    December 23, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Kim, I am glad to see you are striving to live. You don’t always have to be in pain to remember Kay. She is with you every minute of every day. I love this poem, because it’s true, you carry her heart in your heart.
    Have a blessed Christmas! Much Love.Marie

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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      Marie,
      I read ee cummings at Kay’s funeral.

      — that poem meant ALOT to both of us.

      Xx Merry Christmas.
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    Kelley
    December 23, 2011 at 6:09 am

    The tree made me cry. Actually, it is making me cry. That is so sweet. Just yesterday my sister and I had a spat over stupid stuff. I hurt her feelings. Your post reminds me to let stuff go and just give her a hug. Loved your post. Love that painting of Kay.
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      –Kelley.
      Did you call her? Did you hug her?

      I’d give anything for one more minute.

      Savor. Love.

      Merry Christmas. xx
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    Debbie
    December 23, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Beautiful pictures and delicious looking cookies. Have a Merry Christmas Kim and always try and live, live, live…..I’m sure your sister would want that for you. Even though at times it sucks…….

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    elizabeth
    December 23, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Dear Kim- My prayer for you is…. Love. Hope. Peace. Blessings. Books. Chocolate. Time. Sun. Wine. Warmth. & God. ~Merry Christmas. Xx (okay- so I lifted this)
    Beautifukl blog and great picures and please get yourself a nude bra. 🙂
    xoxoxox

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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      Dear e,
      We baked last week and I wore shit clothes w/ out makeup! Haaaa.

      What a dorky looking character!

      Got your message. Love you. Will Call. Xxx
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    Christina
    December 23, 2011 at 6:41 am

    May you have peace and love this holiday season. Loved looking at all the pictures. I think I seriously need some cookies now lol.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      Dear C.
      I ‘d send you some, but they are all GONE :)) XX

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    Pat Scattergood
    December 23, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Thanks for sharing your family album. Warm holiday wishes to you and your family as you continue to heal together. Lots of hugs. Pat
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    totsymae1011
    December 23, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Wow, you all really keep Kay’s memory alive. I know everyone misses her dearly.

    I’d hurt myself on all those cookies ’cause I would be eating them for breakfast too. I’m a sugar whore.

    I know you’ll find a way to make it through the season. You’ll be auntie and continue showering Kay’s children with hugs and kisses, make them laugh and of course, bake those cookies they enjoy. Blessings to you and the family.
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    Ronda Erie
    December 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Kim, I am honored to be on your blog! You have been a light in my life and you make my days happier. I am so glad you are choosing to live despite the pain I know you endure everyday because I need you my dear friend! I love the pictures of your family and friends! I look forward to meeting Saint Shirley and your Dad someday. Enjoy the support of your family this Christmas season. I love you my dear, Ronda

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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      Dear, Ronda,
      Once in a while– an unexpected Angel shows up…

      That’s what you’ve been to me.

      Xxx Kiss

      Happy Birthday!
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    Jodene
    December 23, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Dear Kim,
    Thank you for posting all those beautiful pictures and sharing your holiday and heart with us. Looks like your family knows how to make one tasty holiday and keep family at the center. I know you have my address so feel free to pop some of those cookies in the mail… 🙂 ~ love ya!

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    Irene
    December 23, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Thank you for sharing your memories! I wonder what others do for the holiday. OMG, all the baking! I didn’t bake this year. Just not into it.

    Kay wouldn’t want you sad this season. Celebrate her memory! She’s with you in spirit!

    (((HUGS)))) and tons of love!
    Merry Christmas my friend!
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    Kim Pugliano
    December 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

    So beautiful Kim! Thank you so much for sharing!

    (((((hugs)))))
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    Kelly
    December 23, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Love Love Love YOU my dear friend!!! Merry Christmas!!! I must keep pressing to go forward, to live… I want to be free to be me!!!

    Love you Kim!!

    KrAzy KelLy

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    Linda Medrano
    December 23, 2011 at 11:07 am

    You have an extraordinary family. The love just flows out of that wonderful kitchen. And your pup Abby looks a lot like my boy Harry. Just a beautiful post, Kim. You are a wonder!
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    Tia
    December 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Beautiful I love You!!

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    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    December 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

    These photos brought tears to my eyes – a beautiful celebration of life and love…

    (dog and cat inclus …. love).

    Merry Christmas to you Beauty ~ xo
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      —-Kelly,
      I can’t even imagine what you are making for Christmas Dinner.

      Tell MEeeee!!! Xxx Merry Christmas, Sweets.
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    Lola
    December 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Four things:
    1.Beautiful photos.
    2.Diggin your white bra.
    3.MUST have sugar cookies NOW. (And possibly a Christmas tree.)

    And last but not least,

    MERRY CHRISTMAS GIRLFRIEND!
    XOXO
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      four things back.
      1. i wore ugly clothes & NO makup for baking last week (thus the ug photo)
      2. i’d send you cookies, but the pigs devoured them
      3. do you celebrate Christmas?
      4. kiss hug love. xx
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    Jann Huizenga
    December 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    What a wonderful glimpse into a big-hearted, beautiful, cookie-loving family. I love your sister’s tree. And your mother’s is fantastic!!! I had to laugh at your white bra: that pesky camera eye picks up things the human eye would never notice. Peace and joy & love & Merry Christmas to you and your fabulous family, Kim. Bacione xxxxxxxx
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      ~~~Jann.
      What will you be doing in Italy? Food? Wine? Church?

      Please take LOTS of photos.

      Merry Christmas. Xx
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    Hilary
    December 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I feel like I was celebrating with you… I know how hard this time of the year is for you… Hang in there. You are lucky… it looks like you have a great family… And I agree, your dad is super handsome!

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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      Hilary,
      My Family is WONDERFUL…but not complete without Kay.

      Merry Christmas. Have fun w/ your Fam. 🙂
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    Mamawolfe
    December 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Oh my dear to take one moment at a time….I can feel your pain and love. Wishing you peace.
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    Bella
    December 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Kim, Kay must be looking down from heaven on this eve smiling. Just smiling at that beautiful tree of hers, all done up in its beautiful fancy and at the fact that you are taking baby steps to live life. I can see her, with her lovely smile, coaxing you to come forward, much like a mother encourages her baby to take her first step. No rushing, no coaching, no frustrated sighs. Instead, quiet cheering that is meant to support and guide. This is the only way we can live again when the one we love the most is gone–one day at a time, one step at a time. There’s no rush for you to get where you’re going. Your family knows it and everyone who knows and loves you knows it. Carrying Kay in your heart will serve to lead the way, in the most wondrous way possible, and she will witness your progress from above, and just smile. How utterly lovely to see that beautiful family of yours! And you, my dear, look fantastic! White bra be damned. You are the lady, no matter what! May your holiday season be filled with love, peace, and delicious cookies! Love you, lady! 🙂
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      –Bella,
      I so appreciate when you comment.

      I feel your love & passion all over the room i’m sitting in.

      My wish is that your house is overflowing w// Love Love Love.

      Xxx
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    aurora
    December 23, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Hi, Kim,
    Moving post… I do not do your exact walk in life but I think I know a little of how you feel on special occasions… 18 months of losses began with my mom in 2010, then my job, dog (yes, dog, it sounds like a country song, I know), boyfriend (cheater)… etc then two 20 plus year friendships one of which was deceiving me with my ex for months while I confided so much in her that she used it to advance her position with him and I had no clue what she was up to, big shock as she is daily mass attending uber religious and exposed herself as a Glenn Close double from Fatal Attraction, her friends and her even stalking me online, shudder… Sorry I digress… what my point is, is that every loss we endure reawakens all others again… hard to like like like your time when your memories bind you to loved ones so. Try to take good care of yourself and know that you do not walk tall alone. Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful self, your beautiful family and your own special brand of Christmas Cheer. Stay writing, stay strong and stay YOU. I love YOU. And I also possess a photo to match your “white bra” black top almost perfectly. So glad to know I blunder along in such wonderful company as yours. Peaceful wishes going your way now xo
    Janice
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      ~~~~Janice,
      thank you for sharing so much of you heart w/ me. It is appreciated.

      haaaa, I shall never live down the white bra!! At least I’m not alone, Huh? What a freak I am…

      Have a nice holiday. What will you do? Family? Cooking?

      xXx Peace. Love. Love. Love.
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    Brenda
    December 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I love that EE C. poem. My dad read me poems when I was a kid. Of course, none of them made much sense to me back then, but as I grew and discovered poetry I fell in love. It is perfect here in this moment and post, sharing your love and memories with us. Perfect! Perfect! You’re heart is stronger every day. I love seeing these family photos, so much goodness. (not sure why you’re wearing a white bra, but it made me smile that you commented on it). The hanging boot, priceless. Have a very merry holiday my virtual friend. I wish you love and hope, and peace in your heart.
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      My Inner Chick
      December 23, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      ~~~~Dear, Brenda.

      Have fun fun fun w/ your kids and family.

      Savor. Love. Play. Read. Eat. Drink good wine.

      Xx Kiss for you, my poetic, gifted friend.
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    Unknown Mami
    December 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    You have to live! You are too beautiful and vibrant to mourn all the time. Hugs to you.
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    eva626
    December 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    great photos!!! looks ike so much fun and the cookies….love them!

    happy holidays!

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    Susan Boswell
    December 24, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Kim- you continue to touch, amaze us and stir our souls with your honesty and truth telling. We are honored to walk with you on this journey. You say you cannot look to the future- but you are HERE and you are HERE to TELL the story of a sisters love and her courageous family. I don’t think last Christmas you could imagine being here a year later…
    Your cookies look beautiful- the red sprinkles remind me of Kaye. 🙂 May you continue to feel and spread that LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Christmas and into the New Year. Love you!
    xxoo Susan

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 24, 2011 at 7:32 am

      Beautiful, eloquant Susan,

      ~~~Did you make your famous cookies this year?

      Have a wonderful Holiday w/ your family.

      Savor. Love. Eat.

      Love you, xx

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    Pure Complex
    December 24, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I absolutely love these photos.. they are simply wonderful and beautiful. This is such a beautiful tribute to live, love and family. Amazing.

    Me and my family would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 24, 2011 at 7:33 am

      —Dear Pure (kay),
      And my family wishes you overflowing LOVE & Abundance.

      Have fun w/ your family, dearest. X

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    countingducks
    December 24, 2011 at 3:26 am

    I’ve really enjoyed your Blog and meeting you throught it this year so I’m stopping by to wish you a very happy Christmas
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 24, 2011 at 7:34 am

      –Ducky.
      Interesting.
      I feel the same way about you. X

      Merry Christmas.

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    December 24, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Lovely post Kim! You’re clearly surrounded by lovely people and they’re lucky to know you too. Merry Christmas lovely! xxx
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 24, 2011 at 7:35 am

      –Dear Lorraine,
      ~Have a fun-filled, happy, Merry Christmas. Xx
      What are you baking/ making?

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    Tere Anne
    December 24, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Wishing you special wishes for this holiday. Hang in there. Hope you realize that Kay is celebrating Christmas with you, in all you do, and all your thoughts and prayers.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 24, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Tere Anne,
      Have a wonderful Holiday.

      Savor your family & friends. Xx Kiss

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    Helene Abbott
    December 24, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Kimmie,
    Beautiful pics, yummy cookies and a spirit that is above and beyond….Part of you is gone but you are still one amazing woman!
    Have a good Christmas. Kay, and all our wonderful family and friends who are in heaven, are
    celebrating Christmas with Jesus. Boy are they having a wonderful time….
    God bless you always, hello to St. Shirley and Daddy…maybe we can get that coffee in after the holidays.
    We wish you a blessed and happy 2012.
    Sissy & Dick

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      My Inner Chick
      December 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

      –Sissy,

      my daddy told me you wrote a book. I didn’t know that. Very Cool.

      ~~~~Would love to meet for coffee sooon.

      Merry Christmas to your entire Family. :)))
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    Ameena
    December 24, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Lovely pictures Kim! I’m thinking of you and your family during the holidays…and I’m thinking of Kay too. Hope you enjoy despite everything…Happy Holidays. 🙂
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    Sandra
    December 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I love love LOVE this picture post Kim! Happy holidays! I hope it’s a day of special memories and one filled with new ones.
    xoxoxox
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      My Inner Chick
      December 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      —Thank You, Sandra,
      and I wish the same for you. X

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    Lady Fi
    December 25, 2011 at 12:13 am

    What a tender post. I hope you managed to find some joy amidst your sadness.
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    Vidya Sury
    December 25, 2011 at 1:04 am

    What a lovely post! Thanks for taking me with you, Kim! Kay’s tree, your mom’s Christmas tree and the cookies are all beautiful. The white bra….ummm yes….sometimes I do that too. 🙂 You’re looking gorgeous!

    Happy, happy Christmas to you, your folks, your family, your pet family.

    HUGS and kisses and love.
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      My Inner Chick
      December 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      ~~~~~Dear Vidya,
      This is a stupid question, but do you celebrate Christmas in India?

      Looooooooooooooooooooove flowing from MN. to you. Xx
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    ed pilolla
    December 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

    this is one of the most beautiful things i have seen this season, the cummings poem as it is presented. the truth is not your downfall. the truth’s pain is the way, i suspect. somehow. someway. wishing you love and hugs today, my dear. merry christmas, kim:)
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      My Inner Chick
      December 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      dear ed,
      back to you, my dear. X

      ps. i read the ee cummings poem at Kay’s funeral.

      That poem was (IS) very significant to both of us. .
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    Laci
    December 25, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I love seeing pictures of everyones family and friends at Christmas time. The cookies look so good. I am going to have to ask my mom to make me some sugar cookies, because I make horrible sugar cookies for some reason.

    I hope Charlie got something besides coal, he’s such a sweetie. You know, when he’s sleeping. 🙂
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      My Inner Chick
      December 26, 2011 at 8:24 am

      ~~~~Dearest, Laci,
      Charlie got coal in his stocking ..and a kick in the butt. (just kidding.)

      He got Meow Mix & lots of love….

      Xx Happy New Year. X
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    Alexandra
    December 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Thinking of you.

    Just dropped by to tell you how your story has touched me, and I can’t believe the strength you show in still being determined to find joy and meaning in life.

    I love my sisters, I can’t imagine what I’d do to continue on, but you’ve somehow done it.

    Much love to you, I pray for more peace for you, and I think of you.

    Thank you for your love, encouragement, kind words in 2011.

    When I see you’ve left a comment, and you say I made you laugh, I’m happy: I think, “that’s why I do this, to make someone forget about their life for a while, and just laugh.”

    That really is why I do the humor.

    Love always.
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      My Inner Chick
      December 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

      ——-Alexandra,
      Thank you for your kind words.
      They are much appreciated by somebody I respect & admire.

      Yesterday was a difficult day…and to be honest, I despise living on earth w/out my dear sister, but somehow one goes on…

      Ahhh that’s the rub…

      Happy 2012.

      I look forward to reading more of your distractions & hilareous stories 🙂 X
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    Ashley
    December 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Kim, I just wanted to inform you that I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. You deserve it! Happy Holidays!
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      My Inner Chick
      December 27, 2011 at 9:26 am

      Thanks Ashley, how sweet.

      hope your holidays were wonderful.

      So proud of the domestic abuse platform you will be doing during your pageant. Xx
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    Ashley
    December 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Oh, check my latest entry for details: http://loveashley.net/2011/12/26/i-would-like-to-thank-the-blogging-academy/
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    Emily
    December 27, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Kay’s tree is great! Even though it was a hard day, I’m glad you had so many wonderful people to support you through it — and to make it festive! (Those cookies look amazing!)
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      My Inner Chick
      December 27, 2011 at 9:27 am

      —Emily,
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Happy 2012. Xx

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    Bridget
    December 27, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Love and hugs to you. Her tree is lovely.
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    Adriana Iris
    December 27, 2011 at 9:54 am

    LOL@ white bra.
    This time of the year is super hard but you are doing great my love. xoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

      Dear, Adriana,

      One Day At A Time…

      This is the only way I can live.

      Love coming your way, Sweets. X

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    Sandy Webb
    December 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Christmas is so very hard. I think it will always bring back memories of our loved ones. You Dad looks like he gives the bestest hugs…..I would love to meet the both of you. I hope you had a good Christmas Kim, I am always thinking of you. xoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      –Sandy,
      How was your Christmas?

      Yes. I’d like to give you a big hug, too. Xx

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