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Au revoir Mai......

{image from here}

Today I feel like doing exactly this, just leaning back and enjoying the ride.

May has been a month that I am pleased to wave goodbye to. It has been a busy and also a sad month as we lost a dear friend of ours, and it gave us both a dose of reality.

Life is so precious and oh so short and we all need to make the best of every day.

On that note mes amis, I am off to start painting the kitchen cupboards as this is the week that we need to get our new kitchen finished and there is still lots to do...


Wishing you all a very happy week/

Je vous souhaite à tous une semaine très heureux,

L x



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  1. I'm sorry that you lost your friend. It's a great sorrow and things like this really makes you wonder about the meaning of each day in life and changes your perspective. I wish you good job, I have a lot to do in my home as well andI hope this month can be the very one that everything is finished!!

    Enjoy a happy Monday xx

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  2. It is very sad to say goodbye to a friend and makes you realise just how short life. I agree make the most of each day because we won't get it back again.
    Good luck with your kitchen.
    Pam

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  3. Oh dear! I'm so sorry for your loss..you're right though, life is short and we don't have to take things for granted.
    I'll wave goodbye to May with you and wish you all the best life can give
    xxx Flaviana
    P.S. good luck for your painting job

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  4. Sorry for your sad loss Leeann. Those are the worst kind of wake up calls. We do have to seize the day. Happy painting. It could be quite therapeutic in a quiet sort of way. xx

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  5. I am a new visitor. Sorry you lost a close friend. Hope you will feel better soon. It takes a lot out of you doesn't it. That empty feeling.

    Yvonne

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  6. Best wishes on painting the kitchen cupboards - what a change that will bring. I hope June is full of love, success and laughter for you to make up for the last month. =)

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  7. Leeann,
    My condolences to you and MR.FF on losing a dear friend.... It really puts things in perspective.....We'll keep you in our thoughts as we celebrate Memorial Day.....Maryanne xo

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  8. What a beautiful picture....
    your painting project will be such a transformation for you...and hope that June brings you joy and lightness.

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  9. Oh dear,
    I am so sorry you lost your friend and I hope June will bring you some serenity.
    Francesca

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  10. May your kitchen be merry in June.

    Have a lovely week, too!

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  11. PS Yes, life is short and precious. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. Enjoy every day.

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  12. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Will keep you both in my prayers. Your are so right, it is important to enjoy each second with our loved ones!
    DOn't work too hard, I'm sure the kitchen will be beautiful!
    Good week,
    Mimpi

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  13. So sad to learn you and Mr. FF lost a dear friend this month. A quiet project sometimes serves as a way to help us get it all sorted out in our minds. Sending comforting thoughts your way Leeann. ~Lili

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  14. Life is precious, so true. I am so sorry about your friend. Yes, May for me..not so good too.... welcome June. A-M xx

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  15. I stopped in for PS but glad I was late. I had a chance to poke around your blog and it's just wonderful. I'm sorry May was rough; best wishes that your June is better!

    So sorry for the belated Pink Saturday visit! I realize I'm two days late (and a dollar short, haha!) but there are so many pinks and so little time over this holiday weekend when relatives are visiting! Happy Belated PS!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie @
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

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  16. Hi Leeann,

    So sorry that you lost a dear friend.
    It really does make you want to make the best of each and every day and life is so precious.
    Good luck with the new kitchen and I hope that June is a wonderful month for you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  17. Sorry about your friend. I have recently had some life issues that have made me realize that life is too short. You need to appreciate everything and everyone you have in your life at this very moment.

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  18. I don't know what to say... just wish you wonderful June.
    Best wishes,
    Hugs

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  19. J'adore this image!!! I will be painting it!!!

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