Happy Father’s Day!

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This is my beloved father who is very ill right now.  My thoughts and my heart are with him. It was the first time I had ever spoken to him that he didn’t know who I was.  This ripped right through my already-aching heart and I have been in tears for the entire day….but Father’s Day isn’t about me.  It is about all the Dads out there that love and raise their biological and step and foster children.  It is about the Fathers that truly care and are there emotionally, spiritually and physically, at every given opportunity, to do what they can for their children.  It is, I’m told, one of the most difficult, but rewarding jobs in the world.

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy.  I love you with my whole heart.

Sissy

 

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AND…..Happy Father’s Day to my sweet husband, Dr. John Freed ,whose hard work, loving heart and kind disposition have guided my children toward success, have softened their hearts and have helped make them see beyond themselves and to look toward helping others, making conscientious contributions to this planet and to just being generally good people.  I love you, John.  Thank you for everything.  You are a blessing in their lives and in my own.   I love you.  I love you.  I love you.

 

 

 

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AND…to our dear son-in-law, Nate, who is always there in the ways that count, when his daughter needs him.  She has so many of your fine qualities, Nate, and for this, I am grateful.  You are very much loved in this family, and appreciated more than words can say.  Love, Stacy

 

 

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A New Year is upon us and I enter it with a head and heart full of hope.  Wishing all of you a very Happy 2014.  May you prosper and love.  May you laugh and be happy.

My husband and I have tickets for a dance to ring in the new year tonight.  We’re going with my future business partner, Toni, and her boyfriend, Peter, who is visiting from England.  A Brazilian combo will be playing tonight, and there will be food and bubbly…and a big group of artists joining us.  Looking forward to it, even though my heart is being tugged in a different direction.  It will be fun, in any case.

I hope that all of you have a safe time tonight, and that you ring in the new year with best intentions to make this a fabulous year.  Fabulous.  I have spoken to friends from all over the country today.  Some will be working.  Some will be playing.  My heart is there as well. new year

Love to all,

Stacy

Happy 4th!

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This is me, placing a flower on Jimi Hendrix’s grave.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day….but wait! There’s more!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my friends, my family and my 200 fabulous blog followers (some of whom are included in the aforementioned categories.)  Today is the day when thousands of people from all over the world, put green food coloring in their beer to celebrate the life of a 5th century religious fanatic.  But wait!  There’s more!  Today is also the day that my beloved husband and I celebrate many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many years of wedded bliss.    Yes, this is our wedding anniversary.

It seems like only yesterday when we had our gorgeous wedding at Ocotillo Gallery in Tejas. Our friends…our family…the beautiful music…the flowers…the candles…the art…the wonderful food and beautiful wedding cake…  (Special gratitude to sweet Peggy Spott, who I miss with all my heart…)   When I close my eyes, I can still see every detail.  I still tear up when I recall that day, and how happy and in love we were.  We could barely say our vows, we were so overcome by emotion.   Feeling much the same way this morning, at 4:46 a.m. as I sit here in the quiet Sierra Mountains near Lake Tahoe, as my beloved husband sleeps just yards away.

Today we leave this lovely abode and head toward Klamath Falls.  We will be staying at the Running Y Ranch resort tonight, then heading home tomorrow.  Time to settle back into our normal routines once more,  and to hold the memories of this past week in our hearts forever.  It has been a fabulous vacation.  I am grateful for every minute of it.

Happy anniversary, dearest John,

 Thank you for this magnificent journey through life as your wife.  I wouldn’t change a minute. I  am eternally grateful for every day that we have shared.  Precious, are these times together.  I do cherish them, each and every one.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Your loving wife,

Anastasia

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Wishing each of you a very happy Valentine’s Day! Feeling good about life on this romantic day.  I am assured that a big surprise is coming in the mail today, and I am anxiously and happily awaiting that.   In celebration of the day, I thought I would post pictures of some of the mixed media hearts that I’ve made at Stacy Alexander Studios.    Enjoy! 🙂

 

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