Category: topstitch

Stay behind yellow line…

I’ve been wanting to type this entry for a couple of weeks. For one reason or another I kept putting it off. But here goes and hopefully I won’t be all over the place with this post.

2 weeks ago. I was on the train headed home. The train all of the sudden shook a little, then slowly came to a stop. I, like everybody else was wondering what was going on. I looked out the window and it was dark and not close the it’s usually stop after it leaves my station. The conductor quickly made the announcement that it had been confirmed that the train hit a car.

A couple of firefighters came on board to make sure everybody was okay.

A little while later a police officer came on board. He said there was a fatality and that this was now a crime scene. He said there would be officers coming on board to take down our information. He told us what they were going to ask and to please make sure to have our info ready. I quickly typed up my information in a note. I told people around me to do the same. There were hundreds of people on the train and I just wanted to make it easier for the officers.

The conductor kept updating us. Told us, He was working with the police and firefighters to figure out the safest and easiest way to get us off the train. He said they were also going to send buses to pick us up. We had the option to take a bus, call somebody to pick us up or Metrolink would give us an Uber voucher.

A couple of hours later. The conductor told us they found the safest ways to get us off the train. We all walked towards the front of the train. This is where to me, it turned into what seemed like the scene of a movie.

We walked towards the front of the train. There were police officers holding doors for us to walk from car to car. Thanking us for our patience. Wishing us a good night.

We got to the front of the train. There were firefighters there to help us. Not one of two of them. There must have been 10-15. They formed a tunnel and held our arms as we stepped off the train onto a stool and then on to rocks. They took of their uniform jackets and laid them on the rocks for us to walk on. We walked a few feet to a fence they had cut for us to go through, to get to a parking lot. I thanked a many of them as I could. They were so patient with us. And they made sure we were all taken care of.

This is where it got emotional for me. As I was walking in the parking lot, I looked over to where the car was. Somebody in that car died due to being struck by the train I was on. I am not directly responsible, but it still very hard to think about.

The sister told me this week that person killed was a 61 year old man and that his doggie was in the car with him. The doggie was taken to a local Vet. He got a few scratches but other than that he I okay.

It took me a couple of week to get this post together. Because every few sentences I’m a crying mess. Hug your humans and hug your doggies.

Thanks for reading <3

Happy October…

Happy spooky season,

Happy pumpkin spice latte season,

Happy it’s fall ya’ll season,

Happy sweater weather season,

Whatever your happy of choice, I hope it’s a good one.

The most important thing to remember about October is, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ladies please make sure you get your mammograms. Talk to your doctor if you feel something isn’t right with your breast. There is support everywhere.

Terrilyn, I don’t know if you will ever read this. I’m thankful daily you’re cancer free.

Look at my baby boy with his pink ribbon the.

Happy October Danigirl. Enjoy your spooky movies and your warm Starbucks. Have fun at school. Make good choices and when in doubt, always ask yourself WWMTD!!! What would Mike Trout do. Love you girl.

Happy Birthday Danigirl…

I have no idea where 15 years went. So cliche to say time flies when you’re having fun. But it’s so true. It’s been fun watching you grown up Danigirl.

Keep being that little girl that thinks your Tia can make anything! That spunky little girl that we all Love. Keep being fashion and Loving the world the way you do. Make good choices and when in doubt always ask yourself WHAT WOULD MIKE TROUT DO.

Let’s bring back socks and sandals for your Birthday!!!

I Love you Danigirl and I hope you have an amazing Birthday!!!

Happy June…

I know it’s only June 3rd but June gloom has really shown up. It’s been gloomy and I Love it. I wish our entire summer was gloomy, but I know it won’t be. It’s going to be a million degrees before we know it.

I had an uneventful weekend. I’ve been needing a lazy weekend and aside from making this cake

I’ll have to keep practicing on the drip part because it needs help LOL. Other than that. I’m proud of my cake.

Aside from showing off my cake I also wanted to tell you that…

Life is about learning to balance on one leg.

Because we don’t always land on both our feet.

Have a great week <3

Make it Monday…

I finally sat down to sew. It’s been so long time and I needed it. I made myself a zipper pouch using this fabric.

I had been wanting to make myself a pouch for a long time and just never got around to doing it. I Love sewing. It takes me back to when I would spend hours in the darkroom developing film or printing photos. To me they are so similar and I’m probably the only person that sees it that way.

I haven’t made one of these pouches in years and look at me, I sewed it wrong.

I feel like a rookie lol

It looks fine, but the zipper opening is on the right and it should have been on the left side. I’m still going to use it and next time I’m going to pay attention to what I’m doing.

Have a great week. Danigirl if you’re reading this, Tia Loves you.

Mother’s Day…

As Mother’s Day is coming to an end, I can’t help but feel such emptiness in my heart. My first Mother’s Day without Tyson. People may say he was just a dog, but to me he was my baby. Like most moms I was there when he started dog obedience school. When he got and ear infection I had to make sure he took his antibiotics. When he had the stomach flu and he refused to eat out of his bowl, I hand fed him to make sure he ate. I like most moms rushed him to the hospital when his face started swelling because he was stung by a bee and he was allergic. I would cry like a baby when he would get his shots, the sad look in his eyes wondering why I let the vet poke him. Then there was the time he had a growth on his elbow. When the vet told me he had to do a biopsy because it could be cancer. CANCER? I wanted to fall to the floor and cry my eyes out. How could this be? I waited 3 days to get the results. The 3 longest days of my life. Then the vet called and told me my little guy was okay.

Oh Tyson I miss you so much. I Love you baby guy and the only comfort I have on days like this. Is knowing you’re with my dad now. Biting his ear and him playing with yours. Sitting right by him like you always did. Mom Loves you baby guy. Thank you for Loving me unconditionally.