Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy BD To You!

Today is my sister Cathy's birthday ... Happy BD dear sis!

Some of you may have seen her blog ... Cate Ross ... but for those who haven't it's worth checking out.

My sis has done some very interesting things in her life ... and that's part of what she blogs about. Her last post details the days when she & her ex owned their own Big Rig ... no kidding ... pictures and everything.

But ... she is also a Registered Massage Therapist ... and for a time was an instructor at Apollo College in Phoenix. She's the one who put my website together and often helps me with photos of my stuff. She is also a Seamstress Extrordinaire...awesome with alterations and new creations alike!

After 9-11 their life kind of fell apart there...both she and her husband lost their jobs and their landlord at the time decided to sell the house they were living in ... so they made the huge decision to leave it all behind and move to Canada. This was a huge adjustment ... leaving the dry warmth of the desert ... to relocate to the Haliburton Highlands to stay with my brother.

Haliburton ... for those who are not familiar ... is a small town in the heart of Cottage Country ... a bustling place in the summer ...a home away from home for all the cottagers and a favourite resort destination. In the winter it caters to more activity ... snowmobilers, skiers, dog sled racers, and fishermen (ice fishing) all find it a fabulous place to play.

Once situated ... Cathy used the talents she had to get them by ... & set up a small business sewing. She never had to do any advertising, as word of mouth from satisfied clients always seemed to get her lots of business...and one of the local newspapers did a feature article about her as part of a promotion for a fashion show that included some of her creations & was being hosted by a local salon / spa.

The unfortunate side to her life has been deteriorating health. She's been the victim of several car accidents that have done some serious damage and left her facing life in a wheel chair...which she already has aquired...but uses only when she has to.

The up side to this scenario ... is that it did qualify her to occupy a unit here at the Co-op designed to accommodate life in a chair ... and it is wonderful to have her so close.

She's one of my biggest fans ... and I'm one of hers!

So again Happy Birthday Cathy ... love you!


Gwen Buchanan said...

You have a very strong, determined and creative sister... seems to run in the family.. all the best on her day!!!

MichelleMermaid said...

Your sis sounds like a trooper! I hope her health improves.

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