Monday, May 14, 2012

Grateful for my Ghoul

I had a lovely Mother's Day. As the mother of an only daughter, now in her thirties, I was treated with lots of sugar and carbs and some calm quiet time together. Since Jud's passing, we have both found a lot of comfort in each other's presence and, though we may get together at poignant times, I am so grateful to have her and happy to be in her presence.

She is an interesting ghoul who has always delighted me with her pleasure in playing "dress up," even now. Would you be surprised to hear that Halloween and the Zombie Crawl are two of her favorite nights?

Then there is the annual Ren Fest. I am especially fond of the colored dreads.

She does look right at home, doesn't she?

This was some sort of Space/Star Trek type party. That's her on the right with the black wig. She has definitely found her tribe!

Here we have a little vintage beach wear. 

And here, a demure maid of the twenties. This girl was going to be our costume designer. She majored in Drama and Film Studies and then spent some time at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, only to discover that only one person out of a thousand makes it as a designer and 999 sew in the back room.

My Kat got her MSW (Masters of Social Work) last year and is doing therapy with children and families. Like her father before her, I imagine she does it in such a delightful, playful fashion that her clients hardly know they are in therapy!

That's my ghoul! On this Mother's Day, I am so grateful for my Kat!


  1. I will be the mother of any only-child daughter in her 30's someday and I hope we are as sweet together as you Kat! Much love to you Suz! xo

  2. I'll bet she's a wonderful therapist, but wondered if she'd thought about modeling?
    All the best,

  3. I'm sure she's ever more grateful to have you as a mom, too. I am glad you had a nice Mother's Day! Big hugs.

  4. hey Suz! YOur daughter looks like a lot of fun. My oldest daughter is into theater and costumes too. though she is a highschool vocal teacher. I always love when she is in a show. its always fun to see her in costume and on stage! and Your daughter is a social worker.. so am I!
    I'm so glad you had a nice mothers day. YOu deserve it!

  5. such a sweet post with your special girl...the last photo really speaks to me

    thoughts of you on Mother's Day and always dear Suz

  6. I'm so happy that you and Kat were able to spend Mother's Day together. She looks like a fun gal and must always keep you guessing with all of her wild personas! Here's to only child daughters and their mothers!!!

  7. Such a blessing your girl(gouhl) is!!! Glad to know you can find comfort with each other.
    much love,

  8. Wonderful post about your talented gal! fab! Mx

  9. oh! to see Kat and all her fun two have such a sweet relationship! Thanks for sharing the photos~ Hugs to all,

  10. What a wonderful thing it is to have your daughter be your friend...something I'm very blessed to have, as well. So grateful you're finding such comfort in each other...Keeping you you in my prayers as always, dear friend.


  11. And she is a beautiful girl your Kat, dear Suz.
    I admire all her dress up`s but the Ren is fantastic.
    Dear Suz, so wonderful you can be together and find comfort together,
    I`m happy to see you here again, and you know you are in my thoughts dear friend.
    Hugs and love Dorthe

  12. What a funny post, Mom! I do love my dress up! And, yes, I have done a little modelling (although never been paid for it.).
    Love ya momma bear!

  13. What a treat to have a daughter.

    I am so glad you had a nice day with that gorgeous creature.

    Sugar, my emails are getting rejected by your account. I sent a message via Facebook. I know you're busy and over whelmed trying to find to your ass and all, but I want you to know I have been thinking of you everyday.

  14. Kat seems like a creative free spirit who enjoys life! So wonderful to be close to a daughter!

  15. So glad that you have a special relationship with your daughter! Kat is so blessed to have you as you are to have her. Wishing you a lovely week. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Hi Suz,
    Looks like so much fun to dress up! Glad you had a good Mother's Day with Kat. Thinking of ya!

  17. You must be so proud to have such a creative Daughter! I'm sure her new job is very rewarding. I'm glad you had a relaxing Mother's Day!


  18. What a delight..........I know the joy this precious girl has always brought to you life. And now the bond becomes tighter still....if that is even possible. I wish you joy and laughter. xo Rella