Ups, Downs & Lessons Learned.

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster ride here in the Negranti household. We’ve had some highs–selling out both times we’ve been at the farmer’s market, and some really low, lows.
Two weeks ago I lost my Grandpa. My Dad’s dad. He was 92, lived an amazing life and was a fighter utill the end. He was, and still is, one of my heroes. He was a self-made, brilliant entrepreneur.

One of the last things he told me was that he was proud of me. That was the most amazing thing he ever said to me. And I will never forget it.

My Grandpa at 91 years old.

Another loss: last Friday My Cowboy and I lost our first child, our dog Wilma Jean. All she ever wanted to do was cuddle. And eat. And cuddle. And she will be missed.

This is Wilma at the beach. She was never into the outdoors.

Alrighty… now that I have officially cried more than I thought one could in such a short period of time…. there is a point to all this sadness.

During the past couple weeks Cowboy and I have learned a lot. We have learned that we need to appreciate the good in every single day. Sounds corny, right?  But you know what? I don’t care. I don’t care because it’s true. People can get so caught up in their crazy schedules, lives, businesses, and activities that they forget it can all change in a matter of seconds. And forget to appreciate the small things, and forget to find the good in each day. I know we have lately.

So now we are taking a step back, trying to spend a little more time with family, friends and each other. Because in the end, that is all you have. Love.

And with that, it’s going to get better. I know it. Love to you all!

A new found appreciation for each day,



4 thoughts on “Ups, Downs & Lessons Learned.

    • I had to wipe my eyes out on this one. Much love to you and Cowboy. Life can turn on a dime and sometimes you’re faced with some tough realities that you just don’t want to deal with. In time things will balance out. Hang in there and keep going down that wonderful road you’ve made for yourselves!

  1. Alexis, so very sorry about the loss of one of your heros, your special Grandpa. He must have taken great pleasure in your business sense. Wilma, too – that makes it hard.

    Must tell you that today we bought Strawberry Basil at New Frontiers – not planning to share unless we have to! Hugs – Jackie Parker

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about so many losses, especially all at the same time. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. *hugs*

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