Where does the name come from?
Well, if you know me, I do love olives! I love them in a salad. I love them in a martini. I even love them straight from the jar.
But this blog is not named for my desire to eat an olive. Let’s face it it, if I named this blog after something just ’cause I loved it, then I would have to call it Tennis Homegoods. That would be weird.
As my husband once explained…”Olive is a color. Olive is a food. That ties in to your blog perfectly!”
True, I guess. But, I simply love the way it looks and sounds and how it makes me feel. Olive Jude.
Say it just right and you’ll hear it. I love Jude.
Jude is my mom and I credit all my artistic, creative genes to her, so naming this blog after her seemed fitting.
My mom has suffered with Alzheimer’s disease for years and on June 13, 2018, it stole her from me again. This blog is a place where I can draw strength over the things she’s taught me, a place where I can share the qualities she possessed that I strive for everyday. A place where, I hope, the spirit of my mom lives on.
She had a really special way of turning small moments together into huge memories. Whether it was a meal around the table, trying a new restaurant or redecorating a room, Jude believed that with a little extra effort and creativity, you could make anything ordinary into something extraordinary.
I miss my mom dearly, but there is no better way of honoring her than by following her example…