Apropos of nothing at all, did I ever show you guys my tattoo? I got the name part when we went to Pittsburgh to be with daughter #2 right after my husband's death, then added the rest of the design (after Id figured out what it would be) on a ... Read more
The way Day 1 turned out...
...was a little unexpected. I didn't do as well with the whole food thing as I had planned (the road to hell being paved with, besides good intentions, perhaps buttered toast and sherry) but I didn't do that badly, and I did do unexpectedly wel... Read more
March 1st - that new beginning I've been going on about.
February was rough in oh, so many ways, none of which are particularly interesting to the Spark Community at large, I'm sure. But you know I'm going to tell you about them anyway: no life insurance money for me, which will possibly involve law... Read more
First Zumba class. OMG
So we've had this membership to the local Y (well, 20 miles away, which where I live is local) for about two years now. My daughters went now and then and my husband went occasionally. I think I went swimming once or twice. We were on the jus... Read more
I'm not particularly self-promoting, but because I *am* essentially lazy, instead of attempting to transpose my other blog to here, I'm just going to send you over there. No, it's not more of my tale of woe (except for the lead-in, which you may... Read more
Nudging the ticker and other signs of recovery
Yes, folks, the weight ticker is actually beginning to move - in the preferred direction, even! I take only moderate credit for this, as a) I'm rather snowed in and b) my daughter has been suffering from a GI disturbance for the better part of ... Read more
I got through Halloween well enough, and Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh was actually pretty great, but this whole Christmas thing is getting to me. My mother died in the spring (two years ago) so by the holidays I was pretty well back on my feet, b... Read more
Just for fun - quiz from HIPPIECHICK
. Who used to be your superhero when you were a child?
I don't recall having one. The only superheros I remember were Superman and Mighty Mouse, and I didn't like either one of them.
2. Most hated chore on the chore list?
Unloading th... Read more
Win a few, lose a few, clarify some goals, try to make a few decisions..
Win: the sunroom, which was added to the house two years ago (more or less) will finally be sided by tomorrow - all the windows closed in, soffits added, all that good stuff. Oh, and I put a door in the frame to the the back stairs, so the col... Read more
Summary and ... other stuff. New beginning.
I don't really know where to begin, and this being at a loss for words is new for me - as anyone who's read my longer-than-the-blog comments knows.
My husband had more than his share of health challenges but no one expected him to die, l... Read more
Home again, home again, jiggedy etc.
Safely home from our trip (although we took one of my daughter's, "This way is only a *little* bit longer and looks like it's so much nicer" routes, so a ~ 6 hour trip was accomplished in only eight hours....)
Daughter #1 and I had a lovely... Read more
Doing pretty well here
(although, honestly, I was better overall until I looked out the window this morning and discovered the world was all covered with cold white stuff.)
I make little daily forays into normalcy, taking care of all the regular stuff and dealing... Read more
Okay, yeah, that all sounded a little melodramatic yesterday when I said it. I didn't mean so much, "I have no future at all now! *sob*", as simply that what we'd planned isn't going to work out and I have to chart a new course, for which I ... Read more
I figured something out
(I actually came over to the computer to pay my electric bill, but got distracted and here I am.)
I keep trying to compare this to when my mother died two years ago, and this morning I understood the difference: when a parent dies and you c... Read more
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MTNGRL says:, "... believe me a day will come that what has happened is not the first and last thing you think about. It takes a while but it will be that way."
Today has been a bad day. They don't alternate with good ones so much as ev... Read more