Today is your birthday. For all the years I knew you, you hated this day. You couldn't understand why people made such a big deal over their birthdays. We both know it always made you think of the one that got away. She always reaches out on your birthday, and while it was nice … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Daddy
When I began this journey it was at the encouragement of my Dom at the time. I knew what to write. I would write of our stories and our experiences. Anyone who has followed me knows that ended badly and sadly. The loss of him has been devastating, but also liberating in some strange way. … Continue reading What to Write
The past two weeks have been a mix of emotional and technical issue hell. Neither are resolved by any means, but I needed to touch base, write something, be connected. While the technical drama has been intense, I once again went to the trusty pen and paper so I have a lot of thoughts and … Continue reading Technical issues be damned!
I haven't liked Christmas for quite a while now. It is a long story, some I have written about and some I haven't. Tonight, I spent the evening with my Mom, as she navigated through the first Christmas Eve without my Step Dad. She is strong, positive, forward thinking and looking, and concerned that everyone … Continue reading Christmas thoughts
He hated haunted houses. How on earth did he get roped into this night? It is their bi-monthly gathering and unfortunately, his friends had found a haunted house that was open in December. What happened to the plan for a few drinks at a bar with old Christmas music, or maybe a piano bar? Was he … Continue reading The Haunted House with the Room of Fog
One of the easiest things to neglect is our health. We get busy with work, life, family, obligations. Many bloggers have talked about this, written about this, and we all ponder the "right" way. I personally feel there isn't a right or wrong way because we are all different. I don't think any of us … Continue reading Mental Health
As the holidays approach it brings back all the feelings of loss. The loss of my Dad in March and the loss of my relationship in August. Two very different relationships but the pain is shared and intertwined as this hateful year heads toward a close. Every day I miss my Dad and as the … Continue reading When?
He is nice. He is quiet. He has a cute, hidden sense of humor that comes out only after you know him. She likes this. He loves dogs, has two of them. He takes his dogs everywhere with him. She likes this. He spends a lot of time with his family. Visits his parents and … Continue reading She likes this… She doesn’t like this.
She entered the store more frustrated then she wanted to me. She had driven all the way home to realize the security tag was still on the blouse she bought for an event that night. Knowing that returning the blouse meant the relaxing afternoon of a warm bath and slow "getting ready process" was out … Continue reading She Didn’t Care
It had been a long two weeks. The death of her father was unexpected. No death is ever easy even when it is anticipated. This one hit hard. Her mother had buried her first father after a heart attack and now her second husband dies the same way. Making sense of it was not possible. … Continue reading Sorry for your Loss