Emotional Sushi

Yes, I know Emotional Sushi is an odd title for a blog post, but it is exactly the phrase that woke me at 2:00 a.m.  My sleep pattern these days is horrendous.  Maybe it’s just payback for the sanctimonious thoughts that ran through my head whenever I heard people  complaining about suffering from insomnia.  [I’m […]

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Random (Not-so-) Sweet Nothings

Now, it probably seems as though my husband was a hopeless romantic who constantly doled out sickeningly sweet compliments.  While he definitely had his fair share of awwwww-inspiring moments, he could just as often be found dishing out less-than-ideal (yet humorous) attention, as well.  He could often make me laugh, even when I wanted so […]

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Shoulder to Lean On

There have been many articles, books, blog posts and a great deal of advice on what to say and do when someone loses a loved one.  I’m not sure mine will offer anything new, but perhaps it might make an impression simply by being packaged in a new way. Here are some suggestions about what […]

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The Winding Road

Today I was reminded of something that happened way back in the beginning of my relationship with my husband.  It’s one of those fleeting memories that randomly makes an appearance, and brings with it a head shake, then a chuckle, and finally, what an old friend of mine would call a “warm fuzzy”. We were […]

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Through the Eyes of Love

A very interesting, very emotional thing happened today.  I’ve spoken several times before about my husband sending messages and letting me know he’s still with me (like here, here, and here).  Today’s occurrence was a bit more direct and immediate, though.  So much so, that it instantly brought me to tears and it took me […]

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When Strange Becomes Normal

I’ll be honest here – I haven’t done much reading up on grief.  This is typical for me, choosing to forge ahead into something new blindly, not wanting to be “influenced” by so-called experts who talk about the “right” way or even what is considered “normal”.  Naturally, I’ve heard about the 5 steps of grief, […]

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Journey of a Thousand 22s

If you’ve been following my blog, you may have wondered if I got washed away this past weekend while trying to change out a faucet.  The answer would be no; the kitchen sink got a temporary reprieve from my assault.  A last minute change of plans means I’ll have to tackle that project another time […]

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