Leaving the Harbor

Awhile back, I wrote about perception. Before that, I had explored the concept of “love goggles“. Recently, I went off island (I’m starting to sound more like a native already, aren’t I?) to attend a wedding of a dear, old friend to a dear new one, and found myself pondering both of these subjects again. […]

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Coffee Mugs and Boxer Briefs

I used my husband’s coffee mug this morning.  That may not seem like earth shattering news to most people, but there are those who are in the same situation as I am who will understand the significance of this. Although I wear his wedding band on a chain around my neck, occasionally wear his watch, […]

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Ooooh… Barracuda

This past weekend marked 5 months since my husband passed away.  As such, it was an emotional time with much reflection on our life together, his passing, and what has transpired since.   Life has certainly changed for me… dramatically.  Which, of course, is an understatement. The mullet were running this weekend, and my son was […]

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Washed Away

Have you ever seen those giant buckets at a water park or splash pad?  The kind that slowly fill up, occasionally splashing a bit here and there, before finally tipping completely over and dumping massive amounts of water on anyone below them?  It appears that grief can sometimes feel like that.  It seems that over […]

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Relentless Reality

I had a discussion earlier this week with a friend.  She’s not a close friend, as much through logistics as anything else, I suppose, since we live more than 1200 miles away from one another and run in mostly different circles. When we have gotten together in the past, mainly at larger gatherings, I have […]

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It’s the Little Things

Obviously when you lose someone, especially someone who has been such a major part of your life for such a long time, there are numerous changes in your life.  I have been learning to build things and make repairs (or at least need to make them before the professionals must be called in), all financial […]

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Toxic People

The last few weeks have been highly emotional ones and I’ve had no time at all to blog. My husband’s Celebration of Life service was this past weekend and I spent days working on a photo slideshow and a tribute speech. As the memories surfaced, I filed them away, my intention to come back after […]

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