The Big C……why didn’t you???
My husband died of cancer. He had battled cancer once before. Upon hearing my husband had died of cancer, I suppose people struggle with what to say. Cancer makes no sense. It is a thief, a terrible adversary. For some, they must contemplate aloud possible solutions to battle the adversary. I realize people are trying…
An ideal day for me consists of simple pleasures. It would be just like the day I am having today. The sun is shining. It is 40 degrees out–for January I will take it! I have the day off of work. Time to binge watch a show. Candles are burning. The dog is snuggled up…
Bloganuary–What Do People Incorrectly Assume About You?
I’m quiet so I think a few people assume there isn’t an intelligence or depth of personality within me. I’m a fiftyish widow—I think that brings some assumptions from others but I am not sure what they are. In some respects I think this makes me invisible to others so that they don’t see anything…
Bloganuary—leaving your comfort zone
Loving the wordpress blogging prompts–this is a good one! Watching your husband die of cancer and becoming a widow–it is the kind of leaving your comfort zone that no one wants to experience. Still though, life must go on. It means finding new ways to be happy that are different than doing things as a…
Bloganuary—Advice to My Teenaged Self
So I just found out wordpress is giving us blogging prompts for the month of January—thus bloganuary!!! I’ve had a couple wordpress blogs in the past —years ago wordpress used to suggest daily blogging prompts and I had fun with those. What advice would I give to my teenaged self? Would my teenaged self have…
Grief and the Holidays
This was our first Christmas without him. Me without a husband. My two adult children without their dad. The kids have shared a little about how Christmas is different without him–but they seem to be doing well. Privately, grief is my constant companion. Grief takes up space in my mind. For me the grief is…
Welcome to my little blog. I am a fifty-something woman navigating through the challenges of widowhood. I’ll tell my stories and share my struggles from a journey I wasn’t prepared for—is anyone ever ready to lose someone close to them?