Tag Archives: loss

can Phil cure the blues?

This is not a feel good post, so be warned. I have been stuck in the blues for a few weeks now. I’m not sure why. It started when Scuba Man went to the beach for 10 days to work … Continue reading

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shamelessly copying

Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook.  Ms. Sandberg lost her husband, David Goldberg, the chief executive of Survey Monkey, at the beginning of May.  They were on vacation, there was an accident in the gym, and he died of … Continue reading

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Freckles is a Hero

I was going to start this post with ‘Once upon a time’, but then you would think it was a fairy tale.  It’s not.  It’s real life.  It’s the brief story of Freckles, an amazing mamma. On April 2, 2013, there … Continue reading

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Comfort words

I was a bit disappointed with our church service today.  Our church was celebrating 20 years of our pastors, a married couple, leading the church.  It was a celebration service that had been planned weeks ahead of time. The service … Continue reading

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Aren’t they all complicated?

A few days ago, I got up, grabbed a cup of coffee, and got on Facebook.   The first post I saw was from an old friend who changed his relationship status to ‘It’s complicated’.  My comment was ‘Aren’t they … Continue reading

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I was traumatized!

I did it.  I went Monday night and got my long hair cut off to donate to Locks of Love.  It was very traumatic, in more ways than one. This is the first time my hair has been this short … Continue reading

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it’s funky time again

As in, I’m in a funk and I need to get out of it.  I know most of the reason is total sadness about Brian, the feeling of such a loss.  Concern for my sister and wishing I could take … Continue reading

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the tears haven’t yet fallen

We leave for vacation in Mexico Saturday morning.  I have yet to get excited about this.  I’ve done nothing to get ready for this either. We’ve done some things like grocery shop for the sitter and make sure we have … Continue reading

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suicide is not painless

For those of you who have watched the TV show M*A*S*H, the name of the theme song is ‘Suicide is Painless’.  I’m here to tell you it’s not.  Not for anyone. There must be incredible pain for the person committing … Continue reading

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a letter to my nephew

Dearest Brian, Why?  That is the question in my mind and in the minds of every one else.  Father Len said it is something we will never know.  We just had to accept it.  I don’t really want to and … Continue reading

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