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Thanks for reading! As the years pass since my husband passed (2006) the themes and subjects of my blogs have changed. For new widows and widowers, I think most helpful for you are the blogs I wrote early on...where you are now. Please use the "archive" button to find any and all blogs from "the bad old days..." to relate, find relief and hopefully, a chuckle, too.

What is Normal, Anyway?

      “Life isn’t a bowl of cherries- deal with it.”  ~ Mean Jean, 2006 All the widows in the bereavement group groaned as the leader said, “I know you keep waiting for your life to get back to normal, but the…

For Adults Only

 Amazing–I couldn’t play the piano BEFORE my husband died… Traveling alone feels natural to me now.  How did that happen?  It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote Three in a Row, a moment in my book that describes how foreign…

All I Wanted Was a Pen

I knew I needed help organizing my home office when I couldn’t find a pen.  At first, I rationalized that maybe I didn’t really need a pen – my lipstick was nearby and so was the pencil the kids and I used…

My Two Cents about Two and a Half Men

Jon Cryer & Me – June 2011      Like 28 million other viewers, I was eager to see how producer Chuck Lorre handled this season’s first episode of “Two and a Half Men,” knowing Charlie Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper, was killed off and…

I’ve Moved On

I don’t even know if anyone will come to this blog anymore – who will read this?  I’ve directed everyone I know to my new website/blog…www.PoorWidowMe.com – and now it also clicks through from www.CarolScibelli.com.  But, will that stop me…

Welcome to my new blog

This is just a quick “hello” and to say I’m happy you dropped by, and hope you’ll come back often. Some of you may have followed the blog I began in 2006, just months after my husband died, and I’ve…

A New Website…almost

Hey everyone – been away finishing up my book (will be available soon) and getting ready to do a fun workshop at Camp Widow in San Diego.  Will be back asap…to give more details about my new website and blog… Thanks for stopping by…

People Assume…

PEOPLE ASSUME… ~If I look great, I feel great. ~Divorce is the same as death. ~ A loss is a loss ~The man I’m with at the movies must be my husband. Oops.~I’m ready to date. ~ I want to…

Time Sensitive Material

Today I got a piece of mail that was addressed to my husband who has been deceased for five years.  On the envelope it read;                   “Time sensitive material.”

Mean Jean’s Thoughts on Widowers

“It seems like the entire Tri-state area is asking me if I have a boyfriend.” I said. Mean Jean, my bereavement shrink responds with a snort and then she shakes her head and she says, “If you were a man you’d…