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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.

The Day After Christmas

The holiday I dreaded is over and I feel sadder than I have in weeks. Today it hit me that I didn’t only need to get through this Christmas without Jimmy. This is forever. I need to get through all…

Taking A Bullet For Each Other

The last session I had with Jean she used a word I didn’t know. I did my best imitation of an intelligent person, but I’m afraid she’s smart enough to realize I’m not. I confessed to her this week. I…

Shrinking About It

At first I was embarrassed to mention here that I’ve been seeing a bereavement shrink because I had such a negative experience and hated everyone in my first group. And, then again in my second group I took a shot…

How Do I Do Christmas Eve?

Doug lives in Manhattan now and he came home today as he does most Sundays. I told him it’s fine not to, but he says he wants to – sweet – until he smirked, “Because you have the football package.”…

Winter Cleaning

This weekend the weather felt like Spring so while neighbors put up their Christmas lights Doug dragged the outdoor furniture into the garage. Until last week the ’64 Avanti was in that spot. So many changes. It was impossible to…

Photos from Thanksgiving 2006

Me and Sky. Jax and Glenn – 30th birthday cakeUncle Doug eating Sky’s foot Hosts – Connie and TrifPhotographer & God-daughter Katharine & boyfriend Pete God-daughter Kristi and fiance MattMe and 93 year old Yai-Yai singing away…

Why The Long Face?

Jackie and Doug with ‘Skypa’ our future triple crown winner.My father-in-law would bet on two cockroaches crawling up a wall. Anything for action. Jimmy inherited the gambling ‘bug’ and after our honeymoon in Las VegasI caught it, too. Big difference,…

Carrie Fisher Says It Right

This morning I read that Carrie Fisher is opening a one woman show this Wednesday in Los Angeles. I’m a fan, but I’m not about to rush off across the country to see her. Still, the article quoted her and…