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Hello, my family and friends. I have decided to shut down my blog. I loved writing about my new, unexpected life as a widow and I know...

Starting Over...

There is no more J. I wasn't going to write much about this on my blog, but I have to just a little bit to get to now. I was living with...

Maybe I'm just a little messed up

Being in this new relationship is quite interesting. The two men are so very different, yet the one thing they both have/had in common...

The One You've All Been Waiting For

I met someone. He knew Phil growing up and they were two years apart in school. They weren't exactly friends, but they were acquaintances...

Updates (and the SINGLE woman?)

It was 10 months yesterday, and surprisingly enough, it was basically an uneventful day. I've had some bad days in the past couple of...

I'd Like to Check You For Ticks

For anyone who does not know much about Missouri, there is a horrible creature here that can ruin a person's day very quickly: The tick....

7 Months - 7 Years - Eternity

Yesterday marked 7 months that Phil has been gone. I cannot believe it. There are days I miss him so terribly that it is hard to look at...

Back to Square One

No one plans to become a widow at 46, now 47 years old. No, when you make it almost 21 years with the same person, despite all the...

Fishing

While I love writing, I am not particularly fond of the schedule my brain likes to keep. I was literally crawling into bed when I the...

Might as well get a little personal...

I haven't exactly kept many subjects taboo here, and I am not going to stop now. Might as well get it all out in the open. Today was the...

April 14...My Birthday

This is the first birthday I have celebrated without Phil since I turned 26 years old. Today, I turned 47. Twenty birthdays with him, and...

Blindsided

There is something to be said for having the rug completely pulled out from under you. Your life is going well, you think things are...

Super powers

Before Phil died, I had started a plan to lose weight, and I had been sort of successful but not much had happened yet. I had only been...

Movin' on down the road...

Today is Tuesday, March 17, 2020. It has been exactly 3 months and 11 days since Phil died. Most of what I write lately has been on my...

81 Days...Back to Square One

For about the past two weeks, I have felt myself slowly sinking down again. I thought I was doing really well, getting past the roughest...

Valentine's Day Widow

Yesterday, I was certain I would be okay today on Valentine's Day. I already had the plan: Spend the night at with our grandkids...

Two Months and 6 Days...Lost & Found

Time continues to slip away from me, and I am not sure if I have accomplished much of anything in that entire time. Then again, I am...