Tag Archives: moving forward

Rafting Down the River or Not

For the first time since my move last April, I got asked out. I knew it would happen eventually whether during my commute or at work or at the book store. It happened at work. He asked if I’d like … Continue reading

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Of All the Things

Of all the things I got rid of during my last move, a mere 7 and a half months ago, yes, I wish I had kept one thing: the boot dryer. Why, oh, why did I ever think getting rid … Continue reading

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One Mug Lighter

Little Guy and I made hot cocoa after skiing one day this weekend. He saw the pure cocoa powder in the pantry and wanted to know what it tasted like this weekend.  “Lick your finger, stick it in there and … Continue reading

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My Own Elephant

I have these bins. They sit in my living space. They are my very own elephant in the room. I put the bins in my living space to give me reason to go through them. I did not put them in … Continue reading

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Box It Up

LIttle Guy and I looked at another place to live tonight. It would suit us perfectly, but it does not allow pets. I’ve got a plan, though. Don’t worry. Wait, that’s not the plan. I always worry. I have a … Continue reading

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A Big, Sunday, Newspaper Sailboat

Little Guy has a picture of him and his dad in his room.  I took the picture on Little Guy’s 4th birthday, the last we all celebrated together.  I felt ready to have a picture of Ex and Little Guy … Continue reading

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4 Years and a Froyo

I’ve made it.  I’ve made it four years since Ex died.  And I didn’t think it would be the way it is. I didn’t think I’d have a love/hate relationship with my living situation.  I love where I live, but … Continue reading

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Courage

I have decided that the decisions I have made in my life were not foolish, but incredibly courageous. I have taken leaps of faith and continue to do so. I may not leap as far and I may wear a … Continue reading

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Tears of Joy and Pain

I probably shouldn’t be listening to Maroon 5’s latest album, particularly the song “Sad”, but I am and lonely, and I don’t normally feel either of those.  If Adam Levine were here to wipe my tears, I would feel better. … Continue reading

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Validation in My Grief

When I went to the library a few weeks ago, I found a book called Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood by Carole Brody Fleet.  I thought I should read it, so … Continue reading

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