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Comment by Jim on Tuesday

Hi Faolan.  Its those small, trivial incidences that sets me back, too.  The sort of thing you'd never think was important when I dropped Mabel off at Super Supplements where she ran her errands in picking up her vitamins and supplement.  I'd sit in the car and wait...and that was all.  Thing is i drove her there so many times the thought of doing that causes a meltdown in me.  I never know when something trivial will set me back.  Surprise!!!...sad. 

Comment by Alexandra on Monday

Hi All, Faolan, I'm so sorry you've lost that small but important connection with our dear hubby. It reminded me how every time I go to the grocery store and I walk by the wine department it makes me sad. The cart wants to turn down that aisle! In his last days (well, months) he could not eat solid food so he got to have all the wine he wanted ~ and he wanted a lot! We laughed together, what was it going to do, kill him? The doctors didn't think it was all that funny, but my kids did and so we had a loving and easy going time. That aisle is so bittersweet!

Comment by Faolan on Monday
Yesterday I accidentally dropped my parrots ceramic water dish and it smashed into smithereens, I found myself in floods of tears as I swept up the shards, why?, because it was the last thing he bought for her. I had no qualms redecorating and redesigning my bedroom, no qualms when I cleared out his things, yet this one, small, trivial incident set me back.
Comment by Faolan on Monday
Yesterday I accidentally dropped my parrots ceramic water dish and it smashed into smithereens, I found myself in floods of tears as I swept up the shards, why?, because it was the last thing he bought for her. I had no qualms redecorating and redesigning my bedroom, no qualms when I cleared out his things, yet this one, small, trivial incident set me back.
Comment by only1sue on Monday

I have been away from this page because I have had computer problems.  It is a blessing to have a full service again.  I guess we all go through similar experiences with our health, our aloneness etc.  It is good we have this forum and this group to help us feel that what we are going through is normal..wellnormal for this stage of our lives anyway. 

Comment by Alexandra on Saturday

Hi All, wow, it just takes one to post and then we all come out! Barbee and Elaine, I was born and raised in Seattle! Unfortunately I won't be going that far west, I'm crossing in eastern Montana. But wouldn't it be nice to meet! I am fortunate enough to be able to meet up with Jim when I pass through Fort Collins. Jim, I'm so glad you are feeling more settled.

I spent the morning clearing out stuff that I have not even looked at for the six years that I have lived in this rv (we were full time rv'ers and now it's just me) So that felt good. But still lots of memories even looking at old broker reports and out of date insurance policies! Oh well, one day at a time. 

Jim, I will be in Denver with my brother on Dave's birthday so I guess I won't be alone. I will be alone on the date of his death and I think that might be a good idea. It will be a hard day I'm sure and I don't want to have to pretend that I'm fine, if you know what I mean.

I'll probably be posting here, tho':) Hugs to all, Alexandra

Comment by Jim on Saturday

Hi All.  Thanks for sharing, Alexandra.  Mabel's birthday was in March .  I called my son and told him wanted to be with them.  Didn't want to be alone that day.  I knew I'd be depressed in her absence...I don't have anything inspiring to say either.  I am well and gainfully occupied.  Am taking banjo lessons and enjoying it.  Have signed up for Watercoloring Art class.  Hope to do some fishing when the warm weather comes...am grateful for new friends here in Ft. Collins.  Miss my old ones who were so supportive...Sorry I will miss you, Barbee.  Everett was an old stomping ground for me!

Comment by barbee on March 17, 2017 at 8:08pm

Alexandra, I'm a little north of Seattle. Maybe another stop when you're here in the Pacific NW?

Comment by elaine on March 17, 2017 at 7:08pm

Alexandra, will you be in Vancouver, let me know if you are in my neck of the woods.

Comment by Alexandra on March 17, 2017 at 4:31pm

Hi All, I was wondering where everyone was myself! I don't post very often any more. I guess I'm not suffering like I was for a long time. I've started traveling again, am in Alpine TX, a small town in far west Texas. I'm on my way, very slowly, to the Canadian border and then to Alaska as a summer project. I made the mistake of coming to a place where Dave and I used to visit regularly. I thought it would bring me comfort, but instead, it just brings up so many happy memories and while that should be good, it's brought on more depression than I have had in a while. It will soon be 11 months, so I am facing both my dear Dave's birthday but also the one year anniversary of his death, both in April.  So many of you have inspiring things to say, encouragement for others. But I pretty much have nothing to contribute except a bit of discouragement:) But I read each post, and think about what you all have to say. I know I am blessed ~ with fairly good health, and a loving and supportive family. So I'll press on, alone, hoping it will get better as it has in the past. I don't want to think I'll feel this mediocre for the rest of my life, not bad, just not really good...

But I do think of you all and wish such good things for you ~ Alexandra

 

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