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Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on September 22, 2017 at 7:36am
My son is getting married tomorrow. I am ne bonus and excited. He is 24. I still can't believe it.
Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on September 22, 2017 at 7:33am
Barzan, the end of the summer fruits at the farmers markets makes me sad. The human spirit is strong. Have a great weekend.
Comment by Barzan on September 22, 2017 at 6:33am

Thanks Chef John and Princess. 

It's good to be home again. 

Today is the 1st day of fall and not my favorite season.  I do love the colors but sad to see leaves fall making the trees look so barren.  It's kind of like the death of summer.  I know, kind of morbid, huh?

I'm in such a sad mood with all the horrible events in the Caribbean and Mexico.  The human spirit is very strong and I know, in time, they will recover.  We are constantly tested, aren't we?

It's a beautiful day here in Colorado and will focus on spending it outdoors.  Have a blessed weekend everyone.

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on September 22, 2017 at 12:23am
Barzan, glad that you had a good trip.
Comment by chef (John) on September 5, 2017 at 9:46am

Glad to hear you had a good time with the sights and the conversations, Barzan. :-)

Comment by Barzan on September 4, 2017 at 7:02am

I just returned from my trip to Mackinac Island.  I had such a great time.  There were quite a few women on this bus tour (wasn't a fan of buses) who were also widowed.  I had the opportunity to chat with them about their spouses, how long ago it happened and how they are dealing with the loss.  We had the support of each other and I think it made such a difference.  And - if you have the opportunity to visit Mackinac Island, I highly recommend it.  What a beautiful place!

Comment by Mark99 on August 30, 2017 at 3:33am

chef (John) So true so true. 

Comment by chef (John) on August 28, 2017 at 6:53am

Most days anymore, I tend to feel "balanced".

Having lived through the worst thing that will ever happen to me (and we ALL get 100 points on the Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale for being widowed), I tend to be somewhat foolhardy/fatalistic at times. Whenever someone says, "What's the worst that could happen?", I tend to respond, "Nothing! The worst thing that can ever happen has already happened to me."

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on August 26, 2017 at 1:22pm
chef (John) I am working on being even keeled. I like being balanced. There will be good days and some days that aren't great. I have suffered the death of my husband. I can survive anything. Sometimes the really good still catch me off guard. That's ok. I can adjust.
Comment by chef (John) on August 25, 2017 at 10:07am

Do you have times when something good happens, but you may also be concerned about something bad happening too?

This used to happen to me a lot during Years I and II, but the reality is that things just happen randomly. I do my best to keep myself at an even keel, and do my best not get too euphoric whenever something "good" happens, nor too depressed whenever something "bad" happens.


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