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Last month was the 2nd year anniversary of Cindy’s passing. I spent that day walking by myself and meditating on/thinking about Cindy as I walked. It was in a very quiet setting. I’m glad that I spent the day that way.


I’ve started to make more changes around the house. Putting things were they look the best to me. Making some donations runs. Keeping the house cleaned up (relatively speaking) at any given moment. It’s been a really good feeling. I’ve had a couple of different people over to the house this last week, that’s been good.


This Saturday is Cindy’s birthday. So today, I’ve been trying to figure out how to honor her on that day. I’m going to throw a party. My daughter and my son will be home. Cindy’s sister will be here. Her sister’s children and their children will be here. We will be making some of the Italian food that Cindy grew up on, as did our children. Rolling the antipasto together. Having fun. This is the highest tribute that we can pay to her.


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Comment by Mac on July 21, 2014 at 6:56pm

Saturday was great. 18 people at my house for dinner. Such a fitting way to honor Cindy.

Comment by Mac on July 19, 2014 at 10:34am

The celebration started last night. Nice to have so much life in the house and to be remembering Cindy and to be celebrating her life. Going through lots of photos. Made a birthday slideshow when I woke up this morning. Off to the Italian Deli (Cindy was very well known there, she would talk the older generation there in Italian) to get all of the fixings for making the Antipasto plate.

Comment by Mac on July 19, 2014 at 10:30am

Thanks Lakelady & Dave!

Comment by Lakelady on July 17, 2014 at 4:09pm
Hi Mac, you are in my thoughts. That sounds like a great way to remember a wonderful partner. Hugs-enjoy the party!
Comment by Mac on July 17, 2014 at 4:38am

Thanks Barbie & Carrie. Our house was always such a fun house. When we lived at the beach, we had a very small house. It was perfect for us. So many fun parties. And guests staying with us from around the world. It was a house that was so full of life!

Now I live in a much larger house, near the mountains. We carried on the tradition here. Many a guest staying with us. Many a slumber party when our children were in High School. And many a large dinner. It was something that we both enjoyed doing so much. So time to get some life back into this house. Time to get this party started. Time to carry on the family tradition. And time to celebrate an amazing friend and lover. A person that gave so much of herself to so many people. A person who was/is well loved.

Comment by MissingRKK on July 17, 2014 at 4:21am
Thinking of you, Mac. 2 years. Hard to believe. The party sounds wonderful. Hugs to you and your family!
Comment by Barbie Doll on July 16, 2014 at 4:21pm

Hope it's a great day on Saturday, Mac.  I think you are right, Cindy would/will love it.

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