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I sit here this morning, thinking about the events that took place 6 months ago today. It is hard to believe that it has been 6 months already! People said it would get easier with time. They lied. I think with time, the fog that helped numb the pain, slowly wears off. However with time, I have learned how to deal with the pain. With time, I will learn how to start and live the next chapter of my life!

To keep myself busy I got up and made breakfast even though I wasn't hungry. I cooked up some hash browns and eggs. I sit here and look at the eggs. I usually like my eggs scrambled, but today I had made them sunny side up. A message from above maybe? A good reminder to keep the Sunny Side Up attitude.

After Dennis died, I had a two very thoughtful friends that brought over paper goods. They didn't know that the other had done the same thing. As a result I ended up with 48 rolls of toilet paper, 24 boxes of Kleenex, and 24 rolls of paper towels. As you may be able to relate, my house was very busy for the first month, but then it was just me and the cats.
I still have paper towels which means I still have a lot to clean up in my life. I still have Kleenex which means I still have a lot or tears to shed. But, I am almost out of toilet paper, hopefully that means life won't be so shitty from here on out!

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Comment by Pat on May 5, 2013 at 5:41am

I love the paper influx (I still have the same also!) and the egg attitude.  Good for you!

Comment by joie on May 4, 2013 at 4:34am
I love that quote "It doesn't get better, it just gets less bad." I will think about that all day when having a "bad moment" this is my first time on this site and I am glad to have found this group. Thanks to all of you for sharing your thoughts. It has been 10 months since losing Ken and I learn something new about life , people and myself weekly.
Comment by Karen on April 30, 2013 at 8:56pm
I feel I am making progress on finding the "new me." I heard so many wonderful things about CWE that I have booked my trip to CWW! I can't wait! Hopefully I will help me as much as it helped others!

Paul~~ I love the quote "it doesn't get better, it just gets less bad." I had a friends mother tell me the same thing. I had to thank her for her honesty!

Mac~~ I hope I am right about the toilet paper too. If I am wrong it may mean that things are going to stink for a while! LOL
Comment by Mac on April 30, 2013 at 1:33pm
Karen,
It seems that right after six months, I started to have some subtle things happen/feelings that started to give me more hope and trust for the future. I wish the same for you. Hoping for as many days as possible with the Sunny Side up attitude.

Also hoping that you are correct about the toilet paper.

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