Update on Life

It has been a few busy weeks, with more to come.

I’m trying something different, just so I can be more present. I always post from my computer, but with the packing and getting ready to move, perhaps my phone is the better option. At least I have it on all the time.

Granted my posts won’t be as long as they are when I use my computer, but a short one is better than none at all, right?

I’m actually taking advantage of the nice evening and sitting out by a fire. I’m not going to lie: I’m going to miss this place. But, given the circumstances the move is something I have to make.

A nice evening for a fire.

We had a family get-together this weekend with my late husband’s family, and many asked me if I was excited about the move. I told them it’s going to be bittersweet. I’m going to be starting a new chapter, but I’m afraid to see this one end.

They say death ends a life; not a relationship. It’s so true, because although he is gone it hasn’t changed my relationship with his family. It was good to see so many of his cousins again; and under happier circumstances. It seemed the only time we saw them was for a funeral. And when Hubby died it was during Covid , so his extended family couldn’t even attend the funeral to pay their last respects.

Bear with me as I make the transition from what is currently home, to what will be my new home. It appears as if my possession date may be bumped up a little, which I’m happy with. It’ll give me time to paint and get my trees and other plants in the ground before the moving of furniture.

Time to stoke the fire once more before it’ll be time to go inside. Have a wonderful week!


Remembering Dad, and Living Life

Two weeks ago I started a post which was to be dedicated to the fifth anniversary since my dad suddenly passed away. Needless to say, that post didn’t get very far. It was an emotional day for me, but I made the best of it.

My sisters and I had talked about getting together but hadn’t really figured anything out. I decided to throw together a quick meal and took it to my younger sister’s house, where we all got together. It was a simple meal, a beer to toast him and we parted ways. Sometimes the quick meals and get-togethers are the most memorable.

The following couple of days were spent vehicle shopping, and I settled on a 2016 Jeep Patriot. Let’s just say I have Dad to thank. I just wish he was here to see it. I’m sure he would have liked my choice. (Photo below.)

Last week was a work week; and I never seem to get much else accomplished when it’s a work week. I did take Wednesday and went to visit my best friend; something I need to do more of. We used to call each other regularly, and visit frequently when our kids were little. As the kids grew, life got in the way and our time together was all but nonexistent.

Losing both of my parents in less than three and a half years of one another made me realize just how quickly life can change. My best friend lost her mom and step-dad in an accident in April of this year, and so many lives were affected. What I’m saying is we never know what tomorrow will bring, so we need to take advantage of today.

We all have such busy lives, although technology was supposed to make it easier. I think we need to all take a step back sometimes and put the phones and computers away, and just go visit family and friends. No one is going to regret not working, but they will (and so often do) regret not spending time with each other. I know I have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to spending time with friends.

Something else I did today was surprise my daughter at work. Seeing her eyes light up when I walked into the office was so worth it. And it probably didn’t hurt to have an Iced Cappuccino in hand for her either. 🙂

It’s those moments that really count, and make life worth living. I can burn the midnight oil and get my work done (current WIP is a reference guide for romance authors) after the house is quiet. Enjoying my time with my kids is worth losing sleep over.

Photo by Diane Ziomek. My new SUV.

Do you take time to visit family and friends?

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