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Getting a Tattoo

Getting a tattoo is not something I EVER thought I would do. For starters, Bear was kind of against anyone getting a tattoo (but he was in the navy in the 60s and tattoos were a little… frowned upon?). He … Continue reading

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Grief, Stress, and fighting your way out of darkness

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It’s really hard being in a dark place. It’s hard to think. It’s hard to function. It’s hard to BE. I knew grief was going to be hard. Believe me. I watch people (face to face and virtually) and I … Continue reading

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Sometimes Life is Just Hard

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It’s just hard, sometimes, you know. Just getting through day to day without going completely out of your tree. It’s hard and keeping as busy as humanly possible is really the only way to get through. The last 92 days … Continue reading

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Lost…

I have been SO lost. I’ve been really really lost for the past three and a half weeks… but I’ve been lost longer than that. I’ve been lost since we got the diagnosis that he had IPF and that it … Continue reading

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Sometimes too many coincidences aren’t coincidences

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October is my favorite month of the year. This year… October has colossally sucked. It has also been one of the hugest blessings that has ever come into my life. I will never be able to move from this house. … Continue reading

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When Everything is Said and Done…

When everything is said and done… and when the end has ended… the world still continues to turn but now it just seems so much emptier and so much quieter. So… today starts the third day that I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Why…

Sitting in the late afternoon shade. The sun is well below the tree line. The grass is cut. Dogs are snoring softly all over the floor. It’s a good afternoon. I’ve been thinking quite a bit the last few days … Continue reading

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The Little Things

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There are just times when something small and seemingly insignificant makes you stop and realize that you are doing something you are meant to do. Coincidences? Signs from the universe? God Winks? Building my little free library has been an … Continue reading

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On Doing Good

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My darling son Monkey Butt has always pointed out that there is a difference between doing well and doing good… Superman does good, people are doing well. Because words have always been a thing with me (thank you to Miss … Continue reading