Because You Can

Death affects everyone so differently. Some people cry uncontrollably. Some people shut down. And some people just get on with things. I think I get on with things... I'm a bit angrier than usual, but I'm getting on with things. Because I still have to be a mother. I still have to feed the kids. … Continue reading Because You Can

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Cold

I just finished reading Joan Didion's non-fiction book The Year of Magical Thinking. I had read it a few years ago and while I enjoyed it then, it meant a hell of a lot more to me now. It's about her life after her husband died of a massive heart attack while they were eating … Continue reading Cold

Things I Wish I Knew

Things I wish I had asked my husband prior to his death...and things you may want to ask your significant other in case the unexpected becomes your reality, too... his email password his Facebook password his other email password his Twitter password where the instructions for the ice cream maker are his iPhone access code … Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew

I Need To Buy An Air Popper

I tried to make popcorn on the stove last evening. I burned most of it. My husband always made me popcorn on the stove. It's my favorite evening snack. We don't own a microwave and I don't want the extras that are in microwave popcorn bags anyway. He didn't even like to eat popcorn. He … Continue reading I Need To Buy An Air Popper

Yet Another Week In Review…

Things have been hectic around here the last few weeks. We've attended Holiday performances that the kids are a part of. The family gathered as we had a death in the family. Our goat passed away as well. And we met with the creepiest Santa in the history of Santas.... My aunt's husband passed away … Continue reading Yet Another Week In Review…

The Japanese Flag-Part 2

76 years ago today, the country of Japan did a surprise attack on a US Military base in Hawaii. The event propelled America into the second World War. And it forced young men, both American and Japanese, into battle against one another. My grandfather was sent to fight the war against Japan. He fought in … Continue reading The Japanese Flag-Part 2