I saw this quote on someone's page and it immediately struck me as one of the truest statements I have heard about loss.
"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor should you want to."
-Elizabeth Hubler-Ross and John Kessler
We will all suffer a loss someday if you haven't already. We may want to believe our loved ones are immortal but that just isn't true. Treat every person you love like it's the last day they will be on Earth because it just might be!
I remember my first computer and then the jump I made to the internet. Do you?
Remember floppy disks? Before Google? Did you ever use MS-DOS to boot up?
I had a bunch of discs that I thought I would check the content of before getting rid of them. I couldn't even check them, didn't have a disc drive on my computer!!! When did that happen??
If you miss playing The Oregon Trail or Sim City, you can now go here to a software library that has about a little over 2,300 old games to play. (some are porn, so don't turn the link over to the younguns just yet)
Don't say you are bored and have nothing to do today!!
I hate our front door. Specifically, I don't like the full length window beside the door. It's not that I don't like the window itself, but what you really can't see is the covering of said window. It is covered by a paper, pleated shade. This was on the window when we bought the house and I've finally gotten sick enough of it to really want to do something about it.
So, the question is, what do I do with it? I'm open for suggestions. If you suggest something, make sure you include instructions or a link at least on how to do it. (I'm not the most crafty person living.) I want to maintain our privacy (since this door faces the street) but still want some sunlight to come through.
One solution I was thinking of was taking a lace curtain (or a big enough piece of lace to cover the glass) and mod podging it to the glass. I've never done anything like this, so I'm not real sure if this is realistic or not.
Okay all you smart, crafty, artistic friends, people of the internet, or anyone who has an idea, I'm open for suggestions!
By this time next week I should be finished with my scan. Hopefully that pesky tumor hasn't' grown any in the last few months or crawled off to hide somewhere else! The part I hate the most is the 3-4 day wait between the scan and the doctor's visit to find out!!
This year has started out on a good note for us. We enjoyed our Christmas and New Year Holiday doing fun things. Yes, we are adults, but we rode the carousel and went to the park. Who says you have to be a kid to have fun?
Last year was a year of loss for me when my sister passed away at the end of August. She was just 13 months younger than I and my oldest and best friend. It should have been me that went first, but I guess I still have something to do before I go
The hubby and I went through a rough patch while he was out of town working/living for a year. We overcame that and are closer now than we have been in a long time. He's back home now with a local job and that makes us both happy.
If you pray, please say one to help me continue to beat cancer. If you don't, keep your fingers crossed for me and my fight, for a fight it is!!
For all my family and friends I wish the best of the best for this year for all of us!
In the majority of households across America the male half spends the weekend watching football. Not so in our household. I'm the one who follows college football on Saturdays like white on rice! This week my Ohio State Buckeyes are ranked #8 in the nation!!! I won't go into a long, drawn out scenario about who has to win and who has to lose for them to make the playoffs, but it IS possible! Only time (and a few more wins) will tell!!
On Sunday the NFL captures my attention. I lived in Ohio for many, many years and have been a Cleveland Browns fan for a very long time. Now I live in Houston and follow the Texans (and JJ Watt). This Sunday they will play each other in Cleveland. It's a win/win for me. I'm hoping the Browns win since they are in 1st place in their division!
Another thing that is backward at our house are blue jeans! Most shared closets in America have more women's clothes than men's. But,,,you guessed it, not ours! My hubby mentioned that we needed to update our wardrobes. On my part I say yes, I probably do, but I totally hate to shop! I have a few outfits that are my 'go-to' clothes for going out and several pair of jeans that I wear daily. Since I retired I really haven't felt the need to have a closet full of clothes. Hubby, on the other hand, utilizes about 3/4 of our closet! As I was putting laundry away I decided to check his side. He has 45 pair of just blue jeans!!! He could wear a new pair every day for 6 weeks and never have to do laundry or wear the same pair twice! I'm not sure how much more updating that man needs to do!