HD is due here any time, to put the leaf free gutters up, I am packing the Interstate and the kids will be here right after school.
They are pumped
, altho there were a couple of raised eyebrows over no electricity = a no electronics weekend.
They will be fine, and will have lots to do.
Going to fill the hitch hauler....installed last pm by my son/their dad....with firewood, so we have plenty to cook outside as well as warm their tootsies in the early mornings.
Puttering and doing odds and ends inside and outside the house yesterday, before and after the needlework group at the Sr. Center, I realize I am re-inventing my life in widowhood, for all intents and purposes.
What two did together is not the same as what one does alone, none of it, and daily changes are made accordingly.....from how I travel in the Interstate to what I cook and eat to the structure of my day to how I arrange my flower beds.
For the first time since 1971, needs and wants of others figure in only peripherally. I think it is essential as humans to have close, longterm relationships, which in addition to those love bonds teach tolerance, compromise, empathy, etc......very good for the structure of one's mindset and development as a person, I think, to have others close whose needs must always be considered.
But, now it's just me, most of the time....I slip into the caregiver and needs-balancer role very easily, sometimes too easily
, so am not concerned that I will forget how.....but it is a bit odd, to be only me, most of the time.
I still feel very close to Doug, and talk with him daily, telling him "I'm doing it this way, now", with whatever.....I envision him nodding his head, smiling slightly, looking at me warmly with his clear blue eyes sparkling, and saying "it's okay, honey". A new and different life, every minute of every day.
I just saw on the Today show that sliver/grey hair is a new trend.
I am right in style, at least 50% there.
I touched base in February with the owner of the campground in St. Mary's, GA, where Doug was stricken last March. Just wanted to thank them again for their kindness, help and support during such a terrible time. Such good people, and I will get back there eventually. Wasn't ready to do that this year.
She encouraged my continued travel, to explore new areas and try new things, and said.... "Grey hair doesn't mean a grey life."
Is that not perfect?
I love it, and thank you to whoever came up with that phrase.
The Capitol One Venture Card is proving to be everything it advertises, and more. Already have my 40,000 bonus miles, which you can use to erase
travel and other purchases made with your card, also to buy gift cards. What a deal.
Have just used the last miles from my AAadvantage final statement toward a hotel near O'Hare the night before I leave for Greece, and will use miles from the new card to erase the cash from that purchase.....free.
I already love this card. What's in your