It is the anniversary of Joe’s death. Ironically, I fixed the garbage disposal this morning (thank you, YouTube). I say “ironic” because Joe and the garbage disposal were archenemies. When I was ticked at Joe, I would run the garbage disposal excessively. Passive-aggressive, but effective. Every year around the time Joe died, someone will ask … Continue reading Full Circle – We Still Miss You Joe
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ February 20, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh ★~ Hoodie Hoo Day: Walk outside at high noon today (whatever the time zone you live in), extend your arms above your head, wave them around rapidly … Continue reading Hoodie Hoo Day, Love Your Pet Day, Cherry Pie Day
Memories Over the holidays, Cole and I were pulling the three (yes, three) toddler-size elves out of their storage boxes when one of, Dearly Departed, Joe’s index cards came out of the last elf’s box. The handwritten note card was titled “Silence” and featured a quote by Kafka. I remarked to Cole that his dad … Continue reading Make Lots Of Memories
Cole suggested we visit his grandparents (Joe's Mom and Dad) at the cemetery and spread some of Joe's ashes and so we did....taking our good friend Johnny with us (see below) Four Years Gone, Forever missed..... ~ Gossip was so much fun to share with Joe. I heard some great gossip a few weeks ago and … Continue reading Four Years Gone, Forever Missed
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ June 2, 2013 ★~ Today’s Quote: Happier than a woodpecker in a lumber yard. ~ Bubba ★~ Bubba Day: Both the man who Roto-Roots my pipes and my plumber are named Bubba. The man who hauled a bunch of stuff away for me several years ago was named Bubba. I've never … Continue reading Bubba Day, Rocky Road Day
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. " ~ Humphrey Bogart For the most part, I don’t drink. I always wanted to be a drinker like the rest of my family, but I was different. I tried hard to keep anyone from finding out my … Continue reading Martini TIme: Did I Mention I Don’t Drink?
Tis’ the Season for Love... I posted on Facebook our tree is done and our house is decorated. I had just settled down with my laptop and a little bottle of cold coke. When what should my listening ears hear? A large crash. Oh Christmas Tree had toppled over, breaking many of our wondrous ornaments. I … Continue reading Tis’ the Season for Love
My Ugg boots are amuck. I know you are dying to hear the whole story, but first say “hi” to Clementine (we call her Clem). Clem arrived at camp this very morning. Clem has been camping with us since she was just a wee pup; we love Clem Clem has a look most mothers would … Continue reading My Uggs are Amuck
Father like Son. Cole is so much like his dad it takes my breath away. Big: Cole moves in a big way. I often have to remind him not to “move his mother” out of his way. It is not nice. Joe use to say,“Move.” I taught him to say, “Please move.” With each generation … Continue reading Like Father Like Son
“Do you still miss Joe?” This question hurt. I took a deep breath and answered, “All the time.” “Oh, well, you seem fine.” I miss Joe. Cole misses his dad. We are fine. We travel onward while missing Joe; resisting, staying stuck at the “missing Joe” portion of the journey. We feed memories, good and … Continue reading Do You Still Miss Joe?