It’s just a bittersweet memory, this life…..

"Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to money, then you die" These are lyrics to "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve...a song that was popular well over a decade ago.  And it pops up in my head right now and fits so well..... Tomorrow, I will see family members that I have not seen… Continue reading It’s just a bittersweet memory, this life…..

When losing sucks

Nothing new on the weight loss front, but it sure feels like I lost a load.  Not in pounds, though.  I feel brokenhearted and maybe a little guilty.  Why, you ask? Well, almost 4 years ago, around the holidays, I brought home a free puppy I got from the Walmart parking lot.  I knew I… Continue reading When losing sucks

Rain, Rain, Wash away all the Pain

It's a rainy day here and after the events of this past week, including last night, I feel like the rain is in solidarity with the mood of so many. Unless you live in a cave, you know about the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. You may NOT yet know about the Fertilizer Plant that… Continue reading Rain, Rain, Wash away all the Pain

When you don’t know what to say

There are times in your life when you just don't know the right thing to say or do. Times when you hear devastating news and your body and mind goes into shock first when you think you should be feeling grief. Eventually, days later, the grief comes and overwhelms you and you find yourself constantly… Continue reading When you don’t know what to say

Sorrow hits the best of us

This post started out as something else but took a completely different turn..... Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.  ~From a headstone in Ireland I read some sad news today. One of my 2nd or 3rd cousins, I believe, on my dad's side, lost her… Continue reading Sorrow hits the best of us