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Sunday, March 4, 2012

TRYING TO GET USED TO....

HELLO sweet friends!  I am trying to get used to widowhood and it is not an easy task as many of you already know from experience.  I do not know what I would do without family and friends, Two of which (Marydon and Harold) Sent me this beautiful bouquet to cheer me the other day and it now graces my dining table as shown above and below. 














And the smaller arrangement was from my eldest daughter, Christine who brought them to me on what would have been my 52nd Anniversary with my Sweet Bill.  


It is very hard for me to adjust to the quiet and no longer having the job of caregiver for my hubby after seven years.  I find that I hardly ever turn on the television set any longer and have been in a reading slump.  But I have been doing some alterations of neighbor's and my own clothing and the computer is my friend for sure.  It seems I have lost another inch in height and all of my slacks and jeans are too long for me--hmmm!


I will be taking a trip to our hometown up North for a memorial service there in our old church.  The people at this church have kept in touch with us for 23 yrs. and still printed our Anniversary Date in the monthly newsletter every year!  Some of them even came to visit us through the years.  So this will be good as our son and family, many other friends and relatives will unite with us and have closure for our loss.


Meantime, the beautiful creatures in our back yard are keeping me entertained and I take a multitude of photos every day, then edit and delete until I have some to share.

The Robins look so healthy and their colors are so vivid!
And the Red-winged Blackbirds and starlings are migrating through and have all been in the yard together.












And the Great Blue Heron has been fishing on the opposite bank.  I never get tired of seeing them!


For more pictures of squirrels in the rain and Mourning Doves billing and cooing, please go to Kerrie's Korner, SC site to see the antics in yesterday's rain...


Thank you for visiting me today.  Thank you to all of my wonderful Christian blog sisters who have been a positive reinforcement for me in my journey as a new Widow, I thought I would never be saying "Widow!"  It proves once again that bloggers feel and think alike in happiness and in sorrow.  Hugs to all and come again soon.
  

2 comments:

Ginny said...

Your table looks beautiful, as do the hearts hanging in the background. I am glad to see you posting, I hope you are taking care of yourself.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I've been thinking about you and came by to see how you were doing. I think the memorial service in your old church is a wonderful idea. You're in my thoughts and prayers.