That grief is grief is grief. Those who tell you it gets better with time are liars.
That no matter how you think you’re prepared for Ohio winter you’re never prepared for an Ohio winter.
That worry is a total waste of time. Whatever the worst case scenario is, your worry won’t help fix it and when it’s not the worst case scenario you’ve wasted all that time for nothing.
That family drama is actually entertaining when it doesn’t involve you.
And finally – there’s a reason why they’re called ex-husbands
I never dreamed I’d ever say January 20 would be a happy day but I’m saying it today!
My oldest niece got engaged today!
The Five Year Anniversary of Prince Charming’s Accident is just around the corner. It’s cold. It’s dreary. Let’s just say it’s been a rough few days . . . and I know there are a few more rough days ahead of me . . .
On my way home for lunch today, I heard “our song” . . . the one that we slow danced to oh so many times . . . some days that song brings me great joy . . . some days it breaks my heart . . . today it broke my heart . . .
Yes, I had to sit at a stop sign and get a grip before I could finish the drive home. No, it never occurred to me to change the station . . .
Then I got home and I got a piece of mail that made me laugh like a crazy person . . . you know that junk mail that is trying to sell you extended warranty on your car . . . there was one in the mailbox today . . . for Prince Charming . . . and his cute little car! For some reason, that particular piece of mail struck me funny and I laughed all afternoon about it . . .
No matter how bleak a day is . . . somebody always sends me a sign that I’m stronger than I believe . . . and I’m going to be okay . . .
Bless his heart . . .
I really don’t like January.
Then the mailman brings this kind of happiness.
Still won’t change my opinion but I do look forward to seeing the mail truck at the end of the street.
Tonight was the viewing for the young man from Local Catholic School that passed away last week. They held it in the gym at the school to accommodate the crowd . . .
It was packed . . . there were no parking spaces . . . and I saw some creative parking skills!
I got to see some of “my kids” and some of my old co-workers . . . it was nice to see them but sad to see them under those circumstances . . .
Watching football players cry was horrible . . . watching football coaches cry was gut wrenching . . .
Seeing him in a casket with his trademark little devilish smirk was more than I could bear . . .
Dang I hate January . . .
I got some news today that shattered my heart . . . one of “my boys” from Local Catholic School passed away suddenly today . . . he collapsed while out jogging this afternoon and there wasn’t anything that could be done to save him . . .
He was only 20 years old . . . he played football for the Local College here in town . . . he was such a wonderful kid . . . his smile lit up the room . . . he was always quick to volunteer for any task and did it with joy . . .
I am at a total loss for words . . . and a familiar ache has crept back into my chest . . .
Tonight I had supper with Princess Charming and her two adorable little boys . . .
They got to the restaurant before me . . . after I arrived and sat down, Princess Charming told Little Man to show me his new hat.
“Oh, darlin’, that’s a beautiful hat!”
Then I looked at Princess Charming and she looked at me and we both had the same thought at the same time . . .
Little Man looks so much like his Papaw Prince Charming that we can’t even stand it. Princess Charming said that Little Man put the hat on as soon as he saw it and asked, ever so sweetly, “Mommy, can I have this hat?” How could Mommy say no?
Princess Charming and I both think that Prince Charming had a hand in helping Little Man pick out that particular hat . . .
And, not surprisingly, Prince Charming just knew that I needed to see Little Man in that hat tonight.