On The Market

Multiple Listing Service realtor agreement signed Cleaning ladies did their best Sisters worked like Hercules to clear the last of the "stuff" - remnants of a life The listing posted and a bittersweet flood washed over me. As usual I have two roles in this whole business. On one hand I am called The Estate … Continue reading On The Market

The Estate –

So "The Estate" cracks me up. According to The Will, "The residue" of The Estate is to be divided into four even parts. Isn't that such a funny visual? He gets 1/4 the residue. I get 1/4 the residue. They each get 1/4 the residue. I used to tell her leaving me in charge of … Continue reading The Estate –

Moving Forward

I made it two days in a row with no tears. I even told my story twice with no tears. I think that's moving forward. Five weeks have passed since I sat by her bed at the hospital holding her hand. Today was a different day. Another day off work to handle the estate, as … Continue reading Moving Forward

Recovery

I'm in recovery mode. Recovering from international travel. While I didn't suffer from jet lag, there is a return to "normal life" transition that has to take place as the gears get switched. From traveling daily with a large group of people, eating on a different schedule with different ingredients, and long days on a … Continue reading Recovery

The Original

One of a kind Larger than life Hilarious Recurring descriptions on sympathy cards covered in flowery words Kindnesses and thoughts from those left behind She was an original She wasn't allowed to drive due to seizures But she bought a tiny yellow Smart Car 🚗 for me to drive her around in and named it … Continue reading The Original

Lists

Where do you begin? Where does it all end? What does it all mean? We stood there the day after Looking at each other Them looking at me to lead them Asking what to do Where to start How do I know the answer? What thought process do I go through to figure it all … Continue reading Lists

90-day Supply

The way my mind works this could be a disturbing art piece. I am at the police station where you can drop off prescription drugs and over the counter medications and supplements. They gave me a little paper bag to open all the containers and dump. That full, I went to ask for another and … Continue reading 90-day Supply

Get Over It

She was always waiting for the Lord to return to get us all out of this messy world. As sick as she was this past week she never said she was planning to beat him to the punch and leave before he got back to take all of us. Knowing that we are just temporary … Continue reading Get Over It

Goodbye

And now it’s my turn to grieve. My feisty and tough, sassy and kind, determined and hard-headed, funny, sarcastic, and precious mom has passed into the arms of Jesus. No more pain. No more suffering. No more loss. She is with my little brother, my dad and all those who went before her. She was … Continue reading Goodbye

First Best Friends

My daughter left today My very best friend Moving forward Life's journey My mom is in the hospital My first best friend Moving forward Life's journey I cleaned out my daughters room Childhood memories and piles of artwork mixed with more piles of seventeen years of school assignments Some I tossed without a care. Others … Continue reading First Best Friends