Shhhhh..A Haiku


Got a Secret 🤫



Who’d a thunk????  Not me….but I have to say #feelsgoodtofeelagain even if he’ll never know 🤐


Happy Halloween



When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown~


This past weekend, I attended my very first adult Halloween Party……the co-ordinator of  our widow/widowers MeetUp group was our host. Such a blast. We have all been brought together by the painful experience of losing our spouses…we’re proof that you can find a way to live, laugh, and love again. 


Pink Ladies Rule (love my tribe)



I Believe…In Signs ☀

It’s no secret to those who ‘know’ me and read my blog….I’m a believer in SIGNS. First thing I check in the morning is the ON THIS DAY feature on FB. 7 years ago, I shared this photo of Jim and I.

Then….this popped up in my newsfeed…….

Saving the best for last…….I just returned from a trip to the store. The very store where Jim and  I worked and first met each other 17 years ago…….I was in the store less then a minute when I bumped into a gal we both knew, who still works there. As I stopped to talk to her, the entire store was plunged into darkness (about 10 seconds). The lights came back on and then went out and on once again. We laughed, looked up and said Hey Jim 😊❤ I know there are some who poopoo the whole idea of signs, I feel sorry for them. By not opening themselves up, they’re missing out……….I SAW THE SIGN…..AND I BELIEVE 💛☀

Time Doesn’t Stop…Life Goes On…

The realization hits me smack in the face….it’s not that I’m not aware of it ’cause I am…..I am 12 weeks + 1 day into this new life of I wasn’t ready for. At first, they were there. Be it physically, via phone call or text, cards or letters, they were there……..and now, they’re not. With some of the reading I’ve been doing, I knew this was coming, that it was a part of the process, but in some ways it still took me by surprise. I reached out yesterday, via text, to someone I hadn’t heard from…….he responded back, until he asked me how I was doing. I think the preferred answer would have been just ok….instead I was honest and well,,,,no response. And then, it hit me, how many I haven’t heard from… saddened me, but I also get it………………they’ve got their lives to live, and the changes that I’ve incurred, well, I know it can make some uncomfortable,,death does that….I can understand their wanting/needing to take steps back from what’s become my reality………….but let there be no mistake…………..I am grateful to everyone who was and is a part of this journey of mine…..

Soulful Meanderings….

A morning soul stroll

With no where to go.

One foot in front of the other

Is all I know.



Today I Am Grateful

I had a really rough night last night…quite honestly I didn’t think I was going to be able to continue finding things to be grateful for…….but I woke, the sun was shining and it’s a beautiful morning. It got me thinking……and then something popped up. 

Day 16: I’m Grateful for my journey….even this time, the most painful I’ve had to deal with…cause the pain reminds me of all the love………..

“I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.” ~Les Brown~

..and the Dragonflies came. I BELIEVE