Easter gift…..geranium…..so beautiful ….
Think happy and know we can start over…..
I’m tired….I need the beauty of rebirth…..
I will seek compassion and support with friends….
Bruce would make me so happy…..
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A surprise death…..took me by surprise….hardly knew him, however, he was extended family….
I guess it is a sign of the future……I took time to smile today….
How do we make it through the day? Find time to smile and laugh……
They said he was overweight and had heart issues….it was expected…..why should anything be expected? He had just seen his grandchildren and knew how to embrace life…it just caught up with him…..
Pay it forward and find compassion for those who are told ….it is expected…..
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I don’t get it….it is beautiful out….
the birds are singing, sun is shining and the smell of spring is in the air…
I’m watching the freedom outdoors as I struggle to find support for my parents….
the bird singing is giving me the encouragement to follow through..
sounds strange….hope you don’t think I’m crazy..
I look for that one hour in the day to smile, move forward and deal with reality…..the robin is giving me some normalcy in life….life does go on…..
not to much fun trying to find support groups…..I use to be a leader..now I’m part of a group….wonder if it will work…
there are so many people in my position and yet they are invisible…
Starbucks will make me happy…..hello Orange Via….make me laugh
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it wasn’t just another day…..sweet Melissa left and I’m lost once again….
I’ll continue to help, however, remain scared with the vulnerability of the folks….
it is almost comical as I wallow in fear and watch the innocence of Andy on TV Land…..
would love for Bruce to come to my rescue and free me from reality….
it will be o.k.
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she wears white sneakers when she flies….
her shoe size is 5..b..ch!
she has has hair the surfers love….
she is my second best friend…..
i pulled down her skirt as we found ourselves in a tub after a long night out….
she is a (0)….the skirt didn’t have far to go….
i would walk behind her as her (0) gave me agita…
back in the day we use to wear skirts…
we traveled around d.c. and the burbs looking for trouble….in those days trouble was fun….
wine with our lunch use to make our job a lot easier and surely enabled us to do a better job….
the guys would flock to her side as she listened to Cher turn back time on the jute box…
we could talk on the phone for hours about nothing….we can still talk about nothing and make a decision….
we went to the Oscars together in our dreams and wore only “Monique Lhuillier”…
she went with george clooney…i went with bruce springsteen….
we solve each others problems…..
she is the definition of a second best friend….loyal to the end…well, now she is engaged!
good luck white sneakers!
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caregiving is the loneliest job in the world…..
I try to find laughter along the way…
everyone thinks they know…..they don’t….
just don’t try and lose weight along the way….don’t think you’ll find time to get your roots done….
get use to “jeopardy” Alex Trebek and his condescending attitude…..you’ll find yourself screaming at the television.
no, we didn’t scream before, however, Alex is a wonderful outlet!
I will get my roots done, I will lose weight and I’ll stop screaming at Alex….just not now
life is good….I have my parents….going down memory lane is fun, sometimes I just wish it was real….
the summer will be here soon, farmer’s markets, fresh flowers, starting over and smiles…..I won’t be alone>
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