Sit Down With Me For A While

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Current Thoughts

My thoughts today are going to be all over the place, maybe an indication of my state, which is bordering on an organized state of confusion.  I understand where I am at yet am second guessing.  Rather than give up and move on from my current relationship, I am practicing patience and addressing what concerns […]

Memorial

The funeral was yesterday.  My son and I had arrived on Wednesday, spent the evening with my father.  Dad is struggling, a bit lost without the woman who was his constant companion the last 58 years.  When we arrived, he was trying his best to put on a brave face, but he also wasn’t hiding […]

A Time To Mourn

It’s the day after.  There has been a lot of chatter, some created by my dad who is keeping busy going through all the motions that go with planning a funeral. Yes, my mother died.  She died yesterday.  A lot fell on my shoulders, I think, as dad tried to keep well wishers happy while […]

Good bye?

Before I dig in here tonight, I thought I would share something innocuous.  After today, I think I have a new favorite album.  I know I will be listening to it, at least, for quite a while.  Alice In Chains ‘Rainier Fog’ was released today and I am really impressed.  They have been a go […]

Stealth

One of the challenges to dating post divorce is figuring out how to broach the subject with each of our children.  D and I are in different divorce stages — she is divorced nearly 9 years, I less than 1 year. Facts:  Her children, both daughters, are 26 and 32 years old, the 26 year […]

Troll Date

It’s probably not what the title of this blog makes you think.  🙂 There is plenty negative in what I write here.  I write my negative thoughts here, the real reason (I think and maybe hope) this blog exists.  This is the place where I process.  As I begin to write, I want to make […]

Tackling the Gorilla

I upset D last week during a text conversation.  We have a lot of conversations via text, something that gets a bit tiresome (texts are just a step above email — I would rather talk or communicate face to face, to lessen the risk of misunderstanding). Here I go again.. focusing on the negative. I […]