Tuesday, February 8, 2022


The last week has been full. A birthday, dentist appointment, card games and pet entertainment.

We all went to Scott's for dinner then came back here to give Chuck his gifts, eat pie and play Skip-Bo. He turned 64 this year and I'm so grateful for him.


Diana and Peter brought Poppy over and she ran and played and kept them from sitting for too long. In and out, in and out most of the night. But that's good because it means she's potty trained. 😊 She really is such a good girl!

Beth had a dentist appointment. Just a cleaning, but they said she has a wisdom tooth that has to come out so they're referring us to an oral surgeon. Beth is really good about procedures like this so I'm not going to make a big deal out of it. I'll try not to freak out in front of her.

Preparing for x-rays.


Mia and Moxie are the best. These sisters will antagonize each other, hide around a corner then attack when the other walks by, they chase each other around the house... so much fun to watch! And they're so curious. About e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

But mostly the week has been about my sister. I was able to talk to my brother-in-law Ken. More like my brother really. He and Kathy met when I was in grade school. 

This is a terrible copy (and I can't find the original) but I was about 8 here. He's really been a part of our family my whole life.

He told me they were in bed and he got up to fix the heater and she got up to use the bathroom. He heard her go back to bed so he was talking to her about the heater and she wasn't answering him. When he got to the bedroom... she was unresponsive. It was that quick. 

She had some health issues I wasn't aware of so I'm curious to see what they put as the 'cause of death' on the death certificate.

The waves of grief are coming less now. I was doing okay yesterday and when I got in the shower I sobbed. Couldn't stop it. So I didn't.

Thank you all for your kind words. It was very healing to read all your comments. I'll get back to reading and commenting on your blogs soon. I hope you're doing well.


Pamela M. Steiner said...

The shower has been my grief-shower space many a time. It is a wonderful place to let it all come out and the water can wash the tears away, and you can cry out to the Lord and no one else will really hear and you can just let the tears flow. That's very healing. I am so sorry about the sudden loss of your sister. I can imagine what a shock that has been for all of your family. Praying for you and your sister's husband and family. May the Lord bring comfort and peace. Glad you were able to carry on with normal family activities too, and even celebrate your husband's birthday. I am sure that is what your sister would want you to do...keep celebrating life every chance you can. (((hugs))) to you.

Billie Jo said...

Dear Friend, What a beautiful young lady your sister was. She must have had a beautiful life with her sweetheart. Hugs for your heart. Love that sweet little puppy too.

Jeanie said...

Grief is so powerful, you are wise to go with it, not stuff it back. As you probably know, grief bursts will pop out at all sorts of times but they do ease. A sister is an enormous loss. I'm glad you have had some other activities where you can experience life and joy to balance the sorrow a bit.

ellen b. said...

Those waves of grief...
Good to let those tears flow.
Hugs and prayers.

Rebecca Jo said...

I've been thinking of you all week!!!! At least she didnt appear to suffer in any way which I'm sure is comfort.
Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Terri D said...

It is so very hard when loved ones leave us, especially suddenly. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Hugs.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday to Chuck. Poppy is so cute. That is sweet about the cats.
It is extremely sad about your sister. I have your family in my prayers. I do understand the waves. I had lost my brother last July and the waves still come. I talk to him a lot. You take care. ((HUGS))

onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com said...

Take your time and allow yourself to grieve the loss of your sister. It sounds like maybe, hopefully, she died quickly and peacefully. Allow yourself to cry those tears.