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traci in virginia
I'm a young widow with two children trying to adjust to our new "normal".
Interests: Spending time with my children, scrapbooking, reading, photography, diy projects, crafting, and thrifting among other things.
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Mar 16, 2010
A. Rough. Night. Lately I am always close to tears. Maybe it's the season, remembering all the last activities, days, moments and conversations together that I had no idea would be our last. But, you keep smiling, keep moving, keep getting up in the morning. Everyone thinks I'm ok but I am heartbroken. It is so hard. My daughter is so wise. It is so unfair that she will not grow up with her Daddy around. She who is all things beautiful and smart, funny and bright and happy and joyous and light. She came to me tonight. We talked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2009 at The Reluctant Widow
So, still not too sure about the blog thing but I figure...why not just keep with it. There are no rules so I can do what I want right? Life has been busy. The kids are excited about Halloween! They have better social calendars than I do for sure! My house is decorated for fall and that feels nice but of course the whole time I'm doing it I think to myself...self, why am I doing this when in a few short weeks I will be putting this away and getting Christmas stuff out? The day my sweetheart died, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2009 at The Reluctant Widow
I am crafty person. I love to make things. I have a craft room so full of supplies that if I wanted to I could make gifts for every person for every occasion. I haven't done much crafting at all since my sweetheart died. Lately however I am reading these blogs of amazingly resourceful and crafty women and becoming inspired! I did a powder room makeover, I made a chalkboard out of a picture from Goodwill, I have been spray painting everything I can get my hands on, and I am motivated to do MANY other things! There are even... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2009 at The Reluctant Widow
So, I recently watched a movie with my daughter that I hadn't seen before. It appealed to me long ago because I love Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman, but I never watched it. So, I sat on the couch with my daughter and watched it all the way through. I was completely enchanted with this movie, it's sweet message, the color and the beautiful quotes. Many times I thought, "that applies to my life." It made me cry...and it is still making me cry. Quite honestly, I have been breaking down often these days but only when I'm alone. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2009 at The Reluctant Widow
So, today has been a long and busy day. I had a hair appointment this a.m. at an Aveda Salon. Why would anyone go anywhere else? It is so pampering. Massage and aroma therapy oils are built into the experience. It's about the only relaxation I get these days and I look forward to it. My sweet husband was very touchy with most married couples are. It was just natural to hug, hold a hand, rub a back, kiss a forehead. All the things you casually do without even thinking about it. It is hard to put into words... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2009 at The Reluctant Widow
So, my youngest missed the bus today. Day 4 of the new school year and we already overslept. Nice. This resulted in my oldest also missing her bus...although, she had plenty of time to get ready. We have entered into the era of primp. Fortunately, the elementary school is not giving out tardies this week. They must know...transitions and all. Everyone is moving slow. I came home to spend part of the day resolving an insurance issue. Our dental coverage was denied. Not, of course, until we had full xrays and such for all three of us, along with our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2009 at The Reluctant Widow
Why is this so stressful? I don't know. I love reading blogs and quite honestly the words of other bloggers have kept me sane these last nine months. So, after careful thought and deliberation, here I go. My husband died nine months ago. Nine months ago Saturday to be exact. It was unexpected. He was young. It took my breath and I am still learning how to be. I have two wonderful children who have kept me sane...kept me going everyday when I really wanted to pull the covers over my head. They don't even know they are doing it...they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2009 at The Reluctant Widow