Casual Friday – 5/8/15

Casual Friday Boots

On Fridays I join Amie of Amie Writes for Casual Friday, a post “with no structure, no rules, no prompts, anything goes.” Check out her blog, and join us in observing Casual Friday if you would like.

The weeks fly by and I am faced with writing another Casual Friday post. This is not exactly a challenge. In some ways I like Casual Friday more than any other post I do because it is random and I can include whatever topics I would like.

We had wonderful rainy weather several days this week. I have mentioned that we have had a long term drought in New Mexico. This has made me really appreciate rain when we get it. I heard the first complaint this week when someone said they were tired of the rainy weather. I want to say, “Hush your mouth!” It has been quite cool this week. Many years we have to have our evaporative cooler hooked up in April. This year we have not had any days so far when the cooler might have been used. I much prefer cooler weather to the summer heat so I am fine with the current temperatures.

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Grieving Woman

imageI was blind-sided today in a way I never expected.  (Although I guess if it was expected it would not be called a blind-side).  I found myself sobbing uncontrollably because a memory that was dormant for a long time came to the surface.

My dearly beloved passed away from lung cancer 8 years ago.  The grieving process successfully brought me healing.  When I think of him now I recall him with fondness and love, not with pain.  It is rare that some sight, sound, or piece of news evokes sadness.  Very often a smile comes to my face when I recall him and the time we shared.

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93,100 Stitches of Love

I am a stitcher.  I have worked many pieces that I have gifted to people with mixed results. My latest completion was one of great success. It brought the recipients to tears and their reaction brought me to tears.

I inherited 5 step children when I got married.  The youngest of the children, a boy, had 4 boys of his own.  Tragedy struck the family when the father, my stepson, was killed in a car accident in 2008. Then his wife, the mother of the children, was killed in an accident in 2013.  At that time the boys were 13, 17, 21 and 25. The oldest of the boys who was out on his own took in his two youngest brothers. The second son was in college.

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