4 thoughts on being a widow on commemorative days

These words from a 2014 Mother’s Day blog post when Gary was still here to make Mother’s Day – and every other day of the world – extraordinarily special:"Hubby said those five magic words that made my heart beat more quickly: 'Reservations at Kokanee Café at 5:30.' (Or is that six words? Is 5:30 a word?)”...more

Finding me

I try to remember who I was before……Before marriage/kids/this life.I do remember, on my wedding day, I had anxiety.  About what, you ask?  Living with another person.  Having them in the same space with me….all the time.  THAT was what I was scared of that day.  No longer getting to be alone.  Can you imagine?  But it’s true…..I hadn’t had a roommate.  Nor lived in a dorm.  I lived at home for college, then moved into an apartment in a new city.Alone.  And I liked alone.  I was ok alone.  I enjoyed alone....more
I LOVE alone. I often consider just taking my computer and a few books to a local motel just to ...more

Song of the Week

What moved me about this week's Song of the Week was not just the song, but the woman singing it. She is a quadriplegic with an amazing voice. Her enthusiasm for life and her clear gift of being en theos are present in this video http://inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-song-of-the-week1/Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

6 Ways to Enjoy the Conference if You're Going Alone

Sometimes I go to the annual BlogHer conference with a group of friends, but then there are other years, like this year, when none of my close blogging friends are going. I mean, there will be people I know there, but they have their close friends there that they want to see. I'm flying solo this year, without a wingwoman, and I'm determined to have as good a time as I would have if I had schlepped 20 people with me. But... uh... if you're in the same position as I am... uh... can we stick together? This is how I get through those conferences that I've attended without friends in tow. ...more
JoyPageManuel I'm pretty sure you're married to my second cousin...we may have met years ...more

My Fear of Dying Alone.

This happened this past summer, but I still think about it constantly....more

Taking back my lunches

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how we are all eating more and more meals by ourselves. When it comes to lunches, that doesn't really bother me. What bothers me is that I am eating those meals at my desk....more

Traveling Alone… Not My Cup of Tea

I did a bunch of traveling this past year. Some was obligatory, some was work related, and some was for pure fun. All of it was exciting.In addition to simply ‘running away from home’… I like to explore new places and see new things… especially in the USA. Drive, fly, bike, or walk… makes no difference to me… as long as I get to see something new....more
fledged  And the solo hiking woman helped ME immensely. All of my planned trips this year are ...more

We Are Alone

 December 26 St. Stephen                                                           Acts 16:8-10;7:54-59...more

You're Never Alone

Today, a whole community of readers and Bloggess fans connected over a very simple post and question. I’ve had days, weeks or periods where I’ve been miserable where I felt everything was going wrongYou might know the frustration: some days, I’d wake up and nothing would go right the whole day! When my coffee machine broke down on an already crappy day, I felt nothing in my favor. Not even the simplest thing!...more

Just Become A Spinster

Well here I am at the ripe old age of 39 and still single. I was married once but that ended 10 years ago. My life has been full of dates and relationships but I have just not met the one yet who can complete my life in the way I need them to....more