Family ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

  • A dear friend of mine would have turned 42 today, if she hadnโ€™t passed away during the Pandemic. Rest in peace, sweet Carolโ€ฆwe all still miss you. I hope whatever you are, Russell is keeping you company, begging for scratches and watching you eat, hoping for crumbs to fall. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”

  • ๐Ÿ“ž I was cleaning up voicemail on my lunch-break and found some old ones from Grandma; for the first time since she passed, I didn’t instantly burst into tears at the sound of her voice. ๐Ÿฅฐ I still miss that beautiful soul every day, especially the sound of her laugh, but the pain is easier now. ๐Ÿ’”โค๏ธ

  • Took three weeks but the burial is over, the slide show is done, and everyone cried; I feel like I can finally start grieving now. ๐Ÿ’” On the plus side, I did get to hang out with my cousins today, which was lovely, along with some aunts and other family. ๐Ÿ˜

    Goodbye Grandma, I’ll miss you always. โค๏ธ

  • Listening to Mishima / Closing… ๐ŸŽต

    Covert art for 'Mishima / Closing' song, pulled from Apple Music.

    I’m not sure why it’s affecting me so much but as soon as this song came on (listening to random “for you” playlist on Apple Music, I started thinking about Grandma. ๐Ÿ’” It’s a little odd b/c this wasn’t her type of music but here we are, the brain is odd.

  • “If I were a blessing, I’d run around naked”

    GIF image of Sophia from the Golden Girls, in funeral-black with pearls, waving her hands about. The text in the Gif: I always wondered why blessing wore disguises; If I were a blessing, I'd run around naked.

    As always, we can count on the Golden Girls to cheer us up and offer a bit of truth with humor.

  • Goodbye Grandma

    We said goodbye to my oldest friend this weekend, my lovely Grandma. She’s been…or was…a constant presence in my life, for as far back as I can remember. In fact, my oldest memories involve her, helping her bake cookies, hiding under the table with the bag of brown โ€ฆ read more

  • Goodbye Russell

    We said goodbye to our boy today. He drifted across the rainbow bridge full of all his favorite foods (ham, meatballs, & pรขtรฉ), nestled between us on the couch (it was his favorite place to be). Iโ€™m going to miss you, my little puppy-rabbit, Iโ€™m going to miss you. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ• Russell, resting on a โ€ฆ read more

  • Still Here

    Being rather lazy on a Saturday, snuggling with the puppy, watching The Nanny, and finagling with my new/old computer (a log story for another time)…and realized it’s been a rather long time since I posted anything here… It’s been an interesting six months since my last โ€ฆ read more