Empty Next


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Six weeks ago Youngest Son and his Lovely Wife of two years moved into our basement. They'd been living about three hours away while LW finished her degree (Summa Cum Laude, by the way). They returned to Nashville and decided to stay with us until they found jobs and a place of their own. When I told friends our kids were moving in with us for "a while" I was advised to set boundaries, make house rules, etc.--none of which we did. They're adults, we're adults; we knew it'd be okay. My primary concern was they have two small dogs and I'm allergic to dogs (and cats). But I took a lot of Benadryl and all was well. It's been a wonderful opportunity to get to know my precious daughter-in-law.…
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Things that have made grieving easier during the holidays


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I knew the holidays would be difficult. My dad died right before Thanksgiving. My godson is seriously ill. December was the one-year anniversary of my mother-in-law’s death. I was right. It’s been tough. But my brilliant husband remembered that the hospice we used for his mother offered grief counseling services. (My dad’s hospice was out of  state.) Hubby set up an appointment with a grief counselor and went with me for my first session. John, my counselor, is helping me understand there is no right or wrong way to grieve. I don’t need to “get over it” quickly. My feelings are my feelings and whatever they are, it’s okay to feel them whenever they come up for me. Seeing him has helped. Watching sappy Christmas movies probably hasn’t (but that…
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Baby, it’s cold outside


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My toes are cold; my nose is cold and so is everything in between. The heat is on and I'm wrapped up in a blanket, but I'm still chilled to the bones. I'm not sure I'll ever thaw out. We flew to Florida on New Year's Day to visit our seven-year-old godchild who has spina bifida and has had some major complications recently. I was cold the entire time we were there. Florida. I wore fleece the whole trip. When we got home yesterday, the temperature was 58. Now it is 8. No, I didn't drop a digit. We got hit with an arctic blast last night that lowered our temps 50 degrees in less than 24 hours. That has to be a record! (I haven't checked; I'm just saying...)…
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HAPPY NEW YEAR


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BEST WISHES for THE BEST YEAR EVER HAPPY 2014!   MAY YOU BE BLESSED BEYOND YOUR WILDEST WISHES.
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