Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Reminiscing and Looking Forward To the Future

I recently had some time to do some reminiscing. Like always there is good and bad that comes with that. The online memorial that was kept up for a year on the internet obituary page was bound and printed out before going off line. After it arrived, I sat and read all the wonderful comments people had written about Mike. The good memories, the prayers for our family and the caring concern for our future. It was all very touching.
I also received the hard bound book I had printed from my blog and I was very impressed at how nice it is. (The same company did both books.) For the first time in a long time I have a journal. I love reading my ancestors journals but I am really bad at keeping one. This online journal has worked well for me. What I often forget is that people are actually reading my online journal!

It is interesting that people find it odd that I am doing so well. I get calls from loving family and friends who want to make sure we are fine. I think we are doing pretty good. It is almost like some of them are trying to get me to tell them some suppressed thoughts or feelings that don't exist! I am looking forward to the future and what it holds. Who knows what direction things will go in. That is actually kind of fun to think about.
I am also glad I don't have any weird quirks . . . all my friends are laughing now. I mean I don't have any skeletons in the closet to come back and haunt me and I am not weird in the strange kind of sense! I don't have bazaar habits and idiosyncrasies. Unless you think carrying a toothbrush in the car and wearing socks to bed is strange . . .but that is not bad if that is all that is weird about me!
So I am looking forward to a relationship with a nice normal man that only has two weird quarks like me. I am sure there must be someone out there that fits the bill! In the meantime, I will focus on my family and myself. When I try to figure out what I want to accomplish from here on out, I am really blank. About all I can come up with is:
  • become physical fit and darn good looking!!! (lots of hard work on that one!)
  • travel to France, Denmark and go on a Caribbean Cruise
  • Write a book
  • spend lots of time with someone I love
Life has been good and the road has been an adventure. I would not trade it and would not repeat it, but I will continue to enjoy it.

3 comments:

Marie said...

I'm sure I could come up with a few more quirks and idiosyncrasies for you mom! ;)

Like how she always used to sing "I am a teenage werewolf!" at the top of her lungs for no apparent reason. :D Or how she can stick out her tongue really far, cross her eyes, and stretch the skin on her neck so she looks like a lizard! Or what about the time she couldn't find her cell phone....because she was TALKING on it!!!!

If anyone wants to hear more just shoot me an e-mail!!! :D LOVE YA MOM!!!

(Your answer)

Only a diamond!

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Those are the best kind!

:D

Grace Marie said...

#1 like a rock
#2 a real rough one

I deny all remarks about lizards and werewolfs....

Wendy Jean said...

Great photo! You both look so beautiful!