Sunday, June 04, 2006


is my colonoscopy and so I am doing the prep for the test today - yuck. I have tried to keep busy this morning as the prep includes no solid food today and I have been a bit hungry. Chicken broth and popsicles only go so far. :)

I have been working in the backyard and visiting over the fence with my neighbor V. We both love to garden. In addition to the backyards, she and I have a really nice front container garden that we collaborate on every year. I'll take some pictures and post them in a few days --- we have been working on this joint project for the last four years and it is fun.

This has been a weekend of unremitting longing for you know who - it is amazing how the grief can still sneak right up on you and grab you by the throat with little warning. The real tip-off is crying in the car - every widow I know drives and weeps. I don't do it much anymore - but it is still there lurking in the background. Driving and crying popped up a few times Friday and Saturday.

Here is a quote that says it quite succinctly:

"See there's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me." Gretchen Kemp, Mizpah


  1. Thanks for the photos! You're beautiful inside and out. I'm so happy to hear about your BDay celebration---It sounds absolutely wonderful!
    much love,

  2. Good luck with the colonoscopy.

  3. great that you are doing such a good job taking care of yourself! (even though i didn't know him, i bet it is a safe guess to say that tom would be proud of you.)

    "...And in a corner all tucked away
    Is the child we all were yesterday." i loved this quote from your previous post. the recent pics you posted are complimentary and are an interesting juxtaposition to the darling picture of you on your 6th birthday! how time does fly! ;)

    your plans for the 60th party sound like a fabulous feast of food and friendship!

  4. Tuesday morning and I'm thinking of you. I hope all went well yesterday.

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