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Tom’s birthday and other stuff

This week was Tom’s birthday.  I remember the first birthday we celebrated without him – he’d been gone just barely two weeks.  I was still in a state of shock.  We had dinner with family and brought along a lemon … Continue reading

18. September 2016 by tjsjohanna
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A Little Update

I haven’t written in awhile.  It’s not that things haven’t been going on, because they have.  My oldest child is getting married in a few short weeks.  Everyone keeps asking how the reception plans are going and if they can … Continue reading

07. December 2015 by tjsjohanna
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A Year Ago

I’m not generally big on commemorating events. We celebrate major holidays and birthdays and our wedding day, but everything else … I guess I just haven’t ever been really big on that.  I haven’t counted the days since Tom died. … Continue reading

14. July 2015 by tjsjohanna
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missing what is gone

Maybe it is just that I lived for so many years with Tom, but I’m finding being on my own (so to speak) to be unfamiliar and even scary territory.  I had a bout of pretty bad vertigo awhile back … Continue reading

16. June 2015 by tjsjohanna
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Rainin’ You*

It’s been a weepy kind of day (which I guess is sort of appropriate considering the gray, drizzly weather we have been having).  Last night I caught my son in the act of being particularly ugly to his sister during … Continue reading

21. May 2015 by tjsjohanna
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Trust

I remember looking up at Tom perched on the boulder that I needed to scale to get out of the slot canyon we had clambered down. He was reaching his hand down to haul me up and I just couldn’t … Continue reading

15. April 2015 by tjsjohanna
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The Bathroom Makeover

So, I’m terrible at taking before pictures… But I have some after pictures of the master bathroom makeover.  A little background. Our master bath is a little “L” off the master bedroom. Originally there was a half wall between the … Continue reading

09. April 2015 by tjsjohanna
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Phones and other things

I tried to give Tom’s phone to Spencer last week. They have the same phone and Spencer’s has been acting up. But when it came right down to it, I didn’t want to lose that connection to life as it … Continue reading

29. March 2015 by tjsjohanna
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Road Trip Redux

Back in 2011 I waxed lyrical on the joys of road trips.  I recently reread my blog post and I still think I captured pretty well the joys I have found over the years “on the road”.  Yet this past … Continue reading

22. March 2015 by tjsjohanna
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The first year after Spencer was born was so disorienting.  I’d finally figure out how to be the mother of a newborn, but now he was four months old and nothing worked.  And then he was eight months and then … Continue reading

21. February 2015 by tjsjohanna
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