Quiet Time

June 1st, 2011

The last days have flown by with a blur- Truth is- I’m happy to be able to say that- simply because keeping myself busy has been what has gotten me through these difficult days without becoming overwhelmed with sadness.

As most of you know- my uncle ended his battle with cancer on Saturday. His funeral was Monday. Saturday-I was a big mess and my saving grace that day was my ‘sister’ and dear friend Shelley- who I spent some time with on the telephone catching up with. She’s a huge joy in my life- and I believe that time together was just what both of us needed.

I spent six hours in the kitchen Sunday baking cupcakes and LOTS of them.. Because it was two new recipes and something I’d never done before- it kept my mind completely busy and a much needed distraction. It helped and in some ways was like therapy for me and helped me take the focus off the sadness I was feeling.

Yesterday- I spent the day away with two friends who invited me to come along with them on a mother-daughter outing. I was happy to join them and we had a great day. I made it home in time to get dinner going- and then Desere came for coffee. The ‘busyness’ is just what I needed.

Today, I’m speding some time to myself. Marcel is off fishing somewhere- and I need some time to process all that has happened and time to be with my grief for a little while. I know keeping busy has helped – that along with the love and support of friends.

Right now I think I’ll take a cup of coffee and head outside for a while to read on my Kindle. I’ve been trying to get into the ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ for a while and it’s been hard, but maybe now I can.

3 Responses to “Quiet Time”

  1. Kristina says:

    Sorry to hear about your uncle. I am so glad that Shelley could be there for you. I know you are going through the grief process and you’ll soon be able to think about all of the good times you had with your uncle. That’s what keeps me going when I think about my Grandpa and Aunt who you knew and loved. ~Hugs from South LA~

  2. admin says:

    Krissy we knew it was coming but it was still hard- What made it even harder for me was that it was on Carols birthday- I felt so overwhelmed with sadness.. Shelley was your Aunt :) and we were able to chat and share some fun times we all shared with CJ. We all miss her for sure. Love you *hugs*

  3. Heather says:

    I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo while on holiday. It does take a little while to get into but overall I found it quite enjoyable.

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