Friday, June 5, 2009

Nine Years Ago.

Nine years ago today my world turned upside down. I wrote about last year. You can read it here. I am not writing this for sympathy. When you lose a spouse you can either bury yourself in grief or move on. A part of me died that day but the rest lives on. I choose to remember the good times and not dwell there. To borrow a quote from Joe Walsh, "Life's been good to me so far." My health is good, I have two jobs that I like, a very nice lady friend, a great family, and a lot of friends. I am still trying to figure out how one person can accumulate so much stuff, but that is being dealt with. When I am done a lot of it will be gone.

I had planned on posting something yesterday, but the truck at Taco Bell was late. It normally arrives at 2:30 A.M. but it didn't come until 10:00 A.M. By the time I got home I was too tired to write. I still have a couple of stories to tell so I will be posting for the next couple of days. After that it will be sporadic for a few weeks, then I am back to daily writing.


Radiodad said...

Dont'cha hate it when the trucks come in late? :D And where does all that stuff come from, anyway? I don't remember buying all the junk I have, either.

Kudos on your positive attitude, Howard. It's a good example to those of us who sometimes can't see the forest for the trees.

Dana said...

It took me many years to let go of the death of my husband, but it was quite liberating to do so!

I look forward to your "regular" return!

Ben said...

Letting go of anything and moving on is hard. I still have emotional problems over a bad breakup from well over five years ago.

But we all have to move on and keep a positive attitude.

Keep goin' the way your going. And all of us out here in baseball card land are thinkin' about you.

How fitting that my word verification is "purify."

Jeff said...

Sorry once again for your loss, Howard.

And I'm also looking forward to your regular posts again.