Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hello Again

Once again I sit here in total silence. Everyone is still asleep. It's nice to have some quiet time alone. I don't get a lot of that, usually if the girls aren't bothering me the animals will. No snow here in Chester,VA but a lot of rain. That's ok I am happy with just rain. The snow is pretty but I am a summer girl. I can not wait for flip flop weather.

I have met so many new people in the last two weeks. I started following more blogs. I have found in my old age I am enjoying reading for the first time. I'm not into novels or anything but I enjoy reading about real people and thier every day lives. I have followed some blogs for about 3 years now. I enjoy watching the children and grandchildren grow in post. I love how some have changed thier decorating style. I will be honest I love when everyone does tweaking around the house. My neighbors at my old house used to make fun of me for all the changes I would make. I was so happy when I started blogging and found out I wasn't the only one and it there ia a name for it! They had me thinking this wasn't normal. Well, I am happy to say I am normal after all. I don't change a lot of things in this house. It has yet to feel like home. As you know we were only here six weeks then my husband died.  Part of me is looking forward to the move. I need a new slate and begining. When I sit here I see Ray in his chair feet propped on his ottoman with his TV blaring now his chair sits empty and the TV is hardly on. I am hoping for a good tax refund this year. I want to buy new furniture. It will be hard to get rid of Ray's chair but it's time for something new.

I want to thank everyone who has sent me emails. Many of you have sent me your number and said if I ever need to talk. I think this is so sweet but I don't have a house phone. No one ever called us. My dad may call once a week but that was it. We will just use our cell phones. The bad thing about that is we share minutes. The girls mainly text so my dad will be calling my cell. Our lives have changed so much. No one calls no one stops by we see no one. we have guest maybe twice a year and that's when my dad comes to town. It's really kind of sad the girls and I are up against the world all alone.

I'm sorry that all my post seem so sad. I get on here and the words just flow. I hope I have some good things to share in the near future. Maybe even some pictures. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and warm and as always thanks for stopping by.



Carmen C. said...

It sounds like you are making great strides forward Donna:) I know my blog has not been too interesting lately, I just get at a loss of what to write about but I'm glad you found some new ones to enjoy:) I hope this move brings you more peace and happiness (((HUGS)))

Tiff said...

I wish I could give you a great big hug. I haven't gone through the huge loss that you have, so I can only imagine your pain and grief. I wish I had magic words for you that would make everything better, but hopefully time will lesson your pain and I will keep you and your girls in my prayers.
I do know what you mean about feeling like it is you and your family up against the world. We have no family or close friends anywhere near us and I often feel like it is just us on our own little island. Even when my parents visit once a year, it is like they are family friends and we are a second thought for them(my oldest sister is their priority). Sorry to ramble. I just want you to know that I'm thinking of you and I wish we lived near one another, I would pop over and we could do some mini room makeovers!!

Love and hugs,

Raggedy Creations said...

Keep encouraged Donna. Look to the Lord - He is there with you all the time.

Hugs Felicia

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You sound really good! Much better! And don't worry, sometimes when you're going through grief, writing everything "out" really helps. I did the same thing when my dad passed away 3 years ago. Hope you're having a nice weekend even with the rain! And I hope someone does drop by to see you!

Brenda said...

Hello Donna. :) I am so glad to find a new blogging friend. My sympathies for the loss of your husband. It saddens me how so many in our age group have been called from us here on earth. Your posts truly touch my heart. I send my prayers and best wishes to you and your girls. And do not worry, we do not get many visitors at our home either, but my blogging buddies and hobbies keep my mind busy... for that I am always grateful. It is a blessing to be a part of such a great circle of friends! :)

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Donna, thank you for following my blog and I am here to return the favour. From reading your profile and this post I see that you have just gone through a devastating loss and I just wanted to send you my deepest condolences. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to lose your best friend and your partner. I think that blogs are a great place to share your feelings, to just sit and type and let out that which is bottled deep inside. So type away, we will be here to read and sympathize and send you our virtual {{hugs}}. I hope things start to get better for you and your daughters soon, take care, Deb.

A Primitive Homestead said...

I hope you do well on your tax refund. It is always nice to treat yourself to something new & change things up. I have some things from loved ones that has past that I will not part with but are put away because it is to painful to be reminded daily. You said you once moved your things or as we say tweaked. Oh I think that is Normal. It just makes us happy & who we are. The only company I have are my kids. The two that live away from the homestead only visit ever so often. My mother lives miles away & we mostly only visit on Holidays. This is sad. I have always loved the Waltons show. There always seemed to be company & porch sitting time with good old laughing & talking. I pray you continue to heal each day & that this new year brings you blessings & happiness. Keep blogging. Blessings!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Donna, never say you are sorry...this is wonderful that you have an outlet and we are here...we listen and we comment.
Some of us may not know the sadness but we certainly do have shoulders and big hearts.
We'ere always here.
I understand your need for changes...we all need them at different times.
I can just imagine your delight when you realized there are others with that need too.

Vicki said...

I am new to your blog but I feel for you after reading it for the first time bless your heart....I can only imagine what a life change this would be. Sorry about your husband...We all wish you the best and stay strong......Blessings to you and your family...

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Hi Donna, I just wanted to thank you for following my blog. It's been awhile since I have been able to see who has been following me etc., but now with my new computer, I am back to blogging. I can't imagine what you are going through right now, my prayers are with you and stay strong. Don't ever feel sorry for writing how you feel, this is a place to get your feelings out and there are so many wonderful caring blogger friends out here to lend an open ear and give compassion. I look forward to following your blog! Many hugs, Trish