Friday, September 2, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

I apologize in advance if this post is a little bleak.  I am feeling sad over the loss of my cousin and it seems to pop up as I write.

fill in the blank Friday

1. One thing that is completely superfluous, but that I could never give up is Tetley Tea and my sewing machine.  Yes, I know this is two things but I can't decided between the two which I need more or which is more superfluous.

2. Grief makes me feel awkward. My own or others, it does not matter.  I do not deal well with sadness. Probably nobody does. When my Grandma passed away, I told people who asked about her that she was doing fine rather than telling them the truth.  I did not want to face it - and I really did not want to talk about it.

3. I can't go the beach without a good book and at least 30 block - and of course the shorties who make the beach worth while.

4. Miss. Vicki's Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar potato chips are currently my favorite snack.

5. Lately I've been really sad and reflective.  The loss of my cousin has been hard on this family but also made us realize how short and precious life is - and how much we love each other.

6. If at first you don't succeed don't give up! Try again. I do not give up easily and do not recommend it to anyone. If you want something bad enough, isn't it worth the fight?

7. Fall is bittersweet. I love the crisp Autumn air, the golden leaves, the fact that Christmas is getting closer, Thanksgiving, and the beginning of hockey season (sigh, yes I said that) but I am sad to see the end of my days at the beach and the kids being around so much. Like anything - good with the not so good.

Have a happy and safe long weekend.

:o(  Tina


  1. Oh, I can't go to the beach without a book either! And when I read that same book for the second time, I remember when I was when I first read it. It feels so.. nostalgic! Does it happen to you??

  2. Awe! Sending spirit hugs from San Diego,CA !

  3. Hello, Tina. I found you through The Lady Bloggers Society, and found this post to be very poignant. If you are on Facebook, I highly recommend Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief; there is much comfort and profound wisdom to be found. Blessings to you and your family.

  4. @Luisa RodríguezI don't re-read to often as I always seem to have a HUGE stack next to my bed waiting to be read! :o)

  5. @Hot CocoThank you for the information, I will check it out and pass it on to the rest of my family. :o)


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