Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tucked In...

I've been hibernating this week.  Just staying in, keeping cozy, and watching episodes of British mystery series including P. D. James: Death of an Expert Witness, George Gently, and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, interspersed with some light comedies.

It has been such crazy weather, but typical for this time of year in Idaho.  We had some gorgeous spring-like days, then back to snow and cold.  Perfect for staying tucked in at home, cozy and warm.  It does look like we'll be having a nice weekend, which may be a good time to work on cleaning out my garage.  It is going to be a huge project, so I'm going to have to tackle it a bit at a time.  Maybe I should take photos and document the process.  Who knows what treasures may be lurking in all those boxes?

Well, that's the news from my home.  Nothing too exciting.  I'll say good-night for now... a mystery is waiting to be enjoyed before my bedtime.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Too Late For Goodbye...

For Sunday Scribblings #355 - Immunity:

Did you ever have someone disappear from your life?  Someone you loved, you were never given the chance to say goodbye to?  Not a death.  They are just gone from your world, and nothing will ever bring them back or change what has happened.

There is an empty, hollow place in my heart today.  I can't really explain it.  It's too raw.  I wish I were immune to the pain.  Saying more might infringe on another's privacy, but I had to write my feelings down.  It's what I do.  I write.  When there's nothing else I write... and cry... and pray... then I write again.

It's too late for this, but

to your sweet face
your smile
the laugh that made me laugh
to everything you were to me
to everything I dreamed for you

I'll tuck you away
a memory of sweeter days
of hopes and dreams
for a life that could have been
should have been

Too late for goodbye...
and too soon for hello...

© 06FEB2013 ajjahner

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl today...

It's Super Bowl Sunday for us.  A little bittersweet, as I was reminded there would be no phone call with my father-in-law to discuss the game...

We have decided to honor his memory by gathering with our sons, and making the day as festive as possible.  I'm hoping Pete is allowed the "best seat in the stadium" for the big game!  There must be football in heaven... don't you agree?

We started the day with scrambled eggs, delicious wheat toast from a local bakery (Great Harvest), coffee, and Little Sizzlers (a family favorite my mother-in-law used to serve).  It's a departure from the healthy diet I've been on, but I'm limiting my quantity and adding lots of fruit and veg to the menu today.  Later we'll be making tacos, instead of our traditional pizza and wings.  I have fresh avocado and am going to make a healthier version of guacamole.  I'll dip celery sticks instead of my usual tortilla chips.  I'm still having some "fun" food, but still keeping the diet in mind.  It has paid off with a loss of 7 lbs. so far, and I'm feeling so much better!

Wishing each of you a joy-filled day!