The Widow Life

It Gets Better and That’s No Foolin’

The blog was a bit quiet in March. Did you notice? I did. This is my place to unspool the thoughts in my head, and I’ve missed having the opportunity to the work through some threads rolling around there lately. I serve as a volunteer for Junior Achievement, and that took up a good chunk…

Saturday Musings: In the Pursuit of Always Reading More

Saturday morning has become my time to catch up on all my favorite blogs. One of these is Modern Mrs. Darcy, a blog largely devoted to books. The post I read today talked about big books – those with 600+ pages. In her introduction to the list, Anne Bogel says this: I do love a…

Valentine’s Day for Widows

Valentine’s Day is one of those emotional landmines every widow must navigate. If your grief is fresh, it’s a heart-wrenching reminder of what you’ve lost. Later, when the initial shock and grief wears off, it can still leave you feeling wistful and empty. Even at my stage of life – nearly four years into widowhood…

Sometimes You’ve Got to Have Frozen Pizza for Dinner

We had frozen pizza for dinner last night. It wasn’t that I couldn’t have cooked something better. My work was done by 5:30pm, and we didn’t have anywhere to be in the evening. I wasn’t particularly tired, and the kids weren’t being all that bad. Yet, I wasn’t feeling it. It’s too bad because I…