Category Archives: Grief

Time capsule and a funeral

Adam, Tatum, and I created a time capsule over the weekend per their request.  It was a spur of the moment thing but I decided to roll with it.  Easier said than done given my perfectionist tendencies and control freak … Continue reading

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Joey

My beloved finally came home.  One day.  That’s precisely how long we lasted before beer entered the equation.  Just 24 hours and it was off to the races.  How the hell did it even happen?  This wasn’t the plan– far … Continue reading

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Brandi the goddess

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.  II miss you like hell.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay I cannot believe … Continue reading

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All Dogs Go to Heaven

Seymour Wilke 1998 – 2015 Our beloved canine companion went to the great doghouse in the sky today. Seymour’s gone.  The quirky, lovable dog that’s been a part of our family for 16 years went to sleep peacefully at the … Continue reading

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Last December Saturday

Saturday sent me on an emotional rollercoaster.  Cliché as it may sound, I found myself pondering the circle of life and all its bittersweet manifestations.  Two people very dear to my heart commemorated their birthdays.  A very special little girl would … Continue reading

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Grab beer, inflate slide, make exit

Yet another night of insomnia.  At this point I’ve become quasi-nocturnal.  ‘Quasi’ because one can only sleep so much during the day with two children.  Slumber is overrated. Does anyone else remember Steven Slater?  Four years ago Mister Slater found … Continue reading

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Hugs and cheese

“I love you.  I’m sorry you’re struggling.  Imagine hugs and cheese.” ~ Brandi I implore you to make a donation to the Brandi Crook Funeral Fund. Every little bit helps.  In lieu of any sort of holiday gift please contribute … Continue reading

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