"Falling in love is the easy part.
It is quite different from being in love.
If you are blessed,
you fall in love with your spouse again a little bit every day.
Love is a choice,
a decision to love no matter what the day brings.
You are in love because you choose to be in love.
You made a promise, a commitment, to love each other."
Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Some Paperwork done today

Good afternoon Friends,

Today was a bit rough. I went back to the crematorium with DH’s honorable discharge and his ss #. Then I had to sign papers, order death certificates, pay the bill. I was really glad to leave the place. It was too ‘dead’ for me, pun intended. (DH would have liked that coming from me.) Yesterday when I was there with Nanci, the gentleman said DH would be in refrigeration, at the same time I said ‘on ice’. That again sounded so like DH. We had so much fun together. I’m not saying we didn’t have some rough spots, who doesn’t.  It’s how you deal with things, it’s about love, faith, forgiveness, encouragement, working well together, etc.

Yesterday morning I had a mild panic attack thinking about taxes and other stuff that I didn’t take care of before and will have to now. I had to take a few deep breaths and told myself to calm down.

All of this that happened this morning should take about 10 days to complete. That gives me some time to breathe and think about things. All in good time will things come about.

Today I am dismantling the day bed we had set up in our bedroom. I also found two rugs for the caravan, and was looking around in there to see what needs to be tackled one thing at a time. I’m hoping I can figure out how to hook up the lights in the ceiling. I found the instructions, I just have to cut the power to the caravan and follow them, then see if I did it right. I’ve helped DH so much over the years with all the building/construction projects here in our compound. Now I’ve got to learn how to use some small power tools and my inspiration for that is Funky Junk Interiors. Donna is a whiz at using power tools.

My boss just dropped by.  Brought homemade guacamole by his wife, from avocados  from their own tree. He gave me my Christmas bonus early, and he paid me for working this week. I’ll be working Thurs-Sat. I owed him for a day, but he went ahead and paid me for three days this week. We talked and cried and he said his wife would help me with the hospital paperwork, as that is what she does. So when that all starts trickling in I will, and am thankful for their help in that way. He said if there is anything that needs doing around here just make a list and he and my friend Nanci and her husband would do what they can to help me.

It is very warm and humid here today and I am so thankful the a.c. is working. That is amazing to me and I am thankful to God for that blessing.

That’s it for now.

FlowerLady Lorraine


  1. Oh, your boss and his wife sound like angels too, for sure. How wonderful of them to help so much.

    It will be a bit of a relief once the paperwork and all those kinds of details are worked out, I know.

    One moment at a time--

    Much Love, ♥


  2. P.S.) I leave for work soon. 'Just a quick note to say I hope you (and dear Tork) sleep well tonight. And I'm glad you're aware of blessings in your surroundings. I'm sure your husband is with you too. ♥

  3. Necessary journal . . . doing it's work more than you can ever know. I took time with a stranger today at the post office. Your words and attitude are traveling further than you could ever imagine. She needed to talk and I was there to listen. Thank you, Lorraine.

  4. The paperwork is draining and so many businesses need those certificates, that it is depressing and a reminder everytime it is asked to be seen.Your boss sounds kind, do make a list, do not attempt to do so much of this yourself that a guy who is handy could do so much faster and correctly.Amazing how the ac started working isn't it? Get some sleep. love and a hug, Gina

  5. Don't get too far ahead of yourself with things in the future...just take it one day at a time. There will be challenging days but you will persevere and be the stronger for it. I'm glad you have your boss and Nanci to help. You've also got all your blogging friends, so don't hesitate to ask.

  6. yes real friends that you can count on are priceless.......