Taking Stock

18 thoughts on “Taking Stock”

  1. Nice to sprinkle the good times in amongst the bad times – it takes the sting out a bit. The first anniversary is always the hardest, but none are easy. Plan something nice on the day and do something good that you know he would have liked – I have found that helps. Otherwise that sinking into grief comes very quickly. I hope you start feeling better – thyroid is tricky thing. My sister was just diagnosed with Hashimotos, and is a bit overwhelmed with it all. I hope you feel better soon. It was lovely to meet you last week, just a shame that my three year old is calling the shots these days and we couldn’t stay longer. Hopefully next time I can come alone. xx

    1. Thanks for the advice, Collette. I was thinking I might spend the day taking photos with his camera. I seem to feel connected to him when I use it. You are so right about the sinking into grief – one minute things are OK and the next you’ve had your legs kicked out from under you. I suppose we all have to go through it at some time. I’m hoping the thyroid thing gets under control soon. I feel I’ve been walloped – I’m sure your sister feels this too. She needs to be kind to herself and not take on too much. Easier said than done, I know. It was so nice to catch up last week. I remember those days when kids ruled. I could feel your frustration. My almost sixteen year old twin daughters are calling the shots at the other end now. Wish me luck!

  2. So sorry I couldn’t come to the meet up. Would be a bit of a road trip! It sounded great. Gahhh to the health stuff, always tricky dealing with that stuff and then other stuff in life at the same time. It sounds like things are getting better though too so phew. Sending you lots of love and vibes to feeling spectacular very soon xxx

    1. It would have been great to meet you :) I’m hoping things will get better and my head will feel clearer after the horrible anniversary. Thanks for the love.

  3. Good wrap up, and sorry to hear about the not so good times. I do hope your health improves, and love for you on your brother’s anniversary. Loved the bloggy catch up – that was such a great thing to do! We must make this a semi regular thing x

    1. It was so great to catch up with you and the other lovely bloggers. It made me feel so much more positive, and I’m resolved not to fall into the deep pit. Thanks for your lovely words.

  4. It was so great to get to chat with you at the meet up Therese.
    I do believe you are moderately terrific. At least moderately, if not more!
    Kindness, kindness, kindness, may it be a balm you apply yo your soul as you face anniversaries, challenging times and brighter times.

    1. Thanks for Applying the kindness balm, Annette. It has made me feel better. It was so great to catch up with you too.

  5. A great reminder to all of us of just how fortunate we really are. Coffee tomorrow? Husk? Xx

  6. Ick! Health problems do not sound good for you, Therese. And a sad time coming up too. I can only imagine the hollowness you are feeling at the moment and understand why the mundane is how you are filling the space. I would have loved to be at the meet up but other demands on my time. Will head out once my girl’s exams are over! How are you enjoying The Paper House?

    1. Hollow is exactly the right word, Carolyn. I think the mundane things feel safer than putting myself out there right now, but I need to make the effort not to sink right in. A pity you didn’t make it to the meet up. Hopefully see you next time.

  7. Thinking of you – anniversaries so very often are times of sorrow, perhaps this is an ‘advantage’ of being a grown up.
    Like your list, perhaps a good idea for us all to try – thanks for the tip!
    And as always, lovely words with perfect pictures. X

    1. Thanks, Paula. Feeling a little bit flat and lost right now, but I know I’ll be ok. Glad to have posted today. Makes me feel more positive.

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