Monday, January 14, 2013

Two weeks have passed...

Yes, friends, two weeks have passed now since Tim died.  I'm finding new ways to do things, staying as busy as I want to be, going on about my daily life.

I went back to the gym today.  I went at our regular time (a little bit later than usual) so I could speak to the usual friends.  I talked for about half of the time I was there, but I did walk seven or eight laps and used two weight machines.

Folks at the gym didn't know about my haircut, so some of them didn't even recognize me at first.  I remember when I changed my hairstyle right before going to see my sister in CA and they couldn't find me in the airport.

Anyway this is my new hair cut.  This picture is somewhat better than a previous one, since I'm not puffy-eyed from a cold or being a bit weepy.

I know that I will be alright in my new life.  Things will be different, things are different.  Today I went to the post office and the grocery store and then went to the bank to tell the girls that Tim used to see whenever he went in to do his banking.  I usually stayed in the car, but I went in and introduced myself and they were all so sweet.  I did the same thing at the dry cleaners and where we get our gas.  My last stop was at a nearby convenience store where Tim would often run in and get sodas or water while we were out.  The gentleman remembered Tim and said what I think really grabs the essence of my husband.  He said "he was so kind-hearted and friendly".

I'll always remember that.  He WAS kind hearted.  It really came natural to him.  He was a good guy and I will miss him.

I will be fine.  I have family and friends that are really concerned for my welfare and are sincere in their requests to help me when I need it.  I will take them up on it.

My blogger friends have been so gracious and supportive.  I really do want to thank you for all your kind words and prayers.  I appreciate them more than you can know.

Thanks again for being there for me. I heart you.


Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I know you will be fine, Peachy. ♥
Love your new cut and it's great to see that beautiful smile of yours.

kathyj333 said...

Susan, I'm here for you. Don't forget that it's OK to grieve. I walked around in kind of a fog for almost two years after my Al died. It takes time. Don't be afraid to cry.

Message me if need to talk. One of the best things I did for myself was find a support group. It helps to know you're not alone and to be around people who truly know how this loss has impacted your life.

I think of you daily and pray for you, too. May God bless you.

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Susan, you are right. You are going to be alright. ;). Xoxoxoxoxo

Peri said...

This photo is so much better! Love the haircut. Love you. Always. So, keep on keepin' on!

Ellie VanCaster said...

I love your haircut-shows off your beautiful smile. I know you'll be fine-having him in your life let you develop your strength. I know there will be tears but there is nothing wrong with that.
Blessings to you.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Hugs to you sweetie. You look marvelous and your will be alright...I have no doubt!

Take care and if ya ever need to 'talk', vent...scream...I'm here for ya. 'Just give send me an email girl.

God bless and my prayer support is with you every step of the way! :o)

Parsley said...

Sending you an extra hug.

Varla Lee said...

We <3 u too! God bless you!

Lisa said...

Your new haircut is great! I love it.
You are so brave to be getting out there and taking charge of your new life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. :)