Supported

Last week was the busiest week.  I thought I’d spend it really sad as we marked the one year anniversary of the death and funeral for Kramer, my husband of 32 years…but it wasn’t sad.  It was a week filled with the support of family and friends and many memories were made.

Here are a few of the highlights…..

Kelli’s friend, Fergie, came last weekend with her mom to pick up a couple pieces of furniture I had here…She originally came for this….


Then I offered here this table….

..and this stack of stuff.
She took some but not all.  I didn’t charge anything for it…just wanted it gone.  More than getting it gone, we had a great visit.

She didn’t take it all so I ended up grabbing the table in the second picture,  totes and the dog kennel left over after I’ve been cleaning I’ve been doing and put them out on the curb.

I’ve had such good luck with getting rid of stuff by putting it at the curb, taking a picture and posting it for free on a couple Facebook groups I belong to.  I’m so happy to get rid of things that way…no hauling it all to the Goodwill.

One of my former childcare kids, now all grown up, took the table and most of the other furniture things Kelli’s friend didn’t take.  It was so good to visit with her and catch up…her little sister, now a senior and all grown up too was with.  I so enjoyed visiting with them.

Carver was at my house for four of the days and had a sleepover two of the nights.  Tuesday my brother Jay called and said he’d like to visit if I was home.  Carver and I quick baked cookies.  Check out his goofy face…
I think I was more of the baker and he was more of the taste tester.

Then Kayla called and asked what I was up to and she asked if she could visit too.  Her and Jasper came too.


We had a great time…Carver is in love with my brother Jay.  Growing up in my family there were five kids.  Judy the oldest, me the youngest and three boys in between.  Jay is the middle child.  He’s six years old than me.  That makes him Carver’s great uncle…and Carver, even though he doesn’t see Jay often, adores Jay.

Who wouldn’t love someone who plays frisbee…pushes him on the swing….

..and lets him help fix my dishwasher.

Yep..My dishwasher is broke.  More about that in another blog post.

Jay was going to go but storms were rolling in and he came on a motorcycle so we convinced him to stay and play cards.


He left the next morning…Carver was so proud of him because he wore his helmet.  A different time Jay came he didn’t wear a helmet and Carver won’t let Jay forget it!!


The next day it was Carver and me only and I ripped the main floor of the house apart…I’ll tell you about that in another post.

The next day my sister in law Wendy came for a visit.

In between all of that I had two of my childcare families visit…a couple friends visit and Kelli, Craig and Karl were here several of the days.  I made good use of my big griddle that I bought.  We had several of what Carver calls “big family” nights together with supper and hanging out after.

I had tons of messages from blog readers, family friends and even a card in the mail letting me know how much I am thought of by so many of you.

I can’t tell you all how much I appreciate the visits and kind words.  I didn’t have time to feel bad.  I didn’t for one second feel lonely.  He would have been so proud of those of you who stepped out of your comfort zone to extend a hand of support and take care of me.  Thank you for making a tough week, not so tough.

7 thoughts on “Supported

  1. Angie in SOCal

    Your such an antidote for the day’s news. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

  2. Mary Ann Mettler

    So nice that family and friends are there for you. I do think of you often. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. You are a special person indeed.

  3. Judith Fairchild

    I miss being close to my sisters. But when we lived close to each other there was so many arguments and it was easier to put a distance between us. We get along great with the distance. So glad your family and friends surrounded you with love.

  4. Anita B

    You are a special lady. Your words and thoughts always touch me. I always feel better after I read your blog daily. Thank you.

  5. Donna

    Isn’t it great to have such a wonderful support group (as in FAMILY!) How very blessed you are.
    Love and prayers

  6. Audrey

    So great you had a lot of support. I wonder if you don’t have limits on visitors there? We do. Only family….five at once….six feet apart….??

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