Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Life Does Go On...6 Months In

Hey Everyone! I'm trying to come back. 

Finally getting my feet on the ground and starting over instead of hiding out...

It's been 6 months today since Wild Bill passed. Seems like so long ago in a different life.

I rented a very small apartment with a large attached garage. In the Illinois winters that garage will be a godsend.

Mississippi House bought in Aug 2019, sold Feb 2020.

I gave most of our furniture to the people who bought our house in Mississippi so I'm living, for the time being, with a few borrowed pieces of furniture from my daughter who lives nearby.

With all the businesses shut down, it's been hard to buy furniture so I'm taking it slow. I plan to buy a small home next year so will try to keep the furniture minimal.

Last weekend, I drove down to Mississippi with some friends and picked up what belongings I kept in a storage unit there. 

I put everything in my attached garage for the time being while I determine what stays. 

I know this 70 year-old church pew will stay. I love it. I bought it on Facebook Marketplace from a wonderful couple who became my best friends during the 7 months in Mississippi. 

Juan and Floria were truly angels who showed up to help me through the worst part of my life. I will forever be grateful that God sent them to me just when I needed angels the most.

I hope you'll come back and see me. I'm determined to get back to blogging and life and hope you will share it with me.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Hi and welcome back! I totally understand how hard things can be - it has been just over a year for me. SLOW is the way to go. I still have not made any major decisions about life.
    Slowly work on getting back into a somewhat active life - it takes time.
    Your apartment sounds wonderful. LOVE the church pew. I had one years ago and finally let it go live with someone else! I am glad you are close by your daughter.

    I will be here and look forward to reading about your days. Take care, go slow and much love and hugs!

  2. Very happy to see your post this morning - will be there every day!!!

  3. Rivercrest Cottage,
    So~o~o glad to find this post among in my Blog Feed!
    I've been trying to keep track of where my Ladies in the Land of Blog transition and move to. . .not easy with a 'limping' computer that at the present has no hard drive.
    Like you, I'll be getting back to blogging, soon.
    I, too, believe God brings us just the 'right' people in the times of our life where we need to shelter through life's storms. Blessings to you!

  4. Hello sweet friend. So happy to see you post today. One thing for sure when you are grieving life still moves forward. Glad you could find a rental and hopefully down the road a new home. Thanks for coming back to blogland today. Good to know you are doing as well as can be expected.

  5. I was delighted to see your email in my inbox today. Your determination to get back to blogging and life will be so good for you *and* so challenging, I'm sure. Welcome back! ~ Socially distant hugs, Jean

  6. So nice to see your post today. I am happy to see that you are making plans and they seem to be working out well. I know what a long hard struggle you have been facing and I send you my hopes that the future will be better.

  7. Take a big breath and look at where you have come in these months. I'm pleased you have found what you need to move forward. There will always be tough days. But -- and it's a big but -- they will be easier to conquer. When you have them, go with them. Then channel those feelings into your new energy and know you are not alone.

  8. Good to see you today. You're smart to move slowly to figure out what your new life will be like.

  9. So happy to see a post from you today. Think of you often. I'm glad to hear you're well and living close to your daughter...and that you had such wonderful friends in Mississippi.

  10. Just love the church pew and so pleased that Juan and Floria were there for you during those tough times, as you say ngels sent at the right time. It is good that you are living close to your daughter.

    Stay strong and keep safe.

  11. It's okay to take the time you need. The church pew is amazing and well as having two dear new friends. xoxo Su

  12. So glad you are returning. Beautiful church pew and I am thrilled to know that you are living near family and that you have angels looking out for you. Take care and sending you a hug.

  13. It's always good to hear from you. I think about you a lot. You have been through so much. Glad you feel like blogging again. You sure have a bunch of friends missing you, including me.

  14. I am so sorry for all you have gone through this past year. Starting a new life is difficult but you seem to be doing it right and you are blessed to have friends and family by your side helping you.

  15. I'm so happy to see you here again. I know it's been a hard 6 months. I love the pew! Glad you have some people to support you as you move forward.

  16. I'm so proud of you, taking control and making changes. And so pleased that you are blogging again. A big strong hug.

  17. I was so happy when I saw that you commented!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    I am glad that you are moving forward with your life and how you will live in the future...It takes some time to get used to this new life style. I saw it with my Mom after my Dad passed away...Glad to hear that you will continue Blogging...Exited to see and read about your new adventures...
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!

  18. I am so glad you're back! You are a strong woman, someone who can teach the rest of us about resilience and courage. When you get a minute, email me you mailing address. I'd love to send you a little housewarming gift :)

  19. Sending you a HUGE HUG!
    I can only imagine what it must feel like to make a new home without your Wild Bill. I'm so glad you'll be near your daughter.

    Be blessed,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  20. Been away from blog land for months. Sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved husband. Your new apartment is really nice and I pray you will be able to feel God's love and healing at this time. Blessings.