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So Far for #SoCS: Stream of Consciousness…Sunday?

So far….

So far, it’s been not quite two months since Jim died.

So far, the kids and I are all right.

So far, I still don’t know how I’m going to get the roof, ceilings, and floors repaired.

So far, I haven’t quite managed to file the life insurance claim.

So far, I’ve done a little cooking, but not as much as I would like.

So far, there’s far more to be done than there is me to do it.

So far, I’ve started reclaiming my bedroom, but I’m still not quite in the habit of using my new workstation with the dual monitors, because I have such a long history of sitting on my bed with my laptop – which is just what I’m doing right now.

So far, I still haven’t quite wrapped my head around the reality of Jim’s death.

So far, I’m keeping things mostly together, even if the garbage didn’t get picked up last week because I didn’t get that bill paid in time.

So far, we’re making plans a few months ahead, and dreaming a bit further.

So far…to go, and so far from where we were a year ago, when we couldn’t see any of this coming, when Jim and I thought we’d grow old together, in some time that was still so far away.


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I miss this face…and the man it belonged to.


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

7 thoughts on “So Far for #SoCS: Stream of Consciousness…Sunday?

    1. Thank you, Diana. I think that post might be a good place to start when I set my second quarter goals. I thank you again for giving me the impetus for that idea. =)

    1. It’s true. But there’s so much, and I feel this pressure to get it all done. I wanted to have much more settled before Jim died, but he was less and less lucid over the last month or so – and things happened so fast!

      I guess it’s probably natural that my head is still spinning and trying to wrap around everything I need to tend to.

      *takes deep breaths*

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