Where’s Dad? If you’re in good health and live on your own, your adult children don’t need to know your every whereabouts. They do not need to know everything you are doing. Attempting to do this will drive you and your kids crazy. If you require that level of care there are facilities and services… Continue reading One Way For Grown Children to Keep Track of You
Why Am I Asking Permission? I mentioned to my two oldest children (early 40s and late 30s in age) that I was going to remove about two-dozen family pictures from the fireplace mantle. I guess if I’m honest with myself I was asking their approval for a change I wanted to make. It’s a change… Continue reading When Can I Make Changes?
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Buying Groceries Tuesday, December 5, 2017, was the last day my late wife went to the grocery store and purchased groceries. It’s not unusual I would remember a date. She usually shopped on a Tuesday. She worked retail for over fifteen years for the big box retail store based out of Northwest Arkansas. As a… Continue reading I Ran Out of Groceries
Cooking One of the opportunities I have daily in my new normal as a widower is cooking most meals. Going out to eat every meal is not a realistic option for me. Dining out is cost prohibitive for doing it every day. Special Diet-requirements About the time my late wife was going on hospice care… Continue reading Episode 2 – The Challenges of Cooking
The idea for a survival blog for a widower grew out of my personal experience. My wife of over 43 years passed away in April 2018. Even with preplanning the funeral, having wills, and knowing when the bills were due I found myself overwhelmed by grief and the challenge of keeping on keeping on. The… Continue reading Episode 1 – Your Wife Is Going To Die