It's been a little over a week since my husband's passing and I am trying desperately to find my footing. It is surreal that John is gone and I have no idea what I'm going to do without him.
The medical supply people came on Monday and picked up their stuff (hospital bed, oxygen, commode, wheelchair, transfer chair, walker, etc.) and our daughter, son-in-law, and grandgirls from KC returned home mid-week. I spent the later part of the week and weekend regrouping and cleaning house.
On Tuesday my friend, Cindi, from Wisconsin came to see me. She has family here in town and just happened to be in the area when all this happened. It was good to see her and we got in a nice visit.
My Friend, Cindi, and I
On Friday our next-to-the-youngest son picked me up and took me to the funeral home to pick up John's ashes. His Celebration of Life will be held this weekend.
The Urn That I Selected
and Ordered For John
While we were out and about we had lunch at a friend's new restaurant (Tu Casa's in Butler, Missouri). I loved the bright colors and pretty décor. I especially liked the rows of brightly colored pennants that hung overhead. It was very nice and the food was delicious!
Tu Casa's in Butler, Missouri
The weekend was quiet. I have no idea where to go or what to do from here. My car is still down (right now I'm borrowing my daughter's van when needed), but I don't know when I'll go back to work. I still have data entry that I can work on here at home, but I imagine I'll think about going back to the park soon. Please pray for me as I try to figure it all out.
This week's master to-do list...
- survive...one day at a time
- pray...a lot
- clean house
- do laundry
- get things together for John's Celebration of Life
- return dishes to people who have brought food in
- finish up data entry project for work
- attend John's Celebration of Life
- visit with friends and family
- just keep trying to figure things out (I need a lot of wisdom and direction right now)
This week's menu plans...
I'm not even going to try to plan anything at this point. Folks have been so kind and food is still trickling in. I will just continue to eat whatever is available. After we get past this, though, I've got to get a plan in place and follow it. All I've done for six months is sit in hospitals, and here at the house, and stress eat. It's time to get back on track with my own health now.
Until next time...
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