Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yep, it is that day to celebrate your love. So, what am I doing? Getting groceries and doing laundry. lol Tomorrow we are going to go see Gnomeo and Juliet. I'll do a movie review later this week.

I do have a small finish that I can't share. It's a RAK and I need to keep it quiet. Besides, the stitching is complete but it's not. I was going to frame it - but now after looking at the piece - it begs to be a small pillow or hanging. I need to go commune with it and see what it has to say.

On another front - how about this weather? Here in Ohio we are experiencing what I am going to call SPRING. Temperatures in the 40's and near 50. Not hot by any means but not freezing either. No snow! Happy dance!

I have plans this week to go to some LNS. Need to get fabric (hahaha) - honestly I do. See I am planning to start A Crow Above and the pattern called for Copper Penny and I got Antique Copper. It seems to be very dark. Oh, and I also need to check on something for the runner for Dad. Maybe I just need retail therapy. I hear that is a highly rated activity!

Thank you for all of your kind comments about Dad. He was a good guy. I'm dealing with the loss - but I have no idea if I am 'doing it correctly'. Is there a grieving guide somewhere that tells you how you should act? It seems I am either a complete mess or am trying to move on. Somehow neither seems right.

Ok kids, I'm off to do something even if it is wrong!
TTFN - Denise

13 comments:

Emily said...

Sweetheart there's not "right or wrong" way to grieve .. its just whatever works for you.

I vote for retail therapy!! I'm all for a great shopping trip!!

I'm glad you're weather is improving!! Ours seems to be stuck in "trying to stay cool" .. I want my "upper 80's" back!! This cold crud at night has got to go!! I was shivering as I saw Hubby off to work this morning .. and it looked like frost out there ... burrrrrrrr ....

Hugs!!
Happy Grocery/Laundry Valentine's Day!!

Parsley said...

There is no way to do grief 'correctly'. Every day is a new day and a different response. Just 'be'.

Enjoy going to the shop. That is good therapy.

Marlene said...

Do what ever feels right for you at the moment, that's right for you. Weather here in UK much better, turned down the heating. Go for the shopping, sounds like fun.

Tina said...

Everybody griefs in their own way, there is no right or wrong, whatever feels right to you at the moment is how it works for you. Thoughts are with you.

natalyK said...

Denise, do it your way. Have a Happy Valentines Day! Cherish your memories and continue to make more.

Paula said...

No guide to grieving . . you just wing it and people who have searched for their own guide will understand

Catherine said...

The only correct way it the one that works for you!

Bring on the spring weather!! Whoo-hoo!!

gracie said...

For each of us, accepting a loss is different.heart's mind...you can't go wrong.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Grieving is a funny thing in a twisted way. Everyone has their own individual ways of dealing with the death of a loved one or even a friend. You will do what you have to do and what others expect from you is simply from their needs and ways of handling grief and by no way a reflection of how you are coping, If you keep listening to the wind chimes you are headed in the right direction.
As always

rosek1870 said...

I don;t think there is a "right" or "wrong" way to grieve. There is just your way. I know some people love support groups and that kind of thing and they are great if it works for you but I just get irritated every time hospice send me something in the mail. I just want to tell them to leave me alone I am coping in my own way. I also hear mom's voice like we had to go to a viewing and I could just hear her saying just put on your big girl pants and go. All I can really tell you is that the good days will begin to outnumber the bad. hang in there Denise!

rosek1870 said...

Hi Denise, I don't think there is a "right" or "wrong" way to grieve there is only "your" way to grieve. Some people like support groups - me - every time hospice sends me yet another pamplet I would like to just tell them to leave me alone! I can only promise you that you will have good and bad days and it will get better. Hugs - rose

Shari said...

good to hear from you & I agree....retail therapy is in order.....can I go with you?? Perty please!?!?!
Take your time with grieving....I just cannot imagine how tough it is....
great big hugs!!!

Pumpkin said...

Yup, I find retail therapy helps too :o)

Valentine's Day is too over rated imho...

There is no real manual that tells you how to act after the loss of a loved one. Everyone handles grief differently. Take it as it comes and deal with those feelings as they change. Easier said than done I know...