Monday, June 18, 2012

Yesterday... and today.

Yesterday was one of those really really hard days that you have to get through.  Luckily I had some time with the duck.  It's his first time to have Father's Day without a father.  And mine without my love.  Sarge was the most influential man in my life, much more so than my actual father.  He was the one man I could trust beyond all else, the one person I could rely on for anything I needed and I am including emotional needs as well.  I will miss him every day for the rest of my life.

In the afternoon I went to the pool and worked as hard as I was able, I did 30 minutes of pool jogging!  I wear water shoes because the bottom is a bit rough in some places but it was fun and I felt good afterwards.

And now on to today.  It shall be much better I know.  Those people I call Steve and Jane (because that's their names) are coming at nine.  They shall shine my condo within an inch of it's life.  The funny thing is Steve is afraid of heights so when he tries to clean the terraces he freaks out!  I mostly let Kaye do those for that reason but he does do the windows, he just doesn't look behind him! Ha.

When I was at the Walmart I got a pair of those bath gloves, you know the ones that feel rough?  Anyway I wore them in the tub and scrubbed really good and that is the softest my skin has felt in a long time.  I was using lotions and I hate the way they make me feel.  I don't need any now.  I don't know why I never tried these before.  I always say you can teach an old dog a new trick!

So that's it from my house.  What about yours?


  1. I was thinking about how your Father's was going to be.
    There will always be days that you will just have to live through. I still have some sad ones. But isn't it wonderful that you have such lovely memories to remember and share.

    I love the bath gloves but read where you still need to use some sort of moisturizer. I put some on in the shower when I am done as that is the best time for the skin. Then the excess gets toweled off but the skin stays nourished.

    woofs from The Square Ones.
    cheers, parsnip

  2. So glad the duck was there so you could help each other get through the day.

    I mostly use a bath poof thingy. You know, like John Heald does, only Calvyn hasn't used mine. At least I'm pretty sure he hasn't.

    How's that for a visual? ahahahaha!

    Have yourself a lovely day. Ima give it a shot! big hugs xoxo

  3. We used to live on the 6th floor of a high rise block and when I cleaned the terrace windows I never looked behind me. In fact the only time I went out on the terrace was to clean the windows.

    I have some of those exfoliating gloves, they're brilliant aren't they?

  4. oh we will tell the mom to try those bath gloves too!
    purrrrrss -xoxoxoxox - Your Sammie Pie

  5. Not sure what those bath gloves are, will have to look them up online, disadvantage of living in Japan, not sure I'd find them here...maybe on Amazon I could order them but they sound great! Have a wonderful day, big hugs!!!

  6. I was thinking about and my sister yesterday, and now it is a new day. With soft skin. Enjoy!

    Big hugs, honey...

  7. I'm sorry yesterday was so hard. Father's Day (and Mother's Day) can be a doozie to get through. I hope today is an easier day for you.

  8. Will have to check out those bath gloves. Hope you will have a better day today. Getting in the pool and working out yesterday was a good decision! Hugs!

  9. We had *worried ears* for you yesterday, glad the Duck was wif yoo!
    Here is our Monday morning hugs"

  10. I figured you'd be having a hard day yesterday, but I didn't want to bring that up, so I didn't. All of us that know and love you can pretty much figure out how you're feeling. Wish I could wave a magic wand and make things all better.

    Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

  11. Bee , I thought of you yesterday. I knew it was going to be a tough day. So glad the duck came to be with you for part of it. Please give him a hug from all of us. I may have to try some of those gloves :):) xoxo, Susie

  12. Good Monday morning to you, Dear Bee,
    Yes you will miss Sarge, for all of those reasons. He was an awesome husband for you.
    Sending many hugs your way to help in a tiny way getting through the hard days.

    Glad that the Duck was there with you for a while yesterday, that the Condo is spick and span clean today, and that the bath gloves made your skin so soft!

  13. Hugs to you and your family.

  14. So glad you have duck! That makes it a little bit easier. For both of you.
    Lots of big hugs from Ohio,

  15. I was thinking of you yesterday too. Did Chuck give you my hug?

    I will have to look for those bath gloves, they sound nice. I also use a poof.

    I get to see Bethany and Geoff again this weekend. We are going to meet up in OKC to party with some crazy cruise friends. Should be fun.

    Big Hugs,


  16. I waited until tonight to write a comment to you. Your first paragraph was hard knowing it was hurting you because Charlie wasn't here for the first. It's been 12 years since I lost my dad and I still hurt without him so I know it was difficult for you, your son and daughter and family. Charlie was a great man and I miss him too.
    Love you Bee.


  17. I had a feeling that Sunday was going to be a tough day for you and was thinking about you when I was driving up to Salem. Father's Day is one of those holidays that definitely makes me miss my Dad even more as I watch all the commercials for the "best" Father's Day presents and blah, blah, blah. Personally I think that the best gift any father can have is to be told that he's loved - to heck with the new grill, the tie, the beer cooler, etc. - just a simple[ "I love you" has got to be the best gift any Dad can receive. I wish I had thought of that more when my Dad was around to hear it but I still say it now in the hopes that he still can.

    And I'm sure that Sarge can hear every word that you say to him and I know that are many and that there always will be. I'm sure he's proud beyond proud of how well you've been handling life since he's been gone and I also am sure that you don't go to bed at night without him giving you a good night kiss before he watches over you. True love like yours never dies; it just separates for awhile until you can be reunited.


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