Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday in paradise...

Too bad I won't be here today but it's not so bad, all I have to do is wait for Comcast yet again,  and then go see Dr. Wacks in the afternoon, then hopefully it will be sunny so I can swim.  Yesterday it rained and I didn't get to go in.  

Comcast did show up yesterday (on a Sunday no less!) and the guy was very nice but he had no idea how to fix it.  He replaced both boxes and no difference.  It must be in the wiring somehow.  But customer service?  Nope.  They don't have it.  For two weeks they kept telling me it was a "known issue" and now they say it isn't (and wasn't).  

I've been walking much better now.  I can walk to the club and back.  I still can't walk the whole Walmart or Costco yet but I hope someday.  Keep plugging and it might happen.  Or a whole cruise ship.  Even better!

It's like a smack in the head when I see something or hear something or smell something that reminds me of Sarge.  He had this favorite shirt, it was seersucker and a yellow plaid.  He loved that shirt.  I was flipping channels on tv and saw a guy wearing that exact shirt.  

I wish I had kept it.  At the time I just couldn't think straight and the only clothing I kept is his dress uniform.  It's hanging in my closet in a plastic bag.  Next week will be six months. 

Is it any easier?  Yes and no.  Some things are and some aren't.  But at least it's not harder so that's a plus and a blessing.  And I really do know how lucky I was to have him as long as I did.  I'll always be grateful for that.

So onward and upward we march.  Are you coming with me?  I'll be the one with a big smile pasted on my face today!  Hope you have one too...


  1. You have many friends who are walking with you, Bee.
    When my baby Nicole died all I saw for a year were pregnant women and women with little babies every where I went. It seemed like millions of them.
    I was so hard.
    But there comes a day when all of a sudden you wake up and it is better, and the hurt doesn't hurt as much and you can get through the day, weeks and all of a sudden months.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Sarge would be so proud of you, Bee. I'm sure of that! I can only imagine how hard it must be to continue on without your beloved. I want that kind of love one day. I loved that deeply once, but it was not a 2-way street. Not really. Maybe it's not too late for me. I still dare to hope. And so I too paste a smile upon my face, for different reasons, of course.

    My knee is much better since you mentioned Osteo Bi-Flex. It's still not great, but a definite improvement! I have a feeling once I rid myself of the rest of this food that I ate years ago, it will be much better still. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    Have a lovely day. Hopefully, it won't be another Comcast Fail day! big hugs xoxo

  3. I'm glad your loss of Sarge is not any harder to bear, I just hope it gets easier for you Bee. xx

  4. The "not getting harder" is a good thing. I kept one shirt of Fred's, his favorite and his tennis shoes he wore almost every day. A few other things I wish I had kept, but like you say--we were in a fog. I was so determined, at the sixth month mark, to be all better! Didn't work, but it does seem a bit easier now--days in a row are good--the "smack in the head" comes and it's a sad day, but then the next day is all right again. All we can do is go forward. Onward and upward!!!

  5. And foorward we go with you :)
    Hope you get to go to the pool today!
    Hugs from Ohio,

  6. Good morning my lovely friend. Your phone call made my day. You some how know how to pick me up when I'm a little down. I asked Mary Lou about that little statement my made on the Dream and she asked me quote, was I there. Funny, funny, funny.
    Today I have to bring my mother to her financial adviser who happens to be a close friend of the family then I go to WalMart and buy some things. It's suppose to be 98 degrees this afternoon. I'm just going to stay inside. Have a great day Bee.


  7. If I can find myself off the couch I'll be coming with you. :) Had a long weekend so having a little trouble finding my up and at'em!

  8. We find you amazing.
    Daily hugs

  9. As I read your post I said to myself, "self, Miss Bee is an amazing women and I should tell her that."

    So I hit the comment button and what do I see but Abby's post saying exactly what I wanted to say so it must be true.

    Your are an amazing women!


  10. We all love you Empress Bee. Sarge loved you and you could see that in the way he looked at you. And the way you looked at him. I'm so happy that Zane and I got the chance to spend a week with you both. I'll never forget that.

    Have a terrific day honey and good luck with Comcast. Big hugs. :)

  11. Buongiorno!

    You will go and walk up and down easy and save...
    A moving memory of sarge, you were happy with him...
    I forgot that you go in the afternoon to Dr. Wachs...

    Have a serene Monday!

    Big hugs!

  12. You know that I am with you. Always. I still miss Sarge. Your hurt is so different, and is one I don't want to know. You are a strong woman. Sarge would want that.

    Big hugs, honey...

  13. Bee, You are so right...sights, smells, and many things will triger a memory of our loved ones. Old spice makes me think of my dad so much. Reading Peanuts comic strip makes me think of my Eddie. We hold them in our hearts and memories. Look how healthy you are getting Bee...walking farther :):) xoxo, Susie

  14. Very nice picture!

    I don't mean to intrude, but I just wanted to apologize for the trouble with your Comcast service. I also wanted to let you know that I work for Comcast and would like to offer my help. Please feel free to contact me if you're interested in my help.

    Mark Casem
    Comcast Corp.
    National Customer Operations

  15. Hugs, I understand the memory triggers. I find more and more things nowadays it those spots in my brain -- some happy some not so happy. But you know what? I''m glad for them because I have a memory. Some people don't.

    Keep at it with the walking. I know the lung issues have play with that. But I'm sure you will get stronger and stronger each day as your body adjusts to it's new size.

  16. Bee, hard to believe it has been almost six months. I still think of him and miss his blogs. I know he and I are so proud of how well you are doing with everything you face. I think we shall have a little stroll on BC6, what do you say?

    Big Hugs,



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