My life changed dramatically and forever when I lost TJ.

I welcome you to follow along as I adjust to my "new normal".

It is not all puppies and ice cream but it is my life....real and honest.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm BAAAAACK !!!!!!!!

My original intention was to just take a month off from blogging and it obviously got out of control. So much has changed since I last updated everyone so I will keep it short for now and elaborate later.

  1. Life sucks without TJ and I really miss him, some days are worse than others.

  2. Having said that I really am adjusting fairly well and kinda like living alone for a change. Well, most days anyway.

  3. TJ was convinced his family would give me lots of trouble but I have not heard a peep from his kids or his sister and only 1 nasty email from his father. What a pleasant surprise!

  4. Just this week I got TJ's truck running again. Took a while because there was so much to get repaired on it but finally it is reliable transportation again.

  5. Got the old Ford running just in time for my truck to break down!! It is a fairly inexpensive fix (center carrier bearing) but nonetheless it seems like it is always something. Parking the GMC and driving Ford now until I have time to tear it apart and fix it. I hate wrenching on vehicles but I hate even more to pay someone for something I can do myself. Another reason to miss TJ because he would always do that stuff for me.

  6. I moved out of our home of 14 years. The payment was making me house poor and it just sucked living like that. I really didn't want to leave but making the payment on my own was just too much of a struggle financially and left me with no extra $$ left over every month. TJ & I knew it would be tough for me to stay there so we had everything set up so that I could walk away should I need to.

  7. I moved out closer to the mountain and my expenses are $500 a month less even with more land. I will post pictures at a later date.

  8. I couldn't decide if I should continue to wear my wedding rings or not, then someone told me this: "Those rings are a symbol of yours & TJ's intention to spend the rest of your lives together, you don't get to spend the rest of your life with him but he spent the rest of his with you". I am still wearing my rings.

  9. I had a hive of Africanized Killer Bees in my yard!! They are dead now but that was major drama for a few days.

Most inportantly I want to thank all my friends for their help and support over the past year and then some. There is no way I would have survived this without my friends!!

The move would not have gone so smoothly without the help of my friends either. You all know who are and I hope you know that our friendship is priceless to me.

I am glad to be back in the blogging world and I have missed many of my blogger friends also.


  1. Welcome back, Sandy. I thought you had gone for good! But I've thought of you often and hoped life was treading you well. Glad you are settled in a new home. Where would we be without our friends, huh?

    Keep smiling, girl!

  2. {{{Sandy}}}

    Glad to see you back.


  3. A MASSIVE Welcome Back from me too.
    big hugs to you xxx

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  5. Sandy, I too am so glad you are back. I have thought about you a lot and I've been meaning to send you an email but life happened and I got pre-occupied, but you were never far from my thoughts.

    I'm glad you are doing well. I hope you are having some fun too.


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