Open Thread - Friday, April 21, 2017
This week, I received a letter from the hospice bereavement people. The letter stated that the third month after somebody dies is often the hardest part of the grieving period. I read the letter and thought it was such an odd sales pitch. It seemed to be telling me I should be bottoming out and why not give them a call.
I was wary of this time frame. Not because it is the third month since Sweetie's passing, but because the time frame is between the big wake/party and the Jazzfest pilgrimage. I have managed to keep busy and do not feel like any type of let down is imminent. I reviewed the list of recommended coping skills. Exercise and activity, check. Get out of the house, check. Treat yourself, check. Talk to a professional, meh. I think I have a set of innate, but probably learned, coping skills.
In retrospect, buying the motorcycle was brilliant. Getting out and riding is a cleansing experience. The acquisition cycle to outfit the motorcycle, and outfit myself was quite a treat. And I have rolled up on the New Orleans trip.
I am sure the New Orleans trip will make me miss Sue and think about her, and our good times together in New Orleans. I think a little bit of Sue needs to come to rest in New Orleans.
I have a feeling the next week, and a few days, is going to fly by. NOLA preparations get layered on top of the normal routine, I need to get an absentee funk Friday ready and be ready to roll May 1.
Gotta roll now, so much to do! The thread is OPEN.
Have a great weekend!