Thanksgiving Prompts 2022

It is November and while it is my practice to express my gratitude every day, during this month I follow some pattern or list. Being grateful is probably one of the most important things I do as a habit. It has many benefits including sleep, relationships, resilience and happiness. Here are my 2022 Thanksgiving prompts.…

By Mirm November 30, 2022 0

Fears

I have been worried about losing my job for years. It is often an irrational fear with underlying roots in unworthiness and lack of confidence, but now it is more than a fear. It is more likely than it has been and my boss basically asked for volunteers today as the budget shortfall is $1.5…

By Mirm November 9, 2022 0

Jim at 67.

We celebrated Jim this weekend. Emily made an apple pie. We went out to dinner and played games. Today is Jim’s birthday. I wonder what life would be like if he was still here. I wish He was. The longer I live without him and the more of his birthdays I celebrate without him the…

By Mirm November 8, 2022 3

November 5th

This is a day seared into my memory forever. It is that mix of complete devastation and holy moments. It was a blend of wanting complete privacy and needing to allow everyone else to say their goodbyes. It is the worst day of my life and the hardest one I have ever known. It is…

By Mirm November 5, 2022 4

October

This is going to be a random dump of thoughts: I finally got Covid. It was icky. I do not care what anyone says about it being “over” or “just a bad cold”. It is not fun, lonely for a single person, scary and not something I would ever want to repeat. I am vaxed…

By Mirm October 16, 2022 0

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Today is my Birthday! I got a day off from work so I took the car for an oil change, did yard work, talked with my financial advisor, called the DMV for my folks, took stuff to Good Will, made scones and talked to a variety of friends. Then I went on a coupon spending…

By Mirm September 12, 2022 0

The Other Woman part 2

Once upon a time, aka 30 years ago, my husband fell in love with another woman. Actually, that is not quite accurate – it was a female child. When September 3rd had just begun, so began the in-person relationship between Jim and Emily that had begun to develop as an idea many years earlier in…

By Mirm September 3, 2022 1

Thank You Jordan

One of the regular and super icky parts of my jobs is the turn-over of leaders. I have worked here for 10 years and off the top of my head I counted 42 + people who have left staff from just Students & Kids department team! So, I form friendships. I do my best to…

By Mirm August 25, 2022 0

What I learned from marriage

42 years ago I said “I do”. I was only married for part of my life because Jim joined the great cloud of witnesses after we hit #30. But even though I have been “single” for the last 12 years I do not feel “single”. I still feel my sweet Jim’s presence in so many…

By Mirm August 23, 2022 0