Morning Meanderings… Back from The Cabin/ Bitter Sweetness


Morning.  It’s been a long weekend of activity.  On Friday my husband Al’s brother’s Joe and Chris came to Minnesota for Al’s sisters wedding.  On Friday afternoon I drove the 3 1/2 hours to the North Shore to our cabin to stay there with Al, Chris, and Joe, and on Saturday we drove to Wisconsin to the wedding.  On Sunday We drove back to Brainerd where the boys stayed with us the last two days and this morning they will leave.

It’s been nice to hang out with family yet it still amazes me how much energy it takes for me to be with people constantly.  It is of course also hard to be at events that I know Justin would have loved to have been a part of which kept me n a pretty subdued state all through the weekend and wedding.  I am still struggling through day-to-day.

Today I plan to lay low and read a bit and definitely nap.  My sleeping is off and the end of this week is the Children’s Book Sale that I am a part of  and that will be both time-consuming and exhausting all rolled into one.  I also hope – it is fun.

Review should be up today of Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger.  He is a Minnesota author and one that will be at Wine and Words this year.  Have several books I would like to start we will see which on e actually takes.


12 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Back from The Cabin/ Bitter Sweetness

  1. Glad you didn’t opt out of the weekend. Being with friends and family is healing, even though it reminds you how much Justin would have enjoyed it. Take care of yourself. Sending you hugs.

  2. Much success and hopefully a small bit of fun and sense of accomplishment at the childrens’ book sale this week. I have read and enjoyed a handful of W. Kent Krueger books in the past and have Tamarack County on my kindle. His books can be stand-alones if needed but are richer for the characterization growth from the beginning.

    Take time for yourself, whether napping, reading, cuddling with Al or walking the dogs– whatever gives you release from the melancholy. All my best…

  3. Sounds like a fun time was had!

    Taking it slow is the thing to do. I know what you mean about your sleeping being off, mine still is. {HUGS}

  4. You had quite a busy weekend, and it’s good to take some time now to read and nap, to take care of yourself. Sending you lots of hugs, Sheila.

  5. So sorry…I am so sorry for your sadness. Try to eat healthy foods…drink soothing teas…have a glass of wine…and when you can’t do anything…don’t do anything…I hope this is sound advice…

  6. Sheila, it is hard to be around people when you don’t feel as happy as they seem but it is good to get out if you can. Most of all make sure you’re good to yourself and take care. I hope the book sale goes well.

  7. Sheila, anything you’re feeling seems perfectly normal in this type situation. Try not to anticipate your feeling one way or the other, regardless of the situation–don’t expect too much of yourself. And as difficult and exhausting as it was, I’m glad you did attend the wedding. I also hope the Children’s Book Sale brings you some smiles. When there are kids present (and I hope there will be), it’s almost impossible to avoid smiling at some point 🙂

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