Doing My Best

I finally started writing drafts for the puzzles I’d assembled but hadn’t published before mom went into the hospital. I find that I want to write about them all in relation to her – either she bought it at the thrift store, or it’s one we did together, etc.

I know this is a blog about puzzles first and foremost, and I’m doing my best not to be too maudlin or sad, but that may just be how it is for a while. I usually try to at least sound cheerful even when I’m not feeling it, or I used to. I’m not sure I can manage that just yet, it seems overly fake when I see the words.

So bear with me, if you can, I’m sure after a while I’ll feel somewhat like my old self again and be back to the happy puzzle-y posts you’re used to. Although, be forewarned, she bought SO MANY puzzles at the thrift store it may be a year or more before I get through all the puzzles that she bought us! 😎


**my oldest has a blog about his movie collection, and he wrote a beautiful tribute to mom, if you’re interested click the link. He’s a pretty damned good writer, at least his mom thinks so. 😉

6 thoughts on “Doing My Best

  1. You blog about whatever you want. Your mom was a huge part of this blog too and your life as a puzzler outside of all the other areas in your life. This will be wonderful therapy for you. We are here for you.

    And you are right about your oldest’s blog post about his Meema. It was incredibly beautiful and very well written. I may now have to follow his blog too! 😊

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      1. And there is absolutely no reason you shouldnt! We all enjoy hearing about Mom and all the beautiful memories you share. And you know you can always email me too if you want to chat even more. 🙂

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  2. Trying to sound cheerful when you’re not can sometimes be helpful, but there is no reason to do it for us. You take all the time you need, and write whatever you want.

    I read your son’s post, it’s beutiful, and also hits kind of close to home for me. I’m a bit of a movie nerd myself, and I got that from my mother, who died in a car crash in 1996.

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