Missed Monday!

I usually journal on Monday but missed yesterday. 
I  am feeling unusually calm considering it is Lisa's 2nd Angel Date on Thursday.  We went for a long walk yesterday - walking usually helps me; hence the walk in Spain.  Today we spent most of the day out doing errands. 
So I do have things to be thankful for:
- I went to a lovely high tea at the posh hotel here in Calgary with very understanding friends on Saturday
- I have a cat sitter for our pretty, annoying, cuddly kitty when we go to Ottawa
- Our tickets to Ottawa are booked for Christmas.  Although it will be stressful, being in the house where we spent the last 9 or 10 Christmases with Lisa
- I will be able to put pine boughs and a candle on Lisa's grave.  I would love to visit her on Thursday but can't go now and again at Christmas.
So all in all, life is okay.
I wish all a great week!
 

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1Patriciann
1Patriciann

Sharing some warm, gentle ((hugs)) of comfort and hoping for you to know peace.

:-) Patricia
mummar
mummar

And a great week to you, also! But thinking of you and wishing gentle, peaceful memories at this time - you take care of your self right now ~ Joanna
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi! My daughter (now in Heaven) is also named Lisa. Number9 (De) has told me that \"Lisa\" stands for \"God\'s Promise.\" I know the Angel Date is so very very hard and I would find myself more upset before the actual day for reasons I\'m not sure why. I will keep you in my prayers for God\'s support.
That \"high tea\" you attended sounds delightful! I\'ve got that as one of my \"to do\" things one day.
I have two kitties, \"Toby\" and \"Abby\" and they are also \"pretty, annoying and cuddly...\" Abby a bit more cuddly as she is a BIG girl (Maine Coon)...Toby is a live wire in comparison. She was from the pound and Toby (my first one) was from a no kill shelter. Thankfully, they love each other but do have their \"moods.\" Have a gentle day and I will be thinking of you and Lisa especially tomorrow, Lisa\'s Angel Day. Love+Hugs, Donna
biowoman
biowoman

All in all...life being okay...is good. I hope that this week is more gentle than you can even imagine. Please know that you and your Lisa will be my thoughts this Thursday...love to you...Karen
Livingjuicy
Livingjuicy

Wonderful thing to be grateful for and my thoughts will be with you tomorrow. Hoping that you feel Lisa\'s loving presence to comfort your healing hearts. With love and gentle (((hugs))) Joanie
RememberKala
RememberKala

I missed Monday too! And I missed reading this inspiring entry until today...Dec 1. I\'m SO touched and encouraged and feel this sort of surge running through me that even in your grief, with Lisa\'s angel date so near (and now here today) that you were determined to post a Green Smiley Monday journal!! That speaks volumns my dear friend! It\'s proof positive that we can and do find our way after this incomprehensible pain, and we DO have much to be thankful for. THANK YOU for your positive attitude in spite of your broken heart. You are a gift to us all!

Love to LISA!!!!
KandL
KandL

Gentle hugs, dear Marlene as you honor your daughter\'s life on this, her second angel date. I know what you mean. I now say, \"OK, is the new good\". But it is good to now be able to feel gratitude for even the small things. Love to you and precious Lisa, Linda
heartsandhands
heartsandhands

Dear Marlene,
A hug to you today for Lisa. Gratitude for her life and your good mothering.
Love, Sarah