Den’s Girls In Vegas

Den’s Girls in Vegas

  • December 19, 2016

  For Den's 60th birthday I surprised him with a trip to Las Vegas his favorite place to visit. In truth that was not such a big surprise since he knew we would go to Vegas to celebrate his birthday.…

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Best Gift Ever!

Best Gift Ever!

  • December 12, 2016

  A snowy wintry weekend in Buffalo and thoughts turn to Christmas past and my Grief Monster was lurking behind every corner. I kept him at bay for the most part and there were actually times we cuddled on the…

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Easy Rider

Easy Rider

  • December 8, 2016

I am actually starting to get a vivid picture of what my Grief Monster looks like. Kind of like the kid's dinosaur Barney with some great big teeth. Sometimes he can be friendly but other times he can take a…

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Oh Christmas Tree..Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree..Oh Christmas Tree

  • December 6, 2016

Scouting for feel good memories as I combat my Grief monster. Keeping him and his dreary personality at bay I came up with this from my husband and mine's first Christmas together. Back ohhh about 44 years ago. The first…

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Holiday Bucket List

Holiday Bucket List

  • November 29, 2016

I know most of the time when we think of a bucket list we think of it meaning things we would like to do before we die. To be clear I am not talking about that. I am talking about…

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Grief And The Holidays

Grief and the Holidays

  • November 21, 2016

This Thursday is Thanksgiving and this will be the first holiday I will be celebrating since I lost my husband. Since his passing in October, I have gone through a myriad of feelings, shock, grief, anger, grief, disbelief, grief...well you…

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Kindnesses Brightened My Day

Kindnesses Brightened My Day

  • October 24, 2016

For those of you that may not know my husband passed away on October 6. It still seems strange writing these words. Every time the phone rings I expect it to be him explaining once again why he is running…

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The 5 Stages Of My Grief

The 5 Stages of My Grief

  • October 17, 2016

In December of 2013 my husband, Dennis Dintino, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. We were blessed with a year of remission and another 2 years of ups and downs. On October 6th his battle was over and he…

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