Susanisms 

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Peace & Joy this Holiday Season

Halloween beckons the beginning of the holiday season and often this time of year is fraught with anxiety and stress. What will I cook? What will I buy? How will I decorate? Most importantly..Where will I find the time? These are all questions we begin to ask...

Den’s Girls in Vegas

  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. What he didn't know was that our daughters Gina, Anne and...

Best Gift Ever!

  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 couch together as memories surfaced that brought more...

Easy Rider

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 bite out of me with those shark choppers of his. Someone...

Oh Christmas Tree..Oh Christmas Tree

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 year we were married I decided it would be...