And so it begins…

What happens when you find yourself falling in love with your very best friend? Do you simply relax and enjoy the ride? Do you fight it for all you’re worth… afraid that it’ll ruin things forever? Or do you stand down…run like hell leaving both relationships to dissipate like a cloud of dust after a windstorm on the prairie? Well, if you’re anything like me you wind up wanting to do all of the above— simultaneously, and then some.

You’ve got a wealth of emotion riding on your sleeve with every waking moment… not to mention the ever so romantic horse drawn carriage rides you take together in your dreams. Where did this come from? Has it been hidden, ever so conspicuously, just below the surface… just out of reach… waiting to smite you into the tailspin of a lifetime? Come on it’s your best friend. You’ve known all along that there was a helluva connection but you both thought it was strictly platonic… until that fateful day when the rubber (no pun intended) hit the road. It happened so suddenly… so suddenly that the fireworks that would have gone off  in your head were silenced by the sound of your own beating heart. You became entangled in a rapture of love, no holds barred, get it and give it where you live type of affair never before seen or felt. An affair that would break all the rules, stand the test of time and stand the test of writing, making and breaking new rules of engagement for people throughout history.

How do you handle this when its too good to let go; you know, too scary to fathom, not to mention too nerve racking to fully embrace such an outlandish notion. Who does this? Do people in their right minds really allow this type of nonsense to happen? Well they do, it does, and it has.

And So It Begins…

 

 

What do you do…?

So I had a conversation with a friend earlier today and we talked about my guy, Lucca. We talked about his beautiful life, his illness, the surgery and his final days. My little girl was in the room with me and when she suddenly buried her face in my chest, I realized she was crying. This was the first time I’d seen her cry for him since about 2 days after he died. I, on the other hand, have had countless tearful days about “my dude”. How was I to know she was still hurting? After all, he was MINE, MY guy, MY dude, MY handsome man!

I held her close and stroked her beautiful, dark, curly hair. Neither of us muttered his name and neither of us acknowledged her tears- we simply hugged until they stopped.

I don’t know if this was anyone else’s “right” way of dealing with this type of thing….

but it was ours…

 and he was too!

The Creative Blogger Award!

Hello fellow bloggers,

Lori over at therattlingbones.wordpress.com was nominated by Akirra for the Creative Blogger Award. Lori has in turn, named her nominees by way of an open invitation to all, as is her normal practice.

Thanks Lori, for this random act of kindness.

The rules are simple:

  1. Nominate others
  2. Post the link of the blog that nominated you
  3. Share 5 random facts about yourself

In an effort to be sure this continues we nominate the following five fascinating bloggers and we challenge each of you to pass the torch/badge——

  1. livingwithbenji
  2. patchworkrainbows
  3. thesnarkyblonde
  4. husbandandhusband.net
  5. irtfyblog.wordpress.com

Again, we were nominated/invited by Lori at therattlingbones.

5 Random facts about Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns

  1. We’re a two member team
  2. We are both September babies
  3. One of us hate pickles and the other loves them
  4. We each have two children
  5. One of us loves animals… the other one… not so much

    creative-blogger-award

My First Challenge—love/hate

 

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Evening everyone, I’ve been chosen by the talented blogger/photographer Rich over at  wafflemethis to participate in the love/hate challenge. Go over and give him a browse, he’s got some awesome photographs that you’re sure to like!

Ok, so here are the instructions:

List 10 things I love and 10 things I hate – then nominate 10 fellow bloggers to do the same-

…ok here are 10 things I love

  1. my girls
  2. my family
  3. writing
  4. working in my yard
  5. scary movies
  6. scaring my girls
  7. sunny days
  8. designing and building “things”
  9. reading
  10. hanging out with my girls

…and 10 that I hate

  1. squash
  2. dishonest people
  3. being stuck inside on rainy days
  4. sleeping past 7 on sunny off days
  5. cold showers
  6. cold weather
  7. constant humming
  8. paranoid people
  9. mean people
  10. guys who sag their pants

And the nominees are…

  1. https://yolomoments12.wordpress.com
  2. riddlefromthemiddle.com
  3. underdaddy.com
  4. alittledaydreamer.wordpress.com
  5. joshunda.com
  6. almostfarmgirl.com
  7. virgobeauty.wordpress.com
  8. wildero64.wordpress.com
  9. https://sophiespeaksup.wordpress.com
  10. http://sowsweet.me