Happy memories of watching TV together and other things

Eric and I liked to binge watch TV shows together. Truth be told, as a rule, I was too antsy to sit through more than one show a night, but sometimes he was the antsy one, while I got into it and wanted to watch three in a row. It was tricky to find a series that we both liked. Most recently, it was Sense8 and then Elementary. We binge-watched The Americans, all the seasons out so far, a few months ago. We’d sit on the couch. The love seat, I guess they call it. Typically he’d have his side Read More


I never liked the story of Job

The day Eric died, I had a therapy appointment. In fact, given what he told me before I drove him to the ER, it’s likely that he was already experiencing intermittent symptoms of a heart attack while I was talking to my therapist. My car was at the office parking garage. I had walked about 10 blocks to the appointment, then stopped on the way back to get a B12 shot, and all the while, he had chest pain and his arms hurt and he knew something was wrong. He was afraid that if he had a problem with his Read More




Don’t make any decisions

If you want to read about some of the many horrible decisions you have to make when your spouse dies unexpectedly, expand the spoiler text below. If not, skip on ahead to the funny stuff. Well, I think it’s funny, anyway. My aunt and uncle packed up their Suburban and their dog and were at my house about ten hours after I called them. The next day, the three of us went to the mall to pick out some clothes for Eric’s memorial. I had nothing suitable, as a hoodie and slip-on Merrells seemed a little off, even to me. Read More


My husband died

My husband, Eric, died on Friday Feb 16, 2018. It was completely unexpected. Many, many people mourn him. I plan to post memories of Eric here on the blog as they come to me. Let’s hope I do a better job of this than I have of other plans for the blog. Eric’s obituary Yesterday, I skied with our Sunday lesson group. This is that story. I am so grateful that all of my friends and family, including his parents who of course are also my family, encouraged me to do this and not to cloister myself in grief. That Read More


Wow, a new record

It’s been over a year since I’ve posted. That’s pretty crazy. It’s been over a year and a half since I blew out my right ACL and tore my meniscus in a skiing fall. I was lucky enough to have surgery pretty quickly, allowing me to ski (cautiously) for much of last season. I have a lot of thoughts about the injury, surgery, and recovery process. The recovery is not complete. I still have pain when I ski, and other times. If all I did were mountain bike and hike, I think I’d be pretty happy. If I were still Read More


Dec 6, 2015: Round your turns, use your edges, find an athletic stance – and look up!

In May 2016, at the end of a wonderful and intense ski season, I had a bad fall at A Basin. I ruptured my ACL and damaged my meniscus. It’s now 6 months later, and I’ll be allowed to ski this season, but only “gingerly” – my doctor used that word several times – and on very gentle, groomed runs. Nothing like my usual playground of steeps, bowls, and trees. The graft takes over a year to reach full strength. This season is going to be tough. So, as part of my coping strategy, I’m re-publishing the lesson write-ups I Read More


Dec 5, 2015: bottom up turns and one ski drills

In May 2016, at the end of a wonderful and intense ski season, I had a bad fall at A Basin. I ruptured my ACL and damaged my meniscus. It’s now 6 months later, and I’ll be allowed to ski this season, but only “gingerly” – my doctor used that word several times – and on very gentle, groomed runs. Nothing like my usual playground of steeps, bowls, and trees. The graft takes over a year to reach full strength. This season is going to be tough. So, as part of my coping strategy, I’m re-publishing the lesson write-ups I Read More


Dec 3 and 4, 2015 – flatten the ski, lose the buckles, and don’t stop!

In May 2016, at the end of a wonderful and intense ski season, I had a bad fall at A Basin. I ruptured my ACL and damaged my meniscus. It’s now 6 months later, and I’ll be allowed to ski this season, but only “gingerly” – my doctor used that word several times – and on very gentle, groomed runs. Nothing like my usual playground of steeps, bowls, and trees. The graft takes over a year to reach full strength. This season is going to be tough. So, as part of my coping strategy, I’m re-publishing the lesson write-ups I Read More


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