Sunday, May 27, 2018

just doodling

Enjoying a nice long weekend. Well, sort of. Friday was “run errands day.” Saturday was “clean closets day.” Today is “play day.” Tomorrow will be back to more chores. But it’s been nice sleeping in a bit. I usually get up at 5:00 so 7:00 a.m. is luxury!

Lately, I find that I have all sorts of ideas of things to draw when I’m at work or otherwise busy. Then when I have the time to sit down and draw … nothing is there!

Today I gathered up a bunch of little critters from around the house. At least I felt a little productive just letting these doodles spill out of the pen!

It’s been a bittersweet weekend. Fourteen years ago this weekend, I moved to Arkansas when I married my husband. There isn’t a day goes by that I don’t wish I could go back and do it all over again. I miss him every day.

Yesterday I finally cleaned out his clothes closet and took most of it to Goodwill. (I saved a few of my favorite shirts.) He’s been gone over a year now and every time I started to clean it out, I, well, I just couldn’t do it.

Now, it’s done. It always used to make me sad to see all of his clothes in the closet. Now, I’m sad that they are gone. Sigh.

I did have a wonderful dream about him last night. It was very real and I could feel him hugging me. That little voice in my head thinks that he’s telling me it was ok to give away his clothes for someone else to use. He was very practical that way. I imagine he would have said, “Sue, they are just shirts. Let them go!!”

I miss that guy.


  1. I agree with what your husband said (in your dream) he WAS telling you it is okay to move on! Every day it gets a little bit easier....I still have a favorite shirt of my mother's in my closet that I touch, like a talisman. It still smells like her perfume too (after twenty years!)
    Love your sketch! ♥♥♥♥

  2. :( very hard thing to do no matter how much time has passed

    but nice dream you had about him after

  3. That must've been so hard. But I think that dream was a way of letting you know it's okay to move on. Which doesn't make it any easier of course ... Big hugs xxx

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