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Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Monkey Funday....


Oh my goodness, I'm sooo excited! Do you know what a great feeling it is not to have to get up at some ungodly hour and travel and hour and a half to get to the office??? Well, it's great, on the one hand.
On the other hand, it's a little bittersweet, because hub's not here to share this with me and the plans we were making will never come true. But I know it'll all be ok. He's here with me in spirit and I draw strength from what we shared together. I want to always remember the smiles he gave me and keep them with me now. I'm still taking things a bit slowly but I'm getting there.
You see, that's how it is now...I get really happy about something then I think, oh wow, he's not here with me to share this. What now? That's when I remember the funny things he'd say and it helps me get through it. I'm still sad, but better.

So getting back to Monkey Mondays....Mondays are now officially "Fundays" (to quote a good friend ;-) .....so...Happy Monkey Funday y'all.

Peace

22 comments:

Ian Thomas Healy said...

Enjoy your forever weekend, Odat! Color me jealous.

Happy Monkey Monday!

Ian

Roger said...

Yes what Ian said! And a very happy Monkey Monday to you! :D

Roger said...

Thank you very much for buying a shirt Odat!!

katherine. said...

happy FUNday odat...enjoy the freedom!

citizen of the world said...

Happy Funday to you!

Echomouse said...

Happy Funday back atcha!

Just keep taking it one day at a time. :) You'll get through this Odat. We're all here for you. {Hug}

Casdok said...

He will always be will you. Enjoy your lay in!

Los Angelista said...

I like Monday's being Funday's. It makes them go so much better.

Glad you're smiling.

Patti said...

Happy Funday to you, Odat. Your first one as a retiree!!


I know you're quoting the one and only Michael. ;-)

buffalodickdy said...

Now you can "Monkey around" all day!

Paul said...

Odat,
e-mail me at BruiserAga77@gmail.com Peace :-)

Dianne said...

See now - I just KNEW you could make Mondays better! And ya did!

Happy Funday to you Odat
Peace

Akelamalu said...

I do know that feeling because I'm into my second week off work for the Easter break - great isn't it!

It must be hard though not having your love there to share the feeling with. xx

Michael C said...

Happy First Funday, Odat!!!!!!!
;-)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

luckily for me i do not know how you feel odat but i do know i wish you the very best retirement possible and hope you have a wonderful one honey. cruising is a joy to us, you might want to try that some time...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Matt-Man said...

He will always be with you and since you have left the grind, you have plenty of time to appreciate it. Cheers Buddy!!

Sarge Charlie said...

LET THIS BE ODAT'S HAPPIEST OF ALL HAPPY MONKEY MONDAYS

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Big [[[HUG]]] honey. Happy Monkey Funday to you too. :)

Vixen said...

A very happy Monkey Funday to you Odat. I find that its not so fun if you have to go to work, but I am working on it (like commenting instead of working!)

On a limb with Claudia said...

Hurray for the first real day of retirement. I do admire the way to face the wind. I'm also delighted to see that you can feel your hubby with you. That's awesome.

nosjunkie said...

find yourself a friend who doesnt min you telling them every single detail of your day every day.
thats what I did when Johan passed. I couldnt stand not having someone to tell my stuff too.... nothing seemed real till I told him.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

It will always be bittersweet but focusing on the happy memories keeps him close, I think.

And I know he's so very proud of you -- your heart, your spirit, your strength and determination to love living.

You're a beautiful role model for all of us, Odat. Thank you.