Shelia Painter's Blog (4)

Living In An Apartment

Hello everyone,

I have settled in to my new apartment here in my home town of Roanoke, VA. I finally have the place the way I want it. There have been some issues, however with the couple living above me. He works nights and she has OCD. She vacuums everyday sometimes twice a day. She washes clothes everyday, sometimes multiple times during the day. What in the hell could she possibly be washing? I believe she is running a laundromat above me. Anyway, after being used to a…

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Added by Shelia Painter on October 2, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

Moving for the Third Time in Six Months

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I have made a critical life decision recently. I have been living with my son, his wife and my grandson for the last six months. We all moved in together in Nashville, TN thinking that it would be good for me to be around my closest family. It was OK in the beginning because I really was numb and had no clue which way to turn. Now, after six months has passed, I am beginning to realize that I need a life of my own again. I love my family, but they need to be on their… Continue

Added by Shelia Painter on July 19, 2010 at 2:52pm — No Comments

The First Anniversary Without My Husband

I haven't made any posts in quite a while. I have been on a roller coaster ride that never ends since January 9, 2010 when my husband was taken from me by that horrible disease lung cancer. Monday, June 28, 2010 would have been our thirteenth wedding anniversary. But there is no anniversary, because there is no longer a marriage. It ended on January 9, 2010. "Til death do us part" I think are the vows we took. I have been trying to find another life since then. Mainly I have been reflecting on… Continue

Added by Shelia Painter on June 24, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments

Getting Through The First Holiday, Valentine's Day Without My Husband

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I made it through the first Valentine's Day without my husband. The day before Valentine's Day was very hard. I cried most of the day. My husband, Noel always prepared a wonderful dinner for me and always had a dozen roses and a sweet card. I spent the day with my son, daughter-in-law, grandson and family members. It was pleasant and it kept me from constantly thinking about what I don't have. I have kept every valentine that my husband ever gave me. I re-read them… Continue

Added by Shelia Painter on February 15, 2010 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

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