Widowed folk

A place to get to know one another, speak about ourselves and possibly decide to go out and eat Indian food together...or Japanese food....or Italian....etc

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8 years being a widow

Started by Doreen. Last reply by Doreen Apr 23, 2014. 33 Replies

Hello:   This is the first time I have posted and hope someone can understand what I am going thru.   Been widowed for 8 years and now find I have made so many bad decisions.   Now trying to get back…Continue

Is it our hearts or our spirits that suffer the most!

Started by Kathleen Abbott. Last reply by Barbara Apr 14, 2014. 29 Replies

Hearts are broken every day, unfortunately but "such is life".  With resourceful use of our time, hearts mend and pieces of it will always be reserved for those we lost and loved.  I fear for my…Continue

8 years being a widow

Started by Doreen. Last reply by Rocketship Apr 14, 2014. 13 Replies

Thanks everyone for all your input.   I was making progress about getting my life back and now am sidelined with more stress.   My dog had a fall a week ago and did not see the vet til Thursday as…Continue


Started by John Syme. Last reply by John Syme Jul 29, 2011. 11 Replies

Is love essential to happiness, something two people can grow into (or out of)? Does "friends first" work, or when two people who are good friends get intimate, does it always spoil the friendship? …Continue

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Comment by Linda Blaschek on August 23, 2015 at 8:23am

Wow Cynthia, you inspire me! Good for you for your plumbing project! I don't know if I mentioned this before but I have two dogs: a 15 year old Bichon and a 4 year old Yorkie. Then my girlfriend Carla who passed in November 13 had a little Maltese that I looked after on occasion. She looked after Jazz for me when she was a young puppy. Her husband remarried and new wife doesn't want pets. I had been looking after him on occasion to cheer him up. Well now I've adopted him. Then, I agreed to dogsit two dogs. These are dogs I've looked after in the past. They pay me for this. Well, let's just say that I've bitten off more than I needed. 5 dogs with their own little characters is a full-time job but I also have other commitments. They'll all be gone by the end of this coming week. Whew!

Comment by Cynthia on August 23, 2015 at 12:18am

WEll heard my son is in Jasper and it is cold and raining, going onto Edmonton tomorrow.

I fixed my own toilet today, I was really thrilled with myself, went to Home Depot and they gave me the parts for inside the tank and I replaced the flange and also the water entry....woohoo....anything is possible if we put our minds to it/. It cost 14.70 altogether and it would have been over a hundred or so just to call out  a plumber,

Also finished all the tax receipts from the walkathon we arranged for Iraq Christians, It has taken me days to do....this I will definitely never do again, someone else can have a turn, but it seems the same people handle all this stuff time and time again. 

It has been playing on my nerves for ages, so I feel good now its over.

It has taken me nearly a year to make up my mind to join WW, but I have lost 3lbs already, but if you are not ready Linda....don't do it.

Found the last book that Catherine Cookson wrote and will sit here till I have finished it,

Anyway look after yourselves all,  talk later

Comment by Linda Blaschek on August 22, 2015 at 7:11am

Hugs back!

Comment by Rocketship on August 21, 2015 at 10:18pm

Linda... Don't sweat the weight thing.  You'll know when you're ready to make another start.

The lower Okanagan is burning up.   One of the Oliver fires came to within 600' of my gal pal's home... yikes!!

It seems like they just get one fire almost under control, and a new one breaks out.  It's a real mess!!!

Hugsss to you ALL !!

Comment by Linda Blaschek on August 21, 2015 at 7:32pm

Hi Cynthia, I have family in Edmonton and they have been okay with the fires but BC is a whole other situation. I can't speak for Kelowna.

As far as gaining weight I have been on a grief gain again since my girlfriend mom and aunt passed. I hope to get on the "wagon" again but I am not ready yet. Stay healthy and safe!

Comment by Rocketship on August 21, 2015 at 2:10pm

Hi Cynthia,

Weight Watchers is the best program out there.... very logical.

I went for 3 winters but really didn't put my mind to following the program... but when I did... I lost weight...LOL.

I have a g'son's wedding tomorrow.

I've made my flight arrangements for heading west so I'll be leaving here right after Thanksgiving, stopping over in Alberta for a week, and then flying to Kelowna Oct.19th.

I sure feels like Fall here already!! Sighhhhh.....


Comment by Cynthia on August 21, 2015 at 10:43am

Well good morning everybody. Received my new fridge yesterday, my other one bust about 5 days ago, how did people manage without one years ago. Went to a scratch & dent place, I have a stainless Maytag with freezer in the bottom for a fab price.

Put on a lot of weight over the summer, well about 20lbs which should not be there (tummy mostly).

Grandchildren being with me, three meals a day and ice cream and fruit for  supper...serves my right????

I am on a diet with Weight Watchers, so should be down pretty quickly again.

Son and children going to Edmonton for a holiday with their cousins, hope they don't have the fires to contend with there. I WILL be going up for Christmas again.

Hoping to hear from you all soon.

Comment by Cynthia on August 7, 2015 at 4:00pm

Well lovely to see lots of talking going on here again.

Sorry I have not been on here for a while.

My Granddaughter Addie, had the tumour removed also two vertebrae and two discs, she now has a metal spine in place, isn't medicine wonderful these days, even had a new zip stitches which is the first in Canada..

You can see her astonishing courage on her web site, (

I also went to Alaska on a cruise, it was awful, My other Granddaughter aged 20 caught the flu which was on board  and we spent 4 days in our cabin. It was so stormy that the boat could not dock....please do not use Norwegian Cruises if you can avoid it.

So glad to be back home and back to normal.

Finished my front garden which I had a quote in the $2 ,000 for, I did it myself for $400.00 I will put a picture on here of it.

Hello to all new members and yes I remember John do not know where he is now, has anyone tried to contact him on site??

The weather in Vancouver is hot and we have such a water shortage that we are closing our swimming pool in the complex with in a week

Huge fires in our forests. Never thought I would love rain.

Comment by Linda Blaschek on August 6, 2015 at 10:13pm

Hi Betty,

It's been quiet this summer on widowed folk but please feel free to tell us more about yourself. It's been 7 years since I lost my Harry.  This year has been more challenging as I lost my best friend, my mom and my aunt within 6 weeks of each other. Working on pulling myself together.. again. Regards, Linda

Comment by Rocketship on August 6, 2015 at 8:59am

Welcome to the group Betty.

Sorry that circumstances made you eligible...Hugssss~~~



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