Squirl's Nest

Thursday, October 19, 2006

One more of these, then I promise no more

I know that I usually try to put upbeat posts here. I never mind when other people need to get something out, or plunge to the depths of their souls. It's just that I want people to smile when they come to Squirl's Nest.

Well, let me get one more downer post out of the way and I'll try to be happy and put up cute pictures after that.

Everybody who comes here knows that my mom died a couple of weeks ago. All of you have been so wonderful and supportive. But tomorrow also marks the third anniversary of our brother's death.

I think I'll just leave it at that for the moment. I'm sure there are many good things about October. Just a couple of them suck for me and my family. :-)

Love you guys.


Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

We're here for you guys, as always Sqrrrl. I'd say it's a damn good time for some brownies. We should all run straight to the kitchen right now and bake our asses off!!

Thu Oct 19, 07:55:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

You're such a sweetie. I love me some brownies! Actually, I just finished a bowl of Grand Traverse Bay Cherry Fudge ice cream. That helps a bit. :)

Thu Oct 19, 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Hugs to ya, sis!

Thu Oct 19, 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

And hugs right back atcha!

Thu Oct 19, 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I'll be thinking about you and your family during this difficult time.

I send a hug across the miles to you.

Thu Oct 19, 08:14:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thank you, Danielle, it means a lot. :)

Thu Oct 19, 08:15:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

You like had some ice cream that went on a grand traverse across a bay? Ok, so like, was it like all used tasting and stuff? Did it like have on a backpack or something? Well-worn shoes?

It's just not clear how that is a good thing to me at all.

Thu Oct 19, 08:38:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Wow, it sure tasted better than you make it sound. You've got me chuckling, though.

Thu Oct 19, 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Hugs to you and yours! October will always suck there is no way around that. Love to you . . . Grand Traverse Bay Cherry Fudge ice cream sounds great.

Thu Oct 19, 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, thanks! October will always have its sucky moments for my family. But, my brother's, Tardist, birthday is right in the middle of October, so it's not totally sucky.

And that ice cream is really good. Since I only had a small bowl, I let myself have a second. :)

Thu Oct 19, 09:31:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Orange Sherbet is like my weakness. I found a fat free brand that is awesome and holy shit can I put it away.

But it doesn't come with that fresh bay scent like your fancy schmancy ice cream. hehe

Thu Oct 19, 09:34:00 PM  
Blogger song said...

eat all the icecream you need m'dear. Hugs.

Thu Oct 19, 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

We LOVE you too!
We're here to share the good and the bad. Isn't that what friends do?

Thu Oct 19, 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Orange sherbet is good stuff, Mr B, my mom really liked it, too. I know I ate more ice cream last night than I should've. bay scent, tee hee

Song, thanks!

tshsmom, you're so sweet. That's the kind of thing that I love about this blog neighborhood that we're in. I'm glad you're part of it.

Fri Oct 20, 07:55:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Oh, honey. Your October is sounding like my September, only worse.

I'm thinking of you and Bucky and your family today.

And don't promise us "no more" of these. This is your space, and we'll keep coming back whether it's up or down, happy or sad, naughty or nice.

Love and hugs to you today and everyday.

Fri Oct 20, 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Dori Lenine said...

Hugs to you and your family Squirl.

Bloggie says brownies are in order and I sure do agree with that one!

I have plenty...Grandma gives me boxes of brownie mix that she wins at Senior Bingo each week ;)

Just read the link you gave about JD...My God that was beautiful! He was beautiful!

Fri Oct 20, 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I reread every word of last year's post about your brother.
Sometimes we need to be reminded of those harsh realities of life.
Hope the rest of October is good to you! You deserve it.

Fri Oct 20, 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

I love you sis :-*. Hugs to you and Bucky as well.

Fri Oct 20, 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ladybug, I sure hope October is going better for you than Septemeber did. Thanks so much. I appreciate your coming back. :)

DL, I hope your grandmother eats those brownies. :)

Sierrabella, I hope this one wasn't too hard for you. And I sure hope you're doing as well as you can. I hope your October, November, etc. go well for you.

Kittn, thanks for the hugs. I take a real one when you're back. Can't wait.

Fri Oct 20, 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

What a rough month. I am sorry. Hugs and good vibes to you all.

Fri Oct 20, 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Sometimes, you just gotta eat ice cream. October is a season of change, so maybe somehow it fits with the changes that have occurred in your family during that month of year. With my dad, I try to absorb those anniversary times as friendly days who help me keep him close. But even with the best spin, grief is grief, and loss is still loss. I'm sorry for yours. I wish you brownie sundaes every October from now on. Hugs!

Sat Oct 21, 01:15:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, thanks for the good vibes and hugs.

Eclectic, you are so right. And I like the idea of the brownie sundaes. :)

Sat Oct 21, 05:11:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Oh, Squirly girl. I'm sorry. Grief gets piled upon grief, and new grief always seems to resurrect old grief. It just works that way I think, and particularly so when the anniversary is so close to the new loss. But you don't have to promise us no more sad posts. I completely get that your intention in blogging was to have fun, and help others have fun, pleasure. Mine, too. And then . . . life happens. Everybody knows how that works, no one thinks you're a downer, or worse, a mellow-harsher. You're someone we love, who is an optimistic, loving, giving person, to whom shit happens sometimes. We want to know when it does.
Your October is like my March. I actually got married in the middle of March in an attempt to "change my luck" during that month. The marriage was a good idea, but other than that, it has continued to SUCK. At least there's freakin' CANDY in October. xoxox

Sun Oct 22, 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, you always know what to say, what's inside me. I guess that's why you're so good at your job. Or why we were meant to be sisters. :)

You're right, I don't want to harsh anyone's mellow. It's funny that I'll always defend anyone else's right to blog about problems, even encourage that person to get it off his/her chest. It's harder for me to do it for myself. I do want this to be a fun place. But maybe my words of encouragement to others would mean less if I didn't show my vulnerable side. Maybe it gives others a chance to give back. This probably should've been an e-mail rather than a comment. :)

My new motto about October will be: Maybe some sucky shit happened, but there IS more candy. Thanks, hon.

Sun Oct 22, 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Squirl, thank you for sharing your brother's music with us. He obviously was (and IS with your sharing) a great talent. I am also dealing with the anniversary of a death in my current post. It hurts, I know. I'm sorry that your brother is not alive with you and your family.

Sun Oct 22, 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lynn, thank you. I see that it's important to a lot of us to remember and to share these anniversaries. They still hurt, but maybe the sharing makes the hurt sting a bit less.

Mon Oct 23, 07:02:00 AM  

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