Stages

No, not of grief, of thank you cards. I've underestimated the number needed twice now. The first 200 go out tomorrow. Everyone else, hang tight, I'm awaiting replenishment from the funeral home.

This was something I've been putting off for some time, or rather, I'd get the motivation to do it which would last a few hours. and then fizzle out. Our niece Anjelika and Aunt Julie were a big help to me. It has been ongoing for a few weeks now.

Today I did my early morning bike ride, did a few hours of stuff for work, picked up my prescriptions, and then decided "no more putting this off" and have spent all afternoon kicking it into overdrive.

It's not an enjoyable task, as the entire time I'm doing it I'm looking at the guest book and it's bringing back memories of that day. But I AM thankful to everyone for everything, and I must push through those difficult memories no matter what.

Also, some of you have terrible penmanship. I'd call you out by name if I could read them ;). I spent hours googling to try and confirm addresses. I hope you receive them.

I'm not sure if there's an etiquette for response times for thank you cards for funerals. If there is, I am positive I blew it. I apologize - I have no excuse other than not wanting to face them.

To those who were not able to attend or did and did not sign the guest book or leave an address - thank you as well. I truly appreciate all the well wishes, thoughts, prayers, meals, help, and everything else.


Today's ride was much better than yesterday, but shorter due to work obligations. I wanted to make sure I got back in time. I think my co-workers would rather get paid than have me get to 500 miles for 2013 today, so that will have to wait for tomorrow :).