Author Archives: ShiromiA

New Year, New Goals

Gosh, has it really been so long since I last wrote a proper post? Yikes! I didn’t realise it had been quite that long. Let’s see. What have I been up to these past six months? I ran off to … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today

A year ago today I lost my dad. I still miss him very much. It’s been a rough year, but also a very enlightening one. I’ve learned so much about myself. I haven’t done much writing, I confess. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to My Dad

Today is my dad’s birthday. He would have been 78 this year. I’m not sure what else to say. I miss his presence. We didn’t talk on the phone much. He didn’t have to see me or hear from me … Continue reading

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Goodbye Luna

I know it’s been a while since I last wrote. It’s not without good reason. For the past two months we have battled alongside our dog Luna, her end stage liver failure. It was a final battle. Not one we … Continue reading

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My Happy Place

Last week we came back from ten days in our Happy Place AKA the Aloha State, AKA Maui. It certainly seems as though Hawaii has become where I turn to when I’m grieving or stressed out. And I can honestly … Continue reading

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Working Through the Haze of Grief

These past few weeks I have learned more about myself and my family life than in the previous 34 years. Isn’t that weird? I’m still trying to work through the process of grief. Trying to work through some very complicated … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to My Dad

Yesterday I found out that my dad passed away. It was in some ways sudden and unexpected, and in other way, not sudden at all. He had been in and out of hospital all year for various reasons, so I … Continue reading

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Where did the summer go?

Wow. I knew I was behind on blogging, but I didn’t realise just how far behind I was! Two months behind. Ouch. Well, let’s see, what have I been up to? I finally got to check out my Celtic Life … Continue reading

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Chasing Payments

I am overdue on a blog post again. Whoops! It has been a somewhat distracting few weeks. On the enjoyable side, we went to the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire. It was fun, but I have begun to feel as though … Continue reading

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One Year

Saw that TIME magazine has done an article on the childfree movement again. Most of you already know my feelings, so I won’t go into it gain, but it bothers me to see all the ugly, judgmental people rear their … Continue reading

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