I am so sorry to hear of your recent loss. I am in the same situation but my husband died 5 1/2 years ago. We never had children and all my family lives out of state. You have a full year of "firsts" to get through. After that it gets a little easier. I know what you mean about going to other people's homes on holidays. I always feel very out of place. I only get into trouble when I start to feel sorry for myself. I don't do that often. There are many worthwhile activities during the holidays. I volunteer at homeless shelters or soup kitchens. I am a nurse so will sometimes pick up homecare visits so others can be with their families instead of working but my favorite taking that day to just sew and relax. I reflect on the past and all the wonderful memories I have. It will get easier for you. Just keep busy and try to stay positive.
Most of our family live up north. DH and I went to a restaurant that was open and serving Thanksgiving dinner. $11.99 for each. No dessert but that was ok. We were so stuffed we didn't even have supper last night. We were home by 2:00 p.m. just the 2 of us and the 3Bs, Bridget, Bianca and Brutus. Walmart was open so we slipped in there and got our Cmas shopping done too. Gift cards all the way and in the mail 20 minutes ago.
I am sorry to hear you are alone (although I am kind of envying you...we have a household-ful visiting and the older I get, the worse I am with coping). I hope you and your dog have a peaceful day!
Have to laugh. As I'm sitting reading your post, two of my dogs are staring at me through the glass door (wanting back inside, of course), one is sitting on the inside (wanting back outside), and the other is asleep under my feet. Yep, the day has started!
My day goes... get up at 6:30, shower, take the DD to school, go to work, come home, check homework, do housework, have dinner, clean kitchen, sew for a little bit.. go to bed.
Dh wakes me between 6-630 a.m. sometimes I get up a little earlier. Coffee, newspaper, breakfast for the both of us. I hit the computer while he fixes his lunch. Dogs have already been out a couple times since he gets up between 4-5 a.m. He heads to work about 7:30-7:45. I usually get up earlier on Sundays and we go out to breakfast after the daily usual schedule. If I take any sort of nap throughout the day even for 10 minutes, I'm up half the night.
We have two dogs and two doggie doors, one for the screened porch and one to get into the kitchen. The first year without doors drove me nuts!
Hello, My day sounds like yours. Sometimes, however, I go back to bed and then if I fall back asleep, I wake up feeling "LATE" for everything!. I am currently trying to develope some kind of schedule that is flexable yet with some sense of routine and balance. MAYBE I will just "retire" to my sewing room and well, we will see how it goes.