Thursday, August 4, 2016

Just Quickly

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts on my last post. Obviously last week I took a step back from blogging. Matt's Nana's passed Monday morning, and I went back to work full time last week. Needless to say, I didn't have much energy to spare. I didn't run or workout at all; I just let myself coast for a little bit.

Nana was the matriarch of Matt's family. She kept everyone in line and held everyone together. When Matt's parents divorced, she moved in with Matt's dad and helped raise him and Scott.
Matt's favorite picture - him, Scott, and Nana at school.
She's always been a pillar of strength and love for them. She was unconditionally loving; I never felt scrutinized or sized-up when I came into Matt's life, and she made me feel like part of the family with no strings attached.

She was simply a great woman.
Christmas 2015.
So last week was hard and I took it easy.

This week I'm slowly getting back into a routine. I've run in the mornings before work and have been settling into my new job. I'm really enjoying it! I feel ridiculously busy right now but I like that, and I also feel really useful, which is what I was hoping for.

Tonight we have open house, so I'll be at work until 8:30pm, and students start back on August 10. I'm hoping that as the school year gets underway, I'm able to continue a solid running/cross-training/writing routine.

What are you thinking about?



  1. Ali,

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Matt's Nana sounds like an amazing strong woman who will be dearly missed.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about Matt's Nana. She sounds like a wonderful woman. :-(

  3. So sorry again about Nana. :( I'm glad you were easy on yourself last week. How is Matt doing?

  4. It's never easy to lose a loved one. I'm sorry for the pain ya'll must feel.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss, she sounds like she was an amazing woman. I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your new job!

  6. MY love and thoughts to your family.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss.

    I was unable to be there when my FIL passed and even though my husband said it was ok (he'd had dementia a long time and his passing was truly a blessing), I didn't feel right about it.

    Glad the new job is keeping you busy in a good way.

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Love and strength in this difficult time.