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Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
We lost my beautiful wife of 20 years on 9/12/07. Lisa was my world she was my everything and now she is gone. We are learning to live without Lisa now. I say we because I am not alone. My children are stuck in this mess with me. These are my notes, my vent, my way of letting you all know that we are doing well (some days). This is for myself, my friends and my family that want to know how we are doing and what we are up to. Along the way I hope this might also help someone else who has been dealt a similar hand.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Peking Duck

Life without Lisa continues to throw me curve balls and I continue to swing away like a rookie trying to hit a grand slam.
Once again I didn’t do such a good job of planning and at the last minute I realized that I should have planned a big Easter dinner.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  Everyone we know had plans to have dinner with family and I had NO plan.  I knew we were all going to church but Easter dinner never occurred to me.  After church the kids looked at me and asked what our dinner plans were.  I just looked at Abby and said, “I got nothing”…
Abby thought about it for all of two seconds and said, “How bout Peking Duck”?  Now that’s a bit of an inside joke.  It refers to the movie A Christmas Story.  It’s one of those movies that come on every year around the holidays.  We watch it every year at least once.  In the movie, Ralphie and his family go out for a Christmas dinner at a Chinese restaurant and order the Peking Duck.  I suppose you may have to see the movie to really understand why it’s funny.
Anyhow, that’s where we wound up for Easter dinner, at a local Chinese restaurant.  The place was about empty and we had a whole section of the restaurant to ourselves.  I felt kind of bad about it but we had a good time.  It was just the three of us laughing and joking and having a good time just being a family.  We reminisced and recalled scenes from the movie. 
I suppose the only down side was that stupid empty chair at the table.  I imagine that most people don’t think twice about that empty chair. I hate that empty chair, however.
Easter is behind us and we are on spring break this week.  I have a lot I need to pack into the week but I’m going to try and relax some too.  I’m kicking things off starting tomorrow. I’m loading up my truck for a trip to the mountains for some trout fishing with Matt and some good friends.  I can’t wait to get in the river and wet a line.  And I can’t think of a better way to unwind and relax…

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite movies!!! Did the waiter chop off the duck head for you, too???!
    Enjoy your fishing trip. You deserve some down time, my friend.