However, some cool things are happening in my little world. Even if they are very tiny cool things.
1.) Kelly and I are headed to DC to visit some of the wounded families in Bethesda. The plans are very relaxed at the moment. I'm hoping to get there and just kinda figure it out (which is always scary). We just want to do a little networking to figure out what the needs are these days, and maybe cater some yummy food to the hospital one day.
2.) Our project is close to being incorporated, then we will be working on non-profit status - though this process takes forever so we will probably just have to sell products to raise money at first. We're keeping this very easy breezy right now as we figure out the best way to help. What we do know is that widows will be giving back to the wounded community. We feel that both the widow and wounded communities could benefit greatly from each other and feel passionate about bridging the gap between them that is most definitely there.
If you'd like to follow us as we grow, here is our info:
It's all a work in progress. Once we get the incorporation, we'll work on the logo and website. In the meantime, we'll keep everyone updated on all of this, related news, and any events we get ourselves into.
3.) Speaking of events, while we're in DC we are going to be attending the premiere of "Profiles in Service: It Takes a Nation", a documentary done by Code of Support. A friend is a big part of the organization and will be speaking. I'm pretty stoked to see her and meet new friends.
4.)I'm going to get to see a bunch of people that I haven't seen since the hospital days. It will be weird without Cleve, but I'm glad I will at least be doing it with another widow. Regardless, I'm just glad to see them!
5.) I just ordered a memorial bracelet for Cleve. For whatever reason I had a huge block with doing something like that (just me avoiding reality again), but I've really been wanting one recently and finally did it. I'm excited to show it off. I hope it gets here soon.
6.) I think I have one of those tan things. I have been at the beach more in the past couple of weeks than I had in the previous six years combined. Between my new found color and my weight loss, I think I'm turning into a woman again.
I'm sure there is more, but I have managed to do nothing for over 24 hours now and really need to avoid making it 48. Because that's just embarrassing.
I shall leave you with these pictures from Cheryl's Vegas birthday, because I just realized I forgot to mention that trip. None of them turned out too well. Just pretend it's 2003.
Me and Cheryl at the Palazzo.
Me, Cheryl, Beth (her sister). We were very determined to all fit in the shoe. Success! (Cosmopolitan)
Admiring the chandelier bar with Cheryl's mom.
Kimery, Linda, Cheryl, Renee, Moi, Serena.
At Sushi Samba.
Pretty view from Cosmo.