Tuesday, July 26, 2022


The Grief Diaries | On The Creek Blog // www.onthecreekblog.com
The 8th post in my 'grief diaries' series where I share my experiences coping with my husband's death.

It never gets any easier, does it?

I find myself asking this question at random times when the grief comes out of nowhere. I thought the worst was over, but I keep finding new, more profound levels of grief.

I'm sure the latest wave of grief is because we just hit the 7-month mark of James being gone.

7 months seemed to be a big deal for us as a couple. We met & were engaged within about 7 months. Then, James's cancer battle lasted about 7 months. It's so mind-blowing to me that so much can happen in such a short time.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022


A Small Office Space in the Greenhouse | On The Creek Blog // www.onthecreekblog.com
A little office space in the greenhouse!

I finally got around to cleaning up the greenhouse a few weeks ago. I put all of my gardening supplies away neatly on their shelves.

Once everything was organized, I saw that I had a little extra empty space, so I created a little "office" area in the greenhouse for the summer.

This was really just an excuse to get some things out of my house & store them in the greenhouse for a bit! I primarily work inside my house but having a little space to store items is excellent.

I had this little table in the basement that James & I never finished. It has leaves on either side, but it's perfect in the greenhouse. I still want to stain the tabletop, but it will work now. It's a great size & height for working on my laptop.

Another item I love is the old lantern. I got it from my friends' parents' yard sale & it's one of my favorite things. It's such a beautiful display piece! You all know I'm a massive fan of anything old & rustic & the lantern is so beautiful & authentic.

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