I made a To Do List yesterday of all the many items I must take care of immediately . . . and stopped at 93. 93! And there are probably more I haven't realized yet. How is it possible to have at least 93 things I mustn't forget to do? The list doesn't even mention all of the mundane everyday jobs that are now such an effort, like taking out the garbage, checking for the mail and remembering to eat.
I read recently that 3 out of 4 women in America will become widows, so there is probably a book out there telling us how to prepare. But I doubt that any of us have read it. And who would have believed it anyway? I never realized that widowhood was this much work. My respect for all the widows I have known in the past who made this life-changing transition look easy just went up tremendously.