One thing that's hard is that I lose some of my perspective when she's not here. I depend on her to bounce things off of and I value her opinion. Rosoce, my pug, is a great listener, but he doesn't have much of value to say. I talk to him a lot.
I know it's corny, but I really feel like Nancy and I are a team. We make one another better. When she isn't around, I am a bit handicapped.
There are good things. I have more time to write and read, which has paid off for me. I've been completing projects and getting around to books I've had for years.
Still, I have stories to tell, but I feel like my audience is gone. I should write them down anyway, I know she can read them when she gets back, but its just not the same.
I love her very much and she's not here with me and it's a dull ache in my chest, what else is there to say?