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It’s Been a Month

It’s raining, it’s grey, it’s been a month, since my mom, died. It’s not always hard, I am sad, I am tired, and sometimes, concentrating is, more than I can handle. But, I am getting used to, the quiet, the solitude. and then I do laundry, I wash her bathrobe, to give away, and I […]

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What a privilege

Good morning all. Happy Sabbath. It is a, luminous day, here in, my beautiful ugly. I am having tea, my second cup, reflecting on, the last few weeks, looking towards, the next, little while. I am also looking, to the future, the capital F, future. Making, definitive plans, is never a great idea, after suffering […]

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I Give Thanks

Good morning every one, hope you are well. It’s grey and raining, here in my beautiful ugly. Just had a meeting/walk, with my friend, Jenna. So grateful for friends, and community. Yesterday, I had, a regular work day. Feels good to be back, to some sense of normalcy. I love the work I do, the […]

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She is loved

Hello everyone, it’s very early, the sun isn’t up, but, I have been, for a while. Mom has been gone, for seventeen days, today. It’s so hard, so many things to do, so many changes to, live, through. I woke up well before, the sunrise, the sun rises late, in October, it’s 6:05 AM and, […]

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The Hard Stuff

Today, I pick up mom’s ashes from, the funeral home. That is, the hard stuff. It’s a grey rainy day, I am full of emotion, feel on the edge of tears, I have for days. I don’t cry much, it’s hard for me. But, doing this, the funeral home, the phone calls, the arrangments, this […]

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A Week Ago

It’s a beautiful, Fall morning, I love Fall, but, in the year, that keeps on, taking, Fall is going to be, hard. A week ago, I sat right here, at my kitchen table, and prepared to write, a blog post about, the hard things, and then the phone rang. It was the hospital, saying I […]

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Things, thoughts-change

Hi everyone, hope all is well, with you all. I am tired and busy, but, fine. Mom hasn’t been so, terrific lately, we aren’t quite sure, what is going on, but, we are consulting, and doing all we can, to keep her healthy, and find out what is, the source, so we can solve, the […]

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Fall, and all that Jazz

Hello everyone, I hope all is well, with all of you. I have been busy, work and all, I have also been, very social. of late. Catching up, with friends, touching base. The weather has been all over, the place so far this week, hot, humid, windy, raining. Mom hasn’t been, feeling great, which always, […]

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How we spend our days…

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. ” Annie Dillard I was washing dishes, this morning, the first of probably, six times , today, and I, was reminded of this quote. I have never read, […]

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Pride of a different sort

Hello all, Hope you are all, well. It’s been hot and muggy, here, in, my beautiful ugly. This weather is enough to, drive a butch to drink! I have just violated two of Elmore Leonard’s rules of good writing, I opened with the weather and I used an exclamation mark. Elmore Leonard is not a […]