Yesterday was a good day at work. I had projects to fill my time, and good friends/coworkers to talk and laugh with. The day was beautiful, and when I got home I dragged out my lawnmower and cut my front yard. There was even a little breeze to keep me from getting too warm. Back inside I took care of my finches, geckos, and snakes. … Continue reading Grief is Strange
Picture: My mother, Peggi, at her first chemo treatment. I could not do much with my broken leg. My mother had gotten weaker and weaker, and couldn’t stand by herself or get up out of bed without help. My sister had just unexpectedly died. The hospice did not offer at-home health aides. I was at a loss. My mother only had Medicare. The hospice told … Continue reading Goodbye to my best friend
My sister’s death was a complete surprise. She was supposed to go grocery shopping for me and my mother that Saturday morning, and was going to call us before she left the motel. By 9am we hadn’t heard from her, and I was getting worried. Calls to her phone went unanswered. I called the motel and had the desk clerk check her room. The clerk … Continue reading December 2019 was a terrible month
It’s been even longer than the last post. I had a couple of posts up promoting my books, but I took them down when I came back to the site. It’s not been a good last few months for me. In December 2019, on my birthday nonetheless (and a Monday), I slipped on some ice in my backyard and fell, breaking my leg in three … Continue reading Back again.