A Journey Home

My mother passed away on October 12.  It's been a difficult two weeks with her being ill and then dying.  My family and I have worked through her funeral and working on her estate.  I've been so busy, I've not had time to get to grieving.I've been touchy.  The littlest thing will either make me … Continue reading A Journey Home

Grief Surrounds Me

In the last year and quarter, I've gone to six memorial services or funerals.  Lately, I've felt that's all that is left to us.  We live, we love, we die. If we're lucky, if we're very lucky, we have people in our lives who will grieve for us when we are gone.  My great aunt … Continue reading Grief Surrounds Me

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

No, I'm not going to start spouting about a Clint Eastwood movie but the title seemed appropriate for all the things I want to talk about. Vicki made it safely to Wisconsin and we've had a good visit with her.  I missed my other girls this holiday but know they had other responsibilities and obligations. … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Life, Life, Life

Life is what happens when you're planning your life, right?  Unexpectedly, we got to see Virginia this weekend.  It was wonderful to see her but unfortunately, she came home for a funeral of a friend's mother.  I spent my weekend running around, visiting with people, and accomplishing nothing useful.  I did get some editing done … Continue reading Life, Life, Life

Death … and other scenes…

I'm working on a story - fiction - and I just killed off my first good character.  This is a character that is what I'll call a second tier character.  She's not a main character but is closely related to the main characters.  I've never written a scene like this before.  It was challenging.  I … Continue reading Death … and other scenes…