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On Sunday I took mom to the extravanganza in celebration of The End, the final installment in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.

Lemony Snicket was absent, but Daniel Handler and Stephin Merritt stood in for him ... )

"Jojishoji," Sunny said, which meant something like, "I don't believe that abridging the freedom of expression and the free exercise thereof is the proper way to run a community."

Page 223, The End, by Lemony Snicket.

a year

Jul. 4th, 2006 08:32 am
d_trektone_w: (noble)
I figured I'd do a post in the evening, but am up now so here it is.

My father passed away a year ago today.

It sometimes feels as though almost every post mentions family stuff. (Okay, so it's family stuff, food/wine, or entertainment of some sort.) My mom's cardiologist advised us, after dad's death, to spend what time we could together because when both people in a couple had health issues on the order of my parents' her experience was that it was not uncommon for the one to go with a year of the other.

My sister and I really like the cardiologist because she provides opinions. This was a difficult year for mom, health-wise, with the shingles several months last year and the stroke in January. Still, she's doing okay these days and is in good spirits most of the time. I'll be taking her out of the assisted care place to spend today at her house. Should be fairly low-key.

As for me, it's been a stressful >12 months. I'm constantly torn between doing stuff for me and being with mom. I think I'm getting better at keeping myself rested and not sick, so that's an improvement. When not focused on mom/family issues or my job tasks, I typically feel disorganized and unmotivated. More exercise would probably a good thing. Maybe more meditation, too.

I am grateful to my lj friends and "friends" who continue to share their thoughts and advice. Thank you all again.


Time to pick up some supplies (root beer and ice cream!) and then to get mom.
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