Tag Archives: Caretaking

One Step Further

What a weird experience the whole end-of-life thing is for those who will remain behind. Mom continues her gradual decline.  In a phone conversation on Monday, her Hospice nurse told me that we’re looking at weeks now, perhaps as much … Continue reading

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Not Much To Say

And for that, I should probably be grateful. ********** Mom continues to heal from her last fall.  The laceration on her right brow has closed and I assume the fracture to the bony orbit of her eye is stabilizing.  The … Continue reading

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Rollercoaster

Hi, everyone.  Been a bit of a lapse here and I apologize for that (although I know I don’t have to because you all GET IT). Want to start off with some good news.  No, not good – GREAT!  An … Continue reading

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Someone Let Me Off This Ride

So.  Been a long time.  Sorry.  Signed in a couple of times with the intent of catching you up and then just couldn’t find the energy to write down all that’s been happening.  I’ll finally present it here, but in … Continue reading

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The More They Stay The Same

Mom appears to have an unerring psychic sense of when I’m writing, when I’ve put myself away in some nook and finally gotten into the zone, and that’s when she shows up to ask me one of her questions. Those … Continue reading

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Just One of Those Things

Mom was in the yard the other day, watching me chuck a tennis ball for my dog Holly to chase.  Mom said, “It’s amazing how well she does with only one eye.”  (Holly was blinded in her left eye when she was a … Continue reading

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Affirmation

I have this friend I’ve known almost forever.  Seriously.  The only people we’ve known longer than each other is our birth families. We’ve gone through a lot together.  Some of it we’ve shared and some of it we spent on the … Continue reading

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