Sorry for dropping off the map for a spell, but I have been so busy with life that something had to suffer as a result. In the past that would have been an important and vital something, like family or The Self, but this time it’s only my little blog, widely unread, and even spat upon by a recent ‘reader’.
I have to admit that the vitriolic speechifying stunned me and left me somewhat shaken. I forget that there are angry and violent people out there who would do me and others harm because they feel it is the right thing to do and they are helping out. So I guess I have been wary of blogging as a result…as well as a busy schedule.
Not to go into specifics too much, but let’s just say that my mother’s health is doing well, despite the numerous trips to doctors (some scheduled, some not) and arranging for live-in homecare aides while I’m away. Mt studies are going along well, but I am suffering the Spring Semester Slam, even though I am not behind in my work. 12 credits of advanced standing courses on top of the pressures at home make for a scrambled brain, I think.
Here’s the cool thing…
Yesterday was the last day of a series of medical appointments for mom. It was also a telephone class meeting with a professor about 1000 miles from here. To top this off, I have been waiting to hear from the homecare folks for weeks…So I woke up at 6AM and within 4 hours it all happened: Mom went off to her appointment, and all went well; I had my ‘class’ and that went well, and just when I thought it was over…The phone rang and it was them! We have set up a meeting time for them to visit mom here before to get to know her, etc…What a relief! I offered up my thanks to the Heavens for a wonderful and full day, and all before noon.
Then I took a nap.
Today is mom’s birthday. She’s 84. We’re meeting some of her friends for lunch at the Pale Stag. Did I mention that all the women who will be caring for her when I’m away are in the Program? No coincidences here in Somewheresville…