One week down…

…and so far, I have no regrets about saying goodbye to Facebook. In the past week, I have written letters to three people, sent notes to three more and sent my son a clipping I thought he’d enjoy. It’s been amazing. I have made slow and steady progress on sorting through all of the stuff…

Don’t be such a stranger

Welcome 2015! So, what, I had one post all year last year? I resolve to try to do better. I am making a promise to myself that I’ll post at least TWICE this year. There are big things happening in InfoVirtuoso-land these days. Tonight, I deactivated my Facebook account. I gave notice that I’d be…

Mom

I am sitting next to her bedside. Her breathing seems labored, but I’ve been down this path before and I know that it’s mostly reflexes in action. My sister sleeps in a chair across the room. We drove more than nine hours to get here today and we are both exhausted, but I can’t fall…

Enough

My mother is very ill. She was admitted to the hospital before Labor Day and spent a few days being treated before transferring to a rehab facility for physical therapy, so that she could go home (she lives with my sister) and have a little more mobility. Mom, who is 74, has been dealing with…

Rain clouds

My short semester ended on June 25th and I still haven’t been outside very much, mostly because it’s been raining every day. Last year, we had a terribly hot, dry summer where we spent many a frustrated day watching storms roll in on radar only to split apart and go around us, or dissipate before…

One week

His funeral was one week ago today. My dad turned 78 on April 2nd. I spoke with him before he left for a “regularly scheduled doctor’s appointment.” He sounded better than I’d heard in a while. I told him I’d try to be out to see him, but he was pretty understanding that this was…

Don’t blink

Don’t blink. I blinked and my babies turned into full grown men. They moved out and moved on to their own adventures and I considered The Great Parenting Experiment to be a success. It didn’t happen overnight, obviously. There were many, many milestone moments along the way. First steps, birthday parties, kindergarten, choir concerts, school…

NaBloPoMo Day 19 – A warm memory

It’s not even 11 p.m. on a Saturday night and I’m already about to fall asleep. Why? Because I set my alarm for 6 a.m. today to get up and go to the grocery store so that I could avoid the pre-Thanksgiving crush of people. I unpacked the groceries and opted to lie down on…