As it turns out, shopping under the influence of grief is not wise choice…Last week before my mom’s memorial service, I decided I needed to get a haircut. Since my husband was off work, I left an hour early to make “a quick trip to Target to get a few things I needed.” I have […]
I looked up “postmortem” b/c I wasn’t sure what it meant exactly. Turns out we’ve got two very appropriate definitions going on here: “discussion of an event after it has occurred” and “occurring or done after death”, so this is most definitely The Postmortem Post. This past week was one of the most bizarre of my life. I can’t […]
MaryAnn was… my moman incredibly dynamic womansmartan extraordinary teachera Red Hat womanfull of stories and laughtermy sister’s mother, my father’s wife and my children’s grandmastubbornall kinds of spunkyfunnycaringmy #1 cheerleadersomeone who will be incredibly missedmy mom… .
My mom is dying and was admitted to hospice care last week. As many of you know, this is just a really hard and really sucky situation. I figure anyway you slice it, dealing with a dying parent is flat-out awful, and losing one’s mind definitely has to be part of the grief stages. I […]
So you know how inevitatably you get That Christmas Letter every year that leaves you thinking, “I really don’t care if your daughter is acing out her 6 yr. old Gymboree class and now knows how to shake a morraca with the best of them?” It also cracks me up when couples write about all […]