Saturday, May 19, 2012
I could have told her that!
This bird is fully grown, but small compared to bald eagles found in the north and the west.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Yes, we are still here, and slowly adjusting to our new normal without my sweet mom. Its strange. I spent so much time stressing and thinking about what she might need in taking care of her, that I have to change my way of thinking now that she's gone. Walking though Target was bizarre. But, I'm back a work. Having T around helps tremendously. Because, of course, life does go on.
Of course we still have my dad, who needs care now will will only require more in the future. But he's just one. Not two. He's not adjusting too well to my mom's death. But at least he's allowing the aide to remain...who we have renamed "the housekeeper", as he insists that he needs no help or aide for himself.
So, things are winding down at school. There are only three more weeks left before summer camp starts. Hard to believe. This weekend we have a Daisy Girl Scout Planetarium and Museum of Science tour. After that, we have our bridging ceremony wherein about 1/2 of the troop, 6 girls will bridge over and become girl scout brownies.
Since our leader just had a baby on May 1, she announced months ago that she would be unable to lead the brownies. If you could see a picture of me right now, you might be wondering what letters appear to be tatooed on my forehead. The would be S-U-C-K-E-R.
Yes, that's right. You heard it hear first. I am going to be the new brownie girl scout troop leader. No one else was volunteering, and I had decided that I needed to live my life and not have it solely revolve around caring for my parents. Unfortunatley for me, turns out I was right.
So, I've been working on a blog for the troop. Making up recruitment flyers, and otherwise thinking about the coming year. I think it will be fun.
Life goes on, right?
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Got a call this afternoon from school that T fell on the playground. didn't even cry. Bammed her head above the eye. They applied ice. I noticed tonight that its all swollen. I foresee her first black eye in the very near future.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
She always said that in her next life, she was going to come back as a lady cop and a tap dancer. Said if ever I called my next witness and a lady cop came tap dancing up the courtroom aisle, I'd know it was her.
Guess I'll have to start looking for that. I miss her already.
I love you, Mama.
to create a miracle across the ocean so far....
Then entwine and weave all the hopes and labor,
it would take to bring us this joy called "Taylor"....
Now three lives are blessed and somewhere in the stars,
the planners are smiling, as we all are.