Thursday, April 28, 2011

Radio Silence

Since my last post:

  • Audit at work – stress and madness ensue
  • Vacation – lovely blur because
  • FIL fell while we were gone sustaining grave injury
  • IT conversion at work – stress and madness ensue
  • FIL not progressing, bring in hospice
  • Struggle to continue on with major fundraising event
  • Funeral
  • Put on huge fundraising event
  • Spend time with Precious Oldest, home for spring break
  • Spend time with Precious Youngest, home for spring break
  • Shake fists at the heavens that their spring breaks were different weeks
  • Go to the doctor and find out stress has caused weight loss. Go figure
  • Send out resume and get called for interview
  • Then….Nothing
  • Start lettuce and carrots, prune and feed roses, beef up perennials
  • Begin kitchen facelift
  • Find out that lack of running water/stove/refrigerator render me useless
  • Realize I would have made a shitty pioneer
  • Girls home for Easter
  • Have 70th birthday party for my mother
  • Get called f or a second interview
  • Then…Nothing
  • Get a call from Precious Oldest – SHE HAS A JOB!
  • Praise sweet baby jesus that kitchen face lift is done save for painting the walls
  • Realize day after day after day of dreary weather has stopped me from doing any further gardening. Will likely see first tomato around fucking Labor Day
  • Start researching possibilities for new kitchen table and chairs
  • The Saint informs me budget is blown
  • I keep looking for furniture anyway

Oh people I could weep. It has been a ragged few months. I look at this pathetic list and notice a total lack of nuance yet my life is filled day to day with grace notes I can’t put into words. I don’t want to abandon this space. We shall see.


Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I am happy to see you online, even if it's just a brief checking-in. Thank you for updating us.

My condolences on the loss of your father-in-law. It's difficult, I know.

Holly (me.) said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Selfishly glad to see you back in this space.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I have missed you!

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm so sorry about your FIL--so much going on in your world--no wonder you've been offline. I was just wondering about you, too, so I'm glad to read of the updates and despite the drama, glad you retain your humor (pioneer woman--that did make me snicker).

And YAY for your daughter's job!