Monday, January 28, 2013

patiently waiting

I remember years ago our family was babysitting the neighbour children. At first they were fine but then the point came when they got lonesome and so they sat by the picture window in the living room looking out, waiting for their parents. We could distract them for a moment or two but eventually they would make their way back to that window, staring out, willing them to come back to get them.

That's how I've been feeling these past few days. I can momentarily be distracted but mostly I'm just dreadfully lonesome. Maybe if I stare out the window long enough she'll (they'll) come back to pick me up.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

he and she

He wants desperately to press the giant red button that is the emergency button for the whirlpool. Bribery and threats have to be involved to stop him.

She is worried that if he DOES press the giant red button we will be taken away to jail.

Thus it is, raising he and she.

2012 - year in review

All because of one of my favorite friends I get very introspective this time of year. The looking ahead. The wondering what the year will bring. The looking back over the year that was.

On January 30th they declared my mom cancer-free.
Towards the end of August they told her it was back.
On November 23rd she was gone.

Certainly not my favorite year. I'm hoping 2013 is a better year.