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October 25, 2011

Grandma Henrietta

I got the call this morning, the one I knew was coming. From the sound of my mother's voice I knew what it was about. At first I wandered around in shock. I went outside, I walked around, and then it hit me: she was gone. My grandmother, Henrietta. The one with the big heart and infectious laugh. The one who was always smiling. As I sat down and it started to sink in, one…
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October 11, 2011

10 Day You Challenge: Six Places

In case you have read the other 10 Day You Challenges and are wondering where 7 went, the answer is: I have hidden it. As part of the 10 Day You Challenge, number 7 was to write 7 things you want. Well I think that is a little self indulgent and also a little personal. So I wrote the 7 things I wanted, but I am keeping them to myself. Instead, I am moving on…
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October 10, 2011

Surgery Sookton, A Room of My Own, and Popcorn-Palooza

An hour before surgery and the nerves had started to kick in...big time. Rob was sitting by my side holding my hand and trying to warm me up, when I started to realize, wow, this is really happening right now. "You're a surgery Sookton," he said. I knew it was going to come down to this one day. That the surgery was needed. The doctor had said, "the only way to know what we are…
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October 5, 2011

Avoidance

I am the queen of avoidance. If I don't want to do it, or I am scared, or there is a big confrontation, I usually find the quickest way to exit, stage right. But avoiding is not living, and sometimes you have to grip the wheel and plow forward. Today is one of those days. My reproductive organs are basically useless pieces of trash- I've known this for a while, but had it confirmed to…
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