I have been conspicuously absent from blogland (as I am sure you all
have noticed - um, right?).
It was the perfect storm.
If you saw the movie (or read the book) you know it took three
perfectly timed weather fronts to create the storm of the century.
And so it was with me.
After my last post about my Uncle Tom my older sister who I love
and respect emailed me about my biting references about our
mother in many of my blogs. I listened to her, thought about it
for awhile and decided that she was on to something.
As I read her email I had that hot-faced embarrassment I remember
from grade school when I got called out in front of the class for
something or caught red-handed in high school doing something I
knew my parents didn't approve of.
My mother is alive but suffers from Alzheimers. My sister wondered
if she didn't have it if I would say things about her like I do.
I decided to edit the post.
Now, several weeks later I don't know exactly how I will treat
the subject of my mother's place in my history but I definitely will
not notify my family when I post about family memories if there is
anything untoward about her in it.
I developed The Sinus Infection From Hell. My teeth hurt for
godssakes! It was akin to the lingering feeling after my braces
were tightened in 7th grade. It took some serious antibiotics
and sleep to knock that sucker out.
My computer up and died.
''When Computers Go Bad' - More at 11:00'
I had no computer, no email, no email addresses, no current work
I am getting a fancy Mac Book Pro which will be nice but frankly
I'd rather buy groceries. For me spending money on computer
equipment is like buying new tires or a new roof - you are just
supposed to have those things - having them new doesn't float
my boat. Now a new car OVER the tires or a new house UNDER the
roof - THAT I would like.
So I am back, a little worse for the wear but here. I have a lot of
catch up reading and responding to do. And oh yeah, some work too!
Labels: Mom, perfect storm, sinus infection