Beauty Parlor Visit

Mom has her ups and downs. She started getting a little tired at her 90th birthday party the other day, and was a bit wiped out for a while. This morning though, she was really chipper.  She asked me what time it was, after she had been sitting up in the recliner for a while. […]

Processing and Happy Birthday

Process prior to writing: Yesterday, I blogged about my mother’s 90th birthday party, the passage of time, and how things change. I alluded to a strange quality of my visit. I have found that it is nearly impossible to write well about things that I haven’t fully processed; this is particularly true about ongoing situations. Sometimes I need to […]

Post-Birthday Post

The day went well I am so happy to say that my birthday went well.  Most of my cousins from Joy’s side of the family came to dinner in celebration of the start of my 63rd year.  I was so pleased that those involved in the melt-down and our subsequent displacement also came, as invited.  […]