Friday, May 20, 2016

May...still a difficult month for me

Don't know if I can post tomorrow or not so I'm posting this today. Tomorrow will be the second anniversary of my mom's passing. She is greatly missed.
I find myself wondering why getting over her death has been harder than getting over the death of my father. I've come to the conclusion that when my dad passed (Feb. 8, 2004) we had mom to worry about and take care of so there was little time to think and little time to mourn. Mom had been ill with Alzhiemers for about 7 years and the last three years of her illness where intense and then suddenly she was gone and I had nothing but time to mourn and comb through her belongings and see all the things that she had enjoyed. We're still finding things that I don't know what to do with. It's crazy. Because of this I have given away things of my own that don't have particular meaning for anyone so our kids won't have to go through the same task.
The old saying that time heals all wounds are wrong. It just dulls the pain.
On a happier note we have been having some good rain and Austin is green again.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Afraid For Hillary

I'm growing increasingly pessimistic about Hillary Clinton's chances for winning the Democratic nomination and getting elected president. She's not only fighting the Republican machine but she's also having to fight the Bernie Sanders and his minions that threaten not to vote for her if their candidate does not get the nomination. Don't know what's going to happen. It's scary.
I've been riding my stationary bike for a few minutes at a time trying to work up to riding it for a significant period of time. I'm so way out of shape that it's shameful, even for an old broad like me.
Trying to do more housework but it too gets away from me. The girls help and Frank helps in the kitchen but the dust mites out number us all! Ick.