Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Mixed Bag of a Week

 Crossing the Chippewa River, above, and a cool picture of Dino, the Wonder Dog, below.
Here I am still dragging my butt on getting back to a writing schedule. Yet another snag blew in last week.

We were supposed to bury Mom on Friday, but my sister’s mother-in-law passed away Monday night, so her funeral was Friday. I really feel sorry for my sister and her family. Losing two grandmas in a couple of months. Uf-da.

So we moved my mom’s burial back to tomorrow. I was planning on working the day job all day and just taking a long lunch break to join the family at the cemetery. Thursday morning, I found out my boss was taking Monday off, so I said, well, cool, then I won’t be here either. Once in a while things work out.

I am still working on lots of stuff for the nonprofit, though. I updated our donor list and have been reviewing the changes my daughter and son have been making to our business plan and our volunteer handbook. I’m so proud of both my kids, but sometimes I don’t know if it’s so good that they inherited my tenacious spirit.

The other good thing, Hubby, the dog and I took a much-needed ride yesterday. Found a new campground, and I came home and made reservations for it in August. I cannot wait to go camping this summer. Hopefully, I will drag my sister away some weekend for some sister-time too.

Lots to look forward to and lots of work to get goin’ on. No promises on the writing front, but I’ll get back in the saddle eventually.
 Wishing everyone else a productive week. 
I thought I should include a picture of the granmas. My mom is on the right. This picture was taken in 2012, at the wedding of their great-granddaughter. 


  1. I am sorry for both your losses. I'm glad things worked out with the funerals, though. That had to be a bit stressful.

    Yay for a new campground! Hubby and I are starting the camping season in June. :)

    Love the pics.

    1. It's Tuesday night already, and I woke up this morning for the first time in nearly four months feeling as though there was no weight on my back. All there are is good things to look forward to! Thanks for the support.

  2. I grieve with you, Chris.

    I think not writing just now is completely understandable. You've got other things to think about and feel.

    Hopefully, there will be greater joy in the days to come, and greater peace, too.

    1. When my mom was sick during the winter, journaling about that journey was what got me through, writing those emotion-filled words knowing that I would be the only ones to read them. But now that it is time to move on, it is time to start writing words for others to see. Thanks for supporting my journey.