Monday, April 30, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
once again. Tomorrow. Because Dad will be going home to heaven soon it seems. He may have two weeks left the Dr said today. So I'm putting work to the side and heading out to stay with him. It's going to be really hard to watch him die, but I would be very upset with myself for not spending the time with him. He's only 62 and he looks like he's 92. It's very sad...and I'm sure alot of you have had cancer touch a loved one too. The way it ravages a person in such short time is just unbelievable. So unbelievable. Morbid as it may sound, I will have internet and email and will probably continue to post about this the next couple of weeks. Please bear with me thru this, as I feel like it's something I need to do. I want to get down in words all the good memories and I know there will be some bittersweet memories yet to be made in the next week or so.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
This is absolutely retarded! We are under a Winter Storm Warning! HEL-LO! Is anybody paying attention to the CALENDAR!!! It's APRIL!!!! Almost MID-APRIL!!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!! Above are views from our backyard...with Jake's big skateboard half-pipe..obviously not getting the use it should be getting this time of the year...and our front yard with my Santa Fe getting covered in a lovely snowy blanket. Now, this would have been WELCOMED and enJOYED if it were, oh, say CHRISTMAS! When it was BROWN outside! UGH!
In other news, I finished my knitted dishrag! YAY ME! ;o) I'm going to start another tonight...the good ol' standby diagonal knitted style! I know, how boring is it to knit dishrags! But actually I like it because I can get used to using my left hand in something! ha! And I can get a grasp on gauge and tension and all that...AND replenish the dishrag supply in the kitchen! It's great!
Haven't picked up a stitching needle in forever it seems, but I'm sure I'll find my way back! Soon!
Okay---off to search Florida panhandle real estate rentals! :o) I know, buddy ol' pal Melissa, (disclaimer: I don't really KNOW Melissa but feel like she's a great buddy just because I read her blog!) at http://www.gulfskye.blogspot.com/ thinks she's got it bad there on the Redneck Riviera, but I say SIGN ME UP for the hail and take this snow and SHOVEl it!
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Well, I'm back from my short trip to visit Dad! He had a good day...and a not so good day due to nausea...but all in all, he was so happy that we were all there hanging out for the weekend!
Something funny about going home though....people had apparently talked about my coming home this weekend...how they haven't seen me since 1983......when we graduated, though I have been back on several occasions since then! Driving through town (and it's a SMALL town), driving past the school (I LOVED school...absolutely LOVED it) and memories come back about Kim Barnhart at Greenfield McClain High School (Go Tigers)...and driving around town and not seeing a single familiar face...it was very odd. Spending time driving past old childhood haunts and home....it was a bittersweet trip actually. At times, it seems the place hasn't changed a bit...but obviously it has...if only a little.
It was very relaxing being at dad's out in the country...just hanging out and visiting with family. Jake had fun meeting up with his cousins...and we all lamented about how it would be wonderful if we all lived closer. But that's not what life has dealt us this hand. And so we made the most of our time together and promised to get together more often.
Funny..when I was Kim Barnhart in 1983, I never ever thought I would miss little ol' Greenfield Ohio one little bit when I left! Guess that's the way it goes sometimes! I don't think I miss what is "today's Greenfield"...I think I sometimes miss 1983 Greenfield, though. C'est La Vie!