Monday, August 31, 2009

I'm Baaaaaaack!

Well, I'm back, after an extremely long hiatus. I think the strain of my grandma's passing, combined with immediately going out west on vacation, culminated in my being lackadaisical about updating my blog in these final days of summer. I hope that I haven't lost all of my faithful readers as a result!

I'm posting some pics from our Montana vacation, which was amazing. I've never been to that part of the country before, and it felt like I was on a different planet in many ways: wide, open spaces, a much slower pace, unusual weather patterns. Kibi had a great time, as did the rest of us.

Now we're back home and ready to get back into the swing of things as we prepare for Fall to make its first appearances.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sorry It's Been So Long...

... but we've had a lot going on.

Kibi and I were in Ohio for 10 days visiting my parents. Sadly, my ailing grandmother had taken a turn for the worse while we were there. She declined pretty steadily and we thought she might even pass away during our time there. However, she held on and, although it was hard to leave, we said goodbye to her and came back home, wondering when we would get the dreaded phone call.

We spent two quiet but enjoyable days here, catching up with DH/Daddy and recharging our emotional batteries. Then this morning, my brother called with the sad news: my grandma passed away. I feel very sad, of course, but I do feel a great sense of relief because she was struggling so much, and she was so ready to go. As hard as it was to see her at her worst those last several days, we all agreed that we had been given a gift: time together. And that is something I will always cherish.

So, we're heading back out to Ohio in a few days to make a mournful journey home. Sigh. Thanks to all of you who've expressed kind words, sent notes, or called me these last few days... your thoughts and prayers are so very appreciated.

Rest well, Mumma. I love you.

About Me

Arlington, VA, United States
Maestro and mom to a wee virtuoso

I'm #1804