“The assisted living residence called last week. Mama’s name is the waiting list there. Every now and then over the years they would call when her “favorite apartment” opened up. She kept telling them she wasn’t ready. They called a few months before I moved home, and she called me.” read more
Five and Twenty Blackbirds
New post on my blog, Daughter on Duty.
“I’ve been thinking more about what I wrote here last week, and feeling like I’m living crown-over-slippers in the Cinderella syndrome. My mother doesn’t seem to understand or appreciate my contribution to her living. Why is that? Well, I’ve had an epiphany.” Read more.
The first and the last, alpha and omega. Rain in between.
Lenten Roses in the Rain
Goodbye to the Salish Sea (Lummi Island)
I accepted a friend’s challenge to post (on Facebook) a nature or landscape photo each day for a week. I thought I would post them here, too. These are the first four days’ entrees.
There’s a new post on Daughter on Duty.
“I really do try to pick my battles in the internal war I unwittingly re-engaged when I offered to come home to live with my mother. It was supposed to be a peacekeeping mission, but that was fantasy. Mothers and daughters with old wounds don’t give them up easily. We never could talk stuff through, and we aren’t about to start now, apparently; so we do battle.” read more
Clouds from Both Sides
(Lummi Island, Washington)