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Friday, March 15, 2013

It's Been a Week

Getting back into the groove of work is always a bit tough after a week's break, especially so with the time change.  Waking up in the dark has been an adjustment for all of us, and the week has been a struggle with bed times as well (because SOME ONE, hint: her name begins with an "N" thinks 9 pm is time to rock, not time to sleep).

Then, I caught a cold from Caleb, and the boogers runneth.

Then, my grandfather died.

He was 89, and had been diagnosed 6 months ago with extensive, inoperable cancer, and for the past few weeks, we knew his "time" was imminent.  His death then was both expected and, honestly, a mercy.  Still, it's sad to see someone go.  I especially feel for my mother.  Losing a parent must be particularly difficult, no matter the circumstances or degree of preparation.

So, this afternoon, I fly to Cody, WY.

Know where that is?

Probably not.  It's commonly known as the entrance to Yellowstone, but is also home to a whole lotta cowboys.  Because in WY?  There are still cowboys.  And, drive-thru liquor.

I'm catching a flight this afternoon, attending the funeral tomorrow, and then flying home on Sunday.  I wish my trip could be longer and could be for a happier occasion, but I am thankful that I can attend, despite the duration and the distance.

All this means the running has been minimal this week, and hopefully, I can still manage that minimal through the weekend to keep the streak alive.

So, that's all that.  Could I compose a less graceful conclusion?

6 comments:

MCM Mama said...

I'm sorry. Condolences for your family.

Have a safe flight.

Carolina John said...

But can you drive through the liquor stores on a horse? Can you get a DUI on a horse? These are the kinds of questions you can get answers to out there. Wasn't Cody, WY the final resting place of Billy the Kid?

So sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Both of my grandmothers have been in declining health for the last few years and it's not pretty.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I'm so sorry that you won't have your grandfather here but understand the balance in that it is a blessing. What a wonderful life of 89 years! I am sure he will live on in many memories and stories.

Enjoy the trip and celebrate what your grandfather was and will continue to be in your family. Be safe. Praying for you all.

Jamoosh said...

Sorry about your loss. Epxected or not, it's tough.

Still have drive-thru liquor stores in Texas by the way.

Viper said...

I'm sorry about your loss. Death is never easy. Safe travels. Regards ...

Nobel4Lit said...

So sorry to hear about all that. My condolences to you and your family.