My mother is spending the weekend at my place. This morning, after I showered and spent a little bit of time working. MOM: "I heard you up and around early today." ME: "I told you last night I had an 8 am Zumba class, Mom." MOM: "Yeah, but I didn't think you really meant to go." A pause. ME: "Then why did you think I mentioned going?" MOM: "I don't know. I … [Read more...] about So little faith
My attempts at remaining calm are starting to show cracks. I want liquor or a pill or a time machine ... I want it all to just be over. And the truth is that I haven't suffered the effects of the flood yet. While I'm stuck away from home, I haven't had to go without shelter or power or food or any of my comforts. While I know that my home is probably going to be under water … [Read more...] about Emotional about Harvey
In the next month I have 7 health appointments. Yes, 7. No, I'm not seriously ill. The truth is that only one of the appointments is mine. The other 6 are my mother's. After years of resistance I finally convinced her to do all those exams and other things that she's been putting off. There appointments include 4 doctors and 2 scheduled groups of exams. I'm glad that … [Read more...] about A busy life
I got sick and I'm still sick. Why can't they just make it go away? Last Tuesday I woke up sick. There wasn't any real indication that I should expect it. I went to sleep well and woke up hacking up a lung. It was seasonal allergies, I'm pretty sure. And I treated it with the regular over-the-counter medications. And I got worse. Almost immediately I saw my energy level … [Read more...] about Aren’t you better yet?
I came across this quote in an op-ed about reconciling pro-life beliefs with the reality of ongoing Christian values: [snip] "I can no longer persuade myself that the birth of the child is the end of my pro-life agenda. I must be “pro” everything needed for that child not just to be born, but to flourish. This means that I need to be pro education and pro job growth, and … [Read more...] about Being pro-life and pro-refugee