Politics And One Mother With A Keyboard. Because in front of every informed voter is a frightened politician.
Nice to see you back!
Thanks. Sadly there is more sadness in my family. My mother-in-law is gravely ill.
I am sorry to hear this, Kris. Life sucks. Except, of course, you know it really doesn't... except at times when it really does.Our 27 year old daughter is back home. Not a freeloader-- she's an interior designer pushing the re-set button (and we, forward thinkers that we are, have positioned ourselves to accommodate such re-sets). She sent me something from NPR-- I'm with you on NPR, but it wasn't a bad piece. "Why I Don't Cook For My Parents" http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131183505&sc=emafI gave it a cursory read, and took home the point that our parents created homes. And we, as parents, should do the same. [Note that I'm bracketing these comments. I appreciate that the mess that this country is in is a multi-factorial cluster f&^%, But I also can't stop from wondering how much the disintegration of the mom-dad norm weighs in the mess.}Sorry. Is it hoky for me to suggest that you & the kids make a wreath? Your kids have lost a Grandpa, and are looking at losing a Grandma. This has got to suck for them. Gather all the photos, all the mementos... make a wreath. Your kids are young. They will remember it. Good luck. (Please do not post this.)