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[Oct. 12th, 2014|09:12 am]
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Christine's new treatment was horrible, and she may still be suffering the withdrawal from quitting last week on Tuesday. New diagnosis is thrown away. I think one significant elephant has been addressed, which is good. Her mother, though, has been assessed as appropriate for hospice.

My Grandmámá is reportedly failing. My mother reported how horrible it was to listen to Grandmámá's third husband boss Grandmámá around. This was reported to Christine wherein we both reflected on the irony. It was somewhat shocking to hear from my mother that she would commit suicide if she was in Grandmámá's state, and mom made it clear that it was Charles that would make her want to take that exit. I reflect on how distressed my mother has been at thoughts my Dad was suicidal, and wonder about projection. They were driving home from Florida, so i couldn't really chat with Dad to get a slightly more reliable story. I did hear that Grandmámá's third husband (presumably under the influence of Fox news) proclaimed that we need to fix voting so only property owners get to vote. Dad's response was to be even more outrageous, culminating with alumni from his alma mater get three votes.

Yesterday was lovely, although not as productive as i would have liked. I did spend a great deal of time mucking in the garden. I repotted our heavily pruned sequoia, sifted through the potato bin to find few potatoes (and the remnants mostly sprouting). I created a larger worm bin and found that we do indeed still have wriggly worms in the bin. The larger bin was filled with trimmings from the cat nip, borage, and various other plants. The plants in the broken pot are still in the broken pot, but my legs are aching this morning, so i think i got enough exercise.

We also walked in the night: there are new diode street lamps on our night time walk route. Fascinating patterns are made as the light dapples through the leaves, and the moon was lovely company.

This morning was a great deal of food prep. I think i made some miserable egg salad (too much onion? more salt?) and miserable sandwiches of the salad between yellow corn tortillas. Well, it's edible. And i couldn't have ruined celery sticks and pepper strips.

So, healthy and well, although family news is mostly not good shading to quite sad. When Christine and i speculate when we might travel east, the uncertainty of funeral travel hangs over it all.


[User Picture]From: annie_r
2014-10-13 12:12 am (UTC)
poor Christine! and it sounds like a lot of heaviness in both your families.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2014-10-13 02:22 pm (UTC)
Indeed: Christine has a great deal she's carrying. I'm hoping some more things resolve for her so she can put some things down, but i don't see that happening quickly.

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From: mopalia
2014-10-13 07:25 am (UTC)
Husband 3- does he watch Bones? The "True Intent of the Constitution" rant about the elite property owners being the ones the founding fathers intended as the only ones to get the vote showed up there as part of the conspiracy theory plot. (I am embarrassed about this sentence construction but not motivated enough by the topic to fix it.)

Hoping for the best about your possible job change. As for the rest - well, we all know life often sucks. I'm glad you can always find moments when you remember that it's also ridiculously wonderful. Worms in the compost - it's a small blessing. ;)
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2014-10-13 02:30 pm (UTC)
Bones the TV series? Doubt number three does anything but watch Fox news.

Thanks for the hoping. It is lovely just to know the possibility is Seen for me, but would be more than lovely to actually be free. I certainly anticipate anxiety about not having hounding deadlines every way i turn creating a challenging space (shades of graduate school haunt me), but i think i've learned much since then.
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