Different sort of holiday....

The music we have been listening to... thanks to my house guest "Rookie" you can't get more Irish than she is... born and raised in Ballyhaise, County Cavan Ireland.  A tiny village less than 800 population on the border country with Northern...

Skipping traditions.....

Usually I attend Midnight Mass... this year.... I feel so down... I really don't wish to go.. I have Rookie who is Irish Catholic and would attend only if I said "let's go" Newbie is German Lutheran and doesn't go and of course my sweet Ziyi is a...

I wish

I wish I felt better I wish I could stop crying I wish I could have said goodbye I wish the pain would stop I wish I could sleep I wish....

I am home

Gracias everyone for all of your thoughts wishes prayers and expressions of sympathy. My family and I really appreciated that. I have had a pretty rough week, and I am very glad to finally be at home. Ziyi drove me to the cemetery so I...

Up and walking

Good evening,   Rebecca is up and walking today, she is eating well and so ready to come home. She remains sad and I am sure she will grieve for a while to come, but she at least does no longer blame herself and is coming to terms that both...