End of Week 292 – Changes. More Than Expected…


I had a difficult time deciding which picture to display on this post.  Today is December 30 and seldom have I been in a time of more transition.

Yesterday would have been my mother’s 85th birthday.  I miss her terribly, and was having my usual hard time with the day when I found out one of our cousins – one with whom we are all close – passed away the same day.  Linda was our family historian and a community activist.  Everything she did benefited someone else.  This was not expected, and we are all in shock.

However, yesterday was also my last day at work.  Although I was dealing with remembering mom, I was not yet aware of Linda’s passing and was managing to stay fairly cheerful as people wished me well on my retirement.  Then, at the very end of the day, my son walks into the office with roses for me, and insists on walking me out!  He actually  made my coworkers cry (at least one of them).  I have a wonderful son!

More transition – here we are at the end of the year.  Tomorrow is New Years Eve.  I am looking forward to spending it with my husband, at home, watching Twilight Zone on SYFY, eating cheese and crackers with cold cuts.  This is our tradition; neither of us is into crowds and noise and partying.  We will be cozy and warm and enjoying the peace and quiet.

And so I chose a picture I’ve used before, one that has always represented my mother to me, and one that I now realize perfectly describes how my cousin Linda lived.  I believe what it says. Maybe now I will have time for “small acts.”

There isn’t much happening politically due to the holidays.  I did read about something that made me laugh.  Supposedly, the reelection committee for SCROTUS and the RNC have launched a fund-raiser that opens with a survey.  The question asks what the taker thinks of SCROTUS’ performance as president so far.  The story I read said the response choices were something like fantastic, very good, good, and “other”.  Their point was that there are no negative terms included in the choices.  “Other” can mean anything.  There is a place for comments, but you have to give a LOT of personal information, including contact information.  I have not seen this solicitation personally, but I hope I get the chance to confirm the description.

Until next week….



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