June 26th, 2010

TM - Sean & Marcy 02

Writer's Block: City mouse or country mouse?

Do you prefer to live in an urban or rural environment? Why?

I am a city girl. I don't know if I could deal with having to travel far for stuff and not having the stuff around me that I am used to.
I like that we do have stuff here that is open 24hrs a day. I have like 6 malls within 45 mins of me. I like hearing the planes fly (since I live by the airport).
I am kinda spoiled living just outside chicago. I don't think I'd do well in a rural place. Ok maybe if I lived on a beach somewhere as long as I had cable tv and internet access I think I might be ok lol but that may be it lol.
POTC - Will- Liz faces

I saw this make the rounds thru tumblr and thought I'd share

“My Mum died suddenly on September 4th, 2006

After she died, I realized how much she’d been shielding from my father’s mental state.

He doesn’t have alzheimers, but he has no short - term memory, and is often lost.

I took him to the funeral, but when we got home, he kept asking me every 15 minutes where my mother was. I had to explain over and over again, that she had died.

This was shocking news to him.

Why had no one told him?
Why hadn’t I taken him to the funeral?
Why hadn’t he visted her in the hospital?

He had no memory of these events.

After awhile, I realized I couldn’t keep telling him that his wife had died. He didn’t remember, and it was killing both of us, to constantly re-live her death.

I decided to tell him she’d gone to Paris, to take care of her brother, who was sick.

And that’s where she is now.

This is a journal.

An ongoing record of my father, and of our relationship.

For whatever days we have left together.