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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-10-29 05:39
Subject: [personal] When Josie comes home
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Tags:calendula, child, cool, family, food, personal, work, writing
tillyjane, a/k/a my mom, spent her first full day post-operative/post-discharge at my house yesterday. I took off work to care for her, though I'm back at the Day Jobbe a bit later today as her sisters have arrived to help for a week or two. My friend T— came by for several hours to offer desperately needed advice and assistance, as home healthcare is her profession. And my friend F— brought by a lasagna yesterday afternoon, which was a most welcome and simple-for-us dinner treat.

So far, things are going well. She remains cheerful and (relatively) energetic. We've identified three success criteria that need to be met before my mom can go back to her own house. Two are keyed to her own healing progress, and the third is a small infrastructure problem at the house which I have someone coming in this morning to bid out a solution on.

In other news, something very fun and interesting has happened in my writing life that I'll report on when it's public info. For now, just say I am a happy camper at a time when a little positive reinforcement is going a rather long way.

In other other news, the_child's Halloween dance is tonight, and seventh-grade drama seems to be in full cry around her. She's doing just fine. For her parents, it's kind of like having a front row seat at the soaps, though. And being Halloween, this is calendula_witch's birthday weekend. Appropriate festivities are in store.

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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2010-10-29 16:17 (UTC)
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Oh, seventh grade, the worst time of my life. My Dad told me that things would get better in high school. I didn't believe him, of course, but he was right, and he earned huge credibility points for it.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2010-10-29 19:43 (UTC)
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At least the_child didn't have to worry about any preparations for her Bat Mitzvah.
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Jay Lake: funny-buddahomer
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-10-29 20:15 (UTC)
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Bwah hah hah...
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User: quaero_verum
Date: 2010-10-29 23:06 (UTC)
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Followed you here via jimvanpelt....

I too am a writerly type, although not as prolific as you apparently are.... in any case, would love mutual friending if you are agreeable....


Edited at 2010-10-29 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-11-01 13:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hi! Please do. :)
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