Sunday, June 26, 2005

Long day



My mother died early this morning. By this afternoon Russ and I were heading to Omaha to pick up my sister and niece who flew in from Arizona. I hadn't seen my niece in a couple years, but I hadn't seen my sister in seventeen years.

We had a nice reunion and a pleasant ride back, and dropped them at my father's house about 11pm.

It's going to be a hard few days, of course. I'm exhausted already, and I have so much stuff that has to get done.

Beyond that, I haven't much else to talk about tonight. I'm working on the 2YN class stuff, though it won't be much. And I'm preparing to sleep tonight and maybe a good part of tomorrow. Sleep pas always been my way of dealing with stress, and it works well for me.

But like anyone facing this situation, I wish it had never happened, and I'll be glad to have it all past. I suspect it's going to be both a fast week... and a very slow one.

23 comments:

Nonny said...

I'm so sorry, Zette. :(

Dayle said...

Zette, I'm sorry to hear about your mom, but it sounds as though things are better now. Hang in there--lots of people are thinking about you.

All best,
Dayle

Carter said...

Of all the sorrows of life, losing a parent is possibly the hardest to deal with.

My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to you. I am adding you and your family to my "sending positive energy your way" list.

Holly said...

I'm so sorry. You're in my thoughts -- be nice to yourself. Hugs, Zette. (Check your e-mail.)

Heather Lynne said...

I'm sorry, Zette. You are in my thoughts.

Heather

F. O'Brien Andrew said...

Sorry to hear it. Take time away from FM if it'll help. We will find a way to limp along without you for a while.

Best wishes,

--F.

Linda said...

I'm so sorry, Zette. {{{hugs}}} Take a break from what you can for a bit. If you need anything I can do to help out with keeping FM going, let me know.

vamp_writer said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

CA

Kaelle said...

Zette, my condolences. I'm sorry for your loss. I know how hard the next few days will be. My thoughts are with you. {{hugs}}

wrtrmaus said...

Zette, my condolences, I hope you are able to do what is necessary to work through this stressful time.

Faith

ShorelineWind said...

*hugs* Yes, hopefully you'll be past this soon, and like so many other people have already said, you'll be in my thoughts.

Take Care.

Megan said...

My condolences.

Demented M said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

M

Joel said...

Support vibes to you and Russ and to all the survivors.

Krista said...

I'm so sorry! ~hugs~

Darwin said...

Zette:

My deepest condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you and yours during this time of difficult challenges and transitions.

Sincerely,

Darwin

Ronn said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mother. Hold to your family to help you through it and know that my sympathies and condolences are with you.

TECH said...

I'm sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jay Penney said...

Zette,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Jay

Jolene said...

:( I'm so sorry, Zette.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear it, Zette. We're all thinking about you and wishing you the best.

-Christie (goldfish)

Jess said...

Hey-
I only know of you through Forward Motion, but will you accept cyber-hugs from a stranger?

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Best wishes.

Jean said...

Zette,

I'm so sorry. Hugs.