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Now Trying to Get Back Into the Swing of Things

December 23, 2008

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Yesterday my horoscope advised me that I would have a busy day and that it would get even busier.  I did not need to read that to know things would be hectic in my life in the days leading up to Christmas, and after Christmas, and into the New Year!  Really, is there anyone whose life is not crazy at this time of the year? 

So I posted last month that I went to Ireland for my Uncle’s funeral.  Uncle P.J. was quite the character.  He was always good to me and we had some great adventures.  In some ways he was the grandfather I never had.

On my return home I thought I would just slip back into my life.  That did not happen.  I have been swamped with things to do and have had some difficulty getting back into the swing of things.  May be deaths around the holidays are harder for me because life is already out of its normal routine.  Everything seems out of whack.  But I am working at it and I feel my usual enthusiasm returning.      

The trip was a mixture of good and bad moments.  On the plus side, we got to spend time with the family.  I met some relatives for the very first time.  I even got to squeeze in some yarn shopping in Dublin.  As for the bad, it was a sad event.  However, even though we attended the wake and funeral, my brain just cannot accept that he is gone.  My Dad seems to be in the same boat.  I am wondering when the reality is going to hit us.

Farmer Tans

June 29, 2008

The computer and camera have not been on speaking terms this week.  And I like to post pictures with entries.  Anyway, for your entertainment – my farmer’s tan. 

My Farmer's Tan

That is about as tan as I will get all summer.

Now, Hub’s farmer’s tan.

Hub's Farmer's Tan

It has got even darker since I took this photo last week.