Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Second Pandemic Birthday...

Tomorrow, I will be sixty-two. This is my second birthday during a pandemic and I am grateful to be alive and well. Despite being alone, the day will be marked and enjoyed. 

Cheers!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Shocked...

 The weekend has been one of phone calls. Since I tend to leave my phone off when not in use, I was surprised to have three messages and a text on Friday. A call to a worried cousin relayed news of a terrible accident out west involving another cousin's wife who died after falling overboard from a fishing boat on a family vacation. Her family is stunned and planning a funeral they never anticipated.

A second message from my maternal uncle about the situation led me to try and call him back only to discover that in the interim, he had had a heart attack and undergone a cardiac catherization in a hospital near his home. He has been released and is enjoying some of the Olympic Games in Tokyo from the comfort of his living room, though weak and tired.

I feel for all concerned in both situations and though I will not be traveling anywhere and all are out of state, I will be writing. At times like this I wonder at the randomness of life and how anything for anyone can change in a heartbeat. I hope those who are traveling will be safe and remain well.