I never mentioned in my blog that I had a professional photo session done of my boys this spring. I never mentioned it because I’m paranoid and pretty convinced that if I ever post pictures of them here, you (well, not YOU, of course) will come and try to steal them away from me (my boys I mean, not the photos). But, I loved the photographer and her pictures so much that I can’t resist sharing a few for my non-Facebook friends.
WARNING: Abrupt transition.
So, my mother had another surgery on her brain yesterday. Yes, another. Another surgery. On her brain.
I rarely talk about what we’ve all been going through (the three of us — my Mom, my Dad and me) to anyone. And, I never talk about it here. Because talking about it makes it real and the reality has been sucky and scary for more than a few years now. Yesterday’s surgery may really help her (and, therefore, all of us) turn a corner so say a little prayer or cross your fingers or just think about her for 2.1 seconds while you read to the end of this sentence. K?
I’m generally a pretty sunny person but I will admit to you here that when it comes to the situation with my Mom, I’m pretty pissed off. Enough. Mercy. Uncle. Whatever.
She’s had enough.
Cue: second abrupt transition.
Can we talk Star Wars, please? When I was growing up, I remember going to the local theater to see the original Star Wars. And then I remember going to see the Empire Strikes Back. And then I remember countless other “chapters” coming out after but I think we were supposed to consider them as actually coming before? Huh? Anyway, I got it that Darth was Luke’s father but then there were clones and Natalie Portman and Siths and a Yaddle and I just lost track. But, I’ll tell you this, my blog friends, Star Wars will live forever. Because my six-year-old can’t tie his shoes or remember the way to the bathroom but I swear he and his friends could name twenty-five characters, their home planets and the color of their light sabers before you count to ten. And, a two-inch tall Star Wars collectible character that I could have picked up at the local five-and-dime in 1979 now sells on eBay for no less that $60. Ridiculous.
Sorry I’ve neglected the blog a bit lately. I’ll try to be better this summer.