Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I got out of the house about 10 minutes later than I wanted to. Drove to my favorite coffee place, which was 3 cars deep. I sat in the line for 5 minutes and it didn't move, so I headed on to the office. I was 10 minutes late. I worked until the coffee place down the hall was open, and went to finally get the mocha I had promised myself this morning. My favorite barista was making the coffee; she doesn't usually do that anymore as she is now store manager. I got back to my desk and the coffee slipped and rolled out of my hands as I was putting it down. Thankfully no electronics were damaged, I would not wish to incur the wrath of Oebergeek.
It took about 15 minutes and the help of 2 co-workers to get my desk and floor cleaned up, and when I went to get a replacement coffee they didn't charge for it, but it was made by the acolyte of my favorite barista, just not the same.
On a happier note, at least I got a good workout.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I finally caught the virus brought in from Unalaska by my sister. I could feel it coming on yesterday, so I went running just in case I was too sick today. I feel okay, so I'm finally taking that bike ride I've been promising myself all week. Mom taught me that the best and fastest way to get over a cold was by spending time out in the fresh air. My experience suggests that she was right.
But here I am talking past, present, and future in a post about the present. Yes we do bring our experience into the present and to some extent the future guides our steps, but if your past and your present are in the wrong direction, it's what you do today, this moment, that is the pivot point of your life, not some elaborate plan for the future.
Right now I am drinking a cup of home brewed coffee that is organic, tree friendly, and delicious. I am satisfied by the breakfast I just ate, and I feel well enough for a nice bike ride. The plan is to find a quiet wooded spot where I can say a private farewell to my dad, but the future is unclear, and I may have to wait until there's snow on the ground. That would be good too. The farewell is for my wellbeing not his.
Friday, September 20, 2013
The sun is shining, there's snow on the mountains, I'm back at work. To the best of my knowledge my tub isn't leaking into the living room anymore.
I appear to have lost more weight in the last couple of weeks. That's good. It wasn't on purpose, which means that I need to be careful of gaining it back, but not right now. Right now I'm having a healthy lunch. My stomach isn't wanting much food, so I got the cup of soup instead of the large soup.
Friday, September 20, 2013
It was amazing the number of lives he touched. He was a 30 plus year recovering alcoholic, and had mentored many other recovering alcoholics, even during the worst days when he could barely use his hands or speak. I felt so proud to be his daughter.
Today would have been his 86th birthday, and I know they're having a huge party for him on the other side, and Dad is back in center stage, telling wild stories of his adventures and exploits and playing his harmonica again.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I don't think it has quite hit me yet. He had a long fight with Parkinson's disease, but finally lost it last night. The pneumonia was too much for him.
There is so much to do for and with my mother.
Thanks for all your support.
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