Hi all! Still a BAR widow and trying to make the best of it.
I’m gaining weight by the day as I try my hand at new recipes, such as a delicious mango and shrimp salad yesterday, and Thai curry veggies over emmer, this morning for breakfast (and soon to be, a late lunch).
I also was working on a collage that didn’t seem to have any focus, until I realized it was all about my mom, who died last Fall…it’s entitled “Call me”.
Our relationship since I was age 12 was primarily over the phone. We saw each other something like 8 times in 35 years…she was a shut-in between moves, and I think traveling to see us or preparing her house to welcome guests was just too much for her. But I truly enjoyed our monthly phone calls (well, except for the part where she perseverated on her health issues in magnificent detail). But she did instill in me a love of beauty, spirituality and faith, a love of wholesome foods, curiosity (she was always researching something), politics and more.
I’m missing her right now. The other day I wanted to call her to tell her something about Jack, and she wasn’t there, and there was no one else who would have appreciated so much what I wanted to share.
I miss you, mom. And I miss you, Noel! Looking forward to August (when perhaps the sun will come out again???)