Tuesday, July 07, 2009

It's been close to a week since my last post and I have no idea where the time is going. The summer is just flying by, at warp speed it seems.

Kayla was accepted to college. We had the tour on Monday and got the confirmation this morning that she is IN. I am so freaking proud that I am busting at the seams. No, really, I am.
Kayla wants to be a chef. A chef! She is following in the footsteps of her Dad and Uncle TMOC. They all love the kitchen. I avoid the place like the plague and don't even like making sandwiches for myself. Seriously. Shawn says that it just easier for him to cook cause he can't stand to see me in there crying.

Anyway, enough about my issues. This is about Kayla.
For a kid with learning disabilities that struggled through school, and generally hated every minute of it, this is amazing. Incredible.

Have I said how proud we all are of her?
I know have two daughters in college!

Tomorrow I am heading up to the coffee shop to meet an old friend from high school. We have not seen each other in about 25 years. That is a hell of a long time. I am feeling pretty ok about it though. A couple of months ago this would have been heart attack inducing, but since meeting Kim at the library a while back I have a new confidence in myself. That and some Rx meds from my shrink :)

Shawn is another story...He is bored to tears and wants to be back at work, now. He has gone back for a couple of days here and there, but the pain is just too much and the doctor wants him to stay off his leg as much as possible. His appointment with the specialist is in November. Gah. Sometimes I wonder if time is standing still, the wait is never ending. Other days, I marvel at how quickly it all passes.

I am planning a trip to Colorado this autumn, to see my sister, Kelly. I have never used her real name before, but have always called her Lucky, the nickname that TMOC and I call her. Thing is, she hasn't been so lucky recently. She has gotten along fine for years without me, but my well tuned sister radar tells me that she could use a (large) shoulder to lean on. I can't get there any sooner, for practical and financial reasons, but I am going to move heaven and earth to get there before Thanksgiving.

Friday will be the 10 th anniversary of my Dad's death (and marks the 13 th for Kelly's Mom).
I think that I will try to spend the day doing something that my Dad loved. It feels like the right way to honour him, ya know? I'm not sure what that will be yet, but I will think of something.


Kimber said...

Good for you for meeting up with another old pal! (It isn't Darren is it? Oh, the memories...hee hee)

I don't generally do much on the day she died, but I always try to drink a little vodka on my mom's birthday. I think she'd like that!

I hope you have a good day of remembrance for your dad and that it is more healing than sad.

Biddie said...

Kimber - Lol, not Darren. I spent the afternoon with Tabatha (S). Turns out she lives about 10 minutes away. Then, on my way to the Horton's, I ran into Lesley (F).
Too funny. I don't normally see anyone from the olden days.
I am fine now, it's been 10 years, but I like to do something that reminds me of him on the 11 th.
Oh, poor Tabatha asked me today how my Dad was...It really has been a long time!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the chef school! You must be so proud of Kayla!
Good for you, getting out of the house more often. I know how scary it can be sometimes....

Maggie Mae

Anonymous said...

Chef school! Will you get to eat the homework?? That is fantastic news!
Congrats to Kayla!

Peter Piper

Becky said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by! I have a betta fish maybe I could put him in the birdbath. On second thought the cats sometimes drink from there or a bird might get him, but it did sound like a good idea for a moment. See ya!

Becky said...

Me again, I see you like Dean Koontz. I just finished reading The Husband, really good, on the edge of your seat good. Have you read it?

Biddie said...

Becky - I have it here, but I haven't read it yet. I am in the middle of a true crime right now, but it is on the shelf waiting for me! I really liked the Odd books.
Don't give away the ending! My daughter is reading My Sister's Keeper and gave away the ending of that one! Lol. I will readi t anyway.

dilling said...

colorado is beautiful
you can't imagine....it will affirm some things for you, as will meeting up with Lucky...
such anniversaries are difficult... but monumental, too. as long as you remember, he's still here with you