Thursday, November 19, 2009

moving along

we've had snow.

lots of snow. tons of snow. in just two storms, we've had over three feet of snow, which i hope isn't going to be the pattern the rest winter.

i've moved into miss ruby's house now, living here six days a week, taking 24 hours off every week. my mother has (thankfully) moved back to mississippi, so, we are both content here at home with the cats. sophie has discovered she is not queen of the world here, pumpkin is, and reminds sophie on a regular basis with a sharp slap to the head.

miss ruby hangs in there, some days are good..some, like yesterday when she thought to get out of bed by herself, landing on the floor...aren't. we prepare for thanksgiving, neither of us thrilled with the holiday--for her, it is the first one after the death of her husband--for me, the reminder of my dad's death.

mostly, we watch cnn, chat, take care of business. our days and weeks are set around various routines and appointments. she gets her hair done at 'death's door beauty salon', and i do shopping for the house.

tuesday, she'll be 85. it's the fourth anniversary of my dad's death. i tend to not look at the actual date, but, remember it was thanksgiving day. we'll go out to lunch, her and me and the wheelchair, and pretend all is well.

pretense works sometimes...

10 comments:

Solomon said...

Hey honey. I think of you every time I do fregair now. :)

Cormac Brown said...

More power to you and Miss Ruby, stay strong.

austere said...

A salaam to Miss Ruby from me.


And a nod to you. Just.

Michael Manning said...

Quin: I am thinking of you, as next month will mark 9 years since I lost my father too. Take care of yourself and know I send you all my very best! :)

murat11 said...

Blessings to you both. "Death's door beauty salon" is priceless. If you wuz a lesser writer, which you certainly ain't, I'd steal it from you and maybe give you credit. Wonderful.

Thinking back to your N'awlins daze, is mom off to the Mississippi Gulf Coast? Ocean Springs perhaps, land of the glorious, if loopy-mad, Walter Anderson?

Elisabeth said...

Your 'blatherings' are mesmerising.

I've just entered your blog here. Miss Ruby I get, the pregnancy not.

I thrive on writing that leaves me guessing, makes me work and fills me in bit by bit.

Your writing gives birth to such images in my mind. I shall visit often.

Prince Gomolvilas said...

What is snow?

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

You should watch Fox News....it is part Comedy, part Disaster Film. :D

coastrat said...

I can wait on the snow. Miss you!! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

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