Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Long time no see...

In the infamous words of Jack Nicholson from The Shining, I'm back...

I took a break from blogging because honestly, I didn't have the time nor sanity to keep up with it.  I was traveling all of the time for work and when the work day was done, I was either bringing more work back to the hotel or lapsing into a coma due to brain overload.  It did not leave much room in my head for any original thoughts.

I have since left the job of my dreams for another job.  One that is less exciting, way more boring, but puts me at home every night for the family of my dreams.  My daughter finally loves me again and my husband is excited to see me because he thought he dreamt up the whole getting married thing.  Nice surprise for him!

I also gave up the life of glamour and fame to be here for my mother's failing health.  I have written several posts about Nonna Nonsense in the past if you need a refresher about how "special" my mom is.  Or I should say was...

Sadly, we lost Nonna on the 21st of July.  No, I didn't leave her at the mall, she passed away quietly and peacefully at the hospital due to her advanced emphysema.  She retired the end of May after just reaching her 65th birthday, spent the month of June packing up 65 years of collections and moved in with us the end of June.  She made it one week with us before we had to take her to the emergency room with pneumonia.  A week later she was in ICU, a few days later she was on life support and exactly two weeks later she slipped quietly to the other side.

My heart was broken for her lost dreams of seeing her grand daughter every day and all of the other things she would have time to do now.  Then my heart was healed in her passing as her essence passed through me with great joy announcing there is more.  Now I am not one of those people to thump a bible or speak in tongues, but I honestly felt my mother pass through me on her way out.  It was about 3 minutes before her body gave up, but suddenly my tears turned into a smile, laughter, giddiness about the next adventure.  Maybe I was just crazy with grief, but somehow I don't think so.

Now that the memorial service has passed, family has come and gone and the flowers are just about finished I am ready to take my life back into the world and do something great with it.  I don't want to wait until I retire to travel.  I don't want to wait until Summer for a vacation, I don't want to put anything on hold until it is a better time.  There is no time like right now...


  1. Your friends will be here every step of the way on your latest journey my friend. I loved Nonna too. She was someone special, just as you are! Love you, girlie!!!!!!

    1. Thank you my friend - I especially want to thank you for agreeing to share your mom with me too!

  2. Of course. Mom's are best spread amongst friends.

  3. So sorry about your mom, but Gawd love her for giving you that blessing before she went. Spirits and essences of beings are amazing gifts. You are very lucky.