Showing posts from January 7, 2007

21,000 troops...

My heart sunk and tears flowed when I read that on the headlines this morning. Disbelief and sadness. How can this be?

I had a very different post planned for today but this took my attention. Yet, I don't seem to be able to muster up the political response because I am in such a disheartened mood.

It has already been an interesting week. I went up to L.A.on Sunday (unexpectedly) as my Mother was not doing well. It had been over three weeks and they still had not delivered her portable oxygen. She was sounding worse and I knew I needed to be up there to make some calls. I made all the appropriate phone calls to break through the logjam and they were to be out later this week to deliver the oxygen unit.

While there, I began the process of clearing out things in her apartment where she has lived since 1991. She and I had a heart-to-heart talk that it was becoming clear she was getting to the point of not being able to take care of herself and we needed to look towards her moving …