Robert (Bro. Pepper-spray of Reasoned Discussion) (montecristo) wrote,
Robert (Bro. Pepper-spray of Reasoned Discussion)
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We talked until two, and then she said, it's time for bed

It's three thirty in the morning and I cannot sleep. I may as well do laundry and some other cleaning. It's kind of annoying being tired but not necessarily feeling sleepy. Eh, it happens to me occasionally, especially when I've got things on my mind. I've been kind of distracted today. I haven't got finished anywhere near what I wanted to get finished. I suppose I can attempt to rectify that now.

My mom has been keeping me posted on what is going on back in Ohio. We spoke today. Apparently, my grandmother is getting pretty bad. It may only be a few days now. She's on oxygen and a morphine regimen, and today they gave her something for anxiety. If (when) she dies I guess I'm going back to Ohio for the funeral. What a lovely occasion for travel.

I have said it before and I will say it again: mortality sucks. I'd avoid it, myself, if there were any conceivable way of doing so. Gran was born in 1920, I think, which makes her eighty five. I suppose some people would call that a long life, but then her mother, and her mother's mother each lived to be 101. I guess I wonder if the cigarettes lopped sixteen years off of her life. I've got two bicentennial quarters in my pocket for her. I was going to send them to her. So much for that idea. I've always wondered what it would be like to have things unfinished. Which book will I be half way through? Which movies will I be waiting to see? What projects will I have half finished. It's too bad the girls didn't make it to Chillicothe for Christmas. Gran wanted to see how big they had grown.

There's the dryer buzzer. I think I'll go hang up my stuff and attempt to catch at least a couple of Z's before I have to get ready for work.

Tags: day in the life, lamentations and tribulations, ponderings and curiosity
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