Monthly Archives: October 2012

On grieving, part 3: community

Okay, so that last post might sound kinda bratty to you. I’ve always been careful not to criticize individuals on this blog; to not violate anyone’s privacy or dignity by publicly airing their failings. This blog is anonymous, so I … Continue reading

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On grieving, part 2: the return trip

The aunt and uncle decide it would be more convenient for me to leave the next day, when he’s driving back up north and can drop me at the airport. The truth is they are vying for more¬†inheritance¬†and more approval … Continue reading

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On grieving, part 1: Nana’s not home

Nana’s not home. I have no idea where she is now. On Tuesday, October 16th, she suddenly began to struggle for air, and then she just stopped breathing. He was there, watching over her. Shocked when suddenly her chest wasn’t … Continue reading

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another tearful grandparent update

Yesterday he put her in a nursing home. She’s basically not functional at all, and needs 24/7 care. She’s not going to her radiation treatments anymore. She doesn’t talk. She’s in pain. He says it’s just a matter of time. … Continue reading

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Time for Introversion

So it occurred to me this past Sunday night that I haven’t had any down time in ages. This summer’s trip just finally ended in that moment, I think. I just kept on going like that’s something I can just … Continue reading

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