Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Taking a break

William Wordsworth's sonnet, "The world is too much with us," reflects his longing for a much simpler time. I long for that simpler time too.

As many of you know, I lost my mother in February, welcomed a new granddaughter into the world in April, and have been living with uncertainty about my husband's job for what seems forever (he works for General Motors). And next week, we will finally put my mother to rest in the Keweenaw Peninsula, which is at the very top of Michigan. We had to wait for the 282 inches of snow they received this winter to melt before the cemetery could bury her.

All of this stress, excitement and uncertainty have taken a toll on me and I need a break from the world. That means no blogging or other unnecessary "stuff" for the time being. Keep up the good fight while I'm gone.

9 comments:

abi said...

Good luck with all that you're dealing with.

Kevin McKague said...

Take it easy. Take care of yourself, Kathy, and God Bless.

K. said...

Hang in there. You and yours are in my thoughts.

Courtney said...

enjoy your break - we all need them from time to time, and becoming as unplugged as possible is a great way to begin necessary internal work...

Stephen said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, my wife is going through the recent loss of her father, so I understand needing a break regardless of the other stuff going on.

Congrats on the granddaughter!

We'll catch up later. Until then, may God bless you and your family.

Kathy said...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and prayers. We buried my mother on Friday and it was pretty emotional for all of us. She was laid to rest next to my dad (who died over 30 years ago), grandparents and an uncle. All the memories of the times we shared with them bubbled to the surface and we found ourselves crying over them again too.

Isn't that what we all want in the end though? Someone to miss us and cry because we're gone?

Kvatch said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, but happy to know that you were finally able to lay your mother to rest with your father and family. That's as it should be.

Hope your husband's job situation works itself out to your satisfaction.

Without work for going on 3 months now, the Frogette and I are considering selling the 'Casa de las Ranas' and going mobile for a while.

JollyRoger said...

I am sorry to hear about your mother, but you are certainly laying her to rest on perhaps the most beautiful place on Earth. Take comfort in that.

Kathy said...

Kvatch, I'm sorry to hear you haven't found work yet and may be forced to sell your home. I don't know too many people who haven't been touched by this recession. It's very unsettling.

Good luck to you and Frogette.

Jolly Roger, thank you. I do take comfort in laying my mother to rest in the U.P. You can't get much closer to nature and our creator than there.