Oh man, what a week.
My mom went into the hospital on Tuesday and we were told if she didn’t have surgery right away, we’d probably lose her by the end of the day. That began a roller coaster week of ups and downs with her health. She’s so fraile and doesn’t have alot of energy to say much but it’s nice to just sit by her side and hold her hand.
Up until Tuesday I was feeling swamped with all that’s been going on since my most recent book, My Big Book of Healing was released a couple weeks ago. I didn’t think I had any extra time in the day for my own life. Everything was about work. But then when mom got so sick, the importance of everything else shifted and I’ve been spending my time up at the hospital.
Today’s been a good day. It got up to 43 degree’s and the sun was out. It was nice to clean the house and pay some bills. Just take some time to get things organized while mom rested. My brothers, sister and I all decided to catch a movie so we opted for a comedy called New in Town with Renee Zellwegger and Harry Connick Jr. It’s a movie about a woman executive in Florida who gets sent to a small town in Minnesota to upgrade their town plant. It was pretty funny, but it sure doesn’t portray us very well. Holy smokes, do we really talk like that? Between this movie and Fargo, I can only imagine the image that people will have of us. If you’ve never been to Minnesota, I can reassure you that cows do not walk down the middle of the road here in the city. It was great fun though and I recommend it if you’re looking for some good laughs.
We’ve made it through January and I can see the end of winter in sight. I’m still thinking March is going to be very snowy. I just see winter going out with a bang. Hopefully I’m wrong. I guess that’s it for now. I want to say hi to my dear friend John down in Tucson who always sends me a post card when I forget to Blog. Thanks for the mental telepathy tonight John. I got it.
I also want to thank all of you that have been sending prayers to my mom Mae Bodine and to our family. My brother and I were both saying that we can feel ourselves being carried through this experience.
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