Sunday, May 8, 2016

This is Where I leave you

This is Where I Leave YouThis is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper


I have not seen the movie for this, which is good. I try not to read a book if I have seen the movie first as in my opinion, the book is always better.

I liked this story and felt there was a lot of depth in the characters, and a lot of drama. This family is about as dysfunctional as you can imagine, but yet, they love each other.


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I am 9 books behind schedule..I guess I need to try to read more or I won't meet the goal again this year!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Does heaven have a mailing address?

It's a quiet Sunday afternoon and I decide it's time to sit out and address the Mother's Day cards I picked out.  I have them all done, signed, stamped and ready for tomorrow's mail, when I realize I have one left over.  That doesn't make sense to me, as I didn't think I missed any, so I look at all the envelopes...my mother in-law, my sister-in-law, my sister and my niece..yes, they are all done.  So I look at the remaining card.    It says "For a Wonderful Mother on Mother's Day".....

Oh damn...I did it again this year.  Bought my mother a Mother's Day card.  She passed two years ago on March 31st.  It was understandable that year when I bought one..my grief was still fresh and raw and I couldn't even think straight.  Then last year, well, it slipped my mind. I even remember thinking, "Mom would love this", and the card ended up in my basket.  But this year...I read through the cards at the store, and made a mental check of the ones I needed.  I needed 4..but I got 5 and didn't even realize it.

I guess it's just proof that the loved ones you have lost are never really ever far from your mind.

I miss you mom.  Happy Mother's Day.