Edited to add: Please go here and leave Funsize and MacDougal a quick thought: http://www.legacy.com/NCTimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=115606563 and if you are able they both would appreciate donations in Collin’s name to the Ronald McDonald House or here http://www.marchofdimes.com/prematurity/b.asp?band_id=44807 in Collin’s name.
It appears that when the world around you has come to a sudden, abrupt halt the rest of the world just keeps going on without you. There was an entire weeks worth of work on my desk this morning.
I have internet at home, sort-of. The hard line works in Bear’s bedroom, but my wireless (and thus my laptop) is “unable to renew your IP address.” No idea what this means except that I will need to call India tech support again to get it fixed.
I am getting through this two ways: I concentrate on taking care of MacD and Funsize (can you say distraction?) and the love and support of my family and friends. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to Nanny, Bear, Lloyd, Fishboy, Sparkles, my mom, dad, step mom, step dad, sister, brother, aunt and cousin. Also to the wonderful people at Funsize’s, MacDougal’s and my work. And, of course, to all of you who sent me notes and comments of support and love and positive thoughts.
It would not have been a true family event if we didn’t laugh in the face of adversity and this time I managed to win the prize for most outrageous. It seems I failed to recognize my own sister at the funeral service and actually introduced myself to her. Embarrassing and humiliating, but hysterically funny when re-told later.
I went away over the weekend. My work had long ago planned a get away for the entire company and it seemed perfect timing to take a breather since MacDougal and Funsize were well attended by family. We went on a wine tasting tour, to dinner, a Pink Floyd Laser Show and spent the night at the hotel. All compliments of the world’s greatest boss (mine!). I also managed to donate some money to the local Indian tribe via the slot machines at the casino. I hope they use the money well.
Things will never be the same, but life goes on and I am following along in my usual meandering way.