Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Yeah, what would I do without google images?
Don't know what that's about, but that's what is going on in my head. So, I'm empty in the brain.

It could be what's going on around here, which is very exciting! But it's all encompassing. And overwhelming. That's good.

Or it could be our trip to Idaho. That trip was eye opening. I miss my dad and while I'm so happy he is happy, I hate that he's getting older and living so far away. Where he lives is not an easy place to get too. It's not like you can just hop on a plane and get there quickly and cheaply. It's an expensive plane trip and a long plane trip and even then you are still 25 miles from where they live. Difficult.

It's good. It's sad. It's the reality.

Meanwhile, here I am. With the tumbleweeds.

What's in your head?


Shabbygal said...

I hear ya my parents live in San Antonio. It takes some effort to get there. In my head today I'm headed to my grandparents today. They are 96 and 89 live by them selves. I have to cut gma's hair. I worry about them so much and wish I could do more for them as it is getting harder and harder for them. All their kids have seemed to have forgotten them and all live out of state. They are truly amazing tough people. You wwill get your blogging groove back! Traci

Karen said...

...visions of beach combing and drinks with umbrellas and sunblock and flipflops.

My parents moved to my state so I am able to keep an eye on them regularly. I can only imagine it must be difficult for you to be so far away especially as they age.

R. Jacob said...

I see emptiness that you are feeling right now.
take care.

Lo Lo said...

My head is full of good ideas (or so I think), naughty thoughts (like tripping people for no reason, not dirty ones), and the occasional tumble weed. :)

It will pass... how can one think clearly amongst chaos??

J.J. in L.A. said...

I sometimes wish my dad lived in Idaho ; ) but I know what you mean. I have 3 brothers who live out of state. I can't (easily) get to them, and they're not very inclined to come to me. Well, except for my AZ bro, but he comes here for business (not me) so it doesn't count. lol!

deb-oh-rah said...

Us Baby Boomers are at that stage of life that we have parents at their stage of life where we have to worry about them and don't want to think that the unthinkable can happen. I had to sign papers Christmas Day as executor for my parents. They've very thoughtfully bought their cemetery plots and made their own funeral arrangements.

I am waiting hopefully for the rejuvenation of spring, weeding the garden, sweating, dirty knees, swatting flies.

silvergirl said...

Love your visual image
I feel like that a lot, is that bad, is there some dementia setting in?
Hope you start to cheer up soon!

Joann Mannix said...

I've been carrying around some tumbleweeds myself, but I feel the light of promise again. Tomorrow will be a good writing day. I can feel it.

And I get you on your dad. We've had some recent issues with parents and the fact they're getting older. It's tough.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I understand. It's how I'm feeling just now.

Marla said...

Yep, I feel ya sistah. Both my parents are gone and I just can't seem to get past this being an orphan thing. I mean, I'm only 52. How could they leave me like this?

Sometimes life is tough and there are nothing but tumbleweeds. The good thing is, tomorrow is a new day.

Sara Louise said...

Nothing! It's dullsville around here!

T said...

I like that expression: Tumbleweeds.

Oh, so is THAT what it is?

Brings clarity to my wandering mind.

I feel for you. My family have always lived close, with the exception of my brother in CA. I have those kinds of feelings about being so far away from HIM. And I wonder if he ever thinks this way, misses us, etc.

I'm glad you were able to visit with him.