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Day Twenty; Footnotes The Strength in Words

Somehow I think he knows. Even though he removed the apps from the phone, I think he knows. I took my mother to pick up dad’s medicine not quite an hour after my son had finished his lunch and gone … Continue reading

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January Nineteenth Driver For The Day

My day started around three this morning. I awoke from a somewhat sound sleep and only dozed a bit after that until a few minutes after seven when I gave up and got up. I hate nights like that, but … Continue reading

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Day 361 Footnotes of Not How I Had Planned on Spending the Afternoon

Well. That was a different way to spend an afternoon. A week ago today my dad sat down hard. My mother called us asking if my son could come help get dad up. I think he broke all land speed … Continue reading

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Day 355; Footnotes of Nag-Nag-Nag

 As the temperature outside falls, I sit here sipping hot tea and watching Polar Express…again. I think this will be the fifth time this season. The dogs are both asleep close to my chair. They’ve been in a while, much … Continue reading

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Day338; Footnotes of Understanding the Gift in the Interruptions

Again today, my day did not go as planned. Today was going to be another warm day. I was going to take advantage of the nice day and get some much needed yard work done. I had laundry needing done … Continue reading

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Day 334; Footnotes Thankful for a Misunderstood Gift

I think I broke the mower that can. I took my mother shopping today. She had some things that she needed but didn’t really want to drive. I needed a thing or two so after lunch we headed for the … Continue reading

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Day 320; Footnotes of If I Only Had a Quarter for Every Leaf

I hurt. My day had an interesting enough start. Just as I came stumbling out of bed and through the house my son tells me, “That was Grandma.” “What was Grandma?” On the phone, that was Grandma. She has a … Continue reading

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Day 319; Footnotes of Busy… Busy.. Busy

The day may have started slowly, but it sure picked up. My mother called when she usually does and we chatted for a while. In the midst of the conversation she asked if I had spoken with my son about … Continue reading

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November Fifth; Thankful for, The Greatest Gift

Pet the squirrel.I was reading a list of these last words and confessions.One of them had a person who was telling of the regrets they had and things they had wished they had done. Things they had not taken the … Continue reading

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Day 307; Footnotes of a Good, Normal, Regular Day

I started out taking my mother to the bank.  We both needed to go so taking her was (and never is) an issue. We were the only customers inside so the visit was quick. The teller that took care of … Continue reading

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