Proof that our leaves here do change colors, contrary to popular myth. There are trees, of course, that do not change, but there are those that do. This is outside my work. In the background is a pond, or the remnants of one. They drained it a few years back which is a big shame. Ducks and geese use to hang out there and it was fun. Now only smokers hang around the area, and that is not fun.
M’s aunt’s husband died last night. 21 years they’d been together. A little more than a week ago he became very ill and they put him in the hospital for pneumonia. Lately he had been also complaining of lower back pain. While in the hospital they did a scan and discovered he had stage 4 kidney cancer. This was very rapidly moving throughout his body and the tumor and cancerous cells had attached to an artery. His aunt seemed to recall that he had a scan earlier in the year (he was a very heavy man with some other health issues over the years) and there was nothing then, indicating this had been a very aggressive cancer. Basically the doctors spoke of chemotherapy but they couldn’t really operate because of weakness and where it was, but then they changed their tune to weeks to live. He ultimately decided he wanted no treatment and to go home for his last few weeks of life with hospice care. He came home Tuesday and passed away last night. So he didn’t even last weeks. It all went very fast.
We never really got along with him, but he was a nice enough guy and he made her happy, so we are very sad for her. She lives in another state and we hate that she has to pretty much deal with this on her own. He had a son from a previous marriage who lives with them but he has developmental issues and now he is dependent on her. And I suppose in a way, she is on him, too.
Over the next few days, I intend to finish Trashing the Tree to my satisfaction. I don’t anticipate updating anything else until after Christmas, which will be My Heart’s a Virgin, when I do.
I’ll be posting here over the next few days so I won’t give you my holiday wishes until then, but I couldn’t resist the above picture.
Thank you my friends who read here.
December 21, 2018 at 9:09 am
I am sorry for your family’s loss. Everyone touches someone in a positive way somewhere. Love is love.
Where in the world did you find that? Is that a Kirk Christmas ornament? It is delightful.
I look forward to the update and so much to more of the tree. Since we thought it already completed at one, it’s been a delightful serendipity. I look forward to your Christmas wishes.
I don’t have many. Health. Less pain with more movement. A new job I can physically do and enjoy. Announcement of the beginning of filming ST 4 WITH Pine (don’t care about Hemsy. Give Pine Hemsy’s money. Win/Win).
Ok, so looking at that I guess I DO have a lot of wishes. Oops! 👼
December 21, 2018 at 9:32 am
I am not even sure but yes, I belief it was a Kirk Adler ornament but I have never found out what year it was released or how to get it. I have looked belief me! But it’s so cute, I love the picture of it. ❤
December 21, 2018 at 12:57 pm
I’m so sorry for M’s aunt’s husband passing 😦 hugs!
Can’t wait for your updates!
And now I really really want their figurine/ornament of Kirk! Its so perfect!
December 21, 2018 at 1:07 pm
Yes it is sad for her
It is perfect yes but alas I don’t think it’s available because I have tried!
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December 21, 2018 at 11:08 pm
So sorry to hear about M’s aunt’s husband. Cancer is such a horrible disease. It’s like our bodies have betrayed us. My Dad’s cancer diagnosis was in July this year and he went from a fit and active man to bedridden and home on hospice in 4 months. He passed on November 25th, 9 days after coming home from the hospital on hospice. It sometimes seems like a dream.
I read that Ruth Bader Ginsburg just had a lobe of her lung removed for a cancer diagnosis. She has previously had colon and pancreatic cancers years ago. She’s a marvel. Praying for her speedy recovery and longevity, for our country’s sake as well as for her sake!!!!
Trees in California must be confused, especially if they are native to areas that have actual snowy winters. Hope your “Spring” comes soon!
As always, I enjoy reading your stories. Look forward to updates.
I love the ornament. It made me laugh! Needs to be recreated by special order somehow. I’d definitely buy one!
Enjoy your weekend and your Christmas. I’m still struggling to get ready for Christmas. ❤