Man, have I been going through a lot of stuff. Maybe you have, too. Seems like when I talk with someone honestly, we all are.
Took my mother to deposit some checks into her savings account. On the way, she asked three times what we were doing.
I took most of July “off” from helping her. Since my father’s death in January, it’s been a second job. (Two people have now given me the book The 36-Hour Day, about caring for a loved one with dementia, so I guess I should read it.) A wonderful young woman appeared in our lives and I’ve been able to hire her to spend time with Mom. Not that I have been entirely absent; just was able to take a trip, and to not go over every single day.
Now I’m enjoying being with her again. And am off on another short trip, with my son and ex-wife, to visit my daughter in New York for her birthday. When I get back, a focus on places that might be good for my mother to live in; I think she needs not just more care but especially more community than we can give her.
I used to have a website, an Eric-Edberg-the-cellist promo website, and a separate blog. Then, when the website got screwed up, I combined them here. That’s made the blogging thing a bit confusing. Is it a self-promotion blog? Is it a bare-my-soul blog? Is it a commentary blog? I’m interested in so many things–music, classical music revitalization, spirituality, theology, religion, politics, LGBT issues. “Successful” blogs seem to have a primary focus. I’ve been doing some private journaling, which is great. One doesn’t have to put everything online. And yet there’s something wonderful about the conversation a blog can be part of.
All of which is to say I’m in a process of letting what form this wants to be in reveal itself.