Sweetie's oldest sister died at 2 a.m. and one of her daughters called us at 5 a.m.
He's taking a nap now, exhausted, and dreading a 10 hour drive to Brighton, MI. I'm not sure I even want to look at the weather map. The roads here are icy, the temps have plummeted and the wind is howling.
He had a doctor appointment this morning, then we picked up a prescription, used a gift certificate and had lunch with my Dad - and gave him his Christmas gift. We ventured out Christmas day to drop off a few things and headed home before the weather worsened so we saw very few people. It was another quiet day at home which is fine.
Right now, we're on autopilot. In 10 months he's lost three family members. In eight months I've lost four friends. It seems all we do is pack and drive; stand in line, hug and shake hands; unpack and wonder what day of the week it is.
For the New Year I'm going to get a new address book. When I made out Christmas cards there were so many names crossed out it was depressing.
I have no energy today and find myself wishing I were sitting on the beach in Florida! Must be getting old or insane, as I've never like Florida.
Yesterday I was going to post here about New Year plans and thoughts on what we have learned here in 2009. Maybe another day.
Keep warm, safe and be grateful for your family and friends. Treesong