Monthly Archives: February 2014

follow-up (better news)

Just talked to Mom again. They’re giving him a feeding tube, apparently this one is designed so that he can put a cap on it if he wants to eat normally, and it can stay in place for a while … Continue reading

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blogs are for kvetching

Because at least here is one place where I don’t need to hold back on bad news for fear of oversharing (like at work) or unduly burdening others. Mom just called to ask my opinion of feeding tubes for Dad. … Continue reading

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Hardings Luck (or, thinking about books no one else reads)

How odd; I’ve just realized that E. Nesbit got something right after all, though she couldn’t have known. I’ve never been quite happy with the ending of her Harding’s Luck, the companion story to House of Arden The latter was … Continue reading

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“What did you do?” “Nothing” “Where did you go?” “Nowhere”.

(That title is off of a book about being a kid that gets it just right, but it describes my weekend pretty well too.) My baster wore out. I didn’t know that was a thing that happened, but now when … Continue reading

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another update

WHen I talked to Dad this morning, he actually sounded a lot better – his voice had some energy in it. Apparently his blood pressure had been over 200 (systolic, I assume) all yesterday, so they’re focusing on getting that … Continue reading

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update

I do really, really want to thank the people who commented on yesterday’s post about Dad. I appreciate it a lot, especially since I haven’t been as active on LJ / DW lately (I have been trying to be better … Continue reading

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I don’t have a good feeling about this

Just got off the phone with Mom. Dad’s in the hospital, for no real reason anyone can tell – he went *up* the stairs to find Mom to tell her he felt like he was going to fall. They’re keeping … Continue reading

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Beware! Jo Walton is setting out lures!

Two very short chapters in, and I can already tell that Jo Walton’s What Makes This Book So Great is going to be an expensive book. That has nothing to do with its own cover price, which is about normal … Continue reading

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