Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Permanent Fix to a Temporary Problem.

I had a whole mess of double-first cousins (Mother's brother married Father's sister) who grew up basically across the street from us.  My cousin Tim was a riot -- always the life of every party.  He always could be counted on to have a new joke or a funny story.  He was my mother's favorite, probably because he had such good comedic timing.  I admired him greatly.  When I was growing up I wanted to be like him.  He went on to be elected Mayor of my hometown.

This morning, in the midst of apparent financial problems, he committed suicide.

And there just aren't words.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I've Been Sad

It has been hard to post.

My beloved cat, Legolas, fell ill and died suddenly 10 days ago, in my arms.  She was a really great cat, and she loved me above all others.  I keep looking around for her.  I miss her tremendously.  It probably sounds silly to some people, but Lego was my constant, adoring companion for 8 years.