Life in progress


AtoZ/What Day is it Anyway? Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 – Mother


My day today so far–7:35pm: 

Again, not much going on except working on my manuscript. I’ll be happy to have my book finished so I have time to go out for long walks again.

However, I’m not going to manage much of anything like that tomorrow–neither editing nor walking–because I have to go clean out my mother’s room at the retirement home. I have until the end of the month. I received an email from the administrator, someone we’ve known for how long? Five, six years? To say any time you want to come by and get her stuff, you can come alone. We’ll have someone help you get the large items out. That was it. No, “We’ll miss your mom,” or “Thanks for all the memories.” No. Get your stuff. They’re reducing her rent by the cost of the extra services like dispensing her pills and doing her laundry, but we’re still paying for all the food she won’t eat for the entire month of April.

So yeah, I have that to do.

She has a placement in a nursing home, so she’ll be leaving the hospital on Friday morning. Which is good since they have Covid-19 patients just down the hall. I just hope they treat her well at this new place. I doubt she’ll be happy, however. She’ll have to be isolated for 14 days. And she won’t understand what’s going on.


There was no yesterday, but here’s a picture I took last October of the sun setting on over the lake.

Why I’m writing this post:

Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if you’d like to write your own “What Day is it Anyway?” post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Let’s keep in touch!


One-Liner Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 – Kindness

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Photo: Mountains in different shades of blue. Text reads: “I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” ~ Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkein ~ The Hobbit)

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