"" Lulu's Sandbar: Apparently, you CAN go home again....
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Apparently, you CAN go home again....

....but only after 30 years. Well, ok, I've only been gone for 7 years, and I've been back back a lot; however, I always spend my visits with family, and rarely get the opportunity to see old friends.

This weekend was graduation partypalooza, with two nephew parties to attend. Added to that was a fundraiser / mini-reunion with about 50 high school classmates...yeah, my voice was left out of my carryon! Actually, there were about 25-30 former classmates with assorted spouses/friends/partners added on.... We were remembering a friend who passed away in November - he was my date for our Homecoming dance :-/ - and raising some funds for his wife and kids.

I had almost a visceral reaction as the plane landed - I was worried about family issues at the graduations and worried about not measuring up, somehow, at the reunion...

But it was good!

We are all a bit wrinkly, with various amounts of pounds, hair and baggage...but it was great to see everyone - no old crap brought up, just memories. No talk about careers, no trying to outdo each other, no judgment....just food and adult beverages and laughter.

Mom.....Mom is another story. For another post. For what I think will be a lot of posts, as we move into a world of making lifestyle adjustments to preserve her independence, but make sure that she's safe and cared for....sigh.

Life transitions. Maybe I'll change my blog title. But - I'll be swimming into a lot of unknowns soon and trying to find purchase on a a sandbar where the tides of life will be shifting.

4 comments:

Logical Libby said...

My Mom could be an entire blog. Actually, I think all Moms could b.

Joanna Jenkins said...

So glad you had fun at the reunion-- You're braver than me.

Sorry about your Mom. It sounds like a difficult time. I'm reading Gail Sheehy's Passages In Caregiving. It's pretty intense but loaded with a lot of helpful information and organizations that can help.

Hang in there,
jj

She Said said...

Sounds like a lot to process. I'm sending good thoughts your way.

Lulu said...

Yes, all moms could have a blog...maybe I'll start a new one! Thanks for the comments, and the book suggestion...