Saturday, April 27, 2013

Locked Rooms

Book Review

Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King.

My reading time and interest has been quite limited of late. Travels, distractions, focus elsewhere have kept me away.

Then there seemed to be an opening in my available time and I grabbed at it. Time to get some reading done.

With all the options out there, I was drawn back towards Laurie R. King. I like her writing.

Even though I have been away from this series for some months now, coming back to it feels like slipping on a old, familiar glove. It is nice to get back to it.

But this story is structured different than the others and delves into characters in ways I've not seen in the previous books in the series.

All in a good way. Different is good sometimes. Especially when it still feels familiar.

Locked Rooms

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dagoba Organic Chocolate and Gluten-Free Grief Therapy

Gluten-Free Grief Therapy

Why isn't being old reason enough to make it easier to say goodbye? How about having had a full life? What about being ready to go?

My grandmother just passed away.  Well, it has been a couple of weeks already, but it feels like "just".

She was old. By her own standards, not mine. Ninety-two and a half. She had done it all. She was ready.

And yet, selfishly, I didn't want to let her go. No, that's not quite it. I didn't want to keep her here, but I wasn't ready to be without her.

She was done here. I'm glad she was headed peacefully on her way. No drama. No drawn out, extended debate. She knew what she wanted.


Always, it had to be just so. That's what made her so great.

Everything in her purse had its place, and she had everything in her purse. Everything in its place. She also dated every can and jar of food brought home from the store.

And after she passed away, when we were clearing out her things, I found a box of tissues with a date label on it. A label she had made and put on it.

And we all laughed.


Do tissues ever expire???

Never mind. I guess she wanted to know when they were purchased.

This attention to detail is what made her so great at so many things.