I read a blog post the other day that made me realize just how lucky I am that my mother is still here, and it caused a calm-before-the-storm shuddering-standstill reaction from me. I broke. In 2007, Umi had a Pulmonary Embolism. I knew it was serious then, and I drive her to her INR appointments every… Continue reading Silent Killers
Hogwarts or Bust
...and we survived Florida! I probably should have written this post immediately after our return, but exhaustion took over and I desperately needed a vacation from my vacation. Plus, a lot has been happening in our lives, so I really haven't had time or energy to write much. Hell, my newsletter hasn't had anything go out… Continue reading Hogwarts or Bust
The Gallbladder of Doom
...may be coming for you. In early 2010, right after I'd moved down to Tucson and in with my friend Heather a.k.a. Kitty, the Gallbladder of Doom struck her a month after it'd struck her sister CJ Redwine, and for two months, I took care of her. Since then, the Gallbladder of Doom has come… Continue reading The Gallbladder of Doom
...how difficult and distorted and cruel life can be at times, and how some of that is my fault. Most know that Umi (my mother--yes, I have to remind you now and then) has the beginning stages of dementia, or as we like to call it, demential (thanks for the typo, Zia). It helps to… Continue reading I Forget…
It’s a Happy Christmas & Book Release Day!
Kylie O’Rourke has unwittingly walked into the path of two vampyres—one who wants to use her as a sacrifice, and one who only wishes to win her heart. As she is pulled into their clandestine world, she learns more about her history and the reason behind her horrible nightmares. Master vampyre Cianán searches for the one woman who could take his immortality to the next level—godhood. But, when he finds his Chosen One, his progeny Grantlund stumbles onto the Master’s plan . . . again. As if losing his first sacrifice to the bastard wasn’t enough, the Fates were to torment him with a second time.
Conversations with Umi – Part II
Last May, I posted Conversations with Umi, right before Umi's birthday, which is May 6th (remember that, folks). One of the conversations involved Palm Sunday (look below post), which just passed last week. Since I had a complete JinxieFail on posting about Palm Sunday being on April Fool's Day *snorts* (and I totally wouldn't have… Continue reading Conversations with Umi – Part II
In lieu of my cooking escapades this week, I've decided to share with you something I've found recently - one of Umi's poems. That's right, my mother is a poet and has several of them...somewhere around here. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. At a time when your world's Full of hurt and pain When… Continue reading Fresh Start
What I Need
Most of you know, especially if you follow me on Twitter or are a Facebook friend, the kind of week and a half I've had. My paternal grandmother passed away on June 11th, two days before my birthday, and I spent my birthday at the mortuary and cemetery planning g-ma's services with my uncle, as… Continue reading What I Need
Conversations with Umi
If you follow me on Twitter and have for some time, you'll know that I've tweeted things my mother says from time to time. I used the hashtag #umisaid for a long time before finally creating this Twitter account - @umi_g_. Shh, while Umi knows I tweet the shit she says (which hasn't been much… Continue reading Conversations with Umi