Sunday, July 7, 2013


summer collage

I guess I took a vacation? It felt good, I have to admit. For the past 2 weeks I've had cousins visiting from California. There was a lot of bouncing around between Columbus and my parents house in Northwest Ohio, and even a trip to Northeast Ohio to visit our aunt. I tend to let my emotions get the best of me, and had a hard time visiting our aunt. She's had a lot of health issues and this trip made me realize that she's in so much pain that she's not able to enjoy her favorite things anymore. Her garden has been cleared and grass re-planted in its' place, her piano donated, screened in porch that she and I spent so many summer nights enjoying is no longer in use. But the saddest part was her arranging to have my cousin take her dog back to California because she's reaching a point where she's not mobile enough to give him as good of care as she had previously been able to. Getting old is a bitch indeed! 


  1. You've been busy! Too bad about the dog but so glad your cousin is able to take care of him.

  2. Vacation is good! Sounds like you made the most of yours! Glad your cousin can take care of your aunt's dog. Getting old does kind of suck doesn't it?