The background – If you haven’t been following, my brother and his wife were in a horrific auto crash over a week ago. You can read about it here.
When the brain’s not clicking – With the recent upheaval in our family life, I find my concentration is affected. The words either don’t come or are dark. My neurotic self feels out of control and I have to work on acceptance. Some days I have to work harder than others. Many days require two mocha lattes. Starbucks is the winner here.
Who you gonna call? – No not ghost-busters but family. And friends. I have been amazed at how many friends have come forward to provide comfort. Thank you!
Hospital rooms – My clothes closet is bigger than a hospital room. It’s hard for two people to pass. We have advised anyone visiting to not take in anything. No room for flowers or balloons. Even candy doesn’t work as the diet is limited and it’s another thing sitting around. However, I don’t want to go as far as saying not to bring it because we have been taking the candy home for “later.” Ok, I admit I filched one piece. It was a box of mixed chocolates and I almost got something I didn’t like. Stealing one piece may be OK but taking multiple bites and putting it back probably isn’t.
There are always funny stories – Every devastating event has a few funny stories. You have to look for them because they hide behind the pain. One of my favorites is that the first time I saw my sister-in-law a few hours after the crash, her eyes were all purple but her face wasn’t bruised. I asked the doc if there was any injury to her eyes. He laughed and said they were concerned too but it was eye shadow.
That’s it for me today. How was your week?