Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Day in the Life: Saying Goodbye

Yesterday morning, I filled up the gas tank, headed over to Dad’s and loaded up the car. Two large checked bags, two carry-ons, a purse and a walker, one Dad and one sister. The drive into Ohare is much easier … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: “When I’m 64”

What does one get for the person who already has everything? My dear friend turns 64 today, and he’s not a happy camper. His life is not what he “planned” (whose is???) and it’s all rushing by too quickly, or … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Tony Time, Day Five

The big day has arrived. Open house day will be very busy. Dad has slept in and I’ve barely slept after completing some middle-off-the-night baking and preparations. Checking my list, I realize that I forgot about the hot mulled cider. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Tony Time, Day Four

Day four of my live-in caretaking dawned dreary and grey, a stay-at-home kind of day. Bitterly cold out, I just didn’t want to subject Dad to that discomfort. He slept late, ate a light brunch, and readied himself for a … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Tony Time, Day Three

Day three, Thursday, dawned too early for Dad. The anticipation of his early morning rendezvous with the endodontist created more than a little anxiety as he washed and dressed. Breakfast was a very brief interlude—an English muffin and some coffee, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Tony Time, Day Two

Wednesday morning dawned too early. We had a lot on our agenda for the day, but alas, Dad slept in. When I finally awakened him, he wanted a shower before breakfast, so I sat on the bed to wait for … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Tony Time, Day One

It’s Wednesday morning and I’m up and at it early. My best friend asked me whether I’d survived yesterday. I said, “Barely, but it’s wonderful to have this opportunity.” Up at 5:30, showered and dressed before 6:00, answering emails and … Continue reading

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