---Alice Abrams

Sunday, October 24, 2010

And on a happier note.....

Here's a photo of Daughter #1 threatening Daughter #2's rooster!  She was waiting for dinner and ready to eat anything! 
(P.S.  Please read the comment my cuz left for you guys on the last post.....)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Reflections on a Fault

 The Nest

California Fall Colors

These are photos of my trip a few years ago to my cousin's home in Angelus Oaks, close to Big Bear Lake.  She dearly loves her home, her critters, and her friends - fellow mountain dwellers.   Last week she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and today she had a mastectomy at 1:00 and was home in the early evening.  I still can't believe how quickly you're kicked out the door after major surgery...

I didn't go to be with her, although she would have been the first to show up on my doorstep, if I needed her.  She does, but I cannot forgive myself for not being the first one she saw when she came out of the anesthetic.  I should have been there to take her home, make her comfortable, and see to her needs. She knows why I didn't come and forgives me for my shortcomings and failings.  I don't know if I can.