Things seem really different around here in the absence of mom’s presence. I’m equally torn between relief that her suffering is over and enormous sadness that the life she loved so much is gone. But I guess that’s really the way it works out for most people, isn’t it?
She wants to be buried next to her mother in Goltry, Oklahoma. It’s a tad over 1100 miles from here and I’m in the mood for a road trip. So I’ll be hitting the Interstate on Friday.
Last night I played darts for the first time since I’ve been “home”. Found a nice little Irish pub with three boards named The Puddlin’ Duck. I joined the “league” which amounts to a weekly blind draw double elimination tourney. There were fourteen of us throwing tonight and I felt warmly welcomed. So, I’ve got Wednesdays covered at least.
Played so bad though even Jee Yeun was embarrassed for me. I overheard her telling my new mates that I really wasn’t that bad. Well, not to make excuses but it has been awhile since I’ve thrown and it being a new venue surrounded by strangers and all it’s understandable I’d be off my game. Right? Right?
Anyway, it will be better. It’s got to get better.
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