We were sailing along….

A lot has been going on lately — mostly good but, it seems to have temporarily derailed my urge to write. … I’ve kept that inner (positive) dialog going but it’s been one of those “it’s always something” times.

1) Mother in Law showed up in our kitchen choking — face blue.  She had tried to remove the obstruction (a marshmallow) herself before coming through the door to our side.  So, she was NOT in good shape by the time she got to us.  Luckily after a period of extreme panic (doing the Heimlich on a woman already ready to pass out who is un-helpfully wearing a nylon nightgown AND robe is not the smooth process depicted in films and TV) we got the thing out and she is completely recovered. …. Although I don’t believe she’ll ever look at Peeps the same way again!

2) My brother in Law, Christopher Tellefsen was nominated for an Oscar — Best Editor for Moneyball !! Chris has worked on some of my favorite films over the years and (in my totally impartial opinion) this nomination was long overdue and well deserved.

This was 2 days after the Heimlich event and the wild swing of emotions from Crazy-Horrible-Panic to Crazy-Happy-Excitement was unique to my experience.  It’s not that I’ve never experienced emotional swings …. but to have two such dramatic extremes of emotion taking place almost simultaneously — well, it totally overset my plan to get Eat4Today going again. It was a full week before I felt like a normal person and by then I was getting ready for

3) A visit with my sister in Falls Church, VA … where we had a wonderful time touring monuments, and historical sites

Gettysburg, 2012

Gettysburg, 2012

And so it goes, one thing after another …. Luckily we inherited another dog so walking has become even more urgent.  But, aside from that, I’m coming out of another period of inexcusable drift.

It stops now (the drift)


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  1. Larry Kollar April 9, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    Okay then! That’s some wild and crazy swings there — congrats to the BIL and to you & your guy for rescuing the mother-in-law. (I tell ya, chickens are evil… even the marshmallow ones.)

  2. katiebird April 9, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Hi Larry! It was WEIRD — I almost resorted to medication… But, as I said we’ve got two dogs now and the forced-walks helped a lot.

    Funny thing, right after I posted this I heard that the MIL had (overnight) eaten all the Peeps.  So, who knows what the future holds there.  I’m pretty sure I’d never touch one again if it was me who’d nearly chocked on a marshmallow!

    Did I read that your days of baby-sitting chickens are gone?