The Sunday Salon: RIP

Saturday, August 11, 2012


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Three weeks ago, my mother-in-law passed away. She was a brave woman, as my father used to say, who had been fighting cancer for more than ten years. Towards the end however, her cancer had spread too far. My husband had already been in India for two weeks when she passed away. I had been planning to join him a little later, believing that she was getting better. But that wasn't meant to be, so to my regret, I never got to see her before she moved on. Rest in Peace, Ma.

It has been quite busy since then. My whole trip itself was spread across just a week, of which about 80 hours involved back-breaking travel between the countries. I have been terribly sick for about two weeks since, and am only just coming out of the woods. All in all, I'm glad to be feeling much better now, but I have a lot of catching up (everywhere) to do.

There is also another very time-consuming activity that the husband and I have been keeping busy with most evenings over the past week - since nothing is decided on this yet, I'll hold off talking about it until then (hard as that is). But that said activity has been keeping me away from my books as well, so really, I haven't been reading much and I keep hoping that someday I'll slip back into my non-existent routine.

What have I missed in the blogosphere? It's time for another 'Mark all as Read' but hopefully, things won't be as hectic for a while now. (Touchwood!)


18 comments:

bermudaonion(Kathy) said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. It's so difficult to be away from your family at times like that. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick but I'm glad to know you're feeling better. You've got me curious about what y'all are up to. I'm sending hugs your way.

JoV said...

Condolence Aths and also to hear you are sick. Take care and focus only being well for now. Take it easy. Hugs.

Jill Broderick said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! There are many of us who will look forward to hearing from you more again.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh no honey. I'm so sorry! *hugs* Blessings to you and your husband. I'm sure he's really relying on you for strength right now.

Good luck with the activity you alluded to.
I cant wait to hear what it is.

Helen Murdoch said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, but am glad your husband got to spend the last two weeks with her. This summer has been so busy for us and with school beginning in two weeks I am hoping to have a little down time for myself. Glad you are starting to feel better!

Alyce said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law's passing. It sounds like your family has had an exhausting time of it, especially with all of that travel. I hope that things settle into an easier routine for you!

Vasilly said...

I'm so sorry about your mother-in-law. I hope things become less hectic for you.

Judith said...

So sorry about your mother in law. And you being not well yourself makes it a bad time for you now.

Tina Reed said...

I am sorry for your loss too. The "mark all as read" option is very liberating and you shouldn't feel guilty for pulling it out. That's what it's there for. Hope your life slows down a bit and that you feel better soon.

zibilee said...

I am sorry for the loss of your MIL. I lost a good friend one month ago, and I am still trying to make sense of it. I know how lonesome and weird it can feel to grieve. If you need someone to talk to, drop me an email. My ears and eyes are always open for you, my friend.

Anna said...

So sorry for your loss. And I hope the chaos dies down for you soon. ((HUGS))

CoffeeBookChick said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to read about this. My thoughts and hugs go out to you and your family and your husband. Don't worry about marking all the blogs as read in your Reader; sometimes we just have to do that and it certainly relieves a lot of unnecessary stress during our personal difficult times. If you need anything at all, please let me know.

Nina Happy Endings said...

So sorry to hear that about your mother in law. Hugs!

Jackie Bailey said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. You and your husband must be going through a very difficult time right now. My thoughts are with you. ((HUGS))

christa @ mental foodie said...

I am so sorry about your MIL :( Can't wait to hear about your news though! I haven't been reading much lately... baby arrived just about 2 weeks ago so that's been keeping us busy! http://mentalfoodie.blogspot.com/

Delia (Postcards from Asia) said...

So sorry for your loss, Aths. Take care of yourself and good luck with your plans.

Amy McKie said...

I'm sorry for your loss, and to hear that you are sick. Well wishes to your family, and feel better soon.

Lena Sledge's Blog said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I pray you feel better and you have an expeditious recovery. Get back to the "normalcy" when you're ready. Sometime we need the time off and away. Blessings!