Thank goodness for Wordless Wednesdays, because frankly I am deep fried right now.
Losing Blanche; funeral; sitting shivah; the wonderful but exhausting annual Halloween Party at our friend's Kingston house, driving the 4 hour round trip to the Halloween Party; Jacob's continuing ridiculous bussing saga; New York Comic Con WITHOUT Daddy this year; sleepless night to finish my Hopeful Parents post; ANOTHER 3-day weekend full of sibling animosity... I am just scooped out again, like I was this past spring when my father passed away.
So instead of my usual, labored-over writing, I offer up here a few illustrative pictures from the past two weeks:
From the awesomest Halloween Party (a thousand "thank yous" Meilan & Billy):
|Um, let's be clear on this: Ethan DREW the design in black marker. Mom (that would be me) was the one with the pumpkin gut hands.|
From NYC Comic Con:
It was so sad to be there without my husband who is a comics professional and was actually a consultant for the Con. He had put together many of the wonderful panels, was supposed to be on or moderating many of them. A highlight of going to the Con has always been visiting Dad at his booth, walking around with him and being the proud son of. We felt his absence keenly this year. I wanted to bring the boys anyway, was glad I did, but wow, was it crowded.
Finally, this is why I love coming to pick Jacob up from his new school a few days a week (the bus ride home is ridiculously long.) How much I will love doing it in freezing snowy January is questionable. But for now:
I’m linking up to Wordless Wednesday at Angry Julie Monday.