I am very stressed about the future right now, about my mother's 90th birthday tomorrow, about 5th grade homework and middle school applications, coming up. Also clearing out my mother's apartment and Jacob starting school at a whole new building with a brand new teacher.
So I will take this moment to look back at something pleasant instead (joyful even), from last month before mom fell again and life got really messed up. And I'm inviting you along for the ride:
The BlogHer12 Voices of the year videos are now up, live and online!
And I'm reading a piece I wrote about my mother, about visiting her in this apartment she is now leaving.
So if you missed me, or even want to hear me again, go for it. (I myself can't look, yet. Really. I always hate myself on tape, so why torture myself. One day my curiosity will get the better of me and I''ll watch it, but that day is not today.)
I've been told I wasn't half bad.
And here's the rest of the VOTY readings. So please for the love of god, watch Shari's hysterical piece right after me, which closes out the show on a high note! (If you don't want to sit through the whole thing, you'll find her individual clip under in "Humor" - see bottom of page for link.)
And watch everyone else, all moving, wonderful writers, reading fabulous essays. I loved every minute of sharing this special stage with these incredible people...
Here's the WHOLE VOTY:
Or, if you want to watch individual clips, go here: The BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year Video Is Here!