Weekend events

 My trip to D.C. was pretty awesome. I’m happy with the story I wrote about it, although it was kinda long. It was a good day, pictures to be posted soon (although I also said that with the apartment, which is something I still have to actually take pictures of).

It was a pretty long weekend, though. I was gone all day Saturday and spent three hours doing the story yesterday. I went home to my dad’s to write it so I could turn it in via e-mail and not have to worry about it. I still don’t have cable or internet at the new place, so I just stayed the night back home and drove to work from there this morning. It kind of feels like I have been working all weekend, but at least it wasn’t really stressful work.

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and it was also six months to the day since my mom died. Dad was pretty casual, though, in pointing this out to me last night as I made him watch the brand-new Mother’s Day episode of “Desperate Housewives” with me. I think he is getting better these days, and he is becoming more and more active. He started writing again last month, to my relief, since that is his job. I am still a mess, but I am trying to find ways to come to grips with everyting. 

I read somewhere that some of the biggest stressors in a person’s life are the following:

1) Loss of a parent, spouse or child
2) Moving
3) Starting a new job

If graduating from college had been on the list, I just might have died of a heart attack at the age of 21. 

Speaking of which, yesterday was Muskingum’s graduation, and it would have been mine, if I hadn’t had a wave of ambition and graduated in December instead. I thought about stopping by when I drove past campus yesterday morning, but the weather was pretty crappy, as it nearly always is for Muskingum’s ceremony.


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