breathing space

March 31, 2010 |  Category:   family life


The flowers are gone. I threw them out last night, finally, but not before taking one last photo, of course. Last night I also finished up the bulk of the work that’s been keeping me up and crazy for the past 5 weeks. It’s always a mix of emotions when you finish an all-consuming project like that. Relief mostly, but it’s also a bit unsettling and you don’t know what to do with your sudden free time anymore.

This is just a temporary break though, I’m thinking. So I’m cleaning and packing because we’re taking a small road trip for 4 days to visit Mark’s dad who is now in a rehabilitation center after spending 6 weeks in the hospital. I’m not really sure what to expect once we’re there.

It’s Spring Break.

We were supposed to maybe go to the Cape or spend some time in Boston. Last summer we also ditched our plans for a mini vacation to somewhere tropical to go visit his dad.

That’s family.

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  • bronwyn March 31, 2010 at 10:12 am

    To Oregon? That’s a long road trip, but it actually sounds fun. I guess that depends on how well the girls handle long car rides though, doesn’t it?

  • Jenna March 31, 2010 at 10:26 am

    browyn. no, not oregon. good god no, we would never drive there. Just upstate ny.

  • chantaleP March 31, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    YES! Good for you Jenna! Hope you have a good 4 day well deserved trip. So glad to hear Mark’s dad’s in a rehab center. My mom as well but just learned last night she is prob getting out and going home in 2 wks time! : ) Good news all around.

  • Shanessence March 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Enjoy your break, and I wish you and the family all the best.

  • Chai Ling and Lem (Singapore) March 31, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Yes, Jenna. That’s family (this sentence of yours hit home) Have a good visit. My husband and I will be travelling home tomorrow am for Easter break.

  • Clouds April 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    such beautiful colours even though the flowers have wilted.

  • Deepa April 8, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Would you have it any other way? I mean isn’t it supposed to be “in sickness and in health” between parents and children too. Thats the way I was brought up in India and I think its so very vital- that connection coming back full circle when your parents need the same care that you probaly did as a baby-child-adolescent.