|Happy Mom's Day! Put yours on a pedestal! (Machine gun optional)|
My first wife (and my children's mother) passed away in December, 2005. I still love and miss her, and my present wife understands that she will always have a place in my heart. (Just one of the reasons I love her.) So - to my children - remember your mom on this day.
Now, DKW lost her mom in December, 2014. Sharon was a unique character (to put it mildly) and I grew to love her in the few years we had together. DKW was (and to some point - still) devastated by her passing. The closest comparison I can make, is the extent to which my oldest was affected when Sue passed. They were more than mother-daughter, they were best buds! Now, all the kids were affected to some extent - but she seemed affected most deeply.
Now, this past December (2015), I lost my mom. (yes - with very few exceptions - December sucks for me.) It was kind of anticipated, but anytime you lose a parent it hurts. Miss ya Mom!
Now, I will be a day late - but I plan to tomorrow go put flowers on their graves, in addition to my grandmother who passed away a few years ago. (But not in December!)
In an unrelated matter, I was finally able to mow for the first time yesterday afternoon and I'm still a bit sore.
Now, the day started horribly. I woke around 4:00 AM and wanted a drink of water. As I walked into the kitchen I heard rushing water and realized the kitchen, living room breakfast nook, and a bedroom (not the master) had a few inches of water in them. I was able to cut off the water under the kitchen sink. But it took 5 plus hours to get the water up. (I filled a 3 1/2 gallon mop bucket 28 times. And that doesn't take into account the number of towels used. I purchased a new kitchen spigot, but after a frustrating hour, gave up and hired a friend to install the new one. Great decision on my part! He fixed the sink/leak and I started mowing the jungle. Its weird, I know, but I find mowing relaxing. I put in my ear plugs and am alone with my thoughts.
Now, briefly back to DKW's mom - Sharon. I have, and have always had, an affinity for cheesy Sci-fi or horror movies. If I was watching one of that ilk when she came over, she would watch a short bit and then invariably say, "Jerry, you watch weird sh*t!" So, today being Mother's Day and All, DKW and I are about to watch a TOXIC AVENGER marathon (The Toxic Avenger, The Toxic Avenger Part Two, The Toxic Avenger Part 3: The Last Temptation of Toxie, and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.). This on the heels that The Toxic Avenger 5: Toxic Twins is planned for a future release.
Everyone cherish your mom and your memories!