Monday, May 23, 2011

A Notice

This post is difficult to write.  I will be out of touch for over two weeks.  I intended to go to California to attend my granddaughter, Rachel's graduation and had planned on leaving  June 4.  Plans suddenly changed last night.  I called my daughter and found out that she has a crisis and I need to go be with her.  I will be leaving in a few days and won't return until June 12.  

My daughter's computer died so I will be without access during the time I am there.  I would take my laptop, but I have to take my cameras and equipment for the graduation ceremony.  I just can't miss filming that special event.  Therefore, I do not have the strength to lug two pieces of heavy equipment on the plane.  Beside you are only allowed 2 pieces of carry-on luggage and I have to take one small suitcase to put my medicine and CI equipment in.  

Traveling when you are old is a real pain.  (pun intended).  When I was young I could throw in a few T-shirts, jeans and toothbrush and get by.  Now I pack like I am moving to the Arctic.  The layered look works for me as I am cold when others are hot.  But that means taking clothes for all temperatures. Lots of clothes.  Sigh!

I deeply regret not being with my blogging friends when I may need them the most.  But my daughter's needs come first.  I hope you have a nice rest over the Memorial Day weekend.  I will be thinking of all of you.

If a miracle occurs and I have access to a computer I will check my e-mail and blog.  If not, I hope to be back blogging by the middle of June.  Don't forget me and please check back in then.  

24 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

Darlene, I'm so sorry to hear that your daughter is in some kind of crisis. I can only hope she gets through it okay....and you too. I pray it doesn't ruin your visit and your granddaughter's graduation celebration. Good luck to all of you.

And I totally agree with you about flying as we get older...I just don't enjoy the experience much anymore. ~Joy

Rummuser said...

I wish you success and peace. Forget you? Have a heart. I shall keep checking every day, just in case!

Looking to the Stars said...

Can never or will ever forget you. I will be here for you. I am so sorry to hear your daughter has a crisis. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her at this time. I'm glad you can be with her :)

Flying is a pain, we avoid it as much as possible. Like you, I have to pack for an army. I miss the time when I could throw a few things in and take off.


Have a safe trip, we will be here when you return (hugs) :)

laura freeman said...

Best wishes for you and your daughter and your granddaughter - for all the ups and downs of the coming two weeks. Hold fast. We will. BIG hug.

Darlene said...

*Rummuser - I not only have a heart but I am giving it to you for your sweet comment.

*Looking to the Stars - Thank you so very much for your kind words.

*Laura Freemen - Thank you for the big hug. Now I feel all warm and fuzzy.

Betty said...

We'll be missing you and thinking of you. Hope everything turns out ok.

Hattie said...

All the best, Darlene. Our family is in crisis, too. It seems to be happening a lot these days.

ellen said...

Love and light to you and your daughter. I hope your presence will help your daughter through her difficult time and that graduation brings all of you great joy.

paula said...

Darlene,
So sorry. I wish you a safe and successful trip. Will be thinking of you and anxious to hear how things went. Take care, sweetie.

laura freeman said...

Thinking of you and hoping all is working out. Here's another BIG hug.

joared said...

Thought I left a comment here earlier, but who knows with Blogger sometimes.

I hope all is going well with you on your Calif. trip. Also hope resolution of the family crisis occurs with a minimum of effort. Life can get complicated.

Anne said...

Darlene, I am thinking of you and hoping that all turns out well. Our children bring so much joy and so much pain. My son Ben, who you met, is in crisis, and at the moment all I can do is send money, since I have been scheduled to go to China to see my daughter on Sunday. I'll be back on the 15th, and I'll check you then. Love, Anne

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Darlene, thinking of you at this time. I know if one of my children are in a crisis it tears my heart out.
I just do not like traveling anymore - maynot. Missing a special wedding but just cannot take the flight and staying in a hotel.
Safe travel wishes and prayers for you and your daughter and family..

Millie Garfield said...

Sorry to hear that there is a crisis in the family. Hope whatever the problem is it can be resolved soon.

Traveling is a pain - you have to take this, take that and so much more, just in case.

Sending good wishes to the graduate and her family.

Hugs

Kay Dennison said...

I'm sorry your daughter is having problems but how lucky she is to have you come to help!!!

Pete said...

Good luck with everything, Darlene. And God bless.

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

We'll be here waiting patiently for your return, Darlene! God's Speed and Safe Home!

Love,

Tom Degan

naomi dagen bloom said...

Sending good thoughts your way, Darlene, and hoping you are all well and can enjoy the graduation.

Anonymous said...

Are you at home, now, Darlene? I saw your comment at Ronni's.

I hope that your daughter is OK and that your trip didn't take too much out of you.

I agree that traveling isn't as much fun as it used to be. Fortunately, I don't have to lug much stuff along; but, I usually take my pillow and my radio!
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Joy Des Jardins said...

Hi Darlene,

I hope you're safely home and that everything with your daughter's crisis turned out okay. I hope to see you post soon and fill us in on these past few weeks. Just thinking of you. ~Joy

joared said...

Hope all is going well for you.

Darlene said...

Please forgive me for not answering to individual comments. I am so overwhelmed with the kindness and understanding you showed me. Thanks to everyone who commented. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Nance said...

May all come right.

Darlene said...

*Nance - Thank you. I feel that it will.