Tuesday, March 06, 2007

10:07 PM

I HAD BREAKFAST in Milwaukee, lunch in Philadelphia, a drink in Portland, and dinner in Boston. Airline travel is surreal. It took me as long to drive from Portland to Boston as it did to fly from Milwaukee to Philadelphia.

To say I’m disoriented would be an understatement.

Not to mention delirious with exhaustion. If not for the impending American Adoption Congress’ national conference, which my husband practically ordered me to attend, I’d still be at Daddy’s bedside in Milwaukee. It’s nice to have someone to remind you who you are.

But I need this break. Daddy’s stable, comfortable, at peace. I’ll be back by his side as early as Sunday. The time I spend in my third home at my sister-friend Gail’s house will serve me well in the near future.

Now if only I could get some deep sleep.

9 comments:

wilma said...

Hope you can enjoy your time in Boston! Take care lieve zwager!

Craig Hickman said...

Bedankt!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Craig: I've missed seeing your posts on talk about tennis, so I thought I'd check your site out....I figured something was up. I am so sorry about your dad. I know that we don't know each other that well, so I don't want to be intrusive....but, I still have to say, please feel free to PM me via talk about tennis if there is anything that I can do. Of course, my and my partner's thoughts and prayers are with you, your dad, your partner family and loved ones. Just hang in there, and take care nelslus/Jeff

kim.kim said...

Hey you guys are speaking Dutch! Spreek je Nederlands Craig? Dat wist ik niet!!

I am so so sorry about your dad, that is really tough thing to deal with.

Craig Hickman said...

Jeff, thank you for reaching out to me. I really appreciate it. I'll be back in Milwaukee soon and perhaps I'll email you when I need a break.

Craig Hickman said...

kim.kim,

Ik spreek een beetje Nederlands.

Bedankt voor je woorden.

Peterson Toscano said...

Wow, your schedule is insane AND you have Audre Lorde's Zami on your bookstand! You are a true rockstar.

Craig Hickman said...

Thanks for making me laugh, Peterson.

Anonymous said...

The loss of a loved one always pains, even though we all recognise its an unavoidable passage. Here's hoping the good memories can sustain you through your period of grief.Peace!

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