October 30th, 2011

deep thoughts

Scatter My Ashes on Route 2

Yesterday morning was my grandmother's funeral at the church she attended for 80 years of her life. A ton of people showed up, and the church set up a luncheon for afterwards, it was really nice. The other 2 granddaughters and I read bible passages, and I ended up with the 23rd Psalm which was my grandmother's favorite. It was lucky for me because it was short and really near the beginning, and even then I had to stop twice in the middle to try and collect myself.

well, it didn't help that my aunt, who spoke first and gave the greeting right before me, told us that in her last lucid moments she, my grandmother, and the ICU chaplain held hands and said the 23rd Psalm.

Just to let all of you know, I'm 100% useless during funerals, so I hope none of you (god forbid) intend for me to say or sing anything at yours, or do anything besides sob as quietly as possible because I hate crying in front of people.

Anyway, it was very nice but exhausting.

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elvis is dead

Anybody want to live right across the hall from me?

I just checked in with my brother to make sure the guinea pigs were okay in the cold snap, and he told me the guy who lived across the hall from me died over the weekend. Apparently the family was cleaning out the apartment when he went over today. Bless that ancient man, he was always outside shoveling or salting or raking or whatever. In the winter he would get up ridiculously early and clean off my truck even though I begged him not to on any number of occasions. Also one time he took me out for drinks to thank me for picking up his mail for a while, and I got so sick on espresso martinis that I don't think I can ever have one again.

That is just such a shame, and the worst part is that I wasn't even there this weekend to run into the family and tell them how nice he was to me all that time. I'll have to ask the rental office if there's an address they have that I can send a card to, or a memorial service or something.

I don't mind telling you, October has sucked just about as much as any month can. I want to start NaNo or do anything else exactly 0%.

goddammit i really wish 3B weren't living in DC so that he could move in across the hall and we could act like we had one really big apartment across the whole basement.
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