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09 January 2012 @ 01:39 am
How was my holiday?  
My company closes between Christmas and New Year, and our department took the Monday after off as well, so I had a chunk of downtime.

I didn't make any plans going in.  Good thing; before I knew it, the schedule had filled with visits and outings.  What time I did have at home ended up primarily spent unconscious.  No, I hadn't fallen ill; my body just decided it wanted sleep, and lots of it.  One 24 hour period comes to mind where I was only up for 9.5 hours.  *zzzzzzzz*

Went to museums; saw a Monet exhibit (not really my taste), and a selection of items from the history of the local weaver's guild.  I liked that one better, especially a dollhouse-sized reproduction of an 1840's prairie home, where all the linens were woven of sewing thread (she won the household linens category against full-sized entries) and she whittled all the furniture in the house as well.

 

Good food, friends, and weather - absolutely no complaints here.

Then I got 2 big pieces of bad news:

1.  A friend from folk dance was on a cruise in the Caribbean with her husband when she fell ill.  Turns out it was bacterial meningitis, which led to several strokes, which led to brain death.  In less than a week, she went from vibrantly healthy to dead.

2. My work mentor, who retired a few months ago, died. I couldn't make myself go to her funeral; it hurt too much.
 
 
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Gingersparkgingerspark on January 10th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
wow
I am so sorry!

that is quite a shock
Glowyglowy_lovers on January 10th, 2012 09:56 am (UTC)
*big hugs* I am getting fed up of bad news I think it's our time of life :(