Beckygram: Exhaustion

It was a full weekend. My sister Angela graduated from college and I lost my G-tube. I attended a senior concert, a commencement Mass, the university graduation in the football stadium, and the engineering school graduation in the hockey arena. Plus there was a graduation party with an epic piñata and ingenious flying chicken game, all thanks to my Aunt Karen. I’ve dropped anchor and I’m down for the count. Be assured I have a solid pocket of air

and I’ll come up for more mid-week.


It’s been a long, difficult week.

My sister’s beloved brother-in-law passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. A dear friend received troubling results from a medical scan. We received difficult news regarding developments at our previous grade school and the girls’ current high school. I attended the visitation services for a special friend, who was like a 3rd grandmother to our children. Our property taxes went up. And someone egged my car. It brought to mind a Pepper…And Salt cartoon.

My sentiments exactly.

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Beckygram: Settled

It’s been busy around here. Visits from Grandma and Grandpa and the fabulous Aunt Maggie and her dog Soda. Two birthdays. The State Science Fair and John’s First Communion. Rocky enters the playoffs for state water polo and graduation season is around the corner. I’m slowly learning to walk and Mom randomly locked her keys in the car at a gas station tonight.

Moments of quiet and settledness are a rare delicacy around here.

And usually happen when there is a book in my hand.