Thursday, July 15, 2010

When Life Has Other Plans - Anne McAllister

If anyone should happen to look backwards in Tote Bags and discover that -- whoops! -- my post for the 15th was missing, here it is.

Life has had other plans for me this month. My mother passed away three weeks ago, and I'm still trying to get my head around all the things I needed to do after that. I used to think doing taxes was difficult because they came around once a year and I tended to forget what I was supposed to be doing and saving and writing down.

But dealing with the aftermath of a death is even more of a mess -- even when the mother in question was the most organized person on earth. That part she did very well -- better than well. It's just that, as far as I can tell, there is no real guidebook to what you need to know at every given moment. You find out when you forget to do it and someone says, "Hey, what about --?"

Unfortunately no one said, "Hey, what about Tote Bags 'n' Blogs this month?" So it was one of the things I didn't remember until it was too late.

I'm sorry. I'll try to do better. My book is now underway. My life is back under control (well, mostly). And I look forward to seeing you here next month!


EllenToo said...
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EllenToo said...

Anne I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know what you are going through having lost my mother several year ago and being the one who had to take care of things. I doubt anyone will blame you for forgetting to post.

Christina Hollis said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Anne. There's so much to do - make sure you take care of yourself, as well as everything else. Paperwork can wait - your health and well being can't.

Lee said...

Anne, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Blogs aren't important in the face of this tragedy. Family comes first. Everything else can wait.
Please look after yourself.
Lee xx