Picked up my mail on the way up the driveway this morning, and there was a wonderful Mother's Day card from my dad. I miss him so much it makes my chest hurt. He hasn't been out here for a visit since last summer--he had been spending ~3 months here with us and then back to Michigan for ~3 months there. Even though he's legally deaf (no ear drums, no stirrup/anvil etc. bones in his ears) he could always hear a little bit in person and on the phone if he had his hearing aid in. A couple of months ago, he lost that last little bit of hearing--just woke up one morning and it was gone--the hearing aid doesn't help anymore. So now I can't talk to him on the phone a couple of times a week like I've always done. I miss his voice and I miss him. My kids miss him, my husband misses him. I want him to come here for a visit, but I'm not sure he will now that he can't hear. Sometimes I get emails, like
cant get this dammmmmmn thinggggg to work. dad
but it's not the same...
Also received my latest issue of Teesha Moore's Art and Life zine. Can't recommend it highly enough. This issue's in color and I'm going to sit down and read it as soon as I hit 'publish'. Which would be now