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8/26/2003 8:20:42 AM
i just made you say underwear!

i just don't get it: all the stores have halloween stuff out already! i'm not done fishing or hiking yet. summer can still be extended and doesn't officially end until the middle of september. the good biking weather is just starting. what's with the halloween crap??!?

i got it!: my second to last famous last words, "p, have you ever heard a case where someone gets a brand new fishing pole, and then they never catch another fish for the rest of their life?" this after catching mega fish on various cheap-o and malfunctioning fishing poles, then spending money on a "real" pole and having zero fish x2 outings. p's response, "i've never heard of that happening." my famous last words, "get the net!" i bagged another cat, to go with the 2 that our 10-year-old already caught! yummy, yummy fish heads!

how i do alanis: "'m here to remind you ... of the mess you left when you went away." this tune always jags through my skull, mostly on mondays after long weekends of "playing" and then trying to play catch-up, getting chores and errands done before i start work for the week. it jagged through my head this summer too when my second child moved out to her own place and took all the "cool" stuff, leaving a pile of junk in her room. it jags in my head the first day of school too, when i finally get all the kids out the door, and then sit down with a cup of coffee to bolster myself to clean up the aftermath of school supply/clothes shopping, lunch packing and backpack stuffing. i'm usually buried under sales receipts, picking up stray highlighters and pink erasers, confronted with a billion emergency forms i've failed to sign even though they send the "back to school" packet out at the beginning of the summer. this year, however, there is only one child left to go out the door and so the song will be very low-key, the transition practically effortless.

barenaked ladies: "pinch me." that song came out nearly 3 years ago. i was driving in my car, a muggy fall night on the way to my writers' group. the lyrics, "it's the perfect time of year, somewhere far away from here," pulsed out of my car stereo and a heat rose up in my belly and nearly stopped my heart. i knew the route to writers' group by heart as i had traveled the same route once a month for nearly a year, but suddenly i couldn't remember where i was going. i felt the real burning question, "where and what am i going to do now?" as i approached several freeway ramps and a bridge over same. i had this awful feeling of, "i don't know where i should go." i had to actually pull the car over for a second and think. it seemed like someone had pulled the proverbial rug right out from under me.

i was fine enough i guessed, even though everything was going to get quite messy.

before the week was out, i found out my grandma was dying .. my mother love, my mentor.

there was no such place as "far away from here." i had to face it head on.  every day, i drove to her, in hospice care, and that is how we spent our last days together. every morning and night the barenaked ladies pumped that song out of my car stereo since it was a new release. i used it as a touchstone for my early morning drive to her and my wee hour morning drive back home, before driving back to her again.

even now, every time i hear that song, i'm reminded of that long goodbye week, wanting her to go, but wanting her to stay.

and now, i wish i could tell her, "it's the perfect time of year" and there is "somewhere far away from here," because i am finally!!!!! going to stand on mendenhall, just like she did, at the midpoint of her life, my face upturned and the future still out there. 

so ........ pinch me! hazel margaret drumm-cunningham. i will follow your footsteps!



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