Things I Haven't Done Yet

Things I Haven't Done YetMamacita says:

1.  I haven’t gotten more than three or four hours of sleep any night since Christmas.

2.  I’ve done tons of laundry, but I haven’t done much of my own.

3.  Ditto with cleaning.

4.  I haven’t reconciled myself to this particular inevitable.

5.  I meant to get her meat loaf recipe, but there was always plenty of time.

6.  I intended to write down her wonderful, colorful French Lick stories, things nobody else knows.  I don’t know now if I can remember them.  It’s for sure and certain that I hadn’t yet heard all of them.

7.  I haven’t come to terms with the fairly new realization that most people die with an awful lot of their stories yet untold.

8.  I still haven’t found where she stored all of her photographs.

9.  People who lived through the Depression don’t throw things away.  I haven’t gotten to the bottom of most of the stacks yet.

10.  I haven’t spent as much time as I should at the hospital.  If I don’t go to work, I don’t get paid.  It’s hard to keep my mind on conjunctive adverbs and infinitives, and I’m going to try to dismiss early tomorrow.


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Things I Haven't Done Yet — 18 Comments

  1. Sadly #7 is all too true. My folks left us almost nothing materially, but my dad’s handwritten stories are a legacy beyond price. It strikes me that the greatest blessing of those stories is that they chronicle lives well lived.

  2. Sadly #7 is all too true. My folks left us almost nothing materially, but my dad’s handwritten stories are a legacy beyond price. It strikes me that the greatest blessing of those stories is that they chronicle lives well lived.

  3. May you have peace of mind. Many leave footprints on our hearts….follow them while you can. Homes will later get cleaned, laundry done, papers graded. Memories will remain. Noone is truely gone until all memory of them is lost. be at peace.

  4. May you have peace of mind. Many leave footprints on our hearts….follow them while you can. Homes will later get cleaned, laundry done, papers graded. Memories will remain. Noone is truely gone until all memory of them is lost. be at peace.

  5. We’re over here praying for you. Please let us know if you need anything that we are able to give — anything.

    The stories, the history — those hurt me a lot to lose each time. Those aren’t just stories; they are the life history of someone, what they lived and how they eventually became who they were.

    This hits close to home lately.

  6. We’re over here praying for you. Please let us know if you need anything that we are able to give — anything.

    The stories, the history — those hurt me a lot to lose each time. Those aren’t just stories; they are the life history of someone, what they lived and how they eventually became who they were.

    This hits close to home lately.

  7. Oh how I wish I could run out there, give you a hug, let you take a nap while I run through all of the laundry (I’m the Rainman of laundry!), and just generally spell you for a while. Your post hits really close to home because I’ve had a lot of these same thoughts recently about my mom and dad: I must do more than think or else every wonderful thing that they are will die with me.

  8. Oh how I wish I could run out there, give you a hug, let you take a nap while I run through all of the laundry (I’m the Rainman of laundry!), and just generally spell you for a while. Your post hits really close to home because I’ve had a lot of these same thoughts recently about my mom and dad: I must do more than think or else every wonderful thing that they are will die with me.

  9. “I intended to write down her wonderful, colorful French Lick stories”

    I have a whole bunch of those.

    Get some sleep. It’s good for you (like I, who haven’t gotten more than five hours of sleep in a night for months should talk).

  10. “I intended to write down her wonderful, colorful French Lick stories”

    I have a whole bunch of those.

    Get some sleep. It’s good for you (like I, who haven’t gotten more than five hours of sleep in a night for months should talk).

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