Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch

Playing Catch-Up

I have been scarce here of late. But it's not because I've been agonizing over the state of Live Journal or my own commitment to public expression. I'm just really busy this semester, with a difficult teaching schedule and commute, and have been trying to balance all my responsibilities in that arena with both the usual domestic sort -- transporting Skylar, cooking, doing the dishes, maintaining the litter boxes -- and the labor-intensive and highly stressful process of trying to get my parents moved from Maryland to a place where they can have family close by.

All the pieces are finally starting to fall into place for their relocation, thanks in very large measure to the efforts of Skylar's mother, who is a genius at complex organizational tasks and is able to communicate with my father more efficiently than my sister and I can. Originally it looked like my parents were going to move to Boise, where my sister lives. But there were complications with the apartment complex she had found for them and we were able to find something inexpensive and attractive here in the Tucson area, only a mile or so from their granddaughter.

They may opt to head up to Boise after their six-month lease is up, depending on my mother's condition and the strength of their will to move again. But they will definitely be here for Skylar's birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas. And they will be able to get medical care that is much closer to them and, in all likelihood, better than what they have been receiving in Maryland.

Anyway, that's where my heart and mind have been at recently. I still mean to complete, however belatedly, my Week in the Life and maybe do that music meme that some of my LJ friends completed last month as well, if I can find the time. In addition, I have some more complicated posts that I've been planning in my head, which I will do my best to bring to fruition at some point. For now, though, it will suffice to say that I'm still reading you all every day and have drawn much sustenance from your entries.
Tags: autobiography, blogging, everyday
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