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Moment to Moment July 22, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Blogging.

Thanks for all your kind and supportive comments over the past few weeks.

At the moment, the dust is still settling.  Once it clears, and a routine appears, I’ll be a bit more visible . . . both here and there.

Keep breathing!



Old friends pass away, new friends appear.

It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. 

The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend or a meaningful day.

~ His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama

Aah . . . that’s better!

Artwork available at Roderick MacIver Arts.  The beauty of Rod’s art lies in his ability NOT to control all aspects of the water ~ he allows it latitude to do its thing while he does his. The result speaks for itself.


1. Life in the Boomer Lane - July 22, 2012

Nancy, I am only now trying to catch up on some blogs. I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I send you and your family comforting thoughts across the miles.

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

Thanks, Renee. What a challenging summer this has been. But we are making progress . . . one step at a time.

2. granny1947 - July 22, 2012

I also missed that Nancy…so sorry, my friend.

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

Thanks, Kathy. The past 5 weeks are such a blur to me . . . family reunion, dad’s death, return to NJ, helping mom get ready for and recuperate from spine surgery, sorting through her stuff for FL, donating stuff from their house, planning the memorial service, getting up to speed on her medical, financial, and health insurance issues, returning to FL, setting up her room, etc.

I’m tired. {{yawn}}

granny1947 - July 24, 2012

I am tired just reading that…sorry you have been through such a tough time.

Pocket Perspectives - July 24, 2012

Isn’t it a bit bizarre that so many “huge” things can sometimes occur over such a short period of time ? We had that happen in our family…it was so bizarre and, as it turned out, overwhelming…but it’s amazing what one can “get through” and come out the other side with more wisdom…please be very very careful with your own well being…very very careful… I wasn’t careful enough and stumbled, due to not being aware of the potential fragility of spirit/mind…so,please…. be as careful and protective as you can be of your own well being….let spirit light the way… with wisdom and balance : )

nrhatch - July 25, 2012

Thanks, Kathy & Kathy. I am watching where I place my feet . . . and taking it one step at a time.

3. Life in the Boomer Lane - July 22, 2012

Nancy, I hit “Reply” too soon. All the best to you during this new part of the journey bewteen you and your mom. Stay strong and joyful, as you always are.

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

Thanks, I’m keeping my sense of humor in constant stand-by mode. It helps! 😆

4. Pocket Perspectives - July 22, 2012

Things have a way of “settling down”… we’ll all hope for that happening for you soon. (there might be some ideas in this link that might be helpful…. ideas I came up with to try to help myself when lots of disruptions (including an unhappy, aging mother) were going on in my own life… http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/pull-weeds/disurptions/ ) Wishing you well, Nancy…

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

I will check it out shortly, Kathy. Thanks.

5. jannatwrites - July 22, 2012

You’ve got a lot of demands on your attention now. Don’t worry about the blogosphere…it’ll be here when you’re able to join in again. Wishing you the best in this transition and getting your Mom settled.

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

I know . . . but I miss reading what everyone’s been up to during my absence. The heaping pile of STUFF (financial and medical) that I’m dealing with for mom is starting to dwindle down to a modest mound. So . . . soon.

6. cuhome - July 22, 2012

Usually a bumpy ride, rather than just a settling, but it does smooth out with time. Urgh! But it’s that time that’s hard, and the bumps that sometimes seem to come at you, out of seeming nowhere, just when things seemed smooth. My thoughts are with you, Nancy.

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

For the most part, I’ve maintained a fairly even keel . . . and being HOME helps.

7. Crowing Crone Joss - July 22, 2012

look how that dragonfly is holding on. Take care of you, most of all, take care of you.

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

Isn’t the dragonfly perfect for this present predicament? 😀

Crowing Crone Joss - July 23, 2012

Oh yes!

8. sufilight - July 22, 2012

Nancy, No matter the challenges and the moments of sadness and frustration unexpected loss and change may bring, as you probably have seen, we find the courage, wisdom, love and strength to keep moving forward. Hang in there, we will be here when you are post!

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

Thanks, Marie. We are ALL doing better than expected at this early date . . . especially given all the “water over the dam” we’ve encountered in the past 5 weeks.

9. viviankirkfield - July 23, 2012

Things do have a way of settling down…glad you are home…hope the readjustment with your mom being with you settles as well. 🙂
Here in Colorado, we seem to be having one traumatic event after another. I’m sure you heard about the Aurora theater tragedy…somehow we must keep our eyes on the light, even when the way seems darkest.

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

Because my brother is in Fort Collins, I’ve kept my eye on all the recent troubles out there ~ raging fires, persistent draught, and the Aurora theatre shooting. Definitely a challenging summer for so many people.

viviankirkfield - July 23, 2012

Yes, Nancy…so sad for those directly impacted…but difficult also for anyone suffering from depression where hearing about tragedy after tragedy can worsen their condition. My daughter, who is planning on moving out here with her family within the year, asked me, “What’s happening with Colorado?”

nrhatch - July 24, 2012

Looking for positives helps to dispel the gloom. Hope the recent events won’t impact your daughter’s upcoming move to Colorado. I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to have her family in your neck of the woods.

10. klrs09 - July 23, 2012

It’s been awhile since I visited. Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. That is a lovely photo and a beautiful quote. Have a peaceful day.

nrhatch - July 23, 2012

Thanks, klrs. Here’s to remaining in touch with the peace within which is ever-present.

11. CMSmith - July 24, 2012

Routine may be over rated.

Things should settle down some once you get all the doctors set up, and your mom adjusts to her new environment. My goodness. What a tremendous change for her. (And you.)

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