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It's been a crazy couple of weeks since I last wrote anything, with work filling up my brain and renovation projects at home squirreling in around the edges. Last weekend we did a big shop at IKEA and bought 3 new bookshelves for the computer room to replace the ones that have moved out to the garage storage. And yesterday I picked up another one from my friend Debbie, a skinnier model. So that made 3.5 new bookshelves to fill and organize.

I started earlier in the week but finished it up today and everything looks nice and new and fresh. I love that.


We had a hard, horrible day yesterday, though. Anders' father, who has been doing very poorly this year, and who has been bedridden for the past couple of weeks with fractures in his pelvis sustained in a fall about 2 months ago, died quite suddenly and unexpectedly in the early evening. Anders had just gotten home from work when his mom called and he told her to call the ambulance and took off for Malmö but it was already too late by the time either of them arrived.

I had to go get Karin and tell her the awful news, in Sandby, where she was supposed to be singing for the Walpurgis night ceremonies there, and the kids and I arrived after Anders' sister's family had gotten there. But we were at least able to be all together to help Anders' mom get through the evening. She is spending a couple of nights with his sister, and coming here tomorrow for a couple of nights as well, and then we'll see what she wants to do. None of us want her to be all alone in the apartment right now.

He was the nicest man, gentle and kind and caring. Good around the house, conscientious, and thoughtful. Even if he was 87, it's still too soon. It's ALWAYS too soon. I'm glad he's no longer in the pain he was dealing with for the past several weeks, and I'm glad it was fast, but it's just so sad. It makes me think about things I'd rather not think about. It makes me miss my dad. And my mom. And my siblings. I want to hold everyone I love closer.
mood: sad
music: Ellie Goulding—How Long Will I Love You


It is always too soon, no matter what. Sending my love and hugs to your entire family.


My condolences Liz.

I'm so sorry to hear about Anders's father. Sending you all strength for the days ahead.

Edited at 2014-05-02 04:31 am (UTC)

my condolences to everyone. :(

so, the string of deaths and other horrible stuff in my circle of aquaintances, that started in 2013, continues... how long will this last?

Deepest sympathy to the whole family.

I'm so very sorry to read about the passing of your father in law. You're right, it's always too soon, no matter what. My condolances to you and your family.

Sorry to hear about the passing of your father-in-law. Sending supportive thoughts to you and your family.

I'm so sorry, Liz. I really feel for you and Anders, and for the kids, too -- it's a hard, hard thing to accept.

But, how wonderful to have had such a lovely soul as a father, father-in-law, and farfar. I'm so glad your kids are old enough that they will always have those memories of him to treasure.

Sending supportive thoughts your way!

From Megsie

Always too soon. Yes. Such a sad loss for all of you. Still sending those prayers and hugs and much, much love....xoxoxo

sending you love love love love

hello Sweetest Liz-- I am so sorry. So truly sorry for the pain you are all going through now. Sending lots of love and holding you close in my heart and thoughts-- xoox, e

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