Monday, January 14, 2008

Feeling frustrated

I'm at that place where my head wants to push my body to do more than it really should. I'd like to finish drywalling my upstairs, but that means I have to clean, which means I have to move things downstairs and the very idea makes me tired.


Monday, January 7, 2008

Rest in Peace Natalie Jacobs

Our dear friend Natalie Jacobs died suddenly on January 2 after a brief illness. This is what I know right now: she was ill with a respiratory infection. She went to the emergency room, was given medication and released. She was found by friends the next morning dead in her bed.

She was present at both my childrens births. She helped cut my daughters umbilical cord and was the first person other than myself to hold my son. She was just finishing her education as a midwife.

I spoke with her last two weeks ago.

Natalie, we'll miss you.