Things have been busy in my life. I'll post some pictures from my visit to Reykjavik soon. I hope.
In other news: my Mom's retirement community is closing because it can't be made fire-safe and is in a dangerous area for fires. So my Mom had to find a new place to live. Fortunately, the organization that runs her old community also runs others, and since my Mom has something called "life care," that's super important. So she got that news.
And then she got diagnosed with cancer. But for reasons that make total sense, the surgeon says they can't operate, and they've got her on some other drugs. As I understand it, she's likely to die with cancer rather than of cancer, if that makes sense. And she knows this. But it's still really upsetting, and she wishes she could just have an operation. But if a surgeon says an operation would be too dangerous, you know they'd like to operate if they could, so it really would be too dangerous.
At first my Mom said she didn't want me to come out and help. And now she does. And she's upset that my brother doesn't seem as concerned as she thinks he should be. And so on and on.
I need to get plane tickets to go out.
My violin teacher found a way better job, and is leaving the area. For me and the other students here, I'm really sad. For her, I'm happy. She's been a kind and enthusiastic teacher.
It turns out the partner of another colleague over in music can teach violin, and has been willing to take me on, among other students. He seems very good, and pays a lot more attention to detail. I'm adjusting, but still a bit sad.
I've been reading a lot, and now I need to just write. And write. Someone find me some writing mojo, please.