Judy's Desk...Ramblings on Life

I love to do so many things: I crochet, read, and I also write. I believe that it's the act of writing that makes me a writer, not my published works. This blog is a record of my often meandering path as I try and follow my muse.

Location: New Jersey, United States

The short version: crocheting and books...as necessary to my life as breathing!

Friday, January 26, 2007


Mom passed, peacefully, only one day after my last post. She was much-loved, and the best mother-in-law any woman could ever hope for - which I told her often, especially as I could see the end coming. We will miss the way she used to be before she was destroyed by the cruel illness that had her in its grasp.
May she finally know peace in the arms of the LORD.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


I call her Mom, but Ginger is my mother-in-law. When I married her son in December 1967 she welcomed me into the family with open arms...and cookbooks, which I sorely needed! My own Mom died in 1980 but even before that Ginger had always been there for me, without complaint. She also taught me how to be a good mother-in-law.
She's in hospice care right now and it's only a matter of days, possibly weeks before she passes. I sat with her yesterday and held her hand, stroking the fine bones. She watched me, but couldn't communicate by voice or movement. It's so sad to see this once vital woman leaving us this way. She has suffered a lot, and our family has suffered with her. I'll always remember her, and be so very grateful for her presence in my life.

Monday, January 01, 2007

The New Year

What a day! DH and I cleaned the house from top to bottom and began working on decluttering. I need the prodding, since I'm a pack rat, but I certainly feel better as each part of the house is dealt with.
Lots more to go, though!

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