After a long battle with heart disease and cancer, my grandmother passed away this afternoon. We had known it was coming for about the past week but it was still somewhat shocking to hear it actually happened today. My mother sent an email to me and my brother around 5 today to break the news - I was still at the office at the time. I'm still waiting to hear news about when the wake and funeral will be. She was my last living grandparent.
This is one of two BIG reasons why the past two weeks have been extremely difficult. The other is that my boyfriend of almost a year and I broke up. I wrote him a very quick note today to let him know that it had happened (he had told me during our breakup that he would want to know) and he wrote me back a very nice but very formal response.
It seems that Really Bad things always happen at the same time so I'm trying to put everything in perspective and figure out where to go from here. One of the reasons I started this blog was to help me figure that out. We'll see how it goes.