Thursday, October 07, 2021

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Pygmy Hippos at San Diego Zoo (Taken 10.7.21)

I mentioned that my dad was transferred to the palliative care at the VA from Kaiser, so I'm glad I busted ass today because my work felt like it was never going to stop, and it was a busy news day, too. But I hustled and was able to get an hour and a half at the San Diego Zoo -- the only real time I get out of the house for fresh air -- and after, while Nova was at derby, Darren and I got to visit my dad. 

It was really hard. All of it is hard. Trying to be normal is hard. Having the hard conversations is hard. Wanting to record every word he says, trying not to cry the entire time I'm with him, trying to not focus on the end, like when he says, "well, I'm either going home, or I'm going Home." And he's so mentally aware and capable and his body is just failing around him. It is all so hard. 

So I'm not gonna talk about it anymore tonight. I'm going to do my work and I'm going to get sleep and I'm gonna keep putting one foot in front of the other and telling him I'll see him again until I can't. 

There's a ton of interesting news today, but you'll have to check the links yourself. 

Stay safe out there. 

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