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Friday Five

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1. Trying to get back into the swing of things since Mom's passing. I admit, it's been hard. Really hard. I miss how I could call Mom whenever I needed to talk to someone. She was there when I had to deal with my very difficult Mother-in-law. It really helped to know I had someone on my side whenever MIL would make her little passive-aggressive snips at me. Someone who saw the humor in situations that helped me not be so uptight. She also gave helpful advice when I found vaping stuff in teen's room.

Yeah, I miss her something fierce.

Work is moving fast on the sequel to Crossed Out. Mom really loved this book and I'm sad she'll miss reading it. I'm dedicating this book to her memory.


I wasn't able to attend younger brother's wedding as it happened on Labor Day but Mom's the one in the front with the purple shirt. She was always upbeat even when her diabetics tried to hold her back. She loved life and those around her.

2. Just got an email from publi…

Friday Five-On a Sad Note

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1. **So sorry I haven't posted in two weeks, but the reason why was I lost my mother on August 3rd. I got a phone call that Monday, telling me that Mom's doctor wanted all of us to know that she had a slim if no chance to survive another surgery. Mom has been battling type 2 Diabetics since 1998. It finally caught up with her. Her organs shut down and she passed away at 1:26am.



I love this YouTube presentation my younger brother Brent Baccellia put together:




2. Her funeral was the following Thursday, so we went back up for the viewing and to help go through her things.


**One thing I learned is not to push doing this so soon after a funeral. It is almost too much for anyone, including me, to bear.

So I've been numb and feel as if I've been walking in a fog. I also haven't been wanting to write. I know though that Mom wouldn't like that. She was my biggest cheerleader.

Right now I'm taking it day by day.

3. Here's the funeral:

I'm on the stands at the…