Please wait … shutting down

Huh. Life is funny. I wrote this amazing (my words) post and only the headline was saved.

I am 2 hours away from posting ‘rabbit, rabbit’ on my children’s and close friends FB or text. Years ago, my baby girls told me that the first words out of our mouth on the first day of the month must be ‘rabbit, rabbit’. And then we will have good luck.

So, before I go further, “RABBIT, RABBIT” for the believers.

Through the years, before this comfy internet, I placed calls, yelled ‘rabbit, rabbit’ to my children at 12:01 AM, and now send texts. Rabbit, rabbit. May we all be well.

But, today, the last day of the month, I tried to send a message and it said, “Please wait. Shutting down.”

And I waited. And while I waited I realized that it was me who was shutting down.

I live less for today and more in yesterday. I missed Christmas last year, and assume I will miss more.

I cannot go beyond my porches. I live in a coccoon and I know I will not be a butterfly. As I watch my geraniums wane on my lovely front porch, knowing I could give them water to sustain them a little while more, I know I won’t.

I won’t leave this house. I won’t visit my family. I won’t …

Papa, I’m shutting down. Please wait. V


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  1. Rabbit! Rabbit! And Hugs, Vicki.

  2. Rabbit, rabbit!! James.

    • Ann on October 1, 2013 at 7:05 am
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    Rabbit Rabbit Vicki! Miss you! Hugs!

    • Fred Brigham on October 1, 2013 at 8:10 am
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    Rabbit,Rabbit ! Huggs and Blessings,


    • Janet Pitts on October 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm
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    Rabbit, rabbit Vicki, I miss you. Take good care of yourself.

    • freda on October 6, 2013 at 9:06 am
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    A bit late but……… Rabbit Rabbit Miss V + Hugs and Blessings xoxox

      • Fred Brigham on October 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm
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      Dear Vicki,

      You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Please tell Andrea, Beth and Nick that I was asking for them. I would appreciate Andrea or Beth calling me when they have a moment. My phone cell number is 978=491-9533. God Bless you.



    • Michele Matuszewski on October 21, 2013 at 12:58 am
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    Rabbit, rabbit … I love you and miss seeing you. I’ll be there soon. Prayers, hugs and Hope! Sista!

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