I always feel out of touch when something happens in the family. My mom broke her hip about two weeks ago and is still in rehab. She is hopefully coming home soon, but it always feels weird to have such big things happen in the family and not be able to be there. I'm crossing my fingers that the operation was successful and she will be able to ski next year. It's hard to imagine her not skiing. She always looks so happy out there, even in bad weather (with Mariana, but especially when she skated all the way to the cabin, which is a pretty tough skate.
Anyway, we're keeping our fingers crossed for her and feeling very far away.