Friday, November 29, 2002

I'm back on another plane to LA. I pick a flight with a 3 1/2 hour layover in St. Paul, MN. I have a friend named Kris Burtt, who I know from my Harley-Davidson Cafe days in New York. She moved to LA and then booked a job as a host on which relocated her to Minnesota. I figured what the heck, I've never been to MN and I would love to see Kris. We went to lunch and had a couple of hours of great conversation. That wrapped up a great week with family.

Thursday, November 28, 2002

I spent the rest of the week with my family. It was the first time that all 6 kids had been together since I don't know when. Without my mother's passing this togetherness would have never happened. It was a gift from mom. We had a great week together.

Saturday, November 23, 2002

The funeral service was truly a celebration of life. With over 300 people in attendance it really showed how my mother touched so many lives. Five people spoke in my mother's honor and it showed just how special she was. I laughed. I cried. I said good-bye. The funeral procession was too many cars long to count.

Friday, November 22, 2002

Tonight we have the wake for the family. The funeral home really took care of my mom, she looked great. It made things a little easier to take, not much but some.

Thursday, November 21, 2002

Shooting, once again on "Good Morning Miami". I have a fun scene in this X-mas episode. The producers, David Kohan & Max Mutchnick, give the entire cast & crew turkeys for Thanksgiving. Thanks guys! As soon as we finish shooting I am scheduled to leave on a 2am flight to go home for my mom's service and Thanksgiving. Three of my closets friends are joining me on this trip, Jonathan Julian, former girlfriend Keilana Smith and her 6 year old son Gabriel. They all knew and thought a lot of my mom.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! I have a callback today for a national network spot for "Dodge", but I pass because the 2-day shoot conflicts with my mom's funeral service. I'll get 'em next time.

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Today I audition for "King of Queens" at Liberman/Patton and feel like I bomb. Again. I don't know what it is, but I have to fix it and soon. The really bad thing is that the CD associate knows that I have been working a lot. They probably wonder how the heck I am working at all!! They keep bringing me in so they must believe in me. I need to get back in class. I had planned to before my mom fell ill, but now I will try to make it happen.

Friday, November 15, 2002

My sister arrives just after 11am and just after 5pm my mother passes away. I think she was waiting to see all 6 of her kids. Louise Fuller-Nov 20 1933-Nov 15th 2002. Thank you and I love you.

Thursday, November 14, 2002

My mother is having a really, really bad today. They had to request stronger medication and for whatever reason the doctor was dragging his feet. My little brother and his wife had to "give him a piece of their minds" before he would write the prescription. When I would call I could hear her crying out in the background. My older sister is arriving from Birmingham, AL tomorrow morning and I hope this discomfort ends for her soon after.

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Busy, busy, busy. I am working on "GMM" AND I have 3 auditions today. Somehow, I make all of them and they go pretty well.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Back in LA. Back at CBS Radford. Back on "Good Morning, Miami".

Monday, November 11, 2002

My mothers euphoria lasted about 36 hours. We are losing her quickly as her vital signs go downhill. I am due to leave to go back to LA today and was terrified of going in the room to say what I think will be my last good-bye to her. I was afraid that she wouldn't recognize me. Thankfully, she was very aware of who I was. We had some small talk, with her mostly listening, I told her I loved her and thanked her for the gift of life. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I hardly remember the flight back to LA.

Thursday, November 07, 2002

Today is the day we bring my mother home. The hospice care is set up with 24hr assistance. Myself, my brothers have all learned how to help out with turning her in the bed, changing her bags, etc. I think I under estimated the power of her coming home, she looked like she was ready to go play basketball. She even said she wanted to cook. We were feeling good.

Also, my agent called to say "Good Morning Miami" has checked my availability for next week.

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Things do not look good for my mother. At this point we are trying our best to get our home prepared to bring her there to spend the rest of her days.

Friday, November 01, 2002

The big "MasterCard" call comes in and.......I'm released! What!!! Yeah, they decided to move on without me. Can ya blame 'em? Anyway that means I am leaving for Virginia to go see my mom.