I spent all day last Thursday at the convalescent hospital with my mom. She was really doing pretty good, but I think this whole experience has frightened her (who could blame her?) and now she is really cautious and slow. I left around 3 to
Then on Friday my sisters were handling things with mom and I spent the day catching up things around here. Laundry, bill paying, watering, some errands, you know, all those fun things. And then that afternoon we had a guy come out and give us an estimate on putting in a new counter top. I don't know how many of you remember but when we had only been living here about 6 months on our first Thanksgiving in this house we had a small fire (read about this HERE) and our kitchen counter (among a few other easily replaced things) got damaged. I have managed to cover the spots with items but honestly it has bothered me every since. But we had put soo much money into this house when we moved in we felt we needed to wait for a while before spending a lot more. I want to paint the cupboards (if not replace them altogether as well) and it just makes sense to do this all at the same time. I REALLY liked these guys, and they had lots of good ideas, but I guess we will see. A little more money than we had hoped for. My items might have to cover things for an while longer. Not sure how eager I am to have my kitchen in disarray as well, especially with Mom here, but my hubby is still praying about it so who knows. It "could" still happen.....a gal can dream right?
And then Saturday was the big and FINAL move day for my mom. My two youngest sons were going to help out and truthfully it all went a lot better than I hoped. We were locking the door on the storage place at around 2:30. Not too bad. I am honestly sooo thankful that Mom was not there to see the house all empty. It looked forlorn is the only way to describe it. Soo many years and memories in that little place....sigh. Life has a way of changing and moving on even when you'd love nothing better than to slow it down some. My step sister sat with my mom which really helped us out, and my mom was thrilled to see her as well.
Yesterday was church as usual, (another wonderful message) lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant afterwards, coffee and conversation at James and Larissa's after that complete with drawings from our 3 year old granddaughter Donatella. Wish had a scanner so I could show you her darling little drawings of "our family"...soo cute, and really VERY good for a 3 year old. It is hanging now on my fridge. Mom was able to get out yesterday afternoon YAY!! and is at my sisters until I pick her up Tues morning. I talked to her for a while after we got home and she seemed glad to be out. But she sounded kind of confused, overwhelmed, and can't seem to keep track of numbers again in her head. Poor mom. She has been through soo much. We grocery shopped on the way home, bbq' some delicous fish for supper and watched the Olympics (how I LOVE these) till we toppled into bed. And there you have it. WHEW.....all caught up, haha.
Today, I need to go and get a test done(hate those) just a routine screening, get my nails taken care of (soo much maintenance on this old gal) pick up some digestive enzymes (life savers recently) and then I am going to pick up little Jeffie and see the movie Brave. I have been wanting to see it for a while, and though he is not thrilled about seeing this one (I think it is a "girl" movie Grandma) he is game to see it anyway (if YOU want to really see Grandma! he said, haha) and then I am going to drop him off and pick up my granddaugher Lindsey and bring her out to spend a few days with me. I am looking forward to it. I have no idea how hard things might be with my mom now. I will pick her up tomorrow and keep her for the rest of the week. Her 80th birthday is on Thursday and I am soo hoping she will be up for something fun.
Well this took a little longer than I thought so I'd better get cracking....Hope you all have a good week.