A quick check-in and hello...hardly any time for even reading these days...spent an up and down..mostly down weekend with mom and dad...It is so hard to deal with..then back at work on Monday...Monday night, I did have a fun Bunco event to go to...and then last night, the 6th graders put on the Christmas play. It was amazingly well done..very cute..and fun to get out to see something...and tonight..I am soooooo looking forward to getting into my pjs and heading to bed early for a little tv and early to bed. I have really had a hard time getting up this week...
Hope you all are doing well...can't even think of Christmas..need to figure out how we will do everything.
a quick hello...I am quite tired..so will see how much I can get through. I tried to read a little..and saw that something happened to Cory..and he is wondering when he would go back to work..well..didn't see what happened..but hope you are ok.and that you got a couple days rest..
I am so exhausted from dealing with mom and dad..have someone from hospice coming over tomorrow to check on dad and see where he is..and naturally, he seems to be having a better week..but if he qualifies..yes..hopefully we will be available for some help..
then we have to think about Christmas...DD wants to have much of what we normally did...and I have to deal with no caregivers..and then DD has organized everyone to leave on the 26th and go to visit other relatives in Oregon...all wonderful things..but added stress for me..how to be packed to go, do Christmas, clean up and leave and hope everything goes ok..just not joyful for me.I am sure it will all work out..but the joy isn't there. I haven't even thought about getting anyone presents..not sure what to do..got to get that figured out..
a quick check in...I am once again exhausted...and busy trying to please everyone..
Got dad a power lift chair that the PT wanted, and mom had a fit not wanting it in the house..now that it is there, I guess it is ok..but had to have a fit myself telling her that it was happening.Dad continues to not do well...but keeps hanging on..and it is exhausting taking care of them..
DD wants us all to go to Oregon over the Christmas break, and I am trying to make it happen, but with the problems with mom and dad it is nerve wracking.
Cory..hope things with mom coming home goes well...hope she gets the help she needs..whether it is to help with addictions..or help living in a safe place..like an assisted living or whatever she needs..it is exhausting taking care of people that won't take care of themselves..
A quick hello...things have been pretty hectic for awhile..so a short update is in store.
I spent a week at sixth grade camp...helping a student with special needs. She did fairly well...I was having some problems with the altitude...and all the hiking..Luckily, my student was not up to going on the "All day adventure." and she and I had a quiet day at camp...and that got us through the week. It was quite cold up there.. (about an elevation of 5000 ft.) and the food tasted soooooooo good...warm soup...and great food all around..yes, I did eat too much ! It ended up being a good week..
While I was gone, the caregiver took my dad to the doctor for a check up...and the doc put him on an antibiotic...dad kept getting sicker and sicker...and we didn't know if it was the med or what the med was for..well, we took him off the med..and he started getting better..meanwhile, my sisters showed up for thanksgiving..but dad was not well...however, by Sat. he was MUCH better and Sunday even better..so now he is feeling the best he has in months..so you just never know..However, the physical therapist has been bugging me to get dad a "power lift chair"....These things are super expensive..and I am not going to buy one if he is going to die in the next week...so I have been looking around for a used one..and I hope to be able to get one tomorrow..but all this has caused me much time and effort...and I will still need to find a way to get it up to dad..
I have been getting in a little reading done here...hope to catch up more soon.
Hi...I have been gone for awhile..looks like I have some catching up to do here.
I was lucky enough to go with the sixth graders to sixth grade camp in the mountains...it was beautiful and a wonderful get away..AND I got paid for it ! However, it was exhausting...lots of up and down the hills and taking care of a student with special needs...plenty for me to do..and I was really feeling the altitude and just my age !But was good for me,..and I think I added a bit of muscle !
Came back to plenty of problems with mom and dad..one sister is here for Thanksgiving and the other one gets here tomorrow...will be a busy time..
Dear Daughter announced she is having a baby girl..so that is nice...happy for her...
will try to get some reading done and check in with you all..but probably won't be until the sisters go home..
Oh my ...watching all those weather pictures on the news...you all need to come visit me this next week ! Well, if all goes well, I will be up at 6th grade camp next week...being an aide for one of our girls...it should be nice...
Still having tons of problems with dad..hope this doesn't mess up the plans with the camp..
both of my sisters now say they are showing up for thanksgiving.and I hope they are able to help..but I know they are not use to the situation ...so it will be hard..
Afternoon..well, as usual with our country..when it is cold back east..it is super hot here...up to 90...I am fried !
Nancy...DH went to an insurance guy...one of those flyers came in the mail.."How to do medicare"...He ended up getting a company to cover a lot of what medicare doesn't. We are on the learning curve also..I thought his company was something like "united"...but I see on the last bill that the charges from scripps say secure horizon..I will ask him again..and post it.
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