A little update to let you know that I am here and doing the best I can. Trying to focus one each day as the come and taking one day at a time, ...as my Mom continues to recover from her heart surgery.
It's been a bit discouraging and even depressing for the past few days, as we have been waiting and waiting for her to be transferred to Rehab? It sounds like today will FINALLY be the day and the plan is to transfer over at 2 PM. That gives me some extra time home this morning to catch up a bit and that's a blessing. This wait for the transfer started on Friday and we have been told every day she would move, but then there were no beds. It's NICE to know the bed is NOW available and I'm very hopeful the transfer will go fine. The Rehab is actually attached to the hospital, so for me it's simply a matter of parking in a different area, and going to a different room. I am looking forward to getting her settled in and HOPE I can make her a hair appointment there today, as those services are now offered.
Yesterday, was an awful day, as we had been told she was moving in the morning and I rushed to get there, pack up all her things and then four hours later, be told, it wasn't going to happen? Talk about being upset...I was not happy. On top of that she had NOT slept at all the night before and was totally exhausted. She had asked her nurse for her sleeping med earlier, but she rudely told her, that was on the bottom on her list and actually made her wait almost 2 more hours. WHY? I'll never know, but I really wanted to address it and Mom would not allow me too. She vents all her upsets to us, but never tells the right people or allows me to deal with it either. This is a challenge and one I don't like, as it makes a conflict with us and that is NOT a good thing.
So...as upset as I was last night and hearing that we were expecting snow overnight, up to 8", I thought for sure I would NOT be able to get there today. Well, guess what? Yup, we did not get anywhere near 8" of snow...despite warning for two days...UGH! I'l bet it less than a half inch and the sun is already back out. Like I say over and over.....it must truly be very difficult to predict the weather here in Massachusetts, as they often are wrong, which can be frustrating too. Last night I went to bed with a pounding headache and know it was all stress -- today I slept in and boy did it feel good!! Thank you Alex for taking Scout out for me this morning and also for putting the laundry in. Scout came back to bed and we both slept until 8:15, which is the latest I have slept in ages.
Today, I feel refreshed and that has given me a happier outlook and I am trying my very best to look at the bright side of things, focus only of the good and just hope that everything goes well! Too many down days lately, it's time for the good things to start now. Tomorrow, we are expecting bitter, bitter cold and since I have some appointments, I will be staying home and will check with Mom by phone. It will be her first day with Rehab and I want her to focus on that and then see her on Thursday and see how it's going. I'm sure our visits will be more limited as she spend more time in PT. I will try and get as much done as I can and also need to start packing and preparing for my trip...which is now a week away and I have not done a thing to get ready. I had planned to shop, get some new outfits and pack up lots of my craft goodies...but there is not time for shopping, so I'll make do and maybe shop in San Diego. I will focus on packing some tomorrow and also HOPE to create....I miss it terribly, but did take a fun class on Sunday. I will plan to share those cards tomorrow. If any one knows of any fabulous craft stores in San Diego, please share! I'm hoping to visit one or two, while on vacation. YIPPEE!!
Oh, and I had a fabulous and very FUN, little shopping spree at my LSS, when I was there on Sunday for the Valentine Card Class! I had a $47 store credit along with a $100 gift certificate that Hubby had given me as one of my Christmas gifts; and I spent very penny that day and bought lots of new stamps, paper, dies and inks. Mostly all Hero Arts, Bazzil and Memory Box and I'm excited to be using them for the new Clean and Simple Cardmaking Class which starts on Monday! Hope to you see you there!!
A Little About Me
- Northeastern, Massachusetts, United States
- Purple is my favorite color and ironically - Purple is the Awareness Ribbon color for Fibromyalgia, an illness I personally live with. I had to stop working in 2006 due to Fibro and Degenerative Disc Disease. It's been a tough road at times, but I have a wonderful family and fantastic friends. I am a Mom to two awesome sons (Ages 21 and 26) and a wife and friend to a wonderful Hubby. We live in a tiny coastal community in Massachusetts and have lived here all my life. My hubby and my boys are my whole world and mean every thing to me! I cherish all three of my guys!! I am very lucky to be blessed with wonderful friends. I adore and cherish each of my friends as much as my family! I am an avid card-maker and love all types and stamping, and also love coloring with my Copics. I'm very lucky to have this whole new world on online friends that I've met through my Craft Groups. HUGS TO YOU ALL!!