I apologize to my blogging buddies who have been worried about me. Some of you have “checked in” periodically, and my heart has been so touched when I have been able to take the time to read your notes to me. Thank you so much!
I have been in Texas for over two months dealing with my 80-year-old mother’s recovery from shoulder replacement surgery complicated by other physical problems, emotional and mental stress due to my 83-year-old father’s rapidly progressed dementia requiring placement in an Alzheimer’s nursing home, and the move Mother was forced to make to a new apartment because of the financial issues involved in all of this.
I am finally back home in Oklahoma, but I am now dealing with issues at home while still dealing with issues in Texas: cell phone dying the day I got back to Oklahoma (lost my contacts and everything else), paperwork, Mom’s ongoing care, paperwork, Dad’s roommate in the nursing home bullying him, paperwork, staff at nursing home refusing to do what they say they’re going to – and what they should be doing, paperwork, catching up on care for my kitties, paperwork, ongoing restructuring of my job, paperwork, mounds of back mail that I must read and handle, paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. . .
I’m still breathing. At least, I think I am.
Breathe in. . . Breathe out. . . Breathe in. . . Breathe out. . .