Monday, December 3, 2012
....and, speaking of guessing games, we still await whatever will happen with Kristi's Mom. She is in complete denial of her condition, and has told the nursing home that she is going home tomorrow. She cannot walk and/or barely move by herself. Calls for help to Elder Services and the nursing home social worker remain unanswered and we wait. It is all very hard and taking a toll.
On the weekend I was house sitting for my boss's dogs, and in between times to let them out, feed them, etc, we went to Ellen's house and I dug in to some cleaning again as her sister is coming from WY and plans to stay there beginning next Monday. We made somewhat of a dent in the awful mess, and Kristi cleared a path to her bed and we put on clean sheets so that she can stay with her aunt for some of the time.
I can feel LM cracking under the strain of all this, and Ellen still remains steadfast about not preparing a will or even paying her current household bills. I keep telling myself that this too shall pass and the main focus is on doing what I can to relieve LM. Yesterday I took Kristi with me all day and she played with the dogs and we did all of her Dad's laundry to save him the work.
Today is the first day that I feel this situation cracking my armor of compassion. I've a health issue with my son to worry about, too, and it is making me very tired and distracted. Oh, well. Coming in to this very busy season of parties (so many of them are inescapable) adds to the pressure.
On the bright side, today is a gloriously warm and sunny day and I went to the beach at lunch and watched the crows play in the sunshine and listened to the waves as I turned my face to the sun. I am planning on there being residuals from that hour of peace!
Love to all.