Monday, November 10, 2014

An Early Thanksgiving

Well, as of today, it's official!  My mom will FINALLY be going home from the nursing facility on Friday the 14th.  At long last, this situation that has dragged on since January will be OVER.

At first, I just felt numb.  I couldn't even feel excited, all I could think of was that I just got back from Clearlake yesterday and now I'll be going up again in five days and spending up to nine days there, getting my mom reorganized and adapting to some new living conditions.  And my mom calling me three times today to tell me about more things I needed to do didn't help.

But now I'm starting to feel happy about it.  This IS the outcome we've been hoping for for so long!!  Not like Grandma, who just went downhill and never recovered. So I'm going to try to shake off the exhausted stupor I've been walking around in for so long, and do my best to make this an enjoyable trip.  Of course, my mom and I may end up killing each other anyway, as we haven't lived together in decades, and always did have different ideas about how things should be done!  

You don't think I'm kidding, do you??   Good.

And now, for a little pre-Thanksgiving cheer...  my favorite part of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"!

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8 comments:

  1. That's good news indeed and I commend you on your perseverance. Even if she is living with you, things should be easier than having to do all that traveling every weekend.

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    1. Thank you! She actually is going to be living in her rented home in Clearlake again; she does NOT want to live with us, and as far as we can tell, she will be okay living on her own, at least for a while longer. If the time comes when she can't, she will probably move to an apartment in a senior assisted living facility. She is used to living by herself, and just can't deal with the idea of living in constant contact with other people, even though it would only be me and Martin. Considering how much solitary time I need for myself, I totally understand how she feels.

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  2. That's so awesome!! I'm glad you got it all figured out and she's coming home.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad as well! It was quite a week, but we managed not to drive each other crazy, and she is doing fairly well on her own now.

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