My blog has become boring – I know it, you know it. My blog used to represent who I am and what I do, but somewhere along the way, it’s changed and I’ve kept what’s really going on in my life off my blog.
Three days a week I visit my mother in a Behavioral Unit for Alzheimer and dementia patients in a long term care facility in Mississauga. This is just a temporary placement with hopes of getting her behavior and pain stabilized so she can go into regular long term care. She has been IN hospital more days this year than she has been out and I was visiting her almost every day. For the best part of a year I have been getting calls at all hours of the day and night and it sucks the life out of you.
It’s hard to be witty and entertaining with all this going on. I’m not looking for sympathy – I know there are thousands of people just like me dealing with the same thing but it doesn’t help that I’m an only child and we have a very small family. Throw in triple by-pass surgery for Leo in the middle of all this, and you can see where I’m coming from.
It’s pretty hard to take daily verbal abuse for being such a lousy daughter. You would think it would get easier as time goes on, but it doesn’t – it gets harder. I’ve already given Sandra instructions to push me in front of a bus before I ever put her through what I’ve been through.
Since what I am dealing with is such a huge part of who I am right now, I just needed to vent. Please – no sympathy – just make me laugh.
I got two more blocks of Lovebird Lane finished.
I’m going to give this a break for a couple of days as I want to make some dish towels. I’ve seen them done in a couple of places – they are so easy but really look cute, so stay tuned. Besides, it wouldn’t do to actually finish something!