Monday, October 22, 2007

Good Morning

           

    And I am giving thanks,  Zoey is better again and Wednesday I will be hugging my son and  grandson.  It is getting so close I can barely stand it.  I have missed them so much.  I wish my granddaughter could have come also.  Hopefully I will get to see them this summer.

     

     Tonight the LPN we hired might be able to sit with my MIL so hubby and I can go out to eat.  We have missed our monday night date nights.  She seems really nice and my MIL likes her so that is a good thing.  My MIL did complain slightly about the cost but I reminded her that she was the one who refused to go to the hospital for respite care so this was the next best thing.

    I am not sure why she doesn't want to go for respite.  In case you don't know respite care is something provide by hospice if caregivers need to be gone for the day or a few days.  She can do 5 days every 6 months at either the hospital or a local nursing home.  At our hospital we have some lovely rooms.  They don't do lab or treatments, just pass your meds and give you your meals and spoil you.  You can watch TV all day or whatever you feel up to.  Its not that bad.  But to her its not home.  It's weird that she refuses it now as she always kind of liked being in the hospital before.  Go figure.

     She has had a couple of good days.  I am going to wash her hair today and put some conditioner on it.  It gets so dry and her scalp itches so hopefully that will help.  Yesterday I made a lemon cake for her.  She always liked the lemon cakes and she still does. Then I am going to come back here and get some housework done.  I want to get the sheets washed and the kitchen floor again but the bathroom needs a good going over.
    

      I also have to pack some items that will sell so far on my ebay auction.  People are bidding earlier since I started it in the middle of the night, LOL.  And I bought a piece of Weller pottery I have wanted for awhile.  Ticked me off though the seller is charging way more then shipping then it is actually going to be.  Since I do so much shipping I can tell what it should cost.  I complained about it and will see what the actually cost is when it comes and then request a refund.  I can understand the shipping costs have risen but not that much.

   Well, the weather has been cold and rainy here for days and will continue all week.  I need to get some yard work done also.  The yard looks simply terrible as we have really neglected everything while we are taking care of my MIL.  Thing about housework and yard work is it does wait for you, LOL.

    Well, I had better get busy.  Take care all.


6 comments:

radar446 said...

Sometimes things have to be prioritized, and quite frankly, if the yard has to suffer so that family can feel more comfortable...so be it.  However, I do understand your plight...my yard looks a hot mess right now as well.  It has been so neglected over the past couple of months.  Hopefully, I will have some time to work on it today.

Greg

rbrown6172 said...

your grandson is just beautiful.  i know you will all have a wonderful time together.  i admire all that you do for your mil....you will be richly rewarded one day.  
gina

kirkbyj05 said...

As your grandson's photo scrolled into view I smiled a wide smile.  He is a handsome laddie!  A happy one too.  He's going to be a heartbreaker whe he grows up!  He's won me over already!  Lol!  I can feel your excitement Julie.  You are going to have a fun time with him when he arrives!  Never mind the yard...autumn is going to keep happening out there until all the leaves are down.  Wait until then.
Maybe Betty wants to 'pass on' from home.  She will be worried now that she might pass away in strange surroundings.  Just hazzarding a guess but its how I would feel.  Familiarity will lend her more comfort.

Glad Zoey is picking up again.  What a time you are all having!!

Take care and just do what you have to do...don't kill yourself.  My granchildren are here now and our house looks like a 'playroom' already.  Who notices anything once they are here?
Enjoy him and your son.  Make lots of memories.

Jeanie xxxx

jckfrstross said...

have a great week:) love the picture of grandson

Deb

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm guessing your MIL hasn't long to go now and wants to spend every last minute in her own home. She must be so glad she has you to look after her. I'm happy Zoey has got better again, must be a weight off your mind. Your grandson has the sweetest smile! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels  

cacklinrosie101 said...

Nice to hear that your MIL and Zoey are doing better.  I'm glad you are getting out with your hubby.  Maybe your MIL doesn't want respite care now because she knew she would come home before and now she thinks she just might not.  I know you must be soooo excited waiting for your son and grandson to arrive.  Chris