Friday, November 16, 2007

Just things.


     It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week already, time is just flying.  We won't be doing a dinner this year.  I have to work the entire week and no way am I cooking.  If my MIL was doing better I might make some attempt, but she is doing very poorly this week and Rick and I could care less if we eat it.  Now my son's favorite meal in the world is a turkey dinner, so maybe at Christmas when I am off I will make one then.  If  I buy a turkey right after thanksgiving they are cheap and I can stick it in the freezer.  If  I can find a small one that is. 

    My MIL has really failed this last couple of weeks.  I think since her birthday actually.  The sorrow of her son not calling really gave her a blow.  It is finally sinking in for her that  he was just after what money he could get.  She seems to have given up.  She is very weak and emotionally withdrawn these last couple of days especially.  I believe time is getting very short.  We haven't heard from BIL for over a month.  Now you know that makes me happy but now I am wondering where he is.  Is he is jail, dead?  Would we find out?  It does seem weird he just dropped off the face of the earth.  I would be more comfortable at night knowing exactly where that man was. 

     I hate being sick right now.  I think this is just going to end up being a cold but it is taking its sweet time getting to that point.  I am still at the low grade temp feel like a truck hit phase.  And freezing.  Finally I can stand how hot it is at my MIL's and welcome it.  Bring on the heat baby.  But she is getting to the point where I need to be doing more of her care and I don't want to get her sick her last days. Wouldn't that be awful for her.

    I have been keeping the furnace turned down to 62 here.  We fixed the fan motor and now the fan is acting up.  So I ordered the part and to keep it from running much have the temp way down.  I have gained 10 pounds just in all the layers I have on.  The weather is suppose to be in the 60's today though.  If the part comes Rick can fixthe furnace while I stay with my MIL.

    Now for the last thing.  I always say I have a somewhat dry sense of humor.  My hubby says it borders on sarcastic.  Hummmm.  So, for those who have read my journal, which is it.  And is either a bad thing? 



P.S.  I was doing Zoey's ritual in the woods this morning.  Hair uncombed,  Uggs on my feet, my gym pants and T-shirt on and a light jacket.  Muttering under my breath, hurry up darn it, hurry up.  And I met someone.  What!  Someone else in my woods walking their dog!  The nerve.  With combed hair and makeup.  Hiking type Cabela clothes on.  Young and thin. With a waist!  Boy the nerve of some people.


rbrown6172 said...

lol  i agree!!  what were THEY thinking??  i like your sense of humor...keep it up.  laughter is good for the heart.  sorry your mil isn't doing well, but i know it's expected.  doesn't really make it any easier to deal with though.  i admire your strength and compassion.

kirkbyj05 said...

How dare she looks so coiffured so early in the morning...some folk make you want to spit!
Never mind my little pot bellied Budha if it makes you feel any better  we would make a lovely pair of ornaments for either side of the mantlepiece.....hehehehee!
Get well sooon my friend.

Praying for Betty's comfort too.
Jeanie   xxx

lanurseprn said...

Now I'm wondering what happened to BIL! Hmmmmmm....
I'm sorry Betty has been so down since her Bday. She's forgetting that she has one more son that DOES care for her.
I couldn't vote because I think your sense of humor is both dry and depends on the day. I enjoy it. Don't change a thing!

cacklinrosie101 said...

It's a shame you are working on Thanksgiving but really it is just a day.  You have so much going on anyway.  Wonder what happened to BIL?  Weird.  Hope you feel better.  I'm keeping my furnace at 62 also but my gas bill still seems high to me.  

I think you have a dry sense of humor....Chris

justaname4me2 said...

Dontcha just hate when people have to go and make walking through the woods a fashion show? I see it all the time.....Patagonia, North Face, cute hair, and gak, makeup.....Don't they know it's supposed to be all natural out there?
I'm sorry to read about your MIL, no words can found to make the coming time easier. But know I'm thinking about you and your family.
Take care now,
Rebecca Anne~

gagirlatheart123 said...

I absolutly LOVE your sense of humor.......and yes I guess that sometimes it can be a little sarcastic, but there is nothing wrong with that!  As a matter of fact, it sorta mirrors my sense of humor.


jimsulliv3 said...

I happen to think your sense of humor is perfect but then again, it could be because we think along the same parallels.

It never fails if I thrown on a t-shirt, tennis shoes and crummy pants (with a baseball cap as the coup de gras, I run across one of my lady friends dressed like Cinderella.


springangel235 said...

I worry so about your MIL...wishing her the best.  It makes me so mad about her son...if only he could care more.  I've had similar things happen to me, just going to get the run out real quick...and someone comes up and is dressed to the, looking like something the cat dragged in...and they want you to stop and chat...go figure....been there done that!!
Have a great weekend...hugs and love,

jckfrstross said...

have a good weekend:)


blazensun said...

Julie I hope you are feeling better soon. You are doing a great job with you MIL she needs your help right now. Be glad you BIL hasn't been around. I think your MIL is better off without him these last few weeks, all he wants is money.

Hugs to you


jlocorriere05 said...

I feel so sorry about your MIL. I know she'd like to see her son but he sounds like a waster. Yep, you'll always meet these people dressed to the nines when you feel and look like crap! I hope you feel better soon. Jeannette xx  

ukgal36 said...

I'm sorry about your MIL..i would say you have a dry sense of humour and I totally get it...
love that graphic may I borrow it??

rdautumnsage said...

The horrible thing about everything, is in the end your BIL wins. He just sucked the life out of his own mother with his selfishness. I agree, I would want to know where he is too. If only because it's safer to know where the enemy lies. It always ends up that way, when you feel and look your worse, the beauty queen shows up.
I said sarcastic humor , only because it reminds me of mine, a little bit of bite and sass in the response *winks*. Keeping you and your MIL in my prayers on the smoke. (Hugs) Indigo