Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Miss you all

    I love the graphic Donna made above, so sweet. 

    I finally made it home for a few hours to catch up on some things.  Yes, my MIL is still hanging in there.  Unfortunately she finally started having pain so now is on scheduled morphine.  It is keeping her comfortable, but she is rarely awake.  I do not know how she keeps hanging in there as she isn't eating or drinking often and her kidneys are barely working.  I am back to work so it is hard on my husband.  It really takes 2 to move her.  I have 2 more nights to work and then a class on Friday.  Then off again to be more help.

    BIL is here, but isn't much help.  He set up the basement to look like a living space and is down there or at the bar.  We are keeping a truce except for when he smokes in the house.  Saving our battle for later.  My back is really bad today and my finger is still swollen and very painful.  We are all falling apart, LOL.

   Lots of snow and ice here as there is around the country.   So much for the farmers almanac saying we are having a mild winter.  It is really pretty though and since I finally got the van fixed I don't mind driving in it.

    My DIL was in an accident and got hit by a garbage truck.  It totaled their car and she has a concussion and aches all over.  If the children had been in the back seat it would have been tragic.  So it could have been worse.

     Christmas will soon be here and I haven't got a thing done.  Not a decoration, not a single present, nada nothing.  I had better at least send my son some money to get my grandkids something.  Everyone else realizes I just haven't got it to spare, but I do want to get them something.

     I haven't got my alerts on but hope to get around to some journals and slowly get caught up on everyone.  Merry Christmas all and Happy New Year.  Sorry my entries have been so dreary lately, I know you all understand.


kirkbyj05 said...

Don't you worry about us Julie....just concentrate on your own family for now.  You just gave me the best Christmas present by far by just appearing and getting bak in touch with us all.  Now that is thoughtful and kind of you.
Sorry BIL is back though!!!
Your finger is still sore??  And you are having to go to work with it like that?  I do feel for you.
Poor Betty.  She is so strong!  This pancreatic cancer is not getting her without a fight.  She is  an amazing soul...isn't she?
Please God take her without her suffering any more.
Christmas is going to be tough for you all this year....I pray that somewhere somehow you get a little bit of happiness shining through this darkness my friend. Thank God your DIL was alone in her car when she had the accident.  Please take care when you are going back and forwards to work.  We have cold weather here in the Lakes but the snow has stayed up on the high fells thank goodness!!
Be safe and take care.  I am so happy to hear from you.
Jeanie xxxx

blazensun said...

Stopping in to say HELLO hope thing get better with you. Hope the BIL stays in the basement and out of your MIL way. Pray you are doing better soon and you finger fell and back feel better soon.

Hugs to you


madcobug said...

I am glad that you updated. Prayers going up for all of you. May God give all of you strength to get through this. May he be with your MIL on her journey. Helen

lanurseprn said...

I've been thinking about you. I'm sorry you are having such a rough time right now Julie. Keeping you all in my prayers.

candlejmr said...

I have been thinking about you and praying for you and your family....especially your husband and your MIL.  Please get some rest when you can....


coelha said...

Prayers and good thoughts to you and your family :)  Julie

jckfrstross said...

praying for you all


jimsulliv3 said...

The plan with journals is you're allowed to be happy or dreary. Here's hoping that the sun comes out for you and things get a little easier.


radar446 said...

Keep your entries true to how you feel.  You are going through some tough times and I think we all understand that.  From reading your entries I can tell you this...you have what it takes to make it through this time of your life and come back stronger than ever.  Hang in there.