Sunday, February 4, 2024

Life: It Goes On - February 4

Happy Sunday! It's dreary here today and not as warm has it has been. But the temperatures remain above freezing, which I'm loving. 

It's been quite a week for us. We went to visit my dad on Monday evening and discovered that he had clearly had some kind of event. We had him transported to the hospital where it was determined that he had had a mini-stroke. He was released back to the rehabilitation he had been in a couple of weeks ago. Not sure how long this stay will last. 

The week before last, the movers came to my dad's apartment and packed and moved his things into storage until he can move to his new apartment. Tuesday The Big Guy and I went and cleared out the final things the movers wouldn't move. Even though my dad hadn't lived there that long, it had become his home. I felt a little bit like Sam at the end of Cheers as I turned off the lights and locked the door for the last time. 

Last Week I: 

Listened To:
 I finished Paulette Jiles' Chenneville and started Anderson Cooper's Astor

Watched: While I worked around the house yesterday (my sister was with my dad and afforded me the ability to get my house back in order), I "watched" movies about women discovering their power - Thelma and Louise and Fried Green Tomatoes

Read: Still reading Anna Quindlen's After Annie. Wish I could get my Nook to work again because reading my Netgalley books on my phone is getting old. It's much less fun to read on such a tiny screen. 

Made: Needless to say, having not been around much this week, not much cooking has gotten done. I did make tapioca pudding for my dad yesterday and today BG is roasting a chicken. 

Enjoyed: A visit with my sister, even if the reason for her visit wasn't for fun. 

This Week I’m:  

Planning: Maybe this week I can get back on schedule with the decluttering. I want to start working on my dining room but it was packed with things from my dad's apartment that need to be moved to the new place, head to the Goodwill, or taken home by my sister or brother. 

Thinking About: I know BG and I raised good people but it's always nice to see that in action. Mini-him really stepped up this week to help be with my dad while he was in the hospital. He was so caring, bringing him things to eat that he would be able to have and enjoy and so loving. I was so grateful to have him helping, as was my dad. I told Mini-him that he will never regret the time he gave this week to care for someone he loves. 

This is when I'm most grateful to my parents for raising children that get along (and that we have all been on the same page regarding my dad's care since my mom died). Thursday my sister arrived to lift the load off of The Big Guy's and my shoulders for a few days and my brother will soon arrive to do those duties for a while longer. I always know I have their full support, even from afar; but sometimes I really need them to be here physically and they always show up.

Looking forward to: A friend and I are going to see My Fair Lady in the theater this afternoon! 

Question of the week: Who are the people you rely on when you most need support? 

1 comment:

  1. I’m sorry to hear of your fathers poor health, I hope this week is easier for you and your family.

    Wishing you a wonderful reading week