Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer Vacation

The summer is finally here! I can quit worrying about what websites kids are viewing. I can post my own blogs, garden, get my house clean, take my walks outdoors (yea!), watch late night tv again, and sleep in later (still haven't mastered that like I wish)

My son is home from college, so the house is not so quiet. It does mean that tennis is on the boob tube much more frequently. I'm ok with that. Small price to pay.

My mom's health is still an issue that I'm dealing with. Some days are better than others.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A quick update...

Thanks for all the well wishes guys...

Update on the nursing home situation....

My mom was released back to her assisted living apartment. Has to be a relief in some ways, but in other ways it is disturbing as well. Seems due to costs and Medicare, they are quick to release from nursing homes, just as they are from regular hospitals. It is amazing to me how little control one needs to be of their destiny and well being, to be deemed ok to function and make decisions on an individual level.

It is tough to walk the line between letting someone make their own decisions and trying to keep them safe and well cared for. I can certainly see why so many people bounce in and out of these care facilities. We really don't do our elderly justice on so many different levels.

Latest update....6/12....Assisted living just called, she fell down again. I knew it was too soon for her to be on her own. It is going to be a loooong summer. Truly sucks to get old.

Sunday, June 1, 2008



Hey everyone

Rock on folks....Music will start soon, be warned...

Well, it is time to jump ship. It is beyond time. I am very tired of the misuse friends of mine have taken on the previous site where I used to blog. This is a new freedom. I can say and do what I feel.... It is such a relief to be done tip-toeing around the JT editors.

My life has been crazy lately! I've been dealing with being in the "sandwich generation." Two of my kids are graduating from college and starting out on their own. So, less demand on me; however, I just moved my aging mother into an assisted living facility. That means a house chuck full of stuff to get rid of, and I'm the lucky dog that gets to do it!

After only a few days of living the high life in the new apartment, my mom took a fall and wound up in the hospital and thanks to good old Medicare (NOT) They shipped her off to a rehab facility. In plain terms that means a nursing home. So, no free time for me. One really has to oversee the care of loved ones in places like that. The workers are so overworked that neglect is an everyday thing. Really a shame. So, now I have three places to take care of...the old house, the new apartment and most importantly her and where she currently is.... good times!

This is really just a test blog. I'll try to jazz with it and see how it works and how to "purty" and spice it up!

Thanks to the current moderator for the invite. It would be great if this works for us!