Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Things have been much better lately. My brother comes over every night to help me get Mom in bed and we are switching up staying with her after she goes to bed until a caregiver gets there. It has made it much easier on me to get to come home by 8 or 8:30 a few nights a week. Makes a huge difference. Don't know why it took us so long to figure this out. I still have an occasional melt down and cry a lot, but those days happen more rarely. My brother is going to be gone for a long weekend next weekend and he will go to Branson again in March. They have told me that I need to take a few days and go somewhere, but I told them it would be pointless for me because my brain wouldn't be with my body even if I went away.

I have taken advantage of some beautiful weather to do the spring cleaning in the yard. All the flower beds are clean, but I don't have them mulched yet, because Wal Mart is too slow getting the stuff unwrapped. All the flower pots are cleaned and ready for new soil and more beautiful flowers.

Also managed to get my new cabinets finished in the garage. Don't have it all organized yet, but maybe by the end of this week, I will.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could find somewhere to go that would keep your mind occupied as well....thinking about something else. Visit New Orleans like a tourist.
Mardi gras and floats? A beach and a book. A museum...even if you go for two days, it will help your mind tremendously.
Ask a friend you love to go antique-ing or browse some book stores. Have fun eating out and seeing the sites.
Dance lessons, cooking classes.

I am so glad you have worked out a happier medium with your time with mom. It is amazing how it helps for someone else to care about how you are doing and will help out. Beth
Will you be making things in your garage? cupcakes, collages, artwork? :)