No matter what, there was love. No matter the situation, there was love. It was truly till death do they part. It has been a year now yesterday. It still hurts like the beginning. I cried so much, but life, life moves forward; whether you cry or not.
This has been quite the year… the struggle is real, but my God is more real, and I know that He watches over me, and my family.
One more week left in this journey, it has been a long task, but one I can see my healing beginning. It will take a bit, I just needed a start. I love you mom.
To my apartment, me and the little girl. She sniffed, slinked, and scurried around the place. Meowing loudly, finally getting familiar with things. She loves the new cat tree, got a real bargin at pet smart. What I thought was 99 bucks, was on sale for 69 dollars. Oh believe me, I spent money last night, between the cat and some food for myself, I almost wept, but it was necessary.
I now really look forward to coming home after a long days or nights work to see my kittie girl. Now that she is mine and my responsibility. Anyways, there are great responsibilities as a adult I have to do Monday, one of which, need to update my resume. I am trying to stick with this job, for at least a year, not sure that will happen, as so much nonsense is going on there. So that is that.
Last weekend, went to the free day at Zilker, went to the botanical garden. Invited nephwe and sister who have never been, it was great fun. Photos below.
Welp, until the next adventure, keep it fun.
In bloom. Taken last spring, when the Bluebonnets were in high form and bloom. Mom loved the season change, when the blue bonnets were vivid in the hill country. A photo of her and her husband in the blue bonnets. I am going to miss that with her. But I have a photo, and the memories of that amazing day. I love you mom, may there be many blooming and vivid flowers for you.
Much love, indeed these two had been married for 30 years. But had known one another since childhood. You could definitely see the love with them.
Another evening here at the hospital. Today was my day off from work, so spent it taking care of business,before heading up to the hospital. As I quietly sit and type this out; what comes to mind is how are we, meaning I coping with all this. I figured some day I would have to assist my parents, or care for them. I guess I never thought it would be this soon. But it is something that I have to go through and learn, because at this point, my family and I will be caring for her, in this capacity. At times, I mean mostly I feel very overwhelmed. Like I can’t… I know I can, and will.
Life has so many facets. I don’t know anyone who is prepared for this, there are so many things that need to be done as well. Things we do not want to discuss, but have to follow up on them. Very important. Life is so very precious, love hard and forgive quickly.
Just another night here at the hospital.
What I love about the early mornings in my life; are that it is filled with peace and semi-silence. Here I am sitting out at the park next to Central Market, waiting for the time when have to be on the grind. it is relatively quiet. There is bustling from time to time, with joggers on the trails, and the engine hum from the truck waiting to unload; otherwise it is a nice morning. I so love the early morning hours.
The weather is nice at the moment, but the gray of the clouds are moving in. weather is about to turn cold.
Glitches in my mom’s move to the rehab, her platelets were too low, so they gave her another round of blood, and is keeping her at the hospital. She will be there all this week, and weekend. They will see what’s what after. I terribly hate what is going on with her, to see her in such pain. Family, friends, and prayers is what keeps me sane. To God goes the glory.
Yesterday I had my first Chai Latte in a year. From Central market of course. I am about to walk over and get me one before work. I have definitely missed them.
So I shall enjoy my quiet time this morning, and I hope your day is filled with some quietness as well. Until the next time, enjoy.
My mom that is, today is probably her last day staying at the hospital at St. David’s Round Rock, she will be moving into a Rehab facility for a week or so. Senior Care home, where they will continue to work with getting her up on her feet, so that she may come home. I am totally exhausted, and I know she is as well. It is no fun, when the one you love is ill. I try to hold back the tears in the presence of others, and even mom, but when I go home, I cry silently. It is so very hard. She is making some progress, I pray to God every day and night, and along the day. I know prayer changes things.
I took the day off work today, so that I could get some things done around their apartment, you know, laundry, and cooking and cleaning it up. Especially for my dad, so that when he comes in, he won’t have to worry about any thing, and we can go strait to the hospital to see mom. Usually I get to see her when I get out of work on the days I leave around 5:30, otherwise, I get out around 8 and that’s just way to late to be heading there. I don’t complain, it’s all good. I have employment, and I am a bit closer to home, so at the moment it works out.
I really, hope that they can get her some home health care that is within her coverage, praying everyday, because she is definitely going to need it to get better once she is totally released and sent home.
That is it for now, until the next update. Hope your day is going well.
To Vote that is. This morning I took advantage of the early voting that is going on, and I went to one of the polling places, and voted. I am so happy I did. What will be, will be, early voting continues until Friday. My mom will try to vote tomorrow, or this coming week. Speaking of my mom, she is doing a bit better, I think they are done taking blood from her for now, she continues on medication, until she is approved for this clinical research trial. Keep prayers.
I am also in the midst of searching for a job closer to home, will keep updated on that as well. Life had been something else, this year, has been something else. But I am still alive and living it the best that I can.
Hope you are exercising your rights as well.
Means doing what you have to do, what you need to do. I know I want to run from this job, because I have not grasped ut all; but I know I need to stay on it, to work through this frear and forge ahead in victory, and victory it shall be when I master it. It is only day two,I still feel shaky,but I know I will eventually will get it. Plus all that is going on with mom and ger health, I definitely need to keep this employment, so in tough time like this, I can help out more. Today I got off a bit earlier so that I could get over to their apt and check on cat,while dad is with mom. Then cook a pot of goulash with some cornbread. That should last a few days. Yes, there are times in your life where you have to suck it up and do what needs to be done. This is another time for me in my life. God knows I want my mom around for a long time, so I am going to help take care of her the best I can.
First day of the new job. Went well, no first day jitters for me, probably because I was just way ready to get back at it. Bills wait for no one. I feel confident that I will do well, more like I am praying I will do good. Stay tuned! Today was not as hot as yesterday and the day before, I can deal with it today. I am returning to waking up at 5 am to get the 6 am bus. Since this job is far south, out near the airport area. I am going to do my best, try to get a whole year in if possible, then try for something a little more closer to the north.
Life has been chugging on for me. Trying to keep cool in the heat of summer. Especially since I hate staying indoors, when I can be out exploring, but for my health, I try to limit the outdoors to early mornings.
Gonna try to get to the pecan street festival next month. Plus going to start attending church again. Stay tuned as well. Well this is it for now, until the next time. Enjoy!