Another emotional day, yesterday the process of clearing, cleaning, and gathering moms stuff up began, this is a huge task, one that is going to take more then just a day. I started early, by getting the knick knacks from the shelves in the living room, there are ones we will be keeping, and ones that will be given to good will or to donation stations, and then ones that me and my sister will keep for ourselves. The ones that are kept in the apartment are for dad, just to keep the memories, and so that things are not changed to much too quickly for him, or us. Then my sister came over, and we started going through her closet. Dividing up clothing to bags that we are giving away, keeping things that fit us, that we liked, and throwing out things that was not going to be given away. There were lots of papers that we had to go through, that were old, and of no importance, those get shredded, all the important things get bagged up and stored. This will continue into the new year. But once it is done, it will be done. We are almost done with everything, it is just taking a bit to get those death certificates, but this week, if not then the new year, and we can get mom cremated and things can be done. So that we can properly start the healing process.
We will be attending church on Sunday, the new year, going to make this new year count, and that means getting right with The Lord. Life is tough, but we come from tough stock, and we will be alright. We will be alright. This year has seen it’s quota of death, now with the death of Carrie Fisher, and her mom, Debbie Reynolds, 2016 has not been a great year. I pray that 2017 holds nothing but greatness.
The pain is real, I miss her so much, sometimes I just sit with a blank stare, thinking past everything, I wish that she was here. I still Need her. It just does not feel like Christmas this year, I was thinking, that we did not even get a chance to take photos, around a tree that was not even put up this year, because she was in the hospital, God, I miss her…
In Loving Memory… May you Rest In Peace, my beautiful Mom.
11-14-1950 – 12-18-2016
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.
Happy Veterans Day. I sure do appreciate all that you have done, and all that you continue to do for this country of ours. Thank You!
Is precious, when major things happen, it makes you take stock. Stock in the little things, in the big things, and in the between things. What’s really important. My mom has been ill for over a month. First with Gout,then something else that took over her body. Come to find out she has leukemia. So she has been in the Hospital since Sunday, and she will be transfered to the hospital in south Austin today., they will get her set up and take it from there. Am I scared;yes I am. We have to stay strong as a family unit, keep strong for her. So much is going through my mind, but no time to process it all. I work everyday, and my mind races. My dad took time off to be with his wife,to which I commend,he needs that, she needs that. I know God has his hands of protection around us. Major changes for this family unit,with God all things are possible.
I have found my long lost friend. I have searched, and searched and today searched once again, and bingo I have found her. She and her husband and children have been residing in Texas for 16 years. Crazy, its been over twenty something years we have been out of touch. This truely makes my soul happy to get back in touch with her. Life is good!
Well today anyway. Today the weather is cloudy, rainy, humid and calm. Yes, it is a pretty quiet Saturday. You know the kind that makes it feel as though it is not even a Saturday. So the rents and I took a little trip to Brady, TX. Just to get some barbecue. Sure there are tons of bbq places in austin, heck I really do need to get some, and do a comparison. Anyway, the ride was great and the bbq sandwhich was delicious.
If you happen to stop in Brady, Texas this place will not dissapoint.
Well today is day three of three weeks of training. Hoping to pass tests next week. The trainer just seems less than thrilled, basically the class is boring. There are 21 of us stuck in a tiny cramped class, it is a snoozefest. Everything is done on a projector screen, I take notes by hand, she does not clue you in on what important notes should be taken. You are just figuring it out as you go along. The class participation is meh… I just pray I soak it all in. Stay tuned.
Between getting home around 6 and taking in the Olympics, that has been my week. Then dinner, and off to bed to start it all over again. I am glad that the training schedule has the weekends off. I can do something this Saturday, probably go to the mall. Speaking of Olympics, did anyone catch those swimming finals oh yeah! They worked it out. Well, time to get this day started, gotta keep hydrated, it’s hot out there y’all. Enjoy your day.