Monday, October 23, 2006

What a beautiful day!! It's finally sweater weather!! My toddler likes to dig, dig, dig!!! He takes his backhoe outside and digs in the yard (sometimes for hours.) Finally, leaves are beginning to fall.

It appears that my mother-in-law will probably be discharged from her rehabilitation hospital this weekend/Monday. She will be very happy, although she is nowhere near where she was before her surgery, hopefully, she will feel more at peace in her own home. I've been cleaning her home for a couple of weeks now. Wow! What a bunch of 'unnecessary stuff' she has around her rooms!! While I have enjoyed someone else taking care of her while she was the hospital, it puts so much pressure on me when she returns home as I'm the only one who can go to her when she needs something. It's good to see her alive and doing better though.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

My mother-in-law broke her hip this morning. I spent all day at the hospital. I packed a huge bag of stuff to entertain the toddler, and it worked. It's the MIL who needed something to do. She carved a habit at home day in and day out so whenher schedule is changed, she feels out of whack. Not being able to get up certainly made it uncomfortable. The weekend accident is untimely too as most people in the hospital work Monday through Friday too. She's a frail and onery 83 year old who needs lots of attention. I hope she hads her surgery in a couple days and in a week or so, is back to *normal.* I'm SO tired today after getting up and down all day chasing the toddler, chasing nurses, and feeding MIL (who is in a lot of pain.) Hope tomorrow is better!!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I'm so tired. Having a teenager takes a toll, especially when they don't live up to their potential. There are so many things I wish I could *change* regarding my teen. But at this age, I have to be strong, never falter, and be a good role model. You know, I haven't been grounded since I was a teen. But when you groung your kid, it's as if you're grounded too. So, I think I'll be grounded for months!!! I guess it'll be a good way to save money, who knows? :)