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Mermaid OR Whale??

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LO V E T H I S! ! ! ( Just received in an email...had to share with my Spark Friends)

Recently, in a large city in Australia ,
a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym.
It said, "This summer,
do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

A middle-aged woman,
whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster,
responded publicly to the question
posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.)
They have an active sex life,
get pregnant and have adorable baby whales.
They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp.
They play and swim in the seas,
seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea
and the coral reefs of Polynesia .
Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs.
They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans.
They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist.
If they did exist,
they would be lining up outside the offices
of Argentinean psychoanalysts
due to identity crisis. Fish or human?
They don't have a sex life
because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex?
Just look at them ... where is IT?
Therefore, they don't have kids either..
Not to mention,
who wants to get close to a girl who smells
like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me:
I want to be a whale.

P. S. We are in an age
when media puts into our heads
the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a glass of wine with my friends.
With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies.
So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.
Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,
¨Good grief, look how smart I am!¨

  
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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/13/2013 11:26PM

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JFROGSPYDER 12/1/2012 3:37PM

    Just too funny!!!! I want to be a whale too!!!! LOL!!!!

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PAMBWS 11/21/2012 1:35PM

    Fantastic & fun...love it.

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DESERTDREAMERS 11/21/2012 3:16AM

    I've seen this before, and I love it emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/21/2012 1:11AM

    This is so awesome, love it!

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/20/2012 9:18PM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/20/2012 1:02PM

    Love it!! LOL.

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DOUGLYE 11/20/2012 12:04PM

    Cute . . . but I don't want to be a whale either.

I don't want to justify my excess unhealthy weight.
Whales were meant to be big. I'm not.
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MINDYJ1 11/20/2012 11:55AM

    Love it!

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Over 19,000 pounds of Weekend Warrior Exercise!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hubby and I have been busy for three summer's working on the terrace's in our backyard. Every weekend we get outside and get some more done. Although we are far from finished, several of my Spark friends have asked to see pictures of our handiwork so those pictures will follow.

The three terraces hold up our huge hill in our backyard, the steps to the left go up to our patio area that is surrounded by the fence for privacy.



This is a peek of the garden inside the fenced in patio area, this little guy is my guard frog, guarding all of my flowers.



This plant is also inside the fenced patio area, one of my favorites, called "Red birds in a bush", which the hummingbirds love more than my hummingbird feeder. LOL



This is the last terrace that we worked on this past weekend. There are still a few stray block on top of the terrace holding up the fabric liner until the dirt settles a bit more.



There is one area that we have not planted yet in the bottom row, we are considering using it for our green chili crop next year. The second row is now planted with day lilies with our tomato crop on the end. The very top row has several bushes, two butterfly bush's, a Spanish broom, smoke bush, and a bush that is not a snowball bush but looks like one.





Chicks-N-Hens taking over one section, they grow and populate faster than any plant I've ever grown.



Garlic growing near our basement level, I am so thankful to my Spark friend Emily for the link she shared with several of us recently on how to dry the garlic, which will be done when they start to die back.



So that is peek into what Hubby and I have been up to during our"Spare time" !

We will need to plant our grass yard which will be below the terraces, which we will probably do in the fall or next spring. So far we have purchased 6 pallets of block (144 block on each pallet and each block weighs 22 pounds) which equals 19,000 pounds or 8.46Tons of block, no wonder I am so tired! I've still not figured out how to get that exercise into my Spark fitness points.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/2/2012 5:06PM

    I love these pictures!!

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CANBDONE 11/12/2011 8:55PM

    Now that's what I call cardio! You've made a little piece of paradise for yourselves! emoticon

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FINALLYBEINGME 8/27/2011 9:37PM

    Just lovely!

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JEWELS571 8/26/2011 12:08AM

    wow, amazing job! I would have thought it was done professionally! So nice to see what I have only heard about for sooo long@

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ANGEL636 8/25/2011 6:35AM

    emoticon Great job. You should be really proud of yourselves! emoticon

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PAMBWS 8/24/2011 9:22AM

    Gorgeous terraces...& garden & yard.

Thanx for sharing.

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NWGARDENGIRL 8/24/2011 9:06AM

    Awesome!! That's a LOT of hard work. It's great that you both are interested in doing it together. Pride of Ownership!

Is the garlic growing in sand, or is the sand just over the top?
I've never grown garlic. I'm determined to rebuild my veggie garden boxes THIS YEAR!

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MTNGRL 8/23/2011 6:07PM

    Wow, I am so glad you posted the pictures. You and DH have been working up a storm. Getting lots of exercise minutes too. I can't wait to show my DH these pics, I'm thinking that might look great around here! We live on one big hill!!
Glad the link about drying the garlic will help you. I roasted a whole bulb the other day and it was fantastic!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 8/23/2011 2:16PM

    You guys have done such a good job. I love it!

Hugs,
Nancy

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 8/23/2011 1:35PM

    How beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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Gettin a.....Round Tuit

Thursday, August 11, 2011

One of the teams I am on "3rd Annual Rootin For Ruby Labor Day Pound-a-thon" is having a challenge today to Stop procrastination and do something you've been putting off. I remembered a poem I read once and found it, so thought I would share. I am not sure who the Author was, but it is approprate for this challenge.


Tuit's are hard to come by...
Especially round ones.



After years of searching I have finally managed to obtain a round Tuit.
No longer will I have to wait to do all those tasks I have put off.

So guard this one and
Never lose it.
Don't let anyone take it away from you.
Now that you have one,
There should be fantastic results.

I have heard people say,
"I'll be faithful to the Lord just as soon as I can get around to it."
Thankfully, it is finally here!
And now that you have your very own round Tuit,
many things that have been needed to be done
for the Lord should finally get done.

Have you ever said,
"I'll go visit a Friend
as soon as I get a round Tuit."
Or
"I'll read my Bible
when I get a round Tuit"?

Perhaps you have used one of these,
"I'll go to church or join an organization
if I get a round Tuit.."
"I'll help my parents or neighbors,
I'll help the needy,
I'll say a prayer for someone,
I'll do a good deed,
I'll tell a friend about God,
I'll tell someone I love you,
I'll visit a sick friend,
if I get a round Tuit."

These are all in the past.
Great new things will be in
store for you in the future.

FOR NOW YOU HAVE A ROUND Tuit.


There is a special place in life,
That needs my humble skill,
A certain job I'm meant to do,
Which no one else can fulfill.

The time will be demanding,
And the pay is not too good
And yet I wouldn't change it
for a moment -- even if I could

There is a special place in life,
A goal I must attain,
A dream that I must follow,
Because I won't be back again.

There is a mark that I must leave,
However small it seems to be,
A legacy of love for those
Who follow after me

There is a special place in life,
That only I may share,
A little path that bears my name,
Awaiting me somewhere.

There is a hand that I must hold,
A word that I must say,
A smile that I must give
For there are tears to blow away.

There is a special place in life
that I was meant to fill.
A sunny spot where flowers grow,
upon a windy hill.

There's always a tomorrow and the
best is yet to be,
And somewhere in this world,
I know there is a place for me.

I would rather have a rose from a garden of a friend
than to have the choicest flowers when my stay on earth must end.

I would rather have one single word of kindness said to me
than flattery around my grave when life has ceased to be.

So bring to me one flower, be it pink or white or red.

For I would rather have one bloom today
than a truck load when I am dead!

~ Author Unknown



  
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MINDYJ1 8/18/2011 10:17AM

    I have read this before but I definitely needed to read it again! Thanks for posting it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DARLENEK04 8/14/2011 6:10PM

  Janel,

I read the blog and seriously I had to laugh......
I have a "Round Tuit" that David made for me from
work......it is some kind of plastic that hardens
like a rock and he let it dry then wrote Round Tuit
on it....cause I was always saying I would do so n
so when I got around to it...........
Enjoyed it kiddo....
How are things going with you?

Hugs,
Darlene

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JANICEB0414 8/13/2011 5:52PM

    Janel, Thank you for the poems and the "Round Tuit"! I really enjoyed them. I am a really bad Procrastinator and it really made me think and get Toit! LOL
Janice

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    That is great!

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PERKINSSISTERS 8/12/2011 12:51AM

  Thanks!

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YAFENELRA 8/11/2011 2:47PM

    I have a wooden 'round toit' that I have had for years. A neat thing to have.

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PAMBWS 8/11/2011 2:04PM

    Thank-you...

I had lost my 'Round Tuit'...so really appreciate your giving me one...along with the instructions.

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JEWELS571 8/11/2011 1:47PM

    Thanks for the Round Tuit!! I needed one!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 8/11/2011 12:31PM

    Round tuit, lol. thank you for sharing!

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 8/11/2011 12:16PM

    Thanks for the round tuit ... I'll hang onto it! And use it wisely!!

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Four letter word, called....LIFE!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hubby and I left last week to drive 12 hours to get My Mom settled in Rehab and button up her house, get some paperwork taken care of, we then drove home about half way and stayed the night with our oldest son. Yesterday morning, we got up and got all of our stuff loaded in the car, and went to breakfast with our son and his girlfriend, after breakfast we were heading to the Assisted Living home where my in laws (hubby’s parents) live for a short visit, then making the rest of the journey home and back to work.

While at breakfast we got a call from Hubby’s brother that their Dad was not doing well and not expected to make it through the night. So we headed over there, as we had planned, and FIL did not look good at all, the whole family was there with the exception of one sister who lives in China. He had signed a do not resituate so they were only able to make him as comfortable as possible, and he would stay there and not be taken to the hospital. He looked so small and feeble laying there in that bed, he was really white and both his eyes looked black, he at first seemed semi conscience. The nurse had given him oxygen and morphine, later giving him Tylenol for his spiked fever. We stayed for about 4 hours then headed on home we both had to be back at work today.

Hubby just called me and his Dad passed. Hubby is not taking it well, his Dad was his idol, his hero, the one he turned to for advice and help with projects. Dad would have been 89 in August, he lived a good full life, FIL and MIL were married 67 years and had 6 children. MIL has dementia and is hanging onto life by a thread.

We will now be heading back to Albuquerque for the Memorial service later this week. Please pray for hubby and MIL. She said that when FIL passed she wanted to go to a new nursing home, she really did not want to be where they had lived together for the last year, so we will see, she may change her mind.

I really hope that LIFE settles down soon so I can get down to business, get back on track and lose some more weight!

  
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MOV4WARD 4/20/2011 9:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonSo very sorry, this is always hard & will keep you all in our t&p's, that you will find comfort and your grief will ease... (hugs)

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JFROGDIVA 4/19/2011 12:21PM

    You & your family are in my t&p's!!!! Life is tough sometimes, but we make it through!!!!
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GRAMMAOFFIVE 4/14/2011 4:21PM

    Prayers are with you and your DH. Life sure is unpredictable and can be hard. My sympathies go to you and your family.

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STARBURST31 4/14/2011 8:20AM

    We were lucky enough to be able to visit our parents before they passed away. It helps a lot with closure. Sounds like you are being a very supportive wife and DIL. You will make it through this and I am here for you. Deb

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SUESUE910 4/13/2011 8:26PM

    Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Be well my Spark Friend!

Hugs
Sue

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/12/2011 8:45PM

    I am so sorry to hear this and am sending prayers for hubby, MIL, and the entire family. emoticon

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BUFFYSMOM2 4/12/2011 1:26PM

    God bless you and your family at this time when you need family and friends the most! emoticon

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JANE1216 4/12/2011 12:01PM

    Sending my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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PAMBWS 4/12/2011 11:17AM

    My thoughts & prayers to you & hubby.

It sounds as if FIL had his life in order & knew what he wanted...& that his family respected his wishes. Saying goodbye is always tough, but it also sounds like your hubby has some wonderful memories to carry with him.

Take care...

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10TOES 4/12/2011 9:57AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.

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LYDIASPURPLE 4/12/2011 9:41AM

    My sincerest condolences....May you two hold each other up during this time. emoticon

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Praying for you and your family. Know you have a wonderful, caring support here on SP. You are loved

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MOMFAN 4/12/2011 2:52AM

    Hugs and prayers. My fil died about 6 weeks before turning 90. Even now hubby still has a hard time at times. He lived with us almost two years. Just be there to listen to hubby if he needs to talk.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/12/2011 2:27AM

    Janel, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. May he rest in peace.

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PERKINSSISTERS 4/12/2011 1:47AM

  I'm sorry for your loss and this difficult time. Hope things look up for you both soon. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Please have a safe trip.

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SASSYTHING52 4/12/2011 1:12AM

    love and prayers to you

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JAXMOMMY 4/11/2011 11:48PM

    My condolences to you and your DH and MIL. It looks like your Spark friends will hold your husband up in prayer even if he is not able to hold himself up right now! Same for you.... So sorry. Safe travels!

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HICALGAL 4/11/2011 11:11PM

    my thoughts, prayers and heart goes out to you, hubby and ur family. take care of yourself...love you emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/11/2011 11:10PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and emoticon

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SYLVIALYNN2 4/11/2011 8:55PM

    My sympathies to your husband and extended families. Even when they are older and it is expected, it is still hard. Praying for safe travels and comforting thoughts for all.

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NADINEL 4/11/2011 8:00PM

    Oh! I so sorry for what you are going through. I am so glad you are there for your husband. You are in my prayers. Be safe when you drive. emoticon

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HAPPYHARTZ 4/11/2011 7:23PM

    Oh darlin I am so sorry that LIFE is being a PITA to you right now. I hope you will be able to find some peace and quite soon. I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

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SPASTASTIC 4/11/2011 6:55PM

    So very sorry for your loss. :hug:

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ANGORA4 4/11/2011 5:40PM

    Sending my sympathies. So sorry that so much is happening all at once for you. For sure life is not a straight path, but a circuitous route with many surprise stops. Hang in there!

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KATHYJO56 4/11/2011 4:56PM

    My hugs and prayers are with your hubby, yourself,and your family. emoticon emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/11/2011 3:21PM

    Please know that I am keeping your family in my prayers! emoticon

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MONIBELLY 4/11/2011 3:03PM

    Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
~monica
Rootin' for Ruby (and you too!!!)

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 4/11/2011 2:58PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Janel. Praying for you and your family!

Hugs,

Lainie

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NANFACEMIRE1 4/11/2011 2:52PM

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 4/11/2011 2:32PM

    emoticon Keeping you all in my prayers.

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YAFENELRA 4/11/2011 2:31PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are your family are in my prayers. Also for safe traveling.

Arlene

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LITTLE_QUEEN 4/11/2011 2:26PM

    I am so sorry, keeping your family in prayer

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FISHTAILS444 4/11/2011 2:02PM

    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You have so much going on all at once. Take care of yourself!!

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JEWELS571 4/11/2011 2:01PM

    So sorry for anothe rloss for you all, I know it is not easy. Hang in there! Love you!

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MINDYJ1 4/11/2011 1:51PM

    I am so sorry for all that you and your family are going through right now. Hugs and prayers, Mindy

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SPATTEN2001 4/11/2011 1:41PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss and will keep you and your family in prayer - losing a loved one is very devastating.

On another note, love the background on your blog spot -- it is beautiful!

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How to spell S T R E S S !!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Mom will be 80 in November, she recently fell and was not found for several hours, she does live alone. She is currently in the hospital, apparently she had the flu and was not eating properly, she was not taking her med's correctly and had a bad fall, plus has a bladder infection. I live about 12 hours from her and am the only adult child, so I am so STRESSED!. Most of the stress has been building for months!

My Dad passed away Oct-09 and then Mom placed my handicapped, retarded 54 yr old sister in a facility in June-10 (because she could not longer take care of her)! But, the biggest problem is that she also can no longer take care of herself, she cannot walk without assistance (ie. another person, or walker), has diabetes and heart problems. My cousin found Mom she had been on the floor for about 10 hours from all we can put together, she called 911. I have been trying to talk Mom into going into a facility for months now, but, she would not go. She goes to visit my sister every week at the facility plays Bingo with her and stays for lunch, she often brags on the great food they have there, plus Sis loves it there.

I just got a call from Mom at the hospital and she said that they are going to put her in a skilled nursing facility for about 3 months until she can walk on her own, the facility turns out to be the same one my Sis is in, just another wing. Well... I really do not think that she will ever go back home, she just is not able to care for herself, do basic houseowork or get around.

I know it sounds weird for me to say that this all turned out to be a blessing, but, I was eventually going to have to be the "bad person" and have her admitted, so I am so thankful God had this all worked out in his plan.

Please remember my Mom in your prayers I am really hoping that she will decide this facility is the best place for her.

  
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COOKWITHME65 4/6/2011 11:25AM

    I missed this blog. So sorry to hear about your Mom. It can be very stressful taking care of an elderly parent. My Mom has been ill and just recently got out of rehab also. She actually enjoyed it a little bit. Made friend with her roommate and some of the staff. Hopefully your Mom will settle in and decide to stay, especially with your sister there. Best of luck and remember to take time for yourself.

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MINDYJ1 4/4/2011 11:25PM

    God has this way of working things out for us doesn't He? I will be praying for you and your Mom. I know exactly what you mean when you say that it has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. emoticon emoticon

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JFROGDIVA 4/3/2011 9:23PM

    Janel ~ I am SO sorry that you are stressed, but I understand completely!!!! What a blessing that your Mom & Sis are together at the same facility!!!! That will make it easier on you for visiting too!!!! Always in my t&p's!!!!
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WARMSPRINGDAY 4/3/2011 8:33PM

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I know the stress that comes from losing a loved one and caring for elderly parents. Just wanted you to know that I care.

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JANICEB0414 4/3/2011 4:49PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom falling but God works in mysterious ways. I was going to suggest that your Mom go where your Sis is, but then you said, that is right where they are taking her. Assisted Living is much more like being in a Vacation Hotel these days. My Mom resisted too at first. But she came to enjoy it. She made Friends. My Dad was with her for a little while until he died and it was easier for her when he was with her. When she got a Room mate that she really liked, it was better for her. But your Mom will have your Sis to be with. She will come to accept that this is her Home now. They have so many activities at the Assisted Living, I used to tell my Mom, just pretend you're on Vacation. NO dishes to do, no meals to cook, no cleaning to do. Every month they would have someone come out to entertain them with song or whatever. My Mom really loved when we all came over with the grand children. They had beautiful grounds for us to take her for a walk. My parents were 87 when they went. Of course they would have loved to live their days out in their own Home, but that was no longer possible for them. The Assisted Living had a loving Staff and lots to do. For the more healthy they even had trips that they could take. In the end, my Mom accepted it and she even came to enjoy the activities and the Friends that she made after my Dad died. She had Alzheimer's so there was no way that she could live alone and it turned out to be the Best thing for her.

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GRAMMAOFFIVE 4/3/2011 2:48PM

    That is so wonderful that your mom and sis will be in the same facility. God does work in mysterious ways. I hope your mom realizes that she is in a good place to be and to let people take care of her even after the 3 months is up.

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NWGARDENGIRL 4/2/2011 10:33PM

    Perhaps, like your sister, she will find out it's not such a bad place after all and she'll be happy there. Plus she'll be able to visit your sister.
It sounds like she needed the wake up call to realize that she cannot do it herself. No one ever wants to admit that they cannot. Hopefully this will be a win - win situation in the end. I'll be praying!

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CARRIEANNE1027 4/1/2011 8:21PM

    Keeping you and your mom in my prayers..

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ANGORA4 4/1/2011 3:08PM

    Great post, I am impressed that you can see through the muddy circumstances, and find jewels of blessings hiding there, like having mom in a safe facility with family. That is a good thing, especially since you are so far away, and there isn't anyone close to stay with her.

This is stressful, sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. So sweet that mom and sis can be together again.

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JEWELS571 4/1/2011 12:27PM

    As I was reading I was thinking that it turned out to be a blessing too! I am glad you didn't have to be the "bad person".

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BARBARAROSE54 4/1/2011 12:07PM

    emoticon we keep mom and you in my prayers. Is there any way you can become in charge of mom, do you have a power of attorney. My sister had to do this with my mom the other year to protect her. mom finally realised it was all in her best interests.

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PAMBWS 4/1/2011 10:29AM

    Prayers for both of you...& I think you're right...the plan of a higher power has come together...& soon your stress will be even more relieved. How wonderful for that both your mom & sister are in the same facility.

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HAPPYHARTZ 4/1/2011 4:24AM

    emoticon You and your my will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/1/2011 3:13AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your Mom and her troubles, a blessing for all. My thoughts and prayers are with her and your family.

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MOMFAN 4/1/2011 1:02AM

    Hugs and prayers!

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CAROL3SAN 3/31/2011 10:39PM

    I know this will probably not make you feel any better, but my family is also facing a lot of stress in caring for our mother. It is very upsetting at the least to see her as weak as she is...she can no longer walk, or even stand up independently. It breaks my heart to see her in the condition that she is in. My prayers go out to families everywhere who are facing such difficult times. emoticon

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RUTHIEBEAR 3/31/2011 9:53PM

    I am glad to hear your positive attitude about what has happened. I will certainly pray that your MOm will stay in the facility where she can get the care and attention she needs. It must be so hard to be so far from her. emoticon

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SDJOLLY 3/31/2011 9:51PM

    emoticonI'm sorry to hear about your Mom, but glad she is getting the help she needs. I can only imagine the stress of the situation. My thoughts and prayers are with not only your mom, but you as well.

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MOV4WARD 3/31/2011 8:10PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonso sorry to hear about your mom ~ am thankful they have placed her for at least a recovery period, and perhaps she will grow to want to have the help. Gramps was happy as a clam when he downsized ~ we had his fav swivel rocker recliner, a small chest for his papers & things he used daily, a they had an awesome new tv he adored! I hope your mom's recovery goes well. Please let us know how she's doing. (hugs)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/31/2011 8:03PM

    We are going through similar problems with my dad and MIL and we went though it years ago with my mom and grandma so I know just how you feel. You and your loved ones are in my prayers.

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HEALTHY4ME 3/31/2011 6:30PM

    OH I so understand!!!! I too am an only child and both my parents have said they will never ever ver go in a home. I worked for years in them and can understand but still know when there is the need. My mum passed 2 years ago june 1, and now dad is 85, lives alone and I can't get down to check on him all the time. He is a worry but ............... so I do understand why you don't feel the bad person now. If dad has to go inot a home I hope it is a dr made decision.
hugs and hope the stress lessens for you.


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PVP1958 3/31/2011 6:21PM

    At times like this, you just have to take the hit and do the right thing. I know because I've been there. Get thee to the hospital to be with your mother and stay as long as you can so you can see for yourself. Then, lovingly but firmly confer with her doctors and do what is right as best you can. And expect that what's right won't always be what's easiest. emoticon

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A11PERSONALITY 3/31/2011 6:10PM

    God bless you. I wish your mom luck in her recovery.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/31/2011 6:08PM

    Thoughts & prayers are with you and your mom.

Hugs,

Nancy

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