Friday, July 01, 2011
Two couples of my friends wanted to take my Mom out for her 85th birthday. She turns 85 on July 4th. Yes, she is quite the firecracker. Anyway I had told myself that I wouldn't drink. I passed many times on drinking when the crowd is always indulging so I thought it wouldn't be a problem....well easier said than done. First of all it was an evening meal where you don't get to eat until like 8....not my choice at all as now that I am retired I am like the "old folks" and like to eat my big meal in the middle of the day. Second, I just don't like hanging out with my Mom with a crowd. She just drives me crazy. Long story. And of course my husband wasn't invited as our friends know he and my Mom do not get along. Anyway, long story short, I drink red wine and ate fish and chips. Both awful choices and I am paying for it today. First of all couldn't sleep as I had indigestion. Second just could not turn my mind off...keep wishing I had a better relationship with my Mother...but just don't. To end the evening when I took my Mother home at 10pm she couldn't get her door open and unlocked so I got out of the car to assist and just couldn't get the door open. She has two locks on her door and one is a dead bolt that she never locks. I never even tried to unlock the deadbolt as I didn't even think she had the key for it. So I kept trying the key in the lower lock and just couldn't get in. Usually when she leaves her house she just shuts the door which locks it. You have to put the key into the lock to set the dead bolt which she never does. Well I kept trying with no success so Mom walk next door to the property manager and got her to come over. She immediately put the same key into the dead bolt and unlocked it. so I found out that the one key works both locks. And of course my Mom swore she didn't lock the dead bolt. But of course she had to have locked it as that is the only way it gets locked with the key. It was so frustrating. And the thing that made it worst is that even though I apologized to the property manager, she was pissed and wouldn't talk to me. I have to forgive Mom for not knowing how to get into her own house. Shows me she is getting older so I will forgive, but never forget how to get into her house again. Yikes.
Well so glad yesterday is over and extra glad that I do not have to do anything today accept walk the dogs. Therefore I can really focus on eating right, no drinks and rest.
I will be back on track! Thanks for listening.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing well.