Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Usually my travel really slows down around the holidays for work, but this year it is still pretty busy. This week I am in San Juan, PR. Next week I am in Denver, CO for a meeting and then possibly Baltimore, MD - still awaiting confirmation from the client and then the next week will probably be the last travel for work - Chattanooga, TN for a 1 hour meeting - it will take me way longer to get there and back with my connecting flight and then a day trip to Phoenix, AZ that same week. In between trying to get my Christmas decorations done, Christmas shopping done and stay on track with exercising.
Also, my hubby just turned 51 yesterday and my Dad is turning 91 on Friday. I wish I could be happy about my Dad, I'm happy he is here but he is failing. He is so thankful for everything we do, but he is so confused and forgets who my Mom is and does not know where he is. I'll get calls from him late in the evening that he is somewhere, not sure where he is and can I come get him. He is actually at home with my Mom. So sad and breaks my heart. We recently had my parents do a trust with living wills and it is a good feeling that they have all of that done. My Mom is of very sound mind, but it takes a toll on her. Last Friday I stopped by and took my Dad for a haircut and to the bank. It gave my Mom just a little break, time alone in the house. Even just that little bit makes a difference. I am lucky as it is my 2 sisters and me sharing the responsibilities. Shopping, church, doctors appointments, wellness checks.
I don't mean to unload here and I do not mind at all. My parents have done so much for me and this is just a drop in the bucket. I know my Dad struggles and I just feel bad for him and I worry about him. But so glad that we have family to support each other and that is the way it should be. I'll see them this weekend for church and lunch.