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Tuesday Morning

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Off to work in a little while. Taking Mom to get her glasses over my lunch hour. Taking her out to look for shoes for the wedding after work. Hopefully we will find a pair tonight. Running out of time and ordering them didn't work. Need to adjust my attitude and relax.

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DREAMGIRL76 8/24/2010 6:34AM

    Sounds like a plan GF. Try not to get too overwhelmed with it all. I know the patience it takes and you are doing your very best for all concerned. I hope that you have a plesant time today and everything goes well. Even a bargain would be nice right? Have a blessed day! Debbie :)

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Monday Morning

Monday, August 23, 2010

Little stiff and sore from the garage cleaning! Wow still can't believe we moved so much stuff. Looking forward to the garage sale so we can get more stuff out of here.

What will this week bring? Have to take Mom to Eye Dr during lunch hour to get her new glasses. Meeting a friend for lunch on Thursday. Taking Mom to look for shoes after work on Tuesday...on and on.

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KIMOTHY77 8/23/2010 5:54AM

    Sounds like cleaning the garage was a great workout:) Have an enjoyable week!

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Sunday Evening

Sunday, August 22, 2010

WE did it! We tore out the garage and we have one side cleared for a car to go in. I would have just worked on one side but my husband...once he got going..went through the whole thing. He even got rid of some things...not enough but hey it's a start. It looks so different and nice. Just have to keep him in the mood to sort through things. I know he'll feel better too. We are both stiff and sore though. Toting and lugging boxes and things all around. We're not used to it.

Ordered mom some shoes for the wedding in September. I just don't seem to have time left in the day to take her shoe shopping. Thought maybe we had it made...but she can't walk on the now I'll have to take her out looking for them...UGH When to fit that in....It is a vicious circle...I feel guilty if I don't spend time with her...and I know we do...but I don't have time for myself much less be at her beck and call. Then I feel guilty for feeling that way. She made a comment that sums up her philosophy right now...she took care of people all her life and now it's time she sat back and let someone take care of her. That is a stinky philosophy...she's too young and in too good of health to sit down and let others do for her. I pray I learn and don't take that attitude as I age. Then I feel guilty for feeling that way....around and around I go. Her son worries less about it all than I do and I'm just the daughter-in-law. I so want to give her a happy life and take care of her and make her feel loved and wanted. I'm not sure how to balance it to take care of her but still let her live her life and do for herself. The more we do for her the more she expects. Enough on my box. I know we take good care of her but the burden is heavy. Especially as we both work jobs that demand a lot of hours and time and brain drain....

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/23/2010 10:47AM

    Oh my sweet friend...... I am so in your shoes! I know every feeling you are having and then some. I feel so guilty when I don't spend enough time with them. I know what you mean about the shoes..... I need to make some time to take mom cloths shopping. She made a comment the other day about ordering cloths from a magazine so she wouldn't be naked. The art of keeping my mouth shut at those times is all due to Gods control, not mine. Hang in there girl and we MUST remember to let God shoulder some of the burden.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/23/2010 3:43AM

    Best of luck to you as you continue to do all you can for your MIL. Most of all, be sure to take time for you or you won't be able to take care of anyone else. Glad you got the garage cleaned enough to put the car in it.
You are so very busy. Take a little time to enjoy your life.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Good Morning! Took mom to SAM's, dinner, Walmart and Grocery store to get her stocked up. Then we can relax over the weekend and not be concerned with getting her to the grocery store Friday night after work. My day to sleep in and woke up at 6:15...guess that is sleeping in. Accomplished a project at work that I just couldn't figure out. It took me all week but I finally got it done! Yippee! Then a customer came up with his 2008 Corvette. It was a gorgeous car. The day ended on a happy note and working out of another office went well. Had a great end to the week. Now to work on the house and the garage



Friday, August 20, 2010

Set the alarm wrong and woke up an hour late...happy Friday :) Weary from working every evening in the garage...guess it's wearing me out. Figured I probably needed the extra sleep. How did we let it get so bad. Oh well...I'm sticking to my new car until we get a place cleaned out for it. It's easy to want to give in...but I won't...just like the changes I'm making to live a healthier life. I will just have to wait..besides the car hasn't been delivered yet. My best friend and her mom are coming out and helping me with a garage sale sometime in September...that will help clean out the other side. Closing down households from both sides of our family really put us-overload of boxes and things that need sorting through. I just don't like the conflict and turmoil we go through getting my husband to let go of some of his "stuff". He has gotten rid of things and boxes of old software so I am thankful...he's not a lost cause. It's a process and journey.


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