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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Was so tired last night...could have gone to bed at 8 pm but finally lasted until 9 pm Not sure why I'm so tired. Guess last night shoe shopping wore me out. Ready to face a new day!

  
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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/26/2010 9:34AM

    Good Morning Kathleen......

You sound so much like me and my parents. Hang in there, we can do this! I wander sometimes how much trouble I was to my mom when I was small. I think God knew that dad would pass first and that mom would need help in her old age.

Your an encouragement for me to finish each day!
Debbie


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Wednesday Morning

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Success! Think we found a pair of shoes for my mom that will work for the wedding. At least we have a pair in hand. It went so much easier than I had thought. With God all things are possible. I just had myself all worked up that it wasn't going to go well and it did. Changing my attitude always helps. If I'm upset or stressed...it carries over onto her. Treasure these precious times with her as one day they will be gone and I can't get them back. For the most part we get along well and have fun together.

Another busy day today. Boy this week is crazy. Off to exercise

  
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MOMFAN 8/25/2010 4:11PM

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JUDITH316 8/25/2010 6:25AM

    Awesome...Yes, our Mother's are precious, enjoy your time with her, so happy you found a pair of shoes for her, have a lovely time at the wedding...God's Blessings..

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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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GATOR12 8/23/2010 3:39PM

    IT'S ALWAYS SUCH A GOOD FEELING TO SEE ALL THE SPACE THAT PROVES HOW MUCH YOU HAVE DONE. LET ALONE THE EXTRA OF HAVING SORE MUSCLES SAYING HOW HARD YOU WORKED OUT. HOORAY FOR YOU!!!!

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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 shoes...so 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 all...how 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.
Debbie

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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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