Monday, December 20, 2010
Survived the weekend! Got a lot accomplished...still want to get some more done. Took mom shopping after I got some things done around the house. It was also day of her anniversary. So it was good to get her out and keep her busy. We had a nice time. Can't believe that the mall wasn't too croweded but we got there around noon time. On our way back we stopped at a shopping center and they were crazy busy. Thought mall was going to be that way. Guessing maybe it got busier in the afternoon time.
Mom was in a good mood and like I said we had a nice time. Don't know what happened overnight. Said she didn't sleep well...thought we would have worn her out as she kept yawning. She didn't get much sleep as she kept falling asleep during church. She had also talked to her daughter. You know you hate to be this way but every time she talks to her (she lives about 10 hours away) she gets Mom all upset and of course she can't sleep. My sister in law has gone through some rough times recently...some of it brought on by choices they've made and some by her children. She'll talk to mom about visiting dad's grave and how they are struggling...no wonder Mom had a rough night! I want her to have a relationship with her daughter. They've always kinda locked horns with each other. They are the ones who didn't help us move them out here...told us "Good Luck - she's all your's" and now they miss her??? It's only taken a couple of years to finally hear that. When we went back to finalize things on their house...they could only stop by for the last half hour because they were so busy...and we had to wait an extra hour for them to stop by. Sometimes I want to call her and say your calls upset your mom and takes us days to get her over them. Can you be a little more positive with her! Oh well it is what it is. She will get over it in a few days. Invited her to stay with us during the holidays. She did last year. Makes her feel like she got away and she's in the middle of all the hussle and bussle and we don't have to keep going to get her. But whatever. I do grow tired of the game we play...I don't want to put you out...you don't want me there with all the kids it's too much for you....and then her bags are packed to come over. I'm going to start not begging her. She wants to come or she doesn't. I know she'll be here...just a game she wants to play.
Planning a girls day out with my daughter and daughter in law and she said she didn't want to go. So I had to make reservations...and I asked her several times and if she was sure...and she was...so we're going without her. I usually keep asking and after she goes she has a wonderful time. Oh well her loss.
Starting to think about New Year and what I'd like to accomplish. Finished several things on my Bucket List this year! One of my new ones is setting boundaries with mother in law. One of my Spark Friends brought it to my attention. It was like a light bulb went off! Also want to get back to tracking food again. I struggle with that and have noticed what happens when I get away from it...plus the holidays...the pounds go back on.
My daughter gets here in two days. Can't wait. Her boyfriend is coming with her. He is a sweetie. Looking forward to good times together. It will be short but fun.
Off to a three day work week.