Wednesday, July 20, 2011
They start on air conditioner today! Yipee! Been pretty hot the last couple of nights so I'm looking forward to a good night sleeping in the air conditioner. If I didn't work and drive in it...it might not be so bad.
Grandpuppy sitting for our son's two terriers this weekend. That should keep us lively. We're going to be gone a lot but son said they can stay in their crate as they are used to it,
Will give me a reason to walk them early in the AM instead of riding the bike for my AM exercise.
Took Mom to Dr and I came back kinda down. Dr asked me if we'd want to try physical therapy on her back. I think it may help but not sure how we're going to get her there. I think she sits in her recliner too much but that's my opinion. She went to therapy a couple of years ago and it did help but know she doesn't stay up with it. Tells the Dr she didn't sleep the night before. I know she slept some or she would have been different than she was. Sometimes her quirkiness irritates me. She tells everyone dad died 5 years ago and it will be 3 this fall. She sometimes gets things all twisted up. For some reason it wears on me at times. Used to be I could blow it off. If you say anything she starts on the...I'm never right...I'm always wrong etc. etc. so it's best to let things roll. So went back to work kinda down wondering how we're going to get through this journey together..but know we will. She is so needy and wants a lot of attention. The more we give her the better she is. Haven't spent as much time with her recently and now her back is so painful. She ouched before DR touched her...Dr looked at me and said I didn't touch her yet!!! Don't know where my empathy went. Sometimes I see her as whiney, complainer, critical spirited and lonely and manipulator. Why can't I see her as lonely, scared and fearful? She is wanting us to get her a housekeeper. Her house is immaculate. Everyone else has one. My fear if we get one...they won't ever do a good enough job...and then what will she do? Her whole day revolves around cleaning her house and laundry and TV. No hobbies, no projects etc....except CURVES a couple times a week. She does walk at times in the neighborhood and if she remembers - she waters her flowers. Going through morning quiet time with a Bible Study on loving the unlovely. Praying to adjust my attitude between her and co-worker and learn to have a more Godly attitude towards others. I desire to treat both of them with dignity and respect and love. I know we are good to my mother in law...I just don't like my attitude or lack of patience with her. She is in her own little world and doesn't seem to realize how much time we do give her.
Off to make it a GREAT DAY!