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Friday, August 02, 2013

Eating has not been quite so forgiving this week. I have not been able to exercise quite like normal and been eating out more than usual. I spent 1.5 days with my mom helping her tie up lose ends. I seriously felt like I had run 12 miles after day 2 and I know what that feels like. Before going I baked her 2 quiche so she wont have to worry about cooking for awhile. I helped her clean the office and then helped her clean the house on day 2. She has 1 week before this guy is coming to look at stuff to send to an auction house. Hopefully she can keep going on her own. I need to rest up for a job I start next week. She seems like she's in a good place. She has a lot of ppl helping her. As long as she can sell the office, she could break even on everything else hopefully. It's so weird getting rid of my dads stuff. Especially since he never wanted to throw anything away. Now it's like he has no stake in anything and everything is up for grabs and it just seems so wrong. I hope he's ok with what we are doing. My mom let me take home this picture that I absolutely love. It was hanging in my grandmas house when my parents met at 16 and 17.

Top is my aunt, left is my uncle and right is my dad at 2 yrs old in 1952. My dad was a really sick child and went thru a lot of surgeries and there were hardly any baby pictures of him. Just this one and and 1 other I got as well. He asked his mom at one point why there were hardly any and she said "We didn't think you would live". lol nice! And he was the baby of 3 and I am sure the baby always gets the least photos. I found some letters from him too, one on his way to the worlds fair in DC on a bus in 1964 when he was 14. Another from college right after he started the vet med program at age 20 or 21. He addressed it "Family+dog+fish+turtle" lol I guess his my took care of his pets while he was away.

I finally get to go dance today! I am excited I haven't danced in almost a week. Tomorrow morning as well! Jonesing for some hip shaking! Gotta get a hold on my eating as well.

Have a wonderful weekend you guys!
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EDDYMEESE 8/4/2013 12:50AM

    I love that you're finding all of these bits and pieces that really celebrate your dad. You are such a strong woman. Take some time for yourself, whether that's dance or just an early night to bed. Whatever you need.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/3/2013 7:22PM

    You have been a wonderful help to your mom. I'm sure it has been so hard on both of you but you have supported each other well and I know your dad would be proud of both of you. I'm sure your dad would be okay with what you are doing. If there is something that you or your family would want I'm sure he would want you to have it but not keep things you really don't need. It took me a long time to come to that realization regarding my mom. I love the picture you chose. It's wonderful.

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JPONCIN 8/3/2013 2:42PM

    Julie, try to get out there and dance as much as you can. It makes you feel so good! It will be your best therapy as you continue to mourn. I'm thinking about you.

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PHEBESS 8/3/2013 7:01AM

    Right now, you need to be good to yourself. Give yourself some slack, but make sure you get enough water and sleep.

And, well, your dad would want you, your mom, your family to be happy, right? So if selling his stuff will cover expenses and loss of income, then that's the way to go. And that's what he would want.

Big hugs, sweetie, I know this is a really rough time for you, and I'm sure it seems very unreal. Go slowly, and some of the pain will subside in a while.

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KOFFEENUT 8/2/2013 10:22PM

    You're still in a very difficult time. Don't worry too much about nutrition, eating out, and not getting the exercise, etc. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself, whether it's getting out to dance or whatever. Treat yourself gently for awhile!

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