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The Mother Load
Monday, March 21, 2016      35 comments

This past weekend was tough. My mother was not cared for properly, and she is not happy. One of my siblings yelled at me for not being perfect. An aunt passed away, and my DIL went into labor. I am being pulled at in all directions! These ar... Read more
The broken trust
Sunday, March 20, 2016      42 comments

My mother went into a rehab unit at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, Mass in order to become steadier on her feet and return to her home. Instead, after 2 weeks, my mother is becoming angry. Saturday was a very bad day for her. Quabbin... Read more
Packed away in my Heart
Saturday, March 19, 2016      34 comments

In my heart packed tightly away Is a happy child, running in May The little girl, playing with sisters and brothers and neighborhood friends, wit... Read more
Getting Mom Home Again
Friday, March 18, 2016      32 comments

Well, we got one report from the Medicare Evaluation saying that my Mom could go home now. The nursing home has not started the discharge process, but we home that it will take place today. Mom is 93, and wants to be home for Easter and her 94... Read more
The Inside Job
Thursday, March 17, 2016      22 comments

Health really is an inside job, and I am in control of much of my health. It is up to ME to make good food choices and to exercise. Getting in the 8 glasses of water is so essential to health. I have, in the past, been lax at times with it. ... Read more
Health and Happiness are an Inside Job!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      33 comments

There are so many simple steps to make our life healthy and happy! Drink your water, eat your veggies, be kind to others. What step will you take today to make your life happier and healthier? Today I will drink all 8 glasses of water, a... Read more
Gratitude
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      29 comments

Today I am thankful for the people who are helping my Mom. Without their help, my family would be in a very tough place. I am thankful for the rehab ... Read more
Staying Healthy For myself and others
Monday, March 14, 2016      31 comments

Some days, I take the time to walk, Knowing that I need to keep up with The most beautiful girl in my whole wide world!... Read more
taking the toughest path
Sunday, March 13, 2016      33 comments

Yesterday was a great day for a hike, and we chose the toughest path up Mt. Monadnock. It is very steep and still icy. The views are spectacular on Saturday, and it was a glorious day. We took the Marlborough Trail. ... Read more
Making time for ME!!
Saturday, March 12, 2016      31 comments

I have been very busy caring for my Mom in a nursing home. Yesterday I made a special point of making Easter cards with her. Mom needs me, but so do... Read more
Having Faith
Friday, March 11, 2016      35 comments

Today I accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. Each one of us has a journey that takes us to places that are so... Read more
Mom and everything else
Thursday, March 10, 2016      36 comments

This is the end of one wild week for me! My 93 year young Mom was rushed to the hospital, diagnosed with a tumor in her brain, Because the treatment will be worse than the problem, my family chose not to treat. Mom wants to be home. We wi... Read more
Holding Mom's hand
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      39 comments

There is strength within our sorrow, there's beauty in our tears. We can make it till tomorrow, with the love that casts out fear. Mom and I... Read more
Mom at Rehab Facility
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      41 comments

Today will not be anything close to normal. Whatever normal is, I have the feeling that today will not be that. My hopes were high, and I really thought that my mother would be going home. The OT and PT people at the hospital felt that Mom i... Read more
Changes
Monday, March 07, 2016      39 comments

My Mom goes home from the hospital today. For me everything has changed, and for my Mom, all is going back to normal. But this is a new normal. My 93 year young Mom has a tumor in her brain. The family will be ever vigilant as we care for he... Read more

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