Sorry I've been missing and my catching up is going to be slow. I hope I don't miss anyone, especially greeting newbies. I was at my dad & stepmoms Sunday through Wednesday, thinking I'd get a semi vacation. NOT! He's 86 with Alzheimer's, having had 3 previous surgeries with bad anesthesia reactions. He was cleared by two cardiology studies to have total knee replacement this week. I'm scared about another reaction stealing what mind functions he has left. And then there's the higher risk of death due to his age. But If he dies, he'll die believing he's getting a new knee...A happy man. But he's miserably in terrible pain, and if a new knee can help relieve it then so be it.
My daughter leaves in about 6-10 days for her new job in Texas. I'm nauseated and worrying about her being so far away and alone. She's never handled her own emergencies well. And I worry about her financially. As the saying goes, she "hasn't got a pot to piss in" and she has no idea of how much it takes to set up her own home. Because of my health costing me a job and not having disability, we aren't in any position to help her out at all, let alone go there in an emergency. And we get to keep her big dog who has been getting on my very last nerve. I love him, but he's too active at age 1 for my lifestyle, and rambunctious to boot.😵 I'm NOT looking forward to her 6 weeks away training and then who knows how long to find a home for her & him. Ugh! 😭
Also, a family member and their spouse were arrested on felony arson, something I was not aware of. They have 3 children who've been thrown into utter chaos, let alone how all of us adults are handling it. Omg! Then my dad & stepmom come up this way to see other family, only to find out one person deliberately avoided seeing them. They caught him in a lie when they took the others out to eat, and there sat the liar (who was oh so busy). Grrr! 😤 My dad's heart broke!! 😢
Let's just say all this stress is flaring my IBS-C, fibromyalgia, sjogrens (blisters in mouth and painful swollen joints). And I'm not sleeping. I'm so exhausted. But my granddaughter's coming tonight through Monday, something planned for months. How am I going to find the energy? 😖
Hugs love & prayers for everyone to have as good a weekend as possible! 🙂💕🙏🌸