So many of you have sent such sweet comments to me, and I am so very thankful for each and every one of them. I am believing for the biggest miracle EVER, and that is that someday I will actually get a nice comment from one of my siblings. But until that miracle happens, I am so touched and blessed by all the nice comments that come from you.
The only consolation in my situation is that I am certainly not alone. No matter WHO I talk to, I hear the same stories over and over. One out of several siblings takes on the duty of caring for the aged parent, and the other siblings do nothing but complain and bad mouth the caretaker. I have only one daughter, so in my case, it will be her or nobody.
I cannot wait to get back to the Assisted Living Home my Mom is in to see her. Jerry has been there twice since I've been up here. First, her TV went out on Friday and nobody there could fix it. The Directv repairman could not come until Easter Sunday -- of all times -- and I knew Mom wouldn't let the guy into her room -- especially, if he looked like the one that came to hook it up! I knew Jerry could fix it, and he did. He went out Friday after working all day. He is really good to her.
It was so funny. I called Mom Friday when I heard her TV wasn't working. At first, she told me she hadn't been able to watch it for TWO DAYS. A little bit later, she said she hadn't been able to watch it for THREE DAYS. A few minutes later, she said she hadn't been able to watch it for FIVE DAYS!
Then I had to call Jerry yesterday -- Easter -- to go back out to Mom's to fix a broken lamp. It was a tall lamp that has a little round table going around it.
Dorine found it leaned up against a wall because it wouldn't stand up on its own. We have NO IDEA what happened to it.
Anyway, Jerry was an angel, and he went out late last night and worked a long time fixing her lamp.
And, YES, I wanted to go home so badly but Jerry is coming up here for a doctor appointment this week, and he wants me here when he arrives.
Please God, do not let anything break while we are both gone!
So today came, and I have been very lonely the last few days. Didn't see a single person yesterday even though my family is here. It just didn't feel right since it was Easter. Haven't had Luke since last week. I texted Margaret to see if she was home. She was and she said, "Let's get together!"
We did our favorite thing. First a steak and a baked potato, and then we went to Von Maur to look at new purses.
Some of you may recall the year I bought the pretty purple purse when I was with Margaret, and she bought a blue one. Margaret has to get the brakes fixed on her car so she couldn't buy a new purse today, but she had fun helping me find one.
This is it! Isn't it pretty? The silver heart, the tassel and the color are what caught my eye. PLUS it has FOUR pockets on the outside.
I knew immediately it was the one I wanted.
Then Margaret said that I should tell Jerry how much money I SAVED because I didn't have to BUY a new blouse. I could just make one. So I went through my stash, and look what I found to make a new blouse out of.
I snapped this pic and then immediately cut it out.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.