No rest for the weary

Took today off as a vacation day. It is far from it.

Trying to get the girls to the vet, didn’t sleep well with Jim sick with shingles, and trying to get to Mom’s for final meetings with caregivers.

We will have a sick bay weekend, laying low…here’s hoping yours is super!!!

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Dear Dunkin’ Donut Customer Service

Do you train your staff?

Really?

Don’t you pride yourself on how nice your products look?

Today, I ordered a chocolate iced coffee roll **yes I know, but it was a grieving, comfort food thing** and proceeded to watch you place the roll with your thumb smashing it into the paper and icing and then have the lack of respect even more so for the product by putting icing side down in the bag. Yup, brown DD bag, upside down coffee roll icing, coffee roll and bakery tissue. I mean a fourth grader with practice would give better customer service than that.

Think about it DD, and maybe train your staff. Hey, you might make money and make as much as Starbucks…how about that!

Save the Drama for your Momma..

…Well, since Mom isn’t here, I have been trying to help my brother Bob get seen at Pennsylvania for his knee, which is killing him. He didn’t realize that when, God forbid, it would come to a chance of surgery, the Doctor wouldn’t touch you until  you lose the weight. Bob is morbidly obese. “How am I going to lose 100 pounds in a month?” I told him you aren’t necessarily having surgery, and at least they would get you started on the road to healing your knee. Stay tuned for this one.

…On the other hand, there was NOTHING worth blanking out my brain on Sunday night more than the Kardashians. Having gone through the week I went through, I could only snicker at their drama. It’s making public television look like the only way to go.

Here’s hoping we all have a little less drama this week………( outside of the beauty of this dramatic picture)

 

Zush whisperer

Today is a rough morning.There is only one thing filling the bill-the Zush whisperer.

There is a line Henry the Eighth mutters in the series The Tudors. He tells the Spanish Ambassador ,” You do not.know all my secrets.” Well, for the past ten years, Zush has been the guardian of mine. I love her with every molecule of my being and then some…and Mom loved her too!

Fur children …. I thank God for them!

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Undisclosed emotions at undisclosed location

 

 

What a ten day stretch.

 

I find it incredible that  the most outstanding emotion that I am encountering is exhaustion to the point of sleep. I need the sleep and realize that, and a not fighting it, although it is such a beautiful day, it is truly a shame to waste it.

I am going through a mug of cappuccino and planning to enjoy every minute of my time, as the lesson that I am walking with today is life is too freaking short. You are here and a heartbeat later you can be gone.

 

Thanks to you, readers and friends, for your support and understanding during this time: your words have warmed my being. I originally started writing this blog as an outlet for caregiving. Maybe, now, it’s just an outlet for life, period.

 

 

Hugs,

M.

 

 

 

 

Heaven opening up

It would stand to figure it’s raining this morning.

Old school says if it’s raining for a funeral, it’s God opening up heaven to let the body in .

Well,I believe Mom is in heaven already. However, the gravesite is on the side of a hill. It’s rainy…I have a black dress on. Get the probable equation…

“Man plans, God laughs.”. 😀

Inspired

One of the nice things about being home today was I was able to see the Joe Paterno tribute from University Park.

Jimmy Cefalo, who played for Coach Paterno in the seventies, said something he was told by Paterno, and I think between using this quote in tandem with my faith, well, it will get me through tomorrow.

“When you get your day going ( paraphrasing), change happens: nothing stays the same. Make it a better day, instead of a worse one.”

Thanks, Coach…good advice.