Tuesday, June 24, 2008

From bad to worse and up again

I haven't updated my blog in a long time. Things have been rocky. First, Thunder died. Then mom got sick. Then I went to Milwaukee with my friend to the bead show, and got a call that I had to get to Oklahoma immediately, because my mom was being rushed to an Oklahoma City hospital. It was a nightmare getting there, and I spent three days in the hospital. Mom is a little better, but still far from able to walk or do much of anything. In a week they will refer her to Grace Living Center which is close to her home, at least. It is so hard being her age, and even harder to imagine what it will be like for her to live in a nursing home. Somehow God takes care of old people, I guess, like he cares for the rest of us.

In the meantime, I have been back at work, which is a good thing. I haven't been going to the health club because of all these life setbacks, and I'm going to start up again this week. Next week George and I leave for our annual vacation to way up New Hampshire to plunk our bait in the water on the dock and call it a fishing trip. It is more like a reading and resting trip, but there will be lots of bird watching and moose watching, and some lovely cabin meals that I am planning out now.

Life goes on. Mother is ok. I am going on vacation and really need to do that. And I am going to enroll in the next class that I can find in "how to stop worrying and start enjoying the day."

God is good. Things will be ok. Have a great day.