He asks, “Where are you going?” And I softly remind him that it is MY hiking day. Rich and I have talked about this. It isn’t that I don’t want to be with him. But watching him sleep and waiting for him to awaken is not something I can do each day without some relief.… Continue reading Where are you going?
I’m am ‘hoping’ that this latest two set backs that Rich has had are only that. Setbacks. This morning things hit a snag of sorts. He discovered that he had ‘dribbled’ or leaked all the way from the bedroom to the bathroom. I was busy making coffee and hadn’t realized it. Morris who is the… Continue reading Hope or Hopeless
Him: I don’t like this. Me: Like what? Him: This feeling of being tired all the time. Me: Honey you have said this for 22 years. I sit quietly at the table with my hands on my lap, I’d just gotten in from watering everyone. Hand carrying buckets can be a chore especially in sub zero… Continue reading Night Musings
My mother in law is 86 going on 87. She lives in her own apartment and is probably one of the most secretive people I’ve ever met. She won’t tell us how her health is. Perhaps she doesn’t understand it herself. But from what she says about her certain doctors, her meds, and therapies, I… Continue reading Can I take her dignity?
Meet Ms. Sunshine. She is the daughter of my first horse. I trained her years ago. She was born in 2000? I think? She was always passed over for the larger more personable Badger who was her half brother. Then Siera came into the picture. Gorgeous Bay, gaited mule with a kind demeanor. When my… Continue reading What happens now?
Christmas … Christmas… Dang it all Christmas! Who loves Christmas? Well I do, but not for the gifts or the big huge family get togethers. I gave up those long long time ago when I got divorced and my ex wouldn’t let the kids spend time with me. Our family used to gather when I… Continue reading Christmas Transformed…
May 6th. My husband had a stroke. I lost him that day and don’t tell me any different. Oh he survived all right. But speech, thought, focus, memory, and so many other things have changed. We are working with Speech Therapy on those issues. He has changed in character. The man I married is still… Continue reading And Then, He was Gone.