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Maybe on Wed. I can think about a new normal
Monday, June 05, 2017      6 comments

Tomorrow I still have several phone calls to make and plans that need firming up along with notices to be sent...but I think that maybe on Wed. I won't have to think too much about a memorial service or any more of that kind of thing. I'm... Read more
We got mom's apt. all packed up and ready for auction....
Sunday, June 04, 2017      7 comments

but my car is full of her mother's things and I made my brothers take home the chairs that belonged to my mom's great grandfather. Now I have to figure out who gets some of this stuff and get it shipped off to them. Maybe I'll just carry the t... Read more
This was a hard day...
Saturday, June 03, 2017      4 comments

I got to stay home and did manage to sew, clean and do laundry but all that was between phone calls from well meaning people checking to see if I was OK. For me that is the hardest thing. How can I say to people that love me and I'm reli... Read more
Some people are so thoughtful when you least expect it.
Friday, June 02, 2017      3 comments

Today when I went to pet mom's cat and feed it and pick up the antique lamp the nurse came into her room with a booklet for me to read. I stuck it in my purse to be able to read it when I was home and not trying to do other things. So I ... Read more
Thank you all for the kind words.
Friday, June 02, 2017      8 comments

I've pretty much come to terms with yesterday. I knew it was highly likely that mom would not recover from the surgery. She also suffered from COPD (for 45 years) and has had several small heart attacks. It was just that her little worn out b... Read more
i don't know what to do now.....
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      13 comments

Mom died this afternoon. I have made all the important phone calls that I can think of and written the obit for the papers and here I sit for the first time in 15 years with no one to take care of tomorrow.... Empty... Read more
I just wish we knew anything for sure.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      6 comments

Mom is not having a good day. She's slipping in and out of even being able to recognize anyone. More than likely she will never go back to her apt. There were several things are her apt. that needed to come to my house and 2 my nice you... Read more
The stresses of the past week caught up to me today.
Monday, May 29, 2017      8 comments

What a day. Mom had a really bad night and didn't recognize my brothers this morning so now they are planning her funeral and asking me to let her apt. go again. This roller coaster ride is so much worse by them always making plans before we h... Read more
And now starts the fight with my brothers again....
Sunday, May 28, 2017      7 comments

Mom wants only to come home to her apt. I don't know if she understands that she might need to go to a rehab center first but my brothers have decided to move her closer to them again. Haven't we had this fight several other times. Has me cra... Read more
I went and was sad to have to leave her there.
Saturday, May 27, 2017      7 comments

Mom was doing pretty good when I got there today. My SIL was reading a book to her and she was even taking sips of water. There is a little color in her face and she was starting to ask for things. But she doesn't remember where she is or why... Read more
Conflicting reports from the brothers....
Friday, May 26, 2017      4 comments

The boys are going to drive me crazy. My fix it all now brother (always in a hurry) and the quiet silent brother are giving conflicting reports on mom. Mr. Fix it says it's all over. She is not going to make it. The silent one and his wi... Read more
Today was worse....
Thursday, May 25, 2017      5 comments

Mom had a mild heart attack this morning. She also started just itching and broke open the skin on her arms because he eczema started acting up. They finally got her to stop and she has been sleeping most of the day. My brother doesn't think ... Read more
Another hard day
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      6 comments

Mom is in ICU still and is having lots of confusion problems. She is also disoriented. But hopefully that will get better after a couple of days. I did go to my therapy appt. today. I think I really needed to do this. I also met a man... Read more
Thanks for the prayers because they all helped....
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      10 comments

This morning at the big trauma hospital mom was given 2 choices with the help of my brother and one of the doctors. They could keep her comfortable but this would kill her in the next several weeks or she could have surgery (that came with some... Read more
It's 2:30 am and I just got home from the ER
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      7 comments

Oh what a day this turned into. I ran into town to show mom the finished quilt and check on her and she said she had a stomach ache. I asked her if she wanted to go to the doctor and of course NO was the answer. Here is the finished bab... Read more

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