Monday, February 25, 2013

The Weekend....

Tax season is upon us in full swing.  I know this because the Superhero is spending lots and lots of time at the office.  He was at the office all day Saturday and after Church Sunday with one break to go up to the Bayou to check our rain gauge.  Seven and a half inches!  And it's not over.  Sigh.  More on the rain later because I am not through griping just yet.  

Saturday I spent in the ER with my sister's MIL who had taken a fall.  My sister and family live about 100 miles away so I sat with Mary until they could get here.  If you've ever spent any time in an emergency room, you know it's a long and weary process with tests and lots of just waiting and waiting and waiting.  In case you think all the privacy laws are effective, spend a few hours in a small room with three equally small rooms nearby and lots of hallway conversations.  Mary was finally admitted and taken up to a room when I left.  She's doing o.k. but is still in the hospital.

While we were sitting in the E.R. I witnessed a daughter making a very difficult decision about her daddy who was extremely sick and it made me think.  When we were children, we didn't know about the extremely hard decisions our parents were making about their parents and now our own children probably don't think about the ones we are making about our parents and about the decisions they will certainly be faced with in years ahead.   I often think about the Matthew 6:34 verse which says.....

So don't worry about tomorrow.  For tomorrow will bring it's own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.

When we're children we concentrate on today.  It's only as we face the different stages of life that we understand that we are facing things our parents faced in years past.  Just think if we knew from childhood what hard decisions we would be making in the future.......wow, that would put a dent in our childish thoughts!

Sunday, mama was really confused all day making for another hard day.   I sat with her a lot of the afternoon answering the same questions numerous times and my sister and I went over last night to try and make her feel more comfortable and less confused.  We turned on the Oscar's because she's always enjoyed watching and she started asking who the actors and actresses were and honestly, I finally had to say I didn't know either.....it's a whole new generation of stars.  I had only seen one of the movies and it just so happened to get Best Picture although I didn't watch long enough to see that award.  Mama's mind eased and we got a promise from the nurse to check on her often so we went home.  Thankfully, today was a better day for mama.

So back to the rain.....we really need rain or so I've heard so I'm sorry it makes me feel so bad and I know that in other parts of the country the weather is really wicked.  But, there is a lot of flooding and the rivers are rising.  Stay safe everyone.  I am glad to report that we don't have snow.  Whew!

I'd also like to say a big Happy Anniversary to my sister and her husband who are celebrating forty six years of wedded bliss. 



"He who finds a wife finds a good thing......." Proverbs 18:22

Happy Anniversary!  

It's Monday!  Have a great week all!

11 comments:

debi said...

Wow...feeling more appreciative of my weekend. Sorry for all that is on your plate currently.

The greatest gift my parents gave us, their children was two things. Advanced directives, ie...they made the decisions while in right minds what they wanted and didn't as far as life support/quality of life.
They also had a living trust up to date!
My father had several files that gave direction for everything that would possibly come up should he go leaving Mom.... Such as pensions, social security info,all bank info.
Sorry for the long comment...it just made it easier during a time you really don't want to have to think!

Hugs sweet friend, praying for Momma, you and sis.....

Auntie Bliss said...

Whoo, yes it is hard sitting with the elderly and in the ER. You got a double whammy.
Don't float away, sister! :)
Somehow we have slipped between all the weather cracks...probably gonna get hit with a tornado before long.
Today was gorgeous and warm.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the anniversary wishes...it is storming here too. I went down and played a little, but nobody came by to offer me a drink....so I doubled my $20 and came back to room to have my own drink and watch the stormy weather!!

Deb said...

no fun sitting at ER....hope you have a good week...

Needled Mom said...

Happy anniversary to your sister and BIL!!! That is awesome.

ERs are always such a long wait. I hope she is doing better and didn't break anything.

Yes, we never saw our parents dealing with their parents as they had moved across the country from them. I know our children have watched what we have gone through as we have cared for our parents so I think they realize what lies ahead for them.

I hope the sun shines soon for you. It will make the long days without Superhero a bit easier.

Stephanie said...

You have had a very busy time of it. ER visits are always scary...so glad you were able to lend a hand.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Oh yes the joys of waiting in an ER so much boredom is it any wonder the patients like to sleep while there or is that just me.............lol

As for rain sometimes it is just amazers me that some times we get too much rain and other times no were near enough......

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Anniversary to your sister and her husband. Life changes and I'm not crazy about the things we have to face as we age. I do like the verse you picked. Glad your mom got better, it's hard see them age. My father is repeating himself often.

Sweet Tea said...

God bless you Friend, I understand the path you are walking. Like suspenders, we will hold each other up as we go along. Hope your Mom is having a good day. She's blessed to have you. . .Glad you are playing along on my Starbuck's Give-away, BUT, someone beat you to the weight guess of 7.3 lbs. The closest weight that hasn't been guessed is 7.9. Could I put you down for that? Please email me and let me know. bunkodeb@aol.com
Thanks!

Diane said...

What a truly wonderful thing to do, sitting with sister's MIL. I am glad to hear that she did not have to wait alone while her children were on route. I agree with you on the famous these days, I am not sure who is who anymore...except George of course...Clooney that is! ha Hugs, Diane

Annmarie Pipa said...

I hope you have a quiet uneventful weekend.