Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.John Lennon
It’s unclear whether this is truly a John Lennon original, but he seems to get most of the credit for it. I have to use it today because it’s so descriptive of my life right now.
It’s been two weeks since I posted anything and I wanted to let everyone know why. On February 1, my mom fell down the stairs at home, resulting in a cracked skull, a brain bleed and now bruising, and two broken ribs.
I’ve been at the hospital every day since it happened so as you can imagine, I’m getting a little weary. Right now, it’s hard to find time to wash dishes and do laundry, so impossible to get anything else done. I have a bit of a break today – my sister is taking the day shift – so I’m trying to get caught up. But even most of that is related to this – doing my mom’s laundry, helping my dad pull together their tax information
I need to emphasize – my sister and brother-in-law are putting in just as much time as I am. Teri and I take shifts (she’s still working) and Dave is taking care of my dad by getting him there in the mornings, picking him up, and making sure he eats at night.
So, this won’t be a long post. Just enough to let you know I’m still here but I can’t predict when I’ll have time to write again. Her recovery from the brain injury will be slow. We’re in the process of determining what happens next, as the rehab she’s currently in is too much for her.
Then there’s deciding what happens when her rehab is finished. They can’t live in their house anymore. In fact, they should have already moved to something with one level. What’s ironic is, my dad needed that worse than my mom and she’s the one who got hurt.
After all the things she’s been through these last two years – cancer, bowel blockage, knee replacement – it’s hard to believe anything else could happen to her.
Right now, my life is pretty much on hold. It’s tough, though, because Tim just had his bicep tendon surgery right before all this happened, and he really needs me around. He’s been a good sport and has managed very well, but I feel bad that I haven’t been here for him as I’d planned.
See, life happens despite the plans you make.
I promise I’ll be back. I miss blogging and reading other blogs.
Thanks for sticking with me.