Sunday, October 25, 2020

Took The Pressure Off

Diana sent me a text today reminding me how long it's been since I've posted. I know it's been a while. I keep thinking about it. But honestly I took the pressure to post off my plate and it was so nice! I thought about the blog - and all of you - a lot but realizing it was okay not to write was so freeing. Many of you are posting about your quarantined lives and how you've slowed way down... but that's not how it is here.

I've been at work 6 out of the last 7 days. We have so many events coming up.

We have to get the Mason out here to fix our chimney. The weather is already getting cold and wet! And the gutters too! I've got to get up there and clean the gutters.

I'm trying to plan a time to go to San Diego to help my sister sort through our dads things.

Chuck has another scan this week to see how the cancer is doing. Personally I don't see good progress... but, I guess I'll wait until we get the results on Thursday.

Denver! I forgot that we were in Denver. We didn't get as much 'work' done as I thought we would. First because the girls and Chuck did so much before we went. But also we found Rose just wanted to sit and talk. I think she really misses the companionship. She lived with her mom her whole life and now mom has been in a convalescent home for many years.

But! We were able to schedule an outdoor visit! At first mom didn't want to get out of bed (she's been bedridden for a year!) but the doctor's and nurses insisted. It was only 15 minutes but it was good to hear her voice and spend time with her. That's Rose in the wheelchair.


At Rose's we cleared out part of the back bedroom, finished up the living room, we bought lights and hung them in the laundry room, we put a clock in her bedroom, we gathered all the receipts we could from around the house and she spent days shredding them. We'd empty the shredder and she'd start again. But mostly we sat on the couch and talked about game shows, what she likes to eat, we went through old family photos and she and Chuck relived some of their childhood. One night we were headed back to the hotel and as I was going out the back door she was still talking... I think she really enjoyed the company.

There's a lot more to tell you but I'll close for now. It's good to be back and to read about what you've been up to! Take care! 


Pamela M. Steiner said...

I was beginning to wonder also, but I know we all need little breaks now and then from blogging, and it sounds as though you were very busy doing what was certainly more important...and it also gave you something new to write about. Glad you had the opportunity to visit with Chuck's sister and mom. I am sure that meant the world to both of them. Also, to help Rose get so many things done had to be a huge encouragement to her, as well as the time to just visit and enjoy being with family again. So glad you were able to go and do that. Praying for Chuck and his upcoming appointment. Trusting God for good results.

Rebecca Jo said...

I'm glad to see a post too...I worry when people dont post for awhile!!!!
Hang in there - sounds like life is just keeping you on your toes. HUGS

Regina said...

I've missed your posts and I'm happy to see you posting again.

Barb said...

Hi Cindy~

It's okay to take a break, we all need time to just breath! I took a 4 month break! What a good thing to help Chuck's sister, she is lucky to have good family support. And I'm sure his mom loved seeing you guys.

It always seems like there is so much around the house to do, especially before cold weather sets in, be careful cleaning those gutters! We need to get out and take care of all the leaves on the ground.

Good luck to Chuck with his upcoming appointment...sending prayers.

Have a great week!

Hugs and Love,

Terri D said...

I'm so glad you could take a break from blogging but you were sure busy with other things... good things! That nursing home visit was good for everyone, I think! Welcome back!!

Billie Jo said...

Glad to see you here, my friend. So glad you had a nice visit. Prayers continue for your hubby!

ellen b. said...

Hope all is well with Chuck's scan. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging for sure...
I am way behind because of non-stop company!

Jeanie said...

It's good to hear from you and to catch up, but truly never feel the obligation to blog when life is taking place. Life matters most. Sending all good wishes for good results for the scan.