Just wanted to take a brief minute and update the rolodex swappers.....
All have been received! That I know of, we did wind up with a few not sent in, so that leaves us with a total of 17 swappers including myself.
I had made a mess of the actual swapping, and managed to sort it all out last night, when we returned from Mother's, so now all that is left to do is get them packaged and off to the mail. I hope to do that this weekend.
I do have a lot to accomplish between now and then. Mother is set to return home this Wednesday, and we still have tons of cleaning and organizing, and family training to accomplish before then. I don't think we will make it, but we may get things moving in the right direction.
I expect that the next several weeks will be taken up with family obligations. I wanted to give you a glimpse of the emotional roller coaster we have been on.
We have done a lot of research, many facility tours, (at one stage we were considering assisted living facilities),tons of cleaning, and encouragement, and a lot of prayer and hoping for a positive outcome. The nurses at the hospital and the doctors have been fantastic, and I am left feeling happy for my Mother's progress, exhausted over the insurmountable work load, aggravated with my employer, proud of my local property team, art deprived, and grateful for my Ustream, and online friends, and generally wrung out. I want to acknowledge my wonderful Keith, who is my voice of reason, support, and love. Without him, nothing is possible, and I am so very lucky to have him in my life.
Geddy the wondercat, has also been pretty great too, offering up a snuggle when I need it, even though he can't stand it:).
It is far from over, but I feel like I have my breath back, even for a moment, and I am beyond grateful, and I am hopeful we will get through all of this.
I appreciate everyone's patience for the mail, the lovely cards I have received, and most of all the kind words and help just thinking through each situation as it comes up. I still need it!
I hope to back to my life pretty soon. And when things return to normal, I hope to finish my craft room, and have developed a better relationship with my family. Life always grows in directions you never think it will....
Big Hugs to all,