Monthly Archives: September 2010

I used to write

But lately it just seems hard.  It would do me a world of good to write and sort of let out some of the tension that comes from dealing with difficult situations that life has brought my way.  But, I know that some of the people who read this are just not interested and should I do it?  I also have learned that in spite of my best intentions, what I write affects other members of my family who did not choose to make their lives public.

So, now that you are wondering if Leo and I are having a major issue  – NO.  We are just fine. 

I am simply having to deal with those end of life issues that any of us who care for elderly relatives have to deal with.  And it is just very hard.  I am not the type who makes a decision and that’s that.  I have to agonize over what is best; what is the right course of action. It is easier making decisions for myself, but life and death decisions for another person are a different matter.

Today that is what the day was all about.  It looks like the right decision was made.  The next few days will tell, I guess.  Auntie F is in hospital and is getting good pain control, hydration and tonight when I left her was already looking better. 

Those of you who know my auntie – She and I would appreciate your prayers for her peace and comfort.

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Still working on the photos.

I’ve uploaded a bunch more to Flikr so enjoy if you feel so inclined.  Here’s one I like from Carn Brea in Cornwall.

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We really did make it home

…but it has been a busy couple of days.  We spent Sunday in Toronto with Rachelle and Asen celebrating Ronin’s third birthday.  It was a party!  We crossed over to the island on the ferry and had a picnic in the park, went swimming, ate cake, opened lots and lots of presents, and rode rides.

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Then the next day – back to Prince Albert.  We still have a bit of catching up from jet lag (as you might be able to tell since I am up at 4 am.) but Leo is already back into the midst of work.  I have a few more days off – yipee! 

My first day back, I spent most of it at the hospital with Auntie F. She will need to get some pins out of an old hip fracture since she is having quite a lot of pain and there are lots of tests in preparation for this surgery that we had to complete.  I was exhausted by the end of the visit.  She was totally wiped out!

Today, I acquired a new hairdo (radical change for me) and ran errands.  I have also been reinstalling programs on my laptop.  I was having a problem using one of my usb ports – everything would shut down – so the operating system was reinstalled.  I’ve spent a lot of time putting things back on and retrieving stuff from the back up.  It is mostly done now, I think. 

Last night I began working on some of our photos and will work some more on that today.  The best ones, I’ll post in sets on Flikr.  Watch for them.

Now, maybe I should try and get some more sleep.

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