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.
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.
Filed under Photos, Travels
…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.
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.