back again after months
It has been so long. I for some reason couldn't get on this site and fianlly gave up. After writing Abreeze, she gave me a link and I got right on, Bless her. I am glad to be back,and as you probably all know my MIL passed away last Feb 8th. I had cared for her for 4 years and 8 months to be exact. This Christmas will be so different with -out her. I miss her at times ,but don't miss the caring part. As you all must know, it was not somethingI choose, but endured with great respect for her. I however did what I could, along with several vent sessions ,(many along the way on here). I thank you all for listening and caring and have never forgot you all. Thought of you all often, and Hey Deb, sorry to hear about Al's Mother. I know you and her had several rifs, but still she was Al's mother. I do understand Al's frustration and am sorry for his loss. I haven't heard anything about Nora, ofcourse I couldn't converse, so I lost track. There were so many of you, I forget what is going on. How about Derry, does she post much anymore?
Things are good on this end. I am even talking to the witch of a sister (my husbands sister) again. Never to forget her evil ways, but trying to forgive. It was pitiful when she came here to see her sudden interest in her Mom's condition , when her Mother was dying. She had not seen her in five years, but came when she was dying. She sqandered around saying ,she may have to get vacation time, before she came. I said "look you Mother is not well, you better forget any vacation time, and COME NOW. Well she was here two weeks and her mother didn't not even respond. And oh yes (she stayed with us). She kept saying, Mom will get better and then we can all cook out on your deck and she kept telling her Mother this. I thought to myself..." ok God give you a second chance with your Mother 5 years ago and you moved and wanted us to take her, he won't give you another chance"!!! The way it turned out, she passed on. It is her who will have to live with that. I can and have told her many times, I had wonderful years with Lara, and she was a blessing to be around. Anyway all is resolved.
We are still on the road and moved closer, went to Indy, because of high gas prices. Dh was going to retire but thinks he may work sometime longer. We are still not close to social security yet. As usual another "year" has passed and here it is almost Christmas. I am behind in gift buying, but am all decorated, that is the house ,and am continuing to pick up gifts every now and then. It will all come together as it always does. I have to keep up the tradition of the "fruit cakes" as Lara handed it down to me, and oh is the stuff expensive. Well you all have a Wonderful Holiday, and New Year....and glad that I can post once again...Hope the ones with elderly parents ,and sick family members find happiness through the holidays and lets says the ones with STRESS, God will take care of all of you....I am NOT sure how I GOT through it all, BUT I DONE it....AND SO WILL ALL OF YOU....Blessings Gabby