And The Beat Goes On
All of our year end paperwork is now done! Got insurance, FAFSA filed and just waiting for financial aid package, and taxes done. Now I get about 9 months rest before it starts all over again.
I got my 2014 blog book printed and my Husband read it and wanted more. So I dug out the box and let him start from the beginning, 2008. He's loving them, even the posts about him! He gets my sarcastic humor even when he's the butt of the joke. He says I have missed my calling (writing). I don't know about that, but I'm glad he likes them (and me, warts and all).
My Sister-in-law entered the hospital on February 10 for her stem cell transplant process. She will be there for a month. When she gets home she will be in quarantine for 3 months. She cannot leave the house. Visitors can come but no hugging or touching. No flowers or outside food. All food must be packaged and eaten right away, no leftovers. If this treatment works, she has a 70% chance of living 5-7 more years. It's a lot to take in, but she is handling it with much grace. She told my brother he has a choice of being angry, or appreciating and enjoying the time they have left together.
This has been really hard on him, he's had to take on a lot more. He retired just as she was being diagnosed last summer. She has one daughter out of town and also a step-daughter whom my brother does not get along with, so it's probably worse to have her there. Naturally our Mom is now under a lot of stress and feels as helpless as the rest of us.
Over a recent weekend My Lady went to the hospital when one of the girls noticed that she was talking gibberish and looked very confused. She spent 3 nights there after being diagnosed with a T.I.A from having extremely high blood pressure. I was there when she came home, looking much more frail and fragile. She has a whole new list of meds which will be a lot harder to keep track of. My Lady was always very good about keeping track of what she took and when. It will be hard for her to hand over that last little bit of independence to us. But at least she's at home, it could be worse.
The Kid came home last weekend but she had so much homework it was almost like she wasn't here. Saturday she worked from 9-5 just on a computer design class and didn't even get as far as she had hoped. We had dinner together and then watched some TV before bed. Sunday was more of the same, but she had to quit by lunch so we could eat and take her back. I think it's been a tough year for her so far. She barely passed one class in the first quarter and is looking at the same for a class this quarter. She works her ass off so I know it's not for a lack of trying. Sometimes I just want to keep her here and put her back in Kindergarten, when things were easier....for all of us.
So for all of us, The Beat Goes On.......