Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Okay, it's Wednesday, Sept. 17TH. Summer is gone, over, and I missed most of it with working and being busy with extended family obligations. It's a new month and I am declaring it 'My Time'!

I'm gonna make time for ME! To read, relax and just do some of the things that I want to do. I will have to relearn the word "NO" in order to accomplish this, but I'm sure I can do it. After all, it used to be a word I used every day when my children were little. In fact, they probably grew up thinking their nickname was "no"!

Today I will vacuum and dust and make supper and clean up afterwards and the rest of the day I am going to do anything I want or nothing at all. It's the new me.......I think I will enjoy it! And tomorrow will be more of the same. And Friday.........
well, Friday I am filling in for one of the gals at work. Guess I'll learn that "NO" word beginning next week!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Not enough hours in a day.........
to get everything done! I've been working extra hours at work, filling in for the gal that got married and thinks she needed a honeymoon. Imagine that!!! Trying to keep up with all the normal housework and meeting extended family obligations has not afforded me much time to do anything else or anything for myself. I was barely able to fit in a haircut a week or so ago!

Hub's 90 year old grandma has been in the hospital since sometime last month and was not expected to make it. She has since been moved to a nursing home temporarily so she can get some physical rehab to regain some strength before she returns to her home to live out what ever time she has left. Of course, the entire family is being asked to make adjustments in their daily life's in order to accommodate and have a family member with her at all times. This will prove to be a difficult feat to manage. Those of us who have always been there to help, will continue to do so, but those who haven't taken the time to even stop in for a short visit the last few years will be absent as usual, putting the responsibilities on the rest of us!

And if that isn't enough, hub's uncle who has been in the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor is coming home today. He's been there since May 12Th. I went to his apartment last night and cleaned it once again, so he would have a clean environment to come home too. They actually wanted me to go to Battle Creek and pick him up today at 3 PM, but I told a little white lie and said I wouldn't be out of work in time to get him. Truth be told, I didn't have to work today, but didn't feel I could go and help him into my car, fold up his wheelchair and walker and put them in my car without hurting my own back. But I think I've really done enough!