We awoke this morning to a wonderful snow.This is the first real snowfall of the season and we are thrilled. I
have been missing snow and this just helps my mood. This is what happens when you take a woman from Buffalo and then stick her Boston where the snow is not so much.
This has been a pretty rough weekend for me. You need to understand that neither of my parents are very ill, but they are not in great health. They could both stand to lose weight, which they know. In 1996, dad has his first heart attack. We were all very scared and he did great with his recovery, he lost weight and got in good
shape. Over the past 11 years, he’s had a few more instances of heart trouble, a gall bladder attack and a few other things, but it’s mostly dad. This is the first time mom has really been the sick one. And it’s hard to see. She is very much a "look at me" person. But when she is ill, that’s very different. She gets very scared and it is hard to see her so scared. She does a very good job of holding down the fort when dad gets sick, and dad does a good job when she is sick, but, it is so hard to see her ill.
For those who have asked, they are far away. In North Carolina, near Asheville. I did offer to take a flight down to Atlanta and drive up to their place, but Dad said no. He said if he needed me, he would ask.
Much to my surprise, I’ve handled the stress of mom and the girls well. The girls were both, well, PITAs on Saturday. They both had colds and were royal pains. I love them, don’t get me wrong, but when
you have one child on the stairs to the swimming pool crying because she is cold and the other child crying because you are making her leave, oy!
I am not sure I am up to parenting my parents yet. My boss (second supervisor) is the same age as my parents. It’s hard to see them ill when I see how healthy Dan looks. Sigh.. I am too young for this!
I am only 35!!!!
This blog has gotten a little dull this weekend because of the stress, but I’ll get back into the swing. I am sure!