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Jun 19, 2017 09:27AM
Good morning friends- the people on the news are funny this morning, they said we are in a 'cooling trend' but heading back into a heat wave. Umm, when is a drop from the 100s to the upper 90s a cooling trend? LOL!
I had a low energy day yesterday. Went to the farmers market for some tasty veggies and now deciding on some things to make with my veggie loot from the trip. I procured some leeks and love potato leek soup, and may do that or look for another recipe given the heat right now. I also want to make some gazpacho soup this week to go with my southwest dinner planned for
Goldie- glad to hear you are coming through this crud. The narcissistic personality type is a tough one to deal with because the needs and expecations are never ending. I was only able to get some peace in my life when I finally moved away and stayed away from my mother when I came to NM. I went back east for 10 years and it only resumed and got worse. Being there allowed me to help my brother and father, who both were ill and later died and it gave me time with them before they left us. I won't regret any of that part, but when I could go, I did and my sister left as well. My mother was devouring with her needs.
And in their later years as their health changes and the real needs set in with changes to health, it only gets worse. Even my mother's final years when we were responsible for her care, the bar was always set impossibly high.
The best advice I got from a counselor/elder care expert in those final years was that the goal with an older parent is to keep them safe and cared for. Housing, food, medication, etc. Sorry you are in this situation sister, I know the pain.....
NM- I was a low energy gal this weekend myself. The heat is making me slow mo, but am more energized today. And I am closer to paying off my house as you did this year, but as it is really my only real debt (cars paid off, pay my credit cards in full, no other major loans), I do realize it is good to keep the mortgage for now as it helps to keep your credit score robust. Credit is really based on your ability to have loans/debt and your ability to pay it off. The credit score stuff is just another way for financial institutions to try to keep us captive to their debt schemes.
I hope the meeting on Friday goes well regarding your aunt. Sounds like Dick is going to be okay and good that you can help and stay with him so your mom can go to the meeting. I hope that a decision everyone can be okay with is found and transitions go easily.
Speaking of hospice, in the news here right now. This does not help with patient trust with hospice.
Cami- I hope Dan delivered something good like something to eat, drink or maybe some cold hard cash!
Gotta get moving to my day and wishing all the other sisters here a good week. My BCO sister comes tomorrow and meeting her on Thursday. Whoot whoot!
9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right
11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel
11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)