Well, the hospital moved mom to Select hospital for re-hab. At Select they are a 55 bed hospital that is rehab based. It is like a boot camp. You are expected to get up twice a day & move. Mom is not big on moving or sitting up. She basically wants to lie in bed & watch tv all day. Which, of course, is not a good thing. So now we are trying to determine if it would be a good thing to tell her & see if that would make her work harder *I don’t think it would, just make her give up* or keep mum about it & just encourage or play bad cop again with her. I just don’t know what to do with this. Now we find out that we may have a problem putting her in a skilled care home due to all of her medical needs. The case worker told Dad that she has had to place one as far as Chicago before. I am hoping that at the farest it will be Jefferson City. That way she will still have visitors that are family. If it is more then 60 miles away Dad & I will not be able to see more then maybe once a month. I don’t think I can live without seeing her for that long. I am severely having a problem with this. I already feel like half of me is missing, I don’t need that missing half to move that far away from me.
The rest is just mostly rants about cleaning & yarn stash.
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My mother was pack rat along with a compulsive shopper. Basically, if something caught her eye she bought it whether we needed it or not. So anything & everything is in the house. If we didn’t have a place to put it, the item got put on the floor. So instead of actual floors, we have pathways through most of the rooms in the house.
A little background. The house was built in the 1930’s & is very small. It is a two bedroom, one bathroom house which can be very interesting with a father & daughter living together. We have a very small kitchen & a very small living room. Almost no storage place & so everything has the place for it & everything has to be a certain size, lol. Quite a pain when you need to get new furniture & it can only be a certain size.
Well, with both Mom & me crochet at the time, mom went a little (more then a little) crazy with buying yarn. You know those 18 gallon storage boxes you can get at Wal-Mart or Target? Well, I have about six of them to go through organize & figure out what to do with it. I already know that it is going to be mostly cotton & acrylic from Sugar-N-Cream, Peaches & Cream, & Red Heart Super Saver. Most of the skeins are only one or two of each color so I am thinking that I will do a lot of stash busting projects even if the yarn will not match each other. Mom liked variegated only yarn & I like solids so that it goes with most everything. So I am thinking I will make afghans using white or cream solids to separate the different variegated yarns. What do you think?
But first we have to clean & toss all the junk & stuff that we don’t need. I don’t even want to think about how much trash we are going to create cleaning the house. There is so much that is going to be tossed it isn’t even funny. Though I would trade it all for Mom to be well & like she was when I was a child.