When I came downstairs this morning mom was up already.
It was 5:45 A.M. I asked her why she was up so early, that it
wasn’t even daylight yet, and she said "I have to figure out
what I am going to wear today." She had hours to decide but
it was on her mind. She then added, "I always get up early on
days I am going to work." Mom never had a job outside of
her home like other women she knew. If she wanted to make
money she would take on sewing or babysitting. I started to
fill the coffee pot and make her coffee when she saw the look
on my puzzled face. "WHAT?" she asked. I didn’t hardly know what
to say. She got up every weekday morning with my father
at 5 AM, to get his breakfast and get him off to work. Getting up
early was a part of her life and was for over 40 years.
While fixing her breakfast I finally asked her, "SO you are going to
work now huh?" She answered in a small voice, YES… going to the
center is like going to work for me. I sit there for hours and there
are other people there to see and talk to and by the end of my
treatment I am ready to go home. I am tired and need
to get out of there." Now that I thought about it, what mom said was
so true. It did feel like going to work. Packing up the snacks and
making sure you had everything because you can’t just leave
and go home. Yes.. that is just what it is like. Leave it to mom
to figure out a way to make dialysis easier for her to deal with.
Life goes on here day after day..it is always busy and changes on
a moments notice.
Gas went down here for the second time in a week to 2.62! Almost a
20 cent drop in less than two weeks! Look for it to go back up around
Labor Day. We have glorious weather here this week..nice and cool
mornings and just warm days. Predictions say it will be back close
to 90 next week so I am enjoying it as much as possible.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!