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." Thinking smile 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.Sad smile We have glorious weather here this week..nice and cool
mornings and just warm days.Sun Predictions say it will be back close
to 90 next week so I am enjoying it as much as possible. 


I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

3 responses »

  1. Oh Carol, bless your mom! To her dialysis is a chore for her that she has to endure to survive. My heart goes out to her.You have some beautiful pictures today. I love the pretty color.

  2. Your pictures are beautiful. So soft. And my fave color.I can understand what she said as can you of course, completely. Any dreaded or onerous chore is like going to a bad job..and not being able to avoid it as it’s necessary,((HUGS)) to both of you.

  3. Mom looks at it as a "JOB" so that she doesn’t think of how things are. It takes her mind off things. Sorry it came off as depressing it is just the way she deals with it.

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