Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A New Start

Well, this is something I have been wanting to do for awhile and now AOL has given me a reason......get a new blog.  They are shutting down their blogs at the end of this month.  I was always getting emails from people who were not able to make a comment on the blog, apparently AOL made it quite difficult if you werent an AOL member.  I believe I will be moving over to blogger since it is FREE!!  And since I am computer challenged I am going to have to learn how to use their program, which may take awhile.  I'm not sure I will be able to move all my posts from here to the new blog, that would be another computer dilema for me to deal with.  All in all, I am looking forward to starting a new one, and will hopefully be easier to use.

On a sad note....I have posted before about my parents health.  About 6 weeks ago they told us that my mom didnt have long to live and of course our first reaction was disbelief since she was mentally alert and not complaining much.  She was in the end stage of Kidney disease, and the dialysis wasnt working anymore, she had COPD and her lungs were damaged, her heart was bad, her liver was failing and she was retaining fluid.  We never told my mom how bad she was.  They kept her in the hospital the past month because my mom believed she was getting better and we had told them not to tell her the truth so she would stay in good spirits.   I took my kids to see her as often as I could since she would get so excited when they were around.  The day that I took the kids to Mt. Vernon we went by the hospital to see her, this would be the last time they would get to see her.  My daughter had taken her camera with her and starting taking pictures of my mom blowing bubbles with her gum.  This was on Sunday. The rest of the week she was feeling well and eating good, and they were talking about sending her to a rehab for a few days to get her strength back and then home. On Friday as I was on my way to the hospital they doctor called me on my cell phone and told me to pull over, I pretty much knew what this meant, needless to say the rest of the way to the hospital was a blurr......it still doesnt seem real to me and everytime the phone rings I think it is her calling.  This week has been about helping my dad, he is the type of person who has to be doing something (even though he is 83), and the other day that "something" was having me clean out my moms bathroom.  A job I really didnt want to do, but if it is what he wants then I need to do it.  So now I have to keep an eye on him, I dont like that he is living in a big 2 story house by hisself, but he says he wants to stay there for now. 

Now, back to trying to get things normal again.  My poor kids have only had half of my attention......which is starting to show in their behavior..Yikes!

I am going to start playing around with blogger and see if I can navigate it, hopefully there will be an easy way to add everyone's blog address...feel free to leave me any TIPS!!   I will need it.

 

5 comments:

motts2three said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.  I can only imagine how horrible this is.  When you wrote that you were on the way to Mt. Vernon I realized you live in the area!  I'm in Fairfax.  Small world!  
Good luck with the blog change...I've been a lurker for a while and never knew you were close by!
Thoughts are with you and your family....
Robin
aka
thrifty Miss Priss
http://thriftymissprissy.typepad.com/

suzyspence said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear about your loss of your mother.  I don't even know what to say, I would be so devasted.  How great that you were there close by and your kids got to be close to her too.  xo, suzy

karla512 said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.  This must be such a difficult time for you and your family.  Hugs and prayers to you.  If you need help with Blogger, I'd be happy to help.
Karla

rkmsfamily said...

Mary,
  I am so sorry to hear about your Mom.  You and my family are in my prayers.  I am the one who had bought your little bunny baby for Tiffany.  I lost track of your blog address.  Tiffany asked me for it today and I did some searching and found it again.  I have a blog now too.   You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy

motts2three said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!  I know how hard this is.  I hope you can find peace in that your mom is not struggling anymore.  
I appreciate your sweet comments on my flicr pictures!  I look forward to reading your new blog too!
Robin
Thrifty Miss Priss