Monday, November 1, 2010

Sometimes Life Comes at you Fast

We're not talking about insurance ads here. We're talking about real life. Things have changed quite a bit around our house in the last couple of weeks. My mom, who lived in Florida, is very sick. The decision was made to move her to Oregon so she would have access to better medical care and because she could no longer live alone. A week ago, she moved in with us. Prior to her moving in with us we had to get all of the carpets cleaned thanks to a kitty who didn't seem to know the appropriate place to urinate. We shuffled a couple of offices/bedrooms and outfitted a room for mom.

Kendall's adapting very nicely to having someone here all the time. She's getting great practice at being a therapy dog.

We've tried hard to make sure she's out having fun, too. There's doggie daycare on Tuesdays and the trips to the park when it's not raining too hard. Here are some random photos from this fall.

Just back from the groomer with her Halloween bows

Showing off her bows

Kendall, the wine snob
I'll try to keep up with the posts, but right now I'm juggling a full-time job, full-time caretaking, and grad school, among other things. My new mantra is "Breathe". If I keep taking things one day at a time I can figure it all out.

3 comments:

Love My Cavaliers said...

That's a lovely post, especially the fact that you've brought Mum to live with you. It will be a lot of hard work for you but is just the kindest most loving act you can do for your elderly parents. I congratulate you on not taking the easy way out and wish you all the best...you're right...just breathe and take one day at a time...you will be blessed for your kindness.

Lindsay said...

That is definitely quite the load you're carrying! I agree though, you just gotta take it one day at a time. Though that can also be difficult at times.

Terrorzinhos said...

Hi!
Very nice blog you have here!
Kendall you are really cute!!!
We will follow your adventures!

Jack, Kaiser and Farrusquinho