Thursday, December 17, 2009

don't loose your head!

Something just dawned on me. It is a week to Christmas. I still have some shopping to do. I have Carmel popcorn to make. Lots of it. My mother gave out popcorn, this googey soft Carmel popcorn. I have carried on that tradition. It's easy and it's pretty cheap to make. I am not going to get freaked out about what I have to do. I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off yesterday. It was a day where easy things were hard. I went into downtown Phoenix. The 1st try I forgot the check that was to go with the paper work. Ok turn around, try again. Then get over there and drop off the paper work and I find out I had the old paper work and the cost of a daycare renewal went from $150 to $7800. HOLY HELL! I almost died. Arizona is in such financial trouble. This state's money troubles makes me look like Warren Buffet. State employees might start getting paid with IOUs. I work for a school. It's not time to worry yet, however. Just reminding

Mr. 92 is staying put. So I am going to be very busy for a few more days. They are going to get Hospice in, so that will help me out. I must say his daughter and her family really impress me. Bless his heart. He broke down crying at the doctor's office when they told him he was going to a group home. She just couldn't do it. The doctor confirmed what I've been telling them all along. He is actively dieing. He's stopped eating and he wants to go home. It won't be too long. He misses his wife. You know, I love doing this. I am good at it. I try to keep his spirits up and I love being there for the family. It is always a blessing in my life to be there to help people in their last days.

My intent today is not to loose my head. Yes, I am busy. Everything will get done. One 5 AM shopping trip to Walmart and I will be done. I only have to work part time for the next 2 weeks. Winter break starts Friday. I really need to limit my caffeine intake. I have been drinking diet pepsi like no other. Do not judge me. I know it's bad for me. I am working on it. I was wired yesterday. Felt like crap. Food was better yesterday. H2O was much better has well. Walking, as always. Getting ready to walk out the door right now. Don't forget to get spiritually centered as well. Ask for help and guidance. My day is always better when I do that.

Thank you so much to my fellow bloggers for all the heartfelt comments. I am so grateful EVERY DAY that I have friends like all of you! I am so behind on reading and commenting. Sometimes life is like that.

keep the mood and the food real.......don't loose your head!


  1. Mr. 92 is so lucky to have you in his final days. Everyone should be so blessed to have such caring, loving people around them.

    Hope the IOUs don't happen. Yikes - that is a scary scenario. Will keep my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Poor Mr. 92. That breaks my heart.

  3. I am so glad you are there for Mr. 92. You are helping him to have a death with dignity. It takes a very special person to do what you are doing. I admire you greatly.

    I wish I were close so I could help you with all you have to do.

    You are giving Mr. 92 the greatest gift--and to his family as well.

  4. aww Mr. 92 :(

    Don't stress about all of the things you need to do...relax and enjoy!

  5. I'm so glad you will be there for Mr. 92 in his final days - it really takes a special person to be able to do this, and you are one in a million, Dana.

    Love that you are carrying on your mom's tradition with the caramel corn! That is such a sweet (get it?) thing to do. And you crack me up that one 5am trip to WalMart will finish everything up - now that's power shopping! Have a good day!

  6. I haven't even started my shopping yet! Ugh...not looking forward to Christmas.

    Way to try and keep up Mr. 92's spirit. I imagine without you he would have given up much sooner.

  7. You are truly a wonderful person to take care of a dying elderly person. There will be a special place in heaven for you and for people who do that job.

    Your description of the caramel corn made me drool! I wish I had some RIGHT NOW! lol


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