Monday Mumblings – November 24, 2014

This past week I have been battling a really bad cold.  I actually am still sick.  Ew!

Has it hit you yet? It seems to be making it’s rounds! It hit my partner, then my daughter, and now it’s my turn.  This cold doesn’t seem to want to leave either.

Since I have a cold, the long term care facility won’t allow visits. Secretly I can admit it’s a welcome relief; however, I do miss seeing my mom. I don’t miss feeling completely devastated every day, and I don’t miss feeling like crying after every visit, feeling helpless. Having said this, a break from reality is welcome now and again.

On a happy note, the long-term care facility did contact me to let me know how my mom was doing.  Apparently, senior-style-curling is played between floors.  One morning, the events coordinator noticed she was short of players and took my mom to play.  My mom’s first throw ever was a success!  To make it even more interesting, my mom enjoyed playing!  Wow!  My mom has never played curling, my mom has never played games, my mom has never been active!  Impressive.

4 thoughts on “Monday Mumblings – November 24, 2014

  1. We haven’t had colds yet, but we have had the flu, a bad one that knocked me down for a week. Hope you feel better soon. Good staff can make a difference for your Mom, I hope she does well.

  2. I can definitely see how it would feel like a relief to have some time away from such a stressful role. The cold might be a sign that you need to take care of yourself — as hard as it may be to find time to do it. It sounds like the home is a good one — is it?

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