This has been the craziest week ever. I got to Florida on Wednesday afternoon and immediately plunged into family drama. Thanksgiving was fine but MIL has been basically sleeping since then. Really. She get's up to eat a tiny bit and gets dressed but then sleeps all day. Then her caretaker had a terrific family emergency and dashed out of the house on Saturday night so I ended up spending the night on a pump up mattress - actually wasn't bad. Sat up until 2:00 am watching cheesy Christmas movies and finally went to sleep on the bubble.
But picture this. Sunday morning. Sun streaming thru the windows. MIL setting up the TV to play music and then falling asleep in her Barcalounger. Mim on the sofa in a robe (cause all I had with me for clothes were nasty used-yesterday biking clothes) knitting a scarf and listening to....EASY listening music. They played orchestral easy listening arrangements of "Raindrops on my Head" and versions of "Wind under my Wings" and " If I were a Carpenter" and so on. Do you get the picture? Are you laughing as much as I did? I sat there and thought..."This is a movie"!!
Then all day Sunday looking and interviewing alternate caretakers - and getting ready to fire current caretaker. Current caretaker showed up on Sunday night and when fired went HYSTERICAL.
It's all worked out now but we are both exhausted. We were hoping for a sleep in today...it's 8:00 am - but I hear the house painters that mom hired to start today. They're outside getting ready to power wash the house. Ah yes...now they've started pounding posts into the ground!! No sleep in's at this house today.
Send me home Jet Blue!! Come and get me!!!! I promise not to complain about the cold weather ever again!!! Take me home to real music and my own bed and my own life. Where the internet works routinely and doesn't get interruped by lightening strikes. Where the average age group is less than 75. Where men DON'T wear WHITE LOAFERS!!!!
Looking forward to Christmas down here - oh yeah....