Saturday, November 20, 2010

Six Word Saturday

Early Trip to Florida for DH

We had planned to leave for Florida today - both of us together. But, work interceded for me and I have to be here on Monday and Tuesday - so my poor DH is going down alone today. I'll meet him there on Wednesday afternoon and stay until Monday.

MIL is not doing so well, so his visit will hopefully cheer her up. We all are aware of the shortness of time and the "last" holiday together visions keep cropping up. It's hard to stay positive in the face of this all, but we're trying for her sake.

Time just keeps marching on doesn't it?

On the positive side, my nephews are coming over on Sunday and we will go see Harry Potter together. We've been seeing those movies together since they first came out - and that is a funny post in and of itself. Additionally, it appears that I might actually keep my my fingers are crossed - I'll know more before the end of the year.

Have a good weekend all - enjoy


Lisa at Greenbow said...

We are going to see the Potter movie tonight. I hope it is good. How can it not be?? I am glad to hear that your job might work out for you. I will keep my fingers crossed. It is rather sobering thinking about last meals together. I wish you all well.

studio lolo said...

no new job afterall?? That would be the ultimate best if you could stay at the job you know!

Poor MIL. It must be so hard knowing your time is running out. It is for all of us, but to have it whittled down to increments because of a disease, that's just plain hard stuff.
I'm sad for all of you. And yes, the holidays add to the drama of the finality. Damn.

I'm glad you'll be spending time with your nephews. What a great thing to have done (do) to see all of those movies together! I never got into Harry Potter but many of my friends did. I love the author's cinderella story!

Enjoy your Mim time~

Teri C said...

Such a difficult time for everyone. Hugs to all.

Lori ann said...

dear mim, you and your dh are such lovely and compassionate people. your spirit of family and togetherness is a beautiful thing.
I've got to catch up with H.P. my daughter and sister LOVE it!

Robin said...

Mim...wha a mixed bag of emotions for you, my friend....

"Last" anythings always are so painful to endure.... but, it is great you and DH are there for each help boost your MIL's morale as much as possible.

The news you may keep your job is wonderful! Fingers and toes crossed!!! I know (trust me) what this would mean to you.

And..."Arry Pottah".... ooh...I confess to loving both the books and films..... will have to wait a bit for the long queues to fade here in SF....but eventually, will get in!

Sending you many hugs!!!


♥ Robin ♥

Call Me Cate said...

Oh boy, Mim. That's a whole lot going on and a huge variation of emotions. It would be nice sometimes if feelings would come in tidy compartments instead of these mixed bags. Safe travels - and if you can't get my painting out right away, no worries at all.

ArtistUnplugged said...

Stressful enough without the holidays to add to the sadness....have been there, not fun. You do have wide range of emotional events, thankfully you have some great blessings mixed in the life's difficult realities. Hope you and your hubby have safe travels, enjoy the nephews and I hope the visits can lift the spirits of your MIL. Big hug :-D

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Well bummer you cant go with your DH, but its good he can go visit with his Mom & have some quality time with her..Good news if you get to keep your job. Fingers are crossed.. Toes too. :)Enjoy the family time.

Lynn said...

Mim, my heart goes out to you all regarding your MIL and her condition. So not easy this. Time is precious. I hope the holidays will be sweet (even if having to be bitter/sweet).

Job news sounds hopeful and good. Crossing my fingers for you, and toes too. Oh please, oh please!!!

So glad you have your nephews to help brighten your time right now especially. How fun to have the Harry Potter tradition with them. They will always remember the fun they have with your I bet their favorite aunt!

Enjoy this weekend!!!

kj said...

i love you mim and your loyalty and love of family touches me so warmly and deeply. i really feel for your mil and for you and dh. a terminal illness changes how we experience time, and holidays become something else--there is a very conscious finality to them.

i wish you a wonderful thanksgiving even though. you have many blessings. and for myself, when i count mine, you will be among them.


Marion said...

Wow, this is a tough time for you, Mim. I know how difficult it is to stay positive when you are facing so many crises.

I have so many clients with terminal illnesses. These people all go deep inside and I have found that they all want to talk about it. I've been told how hard it is to NOT speak about impending death with relatives, who only want cheer. But there can be cheer in reliving old memories, as well.

Take care, dear Mim, I know you will bring relief and love to your MIL. xoxo