Monday, March 17, 2014

A List of Upcoming Trips

It is so hard to believe that Mom has only been home one week.  It seems like she was never gone.  She doesn't remember being gone and I am already stressed as if she had never been gone.  She will be spending the night with Dawn tomorrow so I will get a chance to recoup and refresh.

To keep myself sane I spend a lot of time thinking about my upcoming trips.  I am very excited to share them with you.

  • April-Grand Cayman, Sunset House, Scuba Diving....Need I say more?
  • May-Pennsylvania to get Keith and Kim and then Virginia.  Not only will we get to spend time with Chuck but the Military Air Museum, that we visited last time we were in Virginia, is having a huge WWII air show with a 40's dinner dance in the evening.  We are all to dress up in vintage clothing and the music will all be from that era.  I am very geeked about this!!!
  • June-We are taking Mom Klik on a cruise in the Caribbean to celebrate her 90th birthday!!
  • July-We are going to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for a huge air show that is held there each year.
  • August-Frank's annual conference up north.
Each time that I am answering the same question for the 12th time in 10 minutes.  Each time I have to explain to Mom that she can't go home right now.  Each time I have to jump up to stop her from letting the dogs out. Each time I have to explain to her that I don't know when "our" parents will be home. Each time I have to tell her where everybody (?) is....

I think of an upcoming trip and just breathe.......Then I can put a smile on my face, answer the question again like it was the first time I heard it and thank God that I still have my Mom here to drive me crazy!!!

Join us on List it Tuesday.  Perhaps your list will inspire us.


  1. God Bless you. We each have our burden to carry. Richard requires much more physical care that is so demanding. His dementia (for the most part) doesn't make him ask the same questions over and over and over. I'll pray for your patience. And those trips sound fantastic

    1. Thanks Paula, just being able to vent help a lot. Do you find that to be true for you also?

    2. I do, I do. Most of the time

  2. Were you peeking in our windows today? Mom has decided that she wants to let our dog out the front door....a new behavior that I can do without! I'm going to have to buy some new kind of non-dog-letting-out locks this week. EEEEK! Stay strong!

    1. It is a constant battle here. We have security chains and double locks on all the doors.


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