Monday, October 24, 2016

Life, Death and Singlehood...

Nothing Gold Can Stay~ Robert Frost
One of my mother's friend's is sick.  She has been officially diagnosed with Uterine Cancer.  And it looks like it has begun to spread a bit.  She is scheduled for surgery soon, and then the radiation and chemotherapy will come into play at some point.  My mother is devastated.  However, my mother's friend has a really good attitude about the whole thing.  At least for now.  

Working on a Geriatric Unit really does make you think.  I've had patients who are coming to the end of their life, their families and spouses struggle with what to do next and sometimes they want to hang on to that family member a bit too long.  It certainly has given me some " insider knowledge" as to how I would want to handle my own parents wishes when the time comes.  And I hope it's not too soon.  That is a task that would prove to be challenging and heartbreaking. I don't want to be the one who is in charge of all that mess, but there's not much I can do about that.  Life comes to an end at some point.  I just hope it's peaceful. 

"Fried Green Tomatoes" was on the t.v. tonight.  I've watched that movie a million times and I never get tired of it.  Such a great story.  I hope that if I am ever in some nursing home, that I will have some random person who takes an interest in my stories and experiences.  I don't want to be alone when I get old.  I find it a bit frightening...being's not a way I want to live.  And since I don't have children of my own, then who will be my voice when I can't make decisions for my own benefit?  Who's going to want my stuff?  Random things that run through my head from time to time.  Hopefully I won't have to think about that for a very long time.  

In the meantime, I will keep moving forward.  As I hope you do as well.  Life can be a funny thing sometimes.  I just hope it kind to us all.  Until next time...elizinashe
Peace & Love Ya'll

Monday, October 10, 2016

Just Some Stuff...

Time for a Refresher much has been going on and yet stuff that's not so important.  I feel like the overload I have had in my head is slowly waning...the past month or so has been pretty stressful in many areas- work, home, personal, name it.  And I allowed it all to mess with my head. 

So a lot of that 'stuff' is beginning to leave so to speak, it's just been one day at a time.  It's just been a bit hard it seems and I'm glad I'm coming out of this funk.  

I finally broke down and got a new phone. old phone didn't cost this much!  Why so expensive now?  My old phone, which was a "4", was getting really sketchy.  It would drop calls, automatically call or attempt to text someone in the middle of another call, if not drop the call, freeze up and there was a lot of re-booting going on.  Ugh...last nite while I was talking with my mom, it was giving me some sort of vibrate alert.  When I hung up, my phone had "disabled" itself, thinking I was trying to make some sort of emergency call, or something like that.  Yikes!  So that pretty much told me that my ancient phone compared to today's standards was really and truly was getting ready to die on me at some unexpected point, and then I would be without a phone at a really inconvenient time.  So I did the deed....remember when we thought $50 was too much for a cordless landline phone?  

Politics...what can I say?  I hate it.  But I can't help but pay attention to the debates because it's so important.  What I really hate is the one sidedness that people tend to believe.  The media hasn't been too helpful either with their misleading headlines which I feel like people just read the catching title and not the whole story.  And don't get me started on the mud-slinging blame game finger pointing antics.  Why stoop so low?  How does that earn my vote? did we become so ugly?  

I will say the good thing about the last couple of weeks is that the weather is getting cooler and things are slowing down a bit.  I've spent some more time in the kitchen, cooking up some soups and busting out the crockpot.'s been rather lovely for me.  It's a comforting kind of thing for me and I've embraced it as much as I can.  I have a slew of recipes to tackle this season and a few favorites as well.  Good thing my neighbor likes leftovers.  I certainly can't eat it all by myself.  Until next time....elizinashe
Happy Fall Ya'll !