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09 June 2016 @ 04:16 pm
A Few Points.  
Just a few points, because I'm too tired to do more than a few.

- I have a chest cold that came on last night. Yay.

- My mother has moved in with us. Probably forever. I'll give you the whole run-down when I feel better, it is a hell of a rundown.

- I have fallen into a pretty suck ass depression, which hasn't happened in a couple of years, so double yay. Or are we on triple yay?

+ Finally get to celebrate The Nephew's birthday with him. Actual yay. Taking him and his sister and one of his cousin's to Chuckie Cheese this weekend. Chuckie Cheese is the ninth circle of hell, but they do have skeeball.

+ Our back deck is almost finished. Should be finished tomorrow!

+ Finally got to show Dad my pics from Comic Con. He got excited every time he recognized a cosplay character. His fav was the dude dressed as the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man.

Also, here is a group my friend denyce started for people dealing with grief. She sadly lost her mom about two years ago and her brother last year and things have been hard, so she thought maybe if she could use support, there are others out there who could as well. Pimp or join, people.

That is all.
 
 
 
dodger_sister: thinkingdodger_sister on June 12th, 2016 10:29 pm (UTC)
I'm super sorry that you're sick. I'm even sorrier that your mom had to move in with you. Farewell, privacy and freedom from stress.... :(

Over the past 6 weeks I have tried to send you an email about what was going on with her. I keep trying, but every time I go to do it, something else happens with her and I just get so overwhelmed. I never even knew where to start an email about all this shit. Even now, I came out on the back deck (it's finished!) to text with K about mom and my stress, and she followed me out here and is sitting across the table from me. Le sigh.

Get well soon, hon - and I bet the rising depression is due to the new living situation. Hopefully once you guys teach Mom her new personal and physical limits and boundaries, it'll work okay. Do you plan to sell her house?

Oh hell yeah, the new living situation is causing the depression. It's the kind of isolation and cabin fever I only feel in Michigan winter of February. But it's June though, you know!? Mom is under the impression this will just be for the summer, but realistically, it won't, so come this fall she'll have a reassessment and then when the dr says 'permanent' we'll sell the house. We need the money to redo the basement so it's actually insulated and safe for Sis to live down there, since Mom took Sis' bedroom.

I would hate Chuck e Cheese, but your skeeball strength will be as the strength of ten because your motives for descending into hell are pure and loving!

TN and LGC each gave me two tokens so I could play four games of skeeball. (So nice of them since I gave them $30 to spend on tokens!) but holy damn, okay, it wasn't as crowded or insane as the place we went as kids (Showbiz Pizza) bc CC's has an open floor plan, but I didn't even realize how loud it was until we stepped back outside and the silence was suddenly overwhelming. The kids all had a good time though, so it was totally worth it! I feel like shit today though. Whew.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on June 13th, 2016 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh honey. I guess she feels like her life is totally upturned and she's following you because she doesn't know what else to do with herself. Can we get her a hobby? Knitting? Learning to deal cards? Painting eggs? :P SOMETHING that takes time and focus and fiddly concentration to distract her?

In some ways it's a shame you can't put your Mom into the basement once it's redone... but I'm guessing the stairs would be an issue for her? Ugh, that's just so hard all around. YOU are going to need a Mom-free sanctuary, somehow. Are there any options for that? Ways to create the alone-time you need? I know if you make a schedule she just won't stick to it....

Wow. That's some serious volume, honey!