Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mid-August Update

Craft giveaway went ok. We got rid of probably 1/3 of the craft supplies, which is honestly more than I thought we would. There were a lot of really happy ladies with armfuls of stamps, paper, sewing supplies, whatnots. So that was nice. There’s still a bunch left though. A couple of the ladies from church wanted to host a yardsale to try to get some money. That’s fine to me if they do it, but I decided I don’t need to help out with that. I will focus on the main goal: getting the house cleaned out.

Really nice of those ladies though, huh? My mom managed to pull through the experience without breaking down, remarkable grace and poise. I should tell her that.

The first floor is about 70% cleared out. It’s amazing. We were able to vacuum in the family/TV room for the first time in probably a 5-10 years.

I don’t know what will happen after this move is over. I really REALLY want her to start seeing someone, a professional, but I just don’t know how to convince them. It’s horrible to think this way, but I just don’t want to go through everything when my parents die. 

Anyway I went hiking with some friends this weekend, a 9-mile, 4-peak loop in NH. Exhausting but so beautiful. Things like that keep you sane, grounded, happy about the world and life, you know?


  1. You should tell your mom that you are proud of her! I remember to tell my mom that every time she does something easily or gracefully that I didn't expect to go well. I think it is really helpful in making future suggestions (therapy) if you appreciate the baby steps with/for her!

  2. So true Ceci! I try to compliment her progress as much as possible.

    It is tough, a very tricky balance of compassion, positivity, and firmness of purpose that you have to keep up and it is EXHAUSTING for one person to be all of those things. I am always glad when one of my sisters can help out and we can swap off in those roles and give each other support.

    Thanks for stopping by!