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I’m Learning

I’m Learning

As we trudge along with the daunting process of settling my mother's estate, I am learning all kinds of things. For example, the seller's disclosure paperwork that is needed when selling a home, inquires if the home has ever been a meth lab. Meth lab, friends. Then it...

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Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

Shoe horns. That is what I am finding most when cleaning out my mother's home.....my childhood home. I suppose some go back to my father, but honestly, I am baffled at the amount. It is like they are multiplying as I find them. Maybe my parents wanted to start a shoe...

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My First

My First

No one should ever start their birthday week off burying their mother, yet here we are. I will say I survived my first birthday without her. Maybe it was because we are so busy with the details of settling her estate and I am decently distracted. Or perhaps, I am...

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Yesterday, we buried my mother. I was surrounded by the best people who anticipated my needs before I even know I had them. One of my best friends kept offering water and reminding my to use the restroom especially before the service. If you don't have a friend like...

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Aftermath

Aftermath

My mother took her last breath on June 2 around 4:30 a.m. while my sister and caregiver were by her side. As life continues to move forward my mind is boggled down by the massive to-do list. I know that I don't have to do everything at once. That there is really no...

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The Wait

The Wait

I am waiting. Waiting for my mother to take her last breath. No one prepares you for the act of dying. The longevity of the process or the heartbreak you feel as you watch the person, who was one of your biggest teachers/cheerleaders step closer to their exit. Yet,...

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On My Toes

On My Toes

If you have been following my blog or perhaps, you know me personally, you already have surmised that I really don't blend in with a facade. What you see is what is what you get. So while social media darlings profess their unwavering devotion to their perfect spouse...

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Pockets

Pockets

I think what is so amazing is that despite how challenging my current situation is, I can still laugh at the ridiculousness that I seem to attract. It is imperative that while I am living in the question, I can enjoy the moments. This week has been pretty peaceful...

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Time Goes On

Time Goes On

What has been a two week journey feels like years, but Mom is settled. Hospice has been amazing. She is comfortable with her new setup and is even rallying to the point of asking for the vaccine. Jesus. Take. The. Wheel. It is a constant up and down ride that demands...

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Finally….A Plan

Finally….A Plan

The last ten days or so have felt like I have been a patient in an insane asylum. But, yesterday, everything came together as we finally formulated a plan for my mother. Her doctor has been less than human while he tells us that "she's old" and "physical therapy is...

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