Sunday, December 28, 2008

Home Again

Home again, and I had to jump right onto blogger since I was having withdrawal symptoms. At my mom's place there's no such thing as privacy, especially using the computer, and again, most of my family does not know I blog. If they saw my home page they'd immediately know it was mine though, given the lion head. Did you watch the Peanuts thing below??

It was a nice little 'vacation'. Got some nice presents. Was nice to spend time with the family. I use the quotation marks since I spent a lot of my time either cleaning my mom's place (especially dusting) or getting/assembling stuff to organize her things. My mom is almost 80 and lives on the second floor of a two story house with two apartments. The laundry and storage is in the basement, so she needs to have as much as she can on her floor. And until this weekend, there was a lot literally on the floor. We bought 2 bookshelves, an entertainment column that's open to use for storage, and a tall thin thing for the kitchen. Which, between KMart and a furniture liquidator, only cost around $250.

Whew. Perhaps it isn't a surprise then that I got a migraine last night. Yucky. Woke up at 1:30 am with it, which isn't my usual mo. It was so pathetic to watch myself search around in the hope I had brought one of the magic pills with me, which I knew wouldn't be completely effective since the migraine was well underway. I found a small case that might have one in it, and I sat at the kitchen table with my head hung low pulling items out one by one, feeling them, until I got one! A Christmas miracle!

Even so, my poor brother had to drive all the way back and I slept most of the way. I got the vomiting out of the way before we left, so that was good. And I'm back, feeling better, petting Billy Boy, and will go eat and get some easy shit done. See you soon!


Susan said...

I'm glad you had a good 'vacation' of sorts and welcome back. :)

laura b. said...

How cool that you were able to help get your mom all situated.
Migraines sound so awful. Whenever you or Churlita write about them, I just sympathy cringe.
Welcome back :-)

Churlita said...

Ugh! I hate that. I try not to go anywhere without my migraine meds. I can't remember what I did before I had them.

Mel said...

Oh ya poor thing....what rotten timing for a migraine (not that there's 'good' timing for those suckers...)

Welcome back!
And what a good little daughter you are.
And how graced to still have your mom in your life, yaknow?

NoRegrets said...

Thanks Susan!
Laura, it was fun in its own warped way. Thanks!
Churlita, and I'm getting another I think and forgot the meds at home. CRAP.
Yes, Mel, I'm very glad she's still here.