20 February 2011

La de da (for lack of a better title)

I finally got my laptop back today. Surprisingly, I didn't miss it much. There was a time I would've made the hour round-trip to retrieve it. My laptop is like an old friend---it will be 6 years old this summer; ancient in computer years. I have no idea what I'll get when this one goes. Any suggestions?

You know I'm an app collector. My newest one is FiOS Remote. It does everything my real remote does. Do I need it? No, but I like it. Another one of those "little things in life."

I've been having the worst time sleeping lately. This morning I woke up at 4:47 AM. The day before it was 3:37 AM. The day before, 4:03 AM. At least this morning I didn't wake up worrying. I have to break this cycle. I wake up and my first thought is that I won't be able to go back to sleep. Then it happens. I don't fall back to sleep. I'm so tired right now but 8:00 is way too early to go to bed. It would for sure be another night of seeing a 3 or 4 on my clock.

My life has been consumed by parent stuff. (I just found myself shaking my head after re-reading that sentence.) It's consuming for me and my siblings, but that's the way it is right now. I can't wait for the day I say my parents are doing well at home with live-in help, including Amanda. I feel confident that it will happen. I'd feel better if it was ready to happen right now. My mom comes home tomorrow. My dad is doing well except for when he can get away with being bad. I fixed a healthy dinner for tonight's meal and left it in the refrigerator: grilled chicken strips, kasha, and mixed vegetables. My mom called me a while ago and told me he had pizza. I'd rather have pizza. I'd rather not prick my finger and take my blood sugar. It's understandable, but so frustrating. If he doesn't comply and do what needs to be done to manage his diabetes, he's going to find himself back where he was before. And so will we.

On a brighter note, I found a new-in-box bedside commode for my mother at Goodwill for only $40! I was so excited about my find. See what I'm reduced to these days?

It's 9:00 now and I'm headed to bed. Wish me luck?


Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that Medicare should cover most aids your Mom and Dad might need....if they are on Medicare.

Happyone :-) said...

Hope you are sleeping better now. When I can't sleep Kenny always tells me to think boring thoughts. It usually works.

KathyA said...

It is frustrating that he seems to just want to be bad. Nice that you fixed him such a nice dinner, though.

Hope you're sleeping better.

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