I am in midst of another storm in life. Life has seemed to be stressful lately. I see my elderly parents, well into their 80’s now, as fragile and immortal ‘beings’ on this planet. A once strong and empowered mother, is now the victim of her age and senility. My six-foot father shows his age physically with a deteriorated and weaker body. It makes me wonder what will happen when they both pass this earth.
I became a stronger person when I divorced many years ago. I learned to be independent and work for a living. I earned a doctorate degree and obtained a well-earned retirement by age 52. Maybe bragging on myself, but I have accomplished some things I feel I wouldn’t have done if still married. I had all the comforts of home then and a husband that could financially support me. I wanted more and my own identity for some reason.
At times, I just want to cry. It wouldn’t solve the problem, but would make me feel a hell of a lot better. Over the past couple of months, our mother hasn’t been feeling good. We know the difference. Scared that she has suffered another stroke, my sister tried to get her into the car this morning to take her to her doctor. My mother would not budge. I am waiting on the doctor to call back to see the next step.
It is terrible to see your aging parents medically ill. My beloved mother, who is normally a bright and positive person, is now determined to stay away from doctors and the hospital at all costs. I feel helpless that I can not help her – physically that is. She has gone to medical clinics and doctors who say her medicine is okay and she is cleared of infection. I am really concerned of her refusal to seek medical help at this time.
In the midst of this storm, I am getting medical tests of my own this week. There is far too much pollen in the air, which hinders breathing. Doctors are not sure why I am short of breath, but I believe it has something to do with the high pollen count at this time of year. Georgia is probably the worst state to live in during springtime if one suffers from seasonal allergies. I am one of those people.
Hope everyone has a good week with lots of sunshine and warmth. Spring is definitely here now!
I received an email this morning from my friend Susannah Bianchi over at athingirl.com. She said she had not realized it was Memorial Day weekend and the library was now closed until Tuesday – without her having attained her usual stash of reading material for the long weekend. Oh yes, Susannah, it will be a long weekend without that stash!
This got me to thinking about the way we all read these days in this 21st century. Electronically is the not-so-new thing, but it is catching on with a vengeance. I for one, have a kindle, a kindle fire, and a kindle app on my laptop. I also have an audible app on my phone for audio books I listen to while traveling. With one-click on Amazon my book is in my hot little hands in a few seconds!
I love my kindle fire because I can read in bed with…
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You will definitely be if you look at my blog stats. But get my message before you draw a conclusion.
How did I come to this?
I got worried that some people were drawing so many visitors to their blogs while others who were doing an equally great job were not.
Now I have got it.
I can’t wait to grow my own audience before sharing this knowledge with you. I like that we grow together.
It gives me joy to see people shining. Helping people shine has helped me shine. Helping you grow your audience will make me grow mine.
Thus, I have decided that I will get one thing at…
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The other day I was looking through my email. I found an email I failed to open for some reason. It was a blogger who started following my blog on WordPress. When I opened it, I was surprised. There was a young woman nude from the chest up. She was carrying a healthy load too. She looked to be in her late teens or early twenties. I am a woman but I don’t claim to be either homosexual or bisexual for that matter.
No, I will not give anyone the blog site. I just wanted to warn bloggers on WordPress. I can take this one or two ways: Continue reading