Wednesday, January 23, 2013
And how was your week?
I have a history of bad luck with vacations. I have blogged about it before here. I had a "surprise" vacation in October, one I had requested but forgotten about. Lovely, I was sick with a persistent cough and was on steroids and needed nebulizer treatments. I did manage to book a trip to see my girl friend in Indiana but in true Vodka Logic form it was delayed for three days due to Hurricane Sandy. Sucked, but in the grand scheme of things not too bad since my area was minimally affected by the storm and despite lugging my nebulizer with me I had a great time.
I am currently on another "surprise" vacation. I like them, work bogs you down and then voila a few days, a week off. This one is going ok, frigid weather but no travel plans. Had a dentist appointment Monday and my mouth still hurts but it takes more than that to stop me from eating.
Right now I am sitting in the nursing home with my family watching my mother in law slowly slip away. She is 98 years old and up until a couple of months ago was vibrant and living on her own. Age and congestive heart failure has weakened her. She seems peaceful and I am only hoping she passes away peacefully and not in pain. She has lived a great life and it is time for her next adventure.
I don't really feel too sad, as I said her life has been good and she would agree it is her time to go. I feel sad for my husband who is an only child and has to make all the decisions on his own. My daughters and I have been there for him and since they aren't children any more are a great support for him.
I don't have any more "surprise" vacations lined up, that I know of. We will soon be deciding what weeks we want this summer... seems too early for that, but with everyone at work wanting a warm break it has to be decided early. Let's hope for better luck.
Any one want to take a vacation with me??