Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Friday :)

It's so nice to feel like we're getting back to an organized life. Bwahaha. Those that know me can quit laughing now. I don't think we'll ever actually BE organized...but a semi-scheduled day is a wonderful thing. At least I was able to press the send button for my pitch submission. I've officially entered the online pitch for Silhouette Desires. There were a ton of entries last time so I'm not expecting to final this time either. But I'm back to subbing. That's the most important thing of all.

But...I definitely came home at the right time. My mom's health is worse than what I was being told. It's hard to see a parent getting older and becoming frail and dependent. She really scared me when she went through her cancer ordeal. It was a very eye-opening time for me. Well now...I'm seeing her frustration with her failing strength. She's also started getting really grouchy and forgetful. We saw this happen when she was first diagnosed with cancer. But they've done blood work and CAT scans...and nothing new. She's so weak now though that she can hardly walk through a store without having to sit down.

Sucks to get old. For me anyways....Can't imagine what it's like for our parents. *sigh* Sorry to be a Debbie Downer...just hug someone you love today.

Hugging you guys! Have a great weekend.


PatriciaW said...

Hugs for you. Like you said, it's tough when our parents age, and being a caregiver on any level requires inordinate energy, patience, and compassion.

Prayers for your mom, and I'm glad you're subbing again.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Aww...{{hugs}} Chelle. You're going thru a lot.

But I'm so glad you're subbing again.

Chelle Sandell said...

Thanks, Patricia. :) It feels good to sit down and drown myself in my characters issues and forget mine for awhile.

Jennifer! Thanks:) Mom has surgery again on the 23rd so we're trying to get the house ready for her. The last time she had surgery she was in the hospital for a month.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Awww...hugs for you, too. I am sorry to hear about your mother. I am going to keep you (and your mother) in my prayers.

Chicki Brown said...

I'll be praying for your mom and for you. I remember when I went through taking care of my mother. It was tough, but my sister and I took turns.

Don't let the trials of life keep you from writing. It's an outlet for your frustration.

Luv ya, girl.

Chelle Sandell said...

Thank you, Cindy! She had a good weekend. Still having a hard time dealing with her constant exhaustion...but she's a trooper most of the time.

Chicki...Thank you! My brother isn't available to help. He visited her a couple of times when she was in the hospital last time but his wife is incapable of taking care of her own children by herself. She calls every 5 minutes and nags him until he comes home. Guess my kids don't count and are worth sacrificing so mom gets the care she needs. :( I was able to get 6 pages written yesterday. I'll go back in today and layer in dialogue tags and weed out the crap. But at least it felt good to be writing...not a burden. Love you! So glad I have friends like you in my corner:)

Stephanie said...

Hang in there. My mom is getting older every time I see her. She's become a hermit. It's sad to see people so vibrant with life become that way. And you be a downer whenever you want. Sometimes, you just gotta! Love you!

Chelle Sandell said...

It's hard seeing our parents age and withdraw. Mom used to be so active and on the go constantly. Her friends haven't given up yet though, but I hear her pass on so many things. Thanks, Steph! Love you!