This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Updates and stirring the pot...again.

The nurse at the nursing home called me today as promised.  She checked with Dad's primary physician and he told her Dad had two chest x-rays prior to his discharge from the hospital and all was clear.  The doctor said Dad does not have pneumonia... great news.

Had a nice lunch at Macaroni Grill with my girlfriend.  We checked out TJ Max and Ross.  I bought three outfits for my newest grand son, soon to arrive toward the end of September.

I spoke with my eldest daughter this morning about the co-ed baby shower she is planning for her sister in August.  She is extremely capable and can handle it completely by herself, but that does not make me feel any less needed.  I will contribute financially to make it happen, bring gifts and attend...but I would much prefer to be there in the planning stages.

I found myself fast forwarding into the future after he is born... When my daughters will get together with their families for weekend barbecues...and I will be listening to the laughter on the other end of the telephone...

I hate it when I doubt myself.  Are we doing the right thing with this Reverse Mortgage... What if the housing market stays the way it is?  What if we still can't sell our home without giving it away in two years to three years?  These are very difficult times.  As my husband is always saying, "It all comes down to money..."
Why do I do this?  Why am I constantly second guessing myself?

I came home and there was a message on our machine from a Realtor.  She had a client interested in our home.  I called her to let her know we had taken the house off the market.  I was surprised when she explained she knew it was off the market, but her client is a sister to a woman who lives in my community.  She had sent our Internet pictures to the sister, who anxiously wants to live closer to her.  The Realtor asked if we would consider letting her see our home.

Course my husband nearly dropped the phone when I asked what he thought....

"YOU ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY WOMAN!"

He just gets settled into not getting the new house in Hemet, CA and staying here...and then I stir the pot again...

6 comments:

Marcella said...

Hi, Donna, thanks for your comments. I don't seem to get to do a blog or read them as often as I would like. Sounds like your life is in a bit of a spin at the moment. Hope your "seachange" works out OK. Marcella

Lori said...

Oh wow. You know, sometimes you can't look a gift horse in the mouth. I'd explore the realtor's offer to have the lady take a look and see where it goes from there. My gut opinion without ever being here, for what it's worth.

Nice to meet you, btw. Looking forward to reading more.

That corgi :) said...

honestly, I think I would have her look at the house. I think you know what your heart's desire is and not that I know you really well, but I think you would prefer being closer to your family here. Who knows.....

betty

Betty said...

I agree with Betty. I think you would rather prefer selling now and moving to your family. I "hear" it in your writing. :) So go ahead, show the house. It won´t cost you anything and sometimes miracles do happen!

gayle said...

I agree!! I think you will be much happier with your family closer!!

septembermom said...

I agree with everyone and go show your house :) Who knows what may come of it. Glad to hear that your father doesn't have pneumonia.