Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Update

I've been very absent from my blog lately. It's been a couple of months. My mother fell off a ladder and broke her leg in 5 places and had to get a plate put in surgically. She's not very mobile and her house is the opposite of wheel-chair accessible. So my lovely aunt and I have shacked up with her and are tag-teaming the cooking and cleaning.
It's pretty sucky for my mom to be stuck at home all day. You'd think it's fun to get to lie around and stay home from work and watch TV and read books. But my mother is in pain, she's tired of being at home and she can't do a whole lot.
Thankfully, I have the world's best job and my boss has been really understanding about everything.

7 comments:

Miss Ash said...

This is why being childless makes me nervous. I don't want any rugrats, but what happens when i'm old and need help, or hurt myself???? Baaaa

Jennifer said...

Why don't you adopt an older child? You can take care of them during the part of their childhood when they don't mash saliva soaked arrowroots into everything you own, and maybe they'll take care of you when you are old. Or, they'll pawn your TV and leave you to eat catfood. One or the other.

Jessica said...

Or just a few dozen cats, and if things get really bad, they'll eat the flesh right off your bones while you're still (barely) living.

Tokyo Tintin said...

Or you could always just get a pool boy. That way he could service your many and diverse elderly needs.

sly said...

Firstly I'm relieved to hear it was just a broken leg and none of the really bad things I was imagining. (Not that a broken leg isn't a total nightmare...)

Secondly, I'd be happy to relieve your mom of her painkillers, if she's got any extras.

Jennifer said...

Sly, I already told her that you'd be willing to take her extra pain killers off her hands, so no worries there.
The term broken leg doesn't really do justice to the amount of damage there. Not to say that the situation is dire, but she won't be back at work till after Christmas.

yrautca said...

Sorry to hear. Hope she recovers soon.