Friday, October 17, 2008

Did you ever wonder...

What life would be life if someone who you only saw every couple of weeks suddenly wasn't there? I don't even have a picture of her. And no, she's not dead. But apparently she is very sick. This person goes non stop. She's a wife, mother, school volunteer, errand runner...any way, you get it. As far as I am concerned her most important job (I'm being totally selfish here) is caretaker. She comes every two weeks and does the most thankless job in the world. She takes care of DAM!
Here's her list of thankless tasks

She changes the hospital bed, which by the way, has more gadgets on it than our T.V.
Does her laundry
Cleans her living space
Dyes her hair (I know, why?????)
Clips her toe nails, eeeewwww
Get it....
She does all of the things that frankly and honestly, I don't want to do.

And now, (selfish me) she is sick. How sick, I don't know. Her husband called and said that she is unable to be DAM's caretaker. What? My world is spinning out of control here! Not really, but I spent the morning changing the freakin bed. Should be simple but there are clips that hold sheets in place and bars that keep you from rolling out, and buttons for every position imaginable. Try getting a sheet on around all of that! Now on to the laundry! Whhhaaaaaaa!

I'm totally feeling sorry for myself here. Aren't I just a big baby?

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

That is very poopy 4 u, but you know you gotta SIU!

Road Trip With Ruby said...

Oh my...you are in a pickle, aren't you? Doesn't sound like fun at all. Maybe you should escape down south to Chandler and hang out with me on the patio. I always have wine chilled.

Paris Cowgirl said...

Thanks for reminding me Jennifer! Now, I'm off to Tanya's for a glass of wine. haha

sherry said...

Well as long as you are coming to Chandler I have ice cold beer in the refrigerator. I can hold one for you! Not a big choice Diet Pepsi, milk or beer

Judy said...

OMG!!!!! How awful for you!! BTW! She IS Rick's aunt!! Is HE involved in some of those duties??? Rick, are you there?? Time for him to SIU, too!! Sorry, Rick! No sympathy here! My sympathy goes to Kim!!! Hugs, Kim! Stop by when you are here in Chandler! I, too, will fix you a drink!

Lindsey said...

I totally feel ya! It is a messy job but someone has to do it. Hopefully your caregiver gets better fast or you can find a replacement because it will make you go crazy!

Just wait till you have to start trimming nose and chin hairs...double gross. Good luck, there should be some kind of club for the people that do what we do :)

carlene federer said...

No, you're not being a baby, that totally sucks!!! Get someone in there to help you ASAP!!!!!!!
and since you're out & about drinking wine, don't forget to come to my house!!!

Heartinmyhand said...

Oh Kim, I feel for ya. There must be someone you can get to help. Or start looking at assisted living places. Good luck. Why stop at one glass of wine.

Sandra Evertson said...

Seems like things always just seem to work themselves out, Lovn your blog banner!
Sandra

eclectic archivist said...

No you're not a big baby. It's a very physical and emotionally draining job. While you're in Chandler, I don't have wine...but I do have chocolate, and I share.

Garden Girl said...

Okay, you got me with the toenails. As long as you are in the neighborhood of South Chandler, put the People's Republic of Tempe on your wine and chocolate tour. I have both. Hang in there kiddo. This too shall pass. :~)