I’m home for the holidays– however briefly– and it’s been a good visit so far.
I got mom to church, her first visit to church in probably a year (what with her Parkinson’s and surgeries and such. She enjoyed seeing people and just getting out and about.
She’s actually getting around pretty well, which is a bit of a relief.
Mom and I just did stockings, although that translated to stockings plus a few small gifts on the side. Gift cards and toiletries and scratchers and some other random things. And I’ll be taking care of her latest plumbing bill.
Xmas dinner was good, too. And mom made me my favorite frosted, cutout cookies. I have plenty to take home.
I’ve also been spending time at dad’s. Netflix. Relaxing. Cards. Talking about “end of life” stuff (medical power of attorney, living wills, etc). All the good Christmas feels.
Tonight is card playing with my ex step brother and his wife. That should probably be fairly lighthearted (let’s hope).
I drive home tomorrow, weather permitting, and then try to relax before the new year hits. And January is gonna be a doozy.
So, here’s hoping you all had a merry Christmas and wishing you all the best in 2019.
I think its terrific that you spend time with both parents at Christmas despite them not being together anymore. You’re a good son!
The season was sort of a bust for us. But the silver lining, I am now living in the southeast United States. It’s glorious.