always something exciting

It’s 1:10pm and I haven’t left my parents’ home yet for my road trip journey across these united states.
– stayed up late getting the map route online (none of the services would let me go back the way I came…the scenic route!)
– woke up this morning to hear my mother fall – no, she didn’t fall, she ran to the bathroom b/c she was getting sick. It’s difficult when your parent is sick, and there’s nothing you can do about it… couldn’t even offer to hold her hair back b/c she has a short haircut. can’t get her anything to drink/eat… and, so, there’s that.
– after much convincing (b/c mom said she was fine to drive – uh, no, she wasn’t) i took Dad to the hospital lab to get some blood drawn… then to dialysis center to get his blood cleaned. That was a fun adventure – he’s not so keen on directions, but I had a general idea about where to go.
– yesterday bought my mom a nice calendar and case w/ pockets (to keep pens, white-out, paperclips) and she says it’s too heavy… so today i returned yesterday’s purchase and bought what she was using before
**please note, my parents have missed two dr. appointments over the holiday – i was trying to help… unfortunately, i was helping too much and i think i almost saw my mother’s head explode. it was TOO ORGANIZED! glad it didn’t – explode, that is. that woudl have been a messy clean-up**
– went to the grocery store to buy a favorite drink that’s not sold anywhere near where I live… and because it was currently on sale (yae!) the store manager would only let me buy 6 bottles of beverage. [they thought i was trying to buy out the store b/c it was on sale… no, i was buying a lot b/c i can’t get it within a 100 mile radius of my home in the mid-west… showed them my driver’s license and everything… we finally agreed that i could go out to my car with the six bottles, and come back into the store to buy more.

One thought on “always something exciting

  1. I’m guessing that you don’t do the journey in one?? For those of you who don’t know, Land’s End to John O’Groats is only 839 miles….

    Have a very Happy New Year, look forward to 2007!!!

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