My husband and I are up at 5 a.m. weekdays, but sleep in as much as possible on weekends=) I should be in bed now, but I am in a rage that I can't "shake it off".
I bit the bullet and took my mom's Christmas tree to the center. Thankfully, she was in the dining room, so I could do what I needed to do in peace. Her bed was stripped to the plastic mattress and her room seemed ransacked. It was just nasty, with dirty plate, cup and fork laying on the bare mattress. I know I am obsessive, but...Her room is never cleaned, though it should be. Her clothing armoire "floor" was littered with no less that 30 items of clothing. They wreaked of urine.
I filed a complaint with the DON. Then...I saw my mom. She was returning from supper. She was wearing a black turtle neck (fine) with NO pants (not fine). They had changed her diaper, but were too lazy to put clean slacks back on her. Instead, they draped a hospital gown and lap blanket across her naked legs. That is inappropriate and NOT ACCEPTABLE. I lost it, but tried to remain calm. I wanted to scream and shout the F word repeatedly. But I didn't want to present as a raving lunatic dropping the F bomb. The finger pointing and denial is more than I can take. I came home and sent emails w/attachments to the CEO of the parent company.
We'll see, but I don't expect any changes to be made. Nine and a half years is an awfully long time to fight these fights. They have taken more than a pound of flesh and much of my sanity. I was livid as I drove home, thinking "why do I have to do all of this by myself?" I also found myself wishing she were dead and buried. I NEED this to be over. I'm 53 and need to live MY life.
Myself...Your menu sounded good. Yea, we enjoyed the escape of that movie, with it's ethnicity and love affair with food! Then we rented Madea's Christmas for some silliness. It went overboard with redneck silly, but worth the rent for a couple of laughs. On a serious note...I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that you will find resolution. Whatever you do, NEVER doubt yourself or your ability to soar with the eagles. Like Mae Mosly said on "The Help"...You is Smart. You is Kind. You is Important. Mae Mosly was a little girl whose mother intimidated her. Don't let anyone do that to you.
Karen...Do you really smoke? If so, I wish you could break that habit=) There's a 55 year old guy on CP forum with terminal lung cancer, but he has NEVER smoked. His life expectancy is 20 months. He is amazingly upbeat, but now has shingles like me=(
Hello Turtle, Lisa, Jessica, Trina, Joyce, Chelel etal....Hope y'all have a good week!