Muse Brad and I will be heading to Virginia to visit my mother and brother for a couple of weeks. We probably won’t be writing, posting, or reading many blogs. We’ll miss you, but probably need a break from writing deadlines. Muse Brad has convinced me we need time off from writing to focus on family, fun, healthcare, and maybe some ice cream binging. In case you haven’t heard, binging on ice cream is a famous muse pastime and diversion.
The real purpose of this visit is to powwow with family to explore options for my mother. Her health has been sliding this year and we want to consider options before a crisis would happen. She’s had chronic back pain, trouble sleeping, lung congestion, low energy, depression, and some falling. My brother and I are concerned for her health and want to help. We each bring different skills and perspective to the mix so it will be good to have face to face and heart to heart conversations.
My mother would like to stay in her house until the end. That may only be possible if we can hire help or figure out peaceful and mutually beneficial terms for me living with mom.
Rather than expound all the what-ifs before we talk, please keep us in your hearts and prayers. I’m excited to see family, and hopeful that we’ll clarify some ideas for mom.
Due to limited internet access, I probably won’t be visiting blogs much. Feel free to comment, but I may be slow to respond. Thanks for caring. Muse Brad and I look forward to connecting after our trip.