December 2, 2009 by esarsea
I had forgotten we enabled the BS BLOG’s snow machine last year until I logged on today and saw the flakes falling once again! I still think it’s a little cheesy as noted in last year’s post, but I’m still of the mind to leave it on.
This holiday season is going to be a little different. We lost my wife’s father around this time last year, and this year my mom’s health is not so good. We’ve been in and out of the hospital a couple times in recent months, and there’s a very real possibility we’ll either be moving in with her (or having her move in with us) in the not-too-distant future.
A nursing home is not an option for mom. Well, maybe I should say it’s not an option for me. I will not allow it. Mom cared for Dad after his stroke until he passed 6 months later, literally to the detriment of her own health at the time. He was able to pass at home, in the company of his wife; not alone and neglected at the end of some stark, white and stinking-of-urine linoleum hallway. I’ll be damned if I show my thanks by putting her in some rest home. Not happening.
Wow…sorry for the rant. This started out as a pleasant little holiday post but it turned a little dark. My bad.
Anyway, Merry Christmas to you all.