The Last few weeks have been hectic, draining and a couple of other adjectives which I won't use here! Let's just say I am BEAT--Between running with my Mom to her doctors--getting all the payroll quarterlies done--going to my doctors--taking my Mom shopping (her favorite activity--my least favorite activity) and trying to keep up with my blog and facebook groups (I really do think I am probably in too many groups and multiple threads within each) And then I have my loving cat who is angry at me because I have been leaving the apartment almost every day. As a matter of fact I am getting the evil eye right now from her--it is getting very close to what she deems to be my bedtime!
(My Mom is Driving me to distraction says Baby)
Now I will be 66 in September--my Mom 94 in November. I love her dearly but I hate clothes shopping with her. I need a dress for a family affair we will be going to (if her leg feels better) and dumbbell that I am I told her about a sale happening at Lord & Taylors today----Now I thought that because she plays Bridge at the Senior Center on Tuesdays she would just forget about it--NOT. I got a call bright and early this morning--She had figured out that I could pick her up at 10:30--go look for a dress--go eat lunch and she still could make her bridge game by 1 pm. Yes we managed to get her to her bridge game and get me a dress and eat lunch!
I really thought the woman who was trying to help me at Lord & Taylor's was going to burst out laughing---She was showing me where the type dress I was looking for were and said "your Mom can sit down and wait for you" Not on your life----I looked at the woman and said "ask her". The look on my Mom's face was priceless--let me-her 66 year old daughter pick out a dress for a family affair without her approval of the dress and how it looks on me--not on anyone's life!! She never has and I have given up all hope that she ever will. She walks with a cane now and her legs are pretty bad---But she said to that woman--"No--I will follow you--I may be a bit slow but I will catch up" and she did. Thank heavens I spotted a dress quickly we both liked and fit and looked good on me! Thankfully I have a pair of shoes that will match the dress. And all this after her dragging me to get a mani/pedi yesterday. Granted I needed it-desperately--but I really don't like being touched (I don't know why)--. Thus two days of-------and I am positive she will be starting on me to get my hair trimmed and styled--it just better not be tomorrow!!
When I finally got home today there were two messages on my machine--one client needed my to change the date-no problem there. The other wanted to know if I could come over tomorrow (she is in Great Neck-a good 1/2 hour and the Whitestone Bridge) but since
I was informed that tomorrow I have to pick my Mom up because she needs strawberries---of course she will see lots of other things she suddenly needs as well--I told that client Thursday---
I am sitting here trying to figure out if I can become a hermit on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and possibly catch up on the books I have to review and just relax---------why do I think that is a pipe dream?
In conclusion--if I seem a bit slower then normal finishing those FB threads (especially the comments)--you now know why!
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