New Plan

My sister’s, and therefore now my mother’s schedule is so different from mine, I’m going to be messed up for quite some time after I get back. My body doesn’t know when to sleep, but it still wakes up the same every morning. My sister also leaves lights on throughout the house when she goes to bed. (I can hear my father saying, “Turn out the light when you leave a room!”) I have a difficult time going to sleep with lights on, or noise. It’s a good thing they sleep in late in the morning. It gives me a little space and time to write without noise. I’ve always been a morning person and most of the time, that’s a good thing.

Things are slowly getting back to normal. My sister is bossing me around again, like big sisters do, so I know she is feeling better. I’m trying to convince her to hire help for Mom, but she isn’t there yet. I don’t know what it will take. Another crisis I suppose.

I’m so grateful the weather has held and been nice on this side of the mountain. I’ve been able to go for a good walk every day while Mom naps, but I’m sure missing my bike. I’ve had time to read two books. That’s all I brought, so from here on out, I’ll be working on my own book.

Well, my sister agreed to bring in Home Health Care to help in caring for our mother. I won’t be headed home after all, as we are starting right away to make the arrangements. I am so relieved. We want our mom to stay at home, but my sister cannot do it all now. It is a sad reality, one we all hate when it comes to our own family, but a reality none the less.

and so it goes…

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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