Hives and then Home

Blessed to be home! The turkey is in the freezer, the list is shaping up for the Thanksgiving meal, and I’ve sorted all the mail, unpacked the suitcase and slept good. What more can a person ask for? Well….

No, I’m not going to go there. The next crazy thought is, I need to start my Christmas letter. What a year it has been too! It should be pretty easy to fill a page. Gifts for my grandchildren is another monster, not so easy to figure out. They all have toys and clothes galore already. This is going to take some thought because I want to give them something unique or useful or start them on a life-long love of something.

The in-home care for my mother and assistance for my sister is set up on an on-call basis for now, more later when my sister feels she needs it. Right now, she has so many doctor visits and tests going on, having someone come in to be with my mom is really a help. Mom is getting less and less comfortable being left alone. Our fear is she will get upset and fall trying to do something she shouldn’t do. This is a start. I’m hoping my sister avails herself of their housekeeping services too, but time will tell. She has to get used to them first.

My surgery has been re-scheduled. It will be much further out on the calendar than I had wanted, but the holidays etc. etc. have put a glitch in my wishes. Oh well. I hope nothing interferes this time. I want it over with! I’m not so good at ignoring what is coming down the pike. I already broke out in hives worrying about my sister’s surgery. I sure hope that clears up before it’s my turn. I can’t imagine what I will look like (or itch like) then.


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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