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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Hello, everyone!  I'm doing fine!

Unfortunately, my time here on my blog and in the neighborhood is being greatly interrupted while I assist in caring for my aunt; it's really time-consuming trying to run 2 households but I'm holding up okay!  Finding good home-care isn't easy either. From the first I didn't care at all for the 2 caregivers already sent out, and there's no way I'd leave my aunt with them.  It's not like me to be so judgmental but after meeting them not only didn't I care for them, I wouldn't trust them any further than I could see them!!!  So now it's back to following up with more caregivers and more agencies.   Not that anyone will probably last long with my aunt anyway as she's so demanding and particular they'd more than likely run away -- fast -- after a few days...lol!!!

I have been working on a small project to have ready to post for my DT project over at Pam's on Friday but I doubt I'll have much time the rest of this week to do anything more for you.  My aunt's birthday is tomorrow and I'm still trying to contact a few family folks  I haven't been able to reach yet to come over Saturday to help celebrate her turning 90!!!

Well, I had to drop by and let you know I was thinking of you, and missing you.  As of right now, until things straighten out, this is probably how erratic my life is going to be for a minute; I'll be in and out when I can but although God knows I'm doing my best, it's difficult trying to find a little extra time.

However, I do hope you'll try to join me here or over at Pam's on Friday.  I'll have a simple and fast project but a cute one which would be a great gift idea.  I think you'll like it!

Love you all, hugs and...

I'll be seeing you as soon as I can!


Monique Barr said...

You are so special to me. I know how that could be, I have done that work for sometime now. My heart can't take another one getting sicker or passing. I love the way you take care of her, not all are there for the person. I will be praying that God will send you the right one. Have a bless day and an awesome weekend

jessica said...

You are an angel! I am sure your aunt appreciates all you are doing for her! Plus as hard at it may seem some days...the reward is always worth it! To know that she is being cared for the way you would want to be cared for! It is really sad these days that good help is so very hard to find! I wish you all the best in your searches!!
Have a GREAT day!

Rhonda Emery said...

I no its hard but your aunt is lucky to have such a sweet and caring neice to take care of her. and I think hard to get along with comes with age lol. I will be here when you get back to your time and just remember I am always here if you just want to talk you have my email love you friend take care of your aunt and most of all yourself. hugs

Treva said...

Hugs to you Audrey and Happy Birthday to your auntie. Take care and we'll see you around soon.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I sure feel for you and what you are going through-the life of a caretaker.
Just remember to take care of yourself first and we won't worry so much.
Hugs to you and your Aunt for her 90th-I know you will make her day special

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I was just thinking of you this morning and was going to pop over and see how things were going. i can so understand, no one ever wants to help and it is so sad. I had to laugh when you said no one would stay, I remember one Christmas I had finally found a care giver for my grandmother. I was home cooking our Christmas dinner and got a phone call and the care giver said they were leaving because my grandmother was so mean, I asked if they would stay till I could get there and they said if I hurried, because they were leaving. I will continue to pray that u will find someone. I am sorry I always go on and on when I leave u a comment. I thought about deleting it. But it took awhile to type all this. Lol
I pray that you will find a little time for you.. Hugs

Scrappin Sista said...

Audrey, I have missed you but what you are doing with your Aunt is more important and comes first, Its hard to trust people these days... so if you have bad vibes about the caregivers, your right to stay with your Aunt, Oprah says that little voice we have is God trying to tell us stuff! Glad you were listening! Well you have a great day my friend and i hope to visit you again soon!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Take care of yourself too you know as it wasn't long ago you were sick
1 Hope things get easier soon and you find that special someone to help out with your aunt. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

Besthobbyeva said...

Audrey, best of luck in caring for your Aunt. She is lucky to have family close by and willing to help out. Good luck with the birthday celebration!

And good luck in search to find someone to help out. It is not easy and go with your guy, if you don't like them! Good luck, my friend!


Curt in Carmel said...

Bless your sweet heart. I know what you are going through, believe me. I wish I were close, because I would MAKE your Aunt like me and I'd help you out as much as I could! Happy Birthday to her and big hugs to you! Curt

~BridgetL~ said...

OH Audrey I feel so bad for you that you have to take on so much. But you will be rewarded one day :) Please wish your Aunt a very Happy Birthday. 90. Wow I hope to make it that long.

Lisa said...

Happy birthday to your Aunt, Audrey!! I hope she had a wonderful day and I hope that you are able to get some rest!! Take care of yourself, too my friend :)

Hugs, Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Judy said...

I totally agree about good care givers! We had only one for my dad and I was so excited to have help, but she wasted no time in stealing from him. Take care of yourself -- my dad was a 'handful', too, and it wore me out :-) Please wish her a Happy Birthday from me! If I had been on the ball, I would have put a card in the mail -- I haven't made my Mom's yet, either! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Judy

Becky and Ruth said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt. She is lucky to have you. I will be praying for you, your aunt and family. It HAS been a long week, for sure. I cant wait to see your project on Friday. God bless you.

Susan said...

Love and hugs to you, Audrey. You are a precious gift!

shari said...

Audrey, I know what you mean life gets in the way. I have not crafted in such a long time, I just can't find the time. It's a great thing your doing for your Aunt, don't forget to take time out for yourself. Take care, Shari (cricutrookie)

lovemypaper said...

Mrs Audrey take you time I understand it hard to find good help!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Stay strong! I am sending prayers your way!

Vee said...

Hi Audrey
It's so caring of you the time and effort you put in making sure your Aunt is well cared for.
Don't forget to take care of yourself as well!
Sending you kind thoughts,
Vee xx

Lori Apgar said...

Audrey I feel for you my friend! Family is the most important thing in the world and your Aunt is so lucky to have you! Glad you can carve out a little time for yourself.

Take care!!

Pam said...

Hugs sweetie. Hope you find a nice caregiver soon

Brenda said...

awwww....I feel your pain girl...when Mom was sooo sick and me living in Ohio and her in Fla....keeping you in my daily prayers1

Anonymous said...

Happy 90th to your Aunt! I don't blame you on the caregivers, if you don't feel comfortable, best to trust your feelings.

I hope you find the right person that both you and your Aunt feel confident with.

Hugs and blessings, Lori m

OmaGloria said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Precious Hugs

Mary said...

You take care of yourself as well Audrey. Sorry I haven't been around much either. I had to take a 2 week trip to Hawaii. Sounds wonderful Huh, NOT.I went to help my daughter for she needed surgery and it rained for 2 weeks straight. This will make you laugh: one morning we even had hail (a 100 year event, figures)the weather people said: look it's raining ice balls from the sky, lol.
Anyway I pray for you and your family and hope you find a good health care worker for your aunt. Hugs, Mary

girlia said...

Life is like that. My mom had surgery about a month ago and I had to drive long distances to help her. Hopefully she will soon be on her feet. GOD Bless you for taking care of her.