Ah-la...(as Mz Moon would say).
My aunt passed away relatively peacefully yesterday early evening. They went to get her up for supper time and she was dead. They had started giving her doses of morphine for the pain in her back (?) and trying to keep her comfortable, and I suspect that may have been the little push she needed to let go and pass over to the next great adventure. That's what I'd like to think, anyway.
She wanted to be cremated, so there will probably be a memorial service in the next week or so. I haven't talked to my cousin yet today.
It's a beautiful day here at Honeysuckle Hill. Supposed to get close to 60 today and it's sunny and the skies are blue and here I sit. lol I do have some things done and some more things to do, but I decided to start celebrating my birthday a day early and just run it on for a couple of days. Why not? It's probably a miracle I have lived this long. And miracles need celebrating.
My nephew is doing well...slight fever (expected) , and they are weaning him off the ventilator. He keeps trying to wake up, and they have apparently restrained him, because he keeps trying to pull out all his tubes. Spoke with my sister today and she cried a bit off and on, something I don't think she allows herself to do much. She said he has pancreas damage from all the drinking and I said yea, I wasn't surprised and that she hoped God could get through to him and make him understand he needs to change his lifestyle. She's very upset with his wife and I tried to gently remind her that she's only his mother now, and that wife trumps mother. It's an old story. If only it were that easy...that an unfortunate accident could make drinkers stop drinking. It rarely happens that way, but I guess sometimes it does and maybe this could be one of those times. It scares me too, the way these kids drink. Just like I'm sure it scared our parents and their parents before them.
I guess I keep coming back to the fact that there's just SO much more information out there now...when I was a kid, everybody thought it couldn't hurt you, and now we know better. But I'm sure that the base troubles that lead us to wanting to get lost in the haze of alcohol are still there and still the same.
And so it goes....
On a lighter note, I am going to make veggie burgers and sweet potato fries for supper. I have a small list of things that need attending to, like my vacuum cleaner needs to go in the shop. I need to call the vet and see if we can bring another dog along to our appointment tomorrow who needs just a rabies shot. I need to call the local witch doctor and see if they are still doing ear candling...I am having an issue with itchy way down deep ears and some possible hearing loss. (OR--I'm just not paying attention.) :) They are right here in town. I had it done about 4 years ago, I think, and it was a good thing. I want to take the vacuum cleaner tomorrow and leave it over the weekend. Which means I need to vacuum before I take it.
One thing's for sure...I have job security. LOL
I'm trying to do a better job of blogging in 2012...have you noticed? Quantity, if not quality. Yay, me.
Off to cook, to clean , to call. Have a great Thursday , all ya'all...
May all your days be sunny and bright....