This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry

October 4th, 2009

I guess it's time to visit my family doctor. @ 10:42 am

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Date: October 5th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I never exactly cut ties with my mother; from my perspective, we were never close. She won't give up her home in Illinois, whereas I live in Seattle. I've been visiting her twice a year, calling her at least once a week, and talking frequently to the home care I arranged for her. Now she is losing touch with reality and, being an only child, the responsibility of seeing that her living arrangements are adequate falls to me. Now she has decided she will live alone with no help, but she isn't capable of caring for herself.

I'm really happy I went to the North American Discworld Convention, and am STILL planning to write more about it eventually.

I need to start finding time and energy for the things that truly give me pleasure - like Snape slash!
Date: October 6th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
Well, definitely set aside some time every day to unwind with The Snape Slash! Everyone needs a hobby, demmit! And I suppose there isn't much to be done about your mother until such time as she is judged mentally incompetent, the you can step in and maybe set her up in either a retirement village or a nursing home facility. Have you made any enquiries in her area or would you rather shift her to a local place when the time comes? If you had power of attorney you could speed that process up somewhat when it arises.

Hope you are doing better today, and I hope you have booked in to see the doc about those bruises.


This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry