Not a typical week in Real Life, let alone blogging life. My mom is recovering from surgery, and my dad’s heart condition “acted up,” landing him in hospital. Both of my parents are healthy and active (my dad’s heart condition is well-managed) so this was unexpected. However, it’s easy to see how these things can converge, when stress is a factor. Both are at home now and, seriously, should be back to normal very soon. I have had enough of hospitals! Although I must say the quality of care and the professionalism of the staff was superb. My sister is a nurse at the same hospital (different unit), so she is a fantastic patient advocate and health care navigator. I only had to be a visitor and chauffeur! My workplace is very accommodating when it comes to family leave, so I am grateful.
I am also moping because my kid, Link, in Toronto, is not very “settled” right now. I am unsure when our next visit will be – probably not aligned with any upcoming holidays – so I am trying to get in the headspace of “not having to know everything.”
This is my first experience being part of the so-called “sandwich generation.”
On the plus side, I received the iPad Mini I pre-ordered, my first tablet, and I am going gaga discovering new tracking apps for everything!
I’ll be back tomorrow.