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Where is she now?

Gee, it's been a week since I posted...I'm shocked. Things remain rather upside-down-ish.

I drove back to Moultrie today after an extended weekend in Atlanta--I went home Friday afternoon when younger brother was well on his way to swap places. He stayed until today (he'd initially planned to come home Sunday or Monday) as Daddy didn't feel comfortable spending the night alone. Tomorrow is the appointment with the urologist to talk about options for treating the cancer, and older brother the doctor will be here in time to go with us. He (older brother) had to see patients today, so is catching a flight that will get him to Atlanta about now (9 PM) and then rent a car and drive down.

My weekend in Atlanta had lots of cat-snuggling time (but I'm still In Disgrace for leaving them repeatedly), only one Jazzercise session, lots of errands, some reduction of the accumulated home paperwork (but no work on the taxes--guess I'll have to make the January estimated payment just to be sure), a brief fit of nesting manifested as cookie-baking (Jay Lake's ginger chocolate chip cookies as spotted on kristine_smith's LJ), some visiting time with sister-in-law and the kids including playing Can't Stop which just arrived from Thought Hammer, and a MiniLoisCon with mbernardi, filkferengi and spouse, ann_mcn, Dawn and her mom, and Matt. mbernardi was on this side of the pond for GaFilk, which I passed on in favor of all the aforementioned activities plus some good alone-time needed for this introvert's sanity.

I did make it to the office for almost a full day yesterday (left an hour early to do Jazzercise before the MiniLoisCon), and 3 hours today for a conference call. I also agreed to come in on Friday morning for a local database management meeting--I'm driving back to Atlanta Thursday as older brother will be here through Sunday, and given how little time I'm managing to put in, I think sacrificing part of my Fridays Off is OK.

Before I go I hope we can have a discussion about what help Daddy needs after Sunday and how to get it for him. The cancer treatment decisions will affect the "what help is needed", too, of course.

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mmegaera
Jan. 14th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
Yikes.

Sending good thoughts for your Daddy (it's so nice to hear another adult refer to her father as Daddy -- my parents grew up in northern Louisiana, and all of us kids called our dad Daddy, even as adults).

Oh, and to the cats [g]. How's Agatha?
ann_mcn
Jan. 14th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
My parental units were always ever Papa and Mama.

And you were included in conversation at the meet-up, with both Jerrie and me there. She tried to break the news to me about where you live, and, of course, you and I had already talked.
mmegaera
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Heh. Papa and Mama were what my mother called her grandparents.

Oh, my. So that's why my ears were burning [g].
nlbarber
Jan. 14th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
To his face it's always Daddy, though I may say or write "my father" at times. Funny, my mother was "Momma" when I was a child and a lot of the time when I was an adult, but other times I'd address her as Mother. I have no idea why...

Agatha seems to be stable as far as the kidney disease, though as I haven't been around to monitor her it's hard to be sure. She does seem to be restricting her movements a little more--I don't see her in the Cat Room unless I put her there after the morning pill session (but then she stays there under the heat lamp all day). And she only came in the bedroom to join the rest of us on the bed the first night I was home. She is just as needy as Fish and Fred for attention, though!
mmegaera
Jan. 14th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
I've always called my mother Mother, although at least one of my older sisters calls her mom. And my nieces and nephews always called them Grandmother and Granddaddy, to differentiate them from their paternal grandparents, who were all Grandma and Grandpa. I have a good friend whose grandchildren call her Granny, too. I guess it's all in what you get used to [g].

Feline attention can be a wonderful thing. I hope your life settles down soon so that you don't have to be away from them so much.
ann_mcn
Jan. 14th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
I enjoy these get-togethers so much. We really do need to meet more often.

So glad your family has the training to participate intelligently in your father's care.
filkferengi
Jan. 20th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I'm in town until the 29th & then back late on Feb. 4. Let me know if I can help.

Could you use some credits over on paperbackswap?
nlbarber
Jan. 21st, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
Could you use some credits over on paperbackswap?

I'll never turn down credits, but I'm actually in pretty good shape at the moment with more than 50. Not enough to cover everything in my wish list, but then my wish list items tend to be very slow-moving and/or high-demand stuff, and so far I've never failed to have a credit when I really wanted one. So far!

I accumulate points much faster at BookMooch with the international trades, but then can't land many of the things I'm looking for.
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