Friday, November 26, 2010

NaBloPoMo: Day ?~ The End-o

I was doing National Blog Posting Month with a twist. Every day I was writing 5 things on a specific topic. I won't get to finish the month.

1. Mom has arrived in Florida and is having a tough time. Last week we opened her house, took her dead car to the shop, arranged for someone to put a TV antenna on her house, took her to a doctor appointment and did half of her Christmas shopping.

2. It's a 4 and 1/2 hr drive from her house to my house. We brought her back here for Thanksgiving and today I worked Black Friday from 7am to 4pm. Tomorrow, we drive back to her place where I'll spend the next 4 days weeding her gardens, finishing her Christmas shopping, possibly another doctor appointment, wrapping her gifts and packing them for shipment and getting her car out of the shop.

3. During this time I have been in severe withdrawal from my meds because I can't justify spending $150 a month when my boss will only give me 3 hours a week. I have cried, screamed, shook, vomited and nearly passed out. To put a little icing on that chocolate cake, I had a couple of asthma attacks. I'm surprised my family didn't throw me into a dumpster.

4. NaBloPoMo was kind of fun, although it was very time consuming. There is no internet access at Mom's house, so I would have to write and schedule 5 posts tonight and I just don't have the energy.

5. Thank you all for reading and commenting. I appreciate it. I may attempt it again next year.


bunny said...

You do what you have to do.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Great job, I just don't think I have enough words for 30 days in a row.

blackbird said...

I loved what you did with this month - but I think we'd all agree that taking care of you and yours comes first!

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Oy, really, retail hell sucks. Take care of yourself and do what you have to do to stay well. Hugs.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Little Miss Sunshine, it sounds like you're having a ROUGH time. I hope things get better fast.

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

I LOVED that you had a theme and wrote some very poignant and lovely posts. As far as I'm concerned, you are a winner in my book!

Feel better!

michiganme said...

I have really enjoyed reading your posts this month - very entertaining!

So sorry to hear about your health and the choices you have to make.

It sounds like you're a wonderful daughter!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, I am so sorry to read you got so sick.
You are good to your mom.

Marthavmuffin said...

What meds are you missing!?

DAMN this crapping lack of affordable medical care in this country and this shitty economy.

I so enjoyed your posts this month and commend your efforts.

I did a pretty pisspoor version of NaBloPoMo but i knew that is all i could handle - 3 times weekly is more than i am used to doing.

I hope you are feeling better soon.