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Tying Up Loose Ends Tuesday

So far it has been an easy day around here.  Dinner is done, I changed up the menu and made spaghetti casserole.  Mom had her radiation therapy this morning and came home and took a three hour nap.  She hates to admit that she is tired, but the nap is certainly a giveaway.   Tomorrow mom will be going to her first outpatient rehab appointment.  It took this long as there was not an opening, but she is looking forward to getting back to rehab again.  The week after she will be going to occupational rehab as well.  This is where she will be evaluated to see if she can again drive.  That is what she is hoping for. 

Mom is claiming her independence, and by that I mean she is not wanting to move in with me and my husband.  At least not right now.  She feels she is strong enough to  take care of my dad and herself and she is hoping to drive again.  Well, that is fine.  I totally understand not wanting to give up your independence, at least not until you absolutely have to.  

We have come up with a somewhat feasible solution.   That is to set up house for everyone at both of our houses.  We will have a king size bed here and at out home.  And they will still have their bedrooms here and we will set up the same out there at our home.  This way, it is not necessarily such a final move for anyone.  There will always be an out.  And this will be easier in that we won't be moving furniture every couple of months. 
Cricket,our Papillion

Princess our bulldog
My husband and I will be probably moving back out to our home in mid February.  We are going to wait for the end of the radiation treatments and see how mom is feeling.  I am looking forward to going home and seeing my "girls" again.  My daughter is taking care of them, and she is ready for me to take them home too. 

On a side note, I am starting a new challenge tomorrow...... please check back tomorrow and see what it is all about :)  

Have a great rest of the day!

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Bowen4flag said...

I like the idea of having both places set for all of you. You are a good daughter.

Carla said...

It sounds like you're fiTuring things out..I pray everything goes well! I SOO want a bulldog!! Love yours!! Can't wait to see what your challenge is, Lisa! :)

Newlywedsonabudget said...

glad to hear that about your parents. I'm sure all these changes must have been rough for them and they want to keep some things normal.

Pam at MoneyTrail said...

You are one busy lady! So glad you are finding solutions to the situation with your parents.

CultOfMoney .Com said...

Hope that the treatments with your mom are going well. I have had family with a number of different forms of cancer, and it is hard. They try not to show it but it definitely take a lot out of them. Trying to do what you can while not being a pest is a tricky balance. You seem to be doing very well there!

CentsToSave said...

Hi Cult Of Money,
Yep, trying to figure out a good balance for everyone is very tricky. Trying to go with the flow and remember that she (my mom) is definitely facing a lot.

Thanks for the encouragement.

CentsToSave said...

Hi Pam,
Yep... we just take it one day at a time here. Trying to find what will work for everyone.

CentsToSave said...

I understand about keeping things normal... we want them to be happy and have choices. Right now, this seems to be working.

CentsToSave said...

Thanks for your prayers Carla. We love Princess... she is the best bulldog. Gentle and kind. The papillion... she is a hot mess :) But we love her too.

CentsToSave said...

Hi Bowen4flag,
We are hoping that this idea will work. It does give everyone an out and nothing is permanent. Thanks