Monday, September 20, 2010

I want to have a breakdown too, damn it!

So I'm off to the charming village of Stanford to care for my mom after her operation. Poor mum. She's phoned me almost every day with 'contingency plans': 'If I die, do such and such. If I'm slow to heal, this and that must happen. Here's money for my funeral in case you need it.' Its more than bit depressing although I appreciate that she feels more comfortable knowing that there are plans in place.

Work, after two weeks of late nights and two disrupted weekends, should take care of itself. Like mom, I've been making plans and contingency plans. I might or might not get online while I'm away. I hope I will, I want to keep up with my blog and my blogging friends.

In the mean time, my number 1 'find', a part-time lady to temp in the office, has had a 'bit of a wobbly' to quote her own words, and won't be be back for work. The fact that she got her dad to phone in for her, along with the fact that she's supposed to be a friend of mine and could have spoken to me herself (I'm personnel officer - hardly a terrifying prospect) rankles slightly, but although her workload is zilch, she doesn't have to support herself, her own health is good and her parents aren't even thinking of dying, I'll take her word for it that her stress is extreme.

Sigh. I suppose I should be glad I don't have her problems (whatever those may be). Will ensure that she gets tons of sympathy even though I could use some myself.

I'll be seeing you all as and how I can.

Today's pic: a dam wall. Seems appropriate, somehow. I may not break! I must not break!


  1. My sister and I told our mother she should let us know what she wants should anything bad happen. She acted as if that were part of our plans to off her. haha

    Hope things go okay and you are back soon!

  2. That dam wall, :) Funny. Will be thinking strong thoughts for you! I've lost my mom, no fun!

  3. Here's your sympathy *hug* from one continent to another... I so get it as my mom had major surgery a couple of years ago and had every thing set up and ready to go should she pass away..

    Make sure to find time for you, even if it's only 5 minutes sitting outside away from it all!

    We will all be here when you get back!

  4. sorry to hear about your mom, I hope she gets better... maybe your friend needs a blog. I was super pissed off the other day but after typing up a violent rant. I felt like I was never mad to begin with.

  5. I too hope everything goes well with your mom. And I agree with Karl- a blog is a great way to vent.
    Wobble, eh? Humph....

  6. I've been a bit removed from blogging and visiting lately, so didn't know about your mom and what you are dealing with. I am so sorry - and hope all will be well. If there is one thing that life teaches, is that we never know what will happen next. The next event could be positive - you never know - and I wish that for both of you.

  7. Just wanted to wish your mom all the best and you as well. Hang in there.

  8. Thanks all of you. I'm hanging in, alright.