Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Long time, no see

Abbey and Natasha at the window one day when I got home from work.
Please excuse the reflections.


I didn’t realize how long we had been away from blogging until I looked at my last post. 

We didn’t mean to be away from the blog for this long. Abbey, Natasha, and Connor are doing fine. But the humans in the house have had a tough several weeks. 

My mother-in-law passed away in August. Though it was expected, it wasn’t expected so soon. And we are never “ready” to lose a loved one, even when they are sick.

Mable Worley Barbour was 94 years old. She was in overall good health until earlier this year. She lived by herself until last August, for 10 of the 11 years since my father-in-law passed away. And she did well for most of the time she was in a nursing home. We are thankful that she wasn’t bedridden except near the end.

Larry is an only child, so he has had all of the responsibility of taking care of the estate and the tasks that must be done. That is hard to do while simultaneously dealing with the loss of a parent. 

A bit earlier in August, I had to have an appendectomy. I got sick at work one morning with abdominal pain that just wouldn’t go away. I went home and tried all of my home remedies for what I thought was a digestive issue. That evening, Larry took me to the ER, and the next morning, I had surgery. I was able to go home the next day.

The day I got home from the hospital, Mable’s health started deteriorating rapidly, and she passed away early the next morning. I’m thankful I was able to get to the nursing home to spend time with her before she passed. 

Through all of this, the kitties have helped to get us through. Of course, all the upset in household routine was hard on them. But our schedules are getting back to normal, and that’s a good thing for them.

I have missed you and have tried to keep up with what was going on in your lives. But I’m sure I’ve missed many things. I look forward to spending more time with you.

15 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your appendix, at least you got it taken care of before it got severe.

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  2. I'm sorry about your mother-in-law. You are right when you say that we are never ready to lose a loved one.

    I'm glad everything turned out well with your appendix surgery.

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  3. Rest in Peace, Mable. I am so sorry for your loss, except that nasty appendix which obviously needed to GO. We are here when you are.

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  4. That is a lot to handle all at once. Sorry for your loss. Glad the appendix surgery went well. I'm sure you won't miss that appendix!

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  5. Oh my gosh, you HAVE had a life in that time. I'm sorry about it all -- the appendectomy and then the loss of your mother in law. That is tough -- and you're right, even when you know it's coming, it doesn't make the loss a whole lot easier. I'm so very sorry. Glad the kits are all right.

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  6. I am so deeply sorry about the loss of your mother-in-law, you are right, even when they are ill and have lived long and good lives, we are never ready for them to be gone. I am also so sorry about your horrible health experience!! Praying you are now ok...sending (((hugs))) catchatwithcarenandcody

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  7. Tina; Please accept my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mom/mother in law. It is never easy when a loved one passes away; I feel for Larry because I've been at the end of the "estate" issues...Glad the appendectomy was caught early on; that could have been much worse. Hi to the crew, glad to see you back ~ ♥♥

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  8. Nice to hear from you. We're very sorry about your mother in law...and your surgery. We hope you are on the mend now. Sending you lots of purrs...

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  9. your time certainly has been full. I'm so sorry about your illness and your loss. Sending purrs that the rest of the year is quiet and peaceful for you all

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  10. We're so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law -- and your appendix! Let's hope for much better days ahead.
    Cam and Mags
    And our mom, too

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  11. We're so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law's passing. It's never easy, no matter what. Take it a day at a time and take it easy. We're thinking of you.

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  12. We're very sorry to hear about your Mother-in-Law, and about your appendix.

    Glad to hear Abbey, Natasha and Connor are doing well. Sending you all purrs and prayers!

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss and that you needed surgery. Thank you for the kind words you left for me on the loss of Phoebe. XO

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  14. That's a lot of stuff to happen. We are very sorry for your loss, and hope that you make a quick and full recovery. PS: we feel bad we didn't see this post sooner.

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  15. We're sorry that you're having to go through all of this, and we are sending you our thoughts and prayers. We're also sorry that we didn't see this post sooner.

    We also want to thank you for the purrs and prayers you sent to our pup Astrid. She is recovering for surgery and doing well.

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