Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pitiful Me

This is a total pity party post. This is a rough time of year for me in the best of circumstances. It's not the best right now. My husband is a full time farmer. Spring is one of his busiest times, which means he's gone most of the time (or it seems like it) and when he does finally get home, he crashes on the recliner or the floor because he's exhausted. Plus he gets stressed out due to weather, equipment, etc. You name it. Well on Sunday my father-in-law had a stroke. He's in a good hospital and in good hands but to say he's a bad patient is an understatement. He doesn't want to be there and he's letting it be known. He won't talk to anyone because he's mad which is making it tougher on the doctors and nurses. He's 81 yrs old which is another big concern. The hospital is 2 hours away. So besides being extremely stressed out about his dad being so sick, my husband is having to do the tasks that his dad has always done. This means running equipment that he's not completely familiar with and having to ask for help (not easy for their family). Luckily his brothers are available and willing but one of them works full time and one lives in another state (he is here, though, to be with his dad-but he's helping with the farming too). Normally this time of year I'm very full of self pity but now, I can't be. Or I can't show it. Until I'm alone. So that's when all the great sewing and stamping blogs save me. I can read and admire and forget to feel sorry for myself. So thanks to all of you with wonderful blogs that keep my mind occupied.

And it all starts again in the fall during harvest. Hopefully without anyone being sick.

9 comments:

Cris A said...

Oh Gale< I hope things work out and get back to "normal" soon. Keeping you in my thoughts :)

Tracy said...

Sorry your family is going through this.

jillquilts said...

Sounds like you and your hubby have a lot on your plate! Wishing your FIL a speedy recovery! And good help to your hubby!

CathyRose said...

I am so sorry about your father-in-law. I can totally relate as my MIL had a stroke a couple of weeks ago and we are spending a great deal of time traveling back a forth an hour each way to help her.
Sometimes you deserve a pity party so I'm glad you vented about it. I hope things get a bit easier soon. Sending hugs to you!

Deb S. said...

Big hugs to you Gale! So sorry you have to go through this! Hoping everyone recovers quickly!

Louise said...

Gale I am so sorry to read how tough things have been for you.... I totally get that sometimes you need to get it all out there and I want you to know that anytime you need to talk I am just skype away.
hugs and luvs!!!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Hang in there, Gale. I am so sorry to hear about your FIL. Gotta love the stubborn old men!

randi---i have to say said...

So sorry about all of this! Times like this are tough, but you can do it! I will be praying for you. :)

Naomi said...

Hang in there! I am thinking about you!!!

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