Friday, February 12, 2010
It has been a strange week, memorable and difficult. I spent most of the week scouting nursing homes for my mom. This morning my dad and I toured what I thought were the best two, and he picked one. In the meantime, Mom fell again yesterday and had to go to the hospital. She'll presumably be going straight to the nursing home from there either today or tomorrow, since it seems nothing was too seriously injured. All of this is obviously stressful and sad for everybody involved. Mom will be able to be safer and have better care now, so it's unquestionably the right thing to do, but that fact doesn't make it any easier on anybody. No need to feel sorry for me, though; it's a hard thing to need to participate in, but I have the least of it, compared to my parents. Besides, it's nice to be able to give back a tiny fraction of the time and energy they expended on my behalf over the years.
Yesterday was also notable for being the one-year anniversary of when I first met the delightful Cardgrrl. If you want to look back and read my description of our first evening of playing poker together and getting to know each other, see here. I'm happy to report that my initial impression was spot-on. She continues to intrigue and delight me as much as she did that first day, and I am honored to have her in my life.
I expect to be driving back home either tomorrow or Sunday. I will need a couple of days after that to catch up on other life stuff neglected while I've been here before a normal agenda of poker and blogging resumes, so please continue being patient with me.