Just Jot January 2023

I certainly haven’t done much writing here this month. Not that I haven’t had anything to say, just that I’ve been busy getting my mother-in-law settled in her new house next door. It has been a pretty smooth transition I must say, although we’re not quite done yet. Most of her things are unpacked and in their proper spots. We’ve gone to several doctors visits and had lab work and hearing tests. At 97, I want to make sure we have all the most up to date info about her health that we can get. Today we went to the library and got her registered there and went and I took her to have her hair done. The last time she had it cut they did a chop chop job that she wasn’t happy with.

In the last few days I have actually had a bit more time to myself. I was able to make my vision cards for this year and now I will write on the backs of them to help identify the areas I want to concentrate on for each theme. I kept the main themes the same this year, our house, our finances, connections, travel and adventure, my crafty life and my healthy life.

Hopefully I’ll be able to write more now that MIL is pretty settled. I go and check in on her twice a day at least and make sure she is eating and has taken her meds. We have a baby monitor set up so that we can hear but not see her (didn’t want to be too invasive). We know the system works because the other day she was cooking something and didn’t turn the fan on over the stove which caused the smoke alarm to go off. My husband and I were over there in a flash to see what was happening. We put a little mark by the button for the fan so that shouldn’t happen again. We also had an unexpected blackout in the neighborhood and we went to light candles and give her a flashlights. I had to help her get out of her motorized lounge chair because it was stuck in the lounge position – LOL. It certainly is easier taking care of things like that when she is right next door as opposed to getting calls from her crying when she is in Oregon and we are here in CA.

Write was our final prompt in Linda’s Just Jot January challenge. I’ve enjoyed reading everyone else’s contributions. Let’s see what February brings!

About scr4pl80

I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul looking to make the world a better place one smile at a time.
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10 Responses to Just Jot January 2023

  1. You are such a blessing for your MIL. I can’t imagine how stressful it would be to try to care for parents from a different state. I’m glad you’ve found time for yourself. As things settle down, I’m sure you’ll have more me-time.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Janis – Sorry it took so long to reply, your comment was in my trash folder and I haven’t remembered to check that. I am indeed having more me time as she is very comfortable now being on her own in her new place. She is 97 though so there is always the concern of a fall or something.


  2. Ally Bean sent me. And I’ve enjoyed my first visit to your lovely blog. It sounds like a wonderful set up you have there with your mother-in-law. Close enough to help when needed but with your own spaces — a good balance.

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  3. John Holton says:

    You’re a good daughter-in-law. I’m sure your MIL appreciates what you do for her.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    I never thought about how those motorized chairs wouldn’t work when power goes out. Seems like of all things, they should have a backup battery!

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  5. John says:

    I think you are doing a fine job of that! ☺️

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  6. John says:

    It is wonderful that you care for your MIL, wonderful! ❤️☺️

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