my momma is coming to town!
That’s right. This Friday, we begin the journey that’s going to change our lives. Forever. We’re looking at assisted living homes for my grandmother, and beginning the search for a condo for my mom. My grandmother is doing so well, and her doctor thinks it’s a great idea, so we’re moving her here! The plan is to get her moved as soon as we can, then my mom will retire in late October and move here, too.
It’s all so unreal. First, I’m going to have to take responsibility for my grandmother on my own for a while. Which, really, I feel relieved. My mom has had to deal with this all on her own for too long. Definitely my turn. She’ll be living in an assisted home, so really it’s just a duty on my part of getting her groceries if she needs them and buying her pee pee pads; going along on doctor appointments (as a translator); being the emergency contact; and visiting regularly (of course!). Now I can go play with my grandmother anytime I want. The only thing that makes me nervous is the prospect of going with her to the doctor, or heaven forbid, if an emergency should happen.
Also. My mom. Is. Retiring. Can I deal with that? Eeep! I’m starting to feel more of a sense of urgency about getting up on the baby wagon. Now is the time, really. Having my mom here changes everything I imagined about having a baby right now. Depending on how she feels about babysitting, it makes going back to work afterward more of a possibility, that’s for sure. Cause, for what full-time infant daycare costs… oy.
My head is spinning. Maybe I should eat lunch…
Listening to: Dirty Harry by Gorrillaz