While I, over the period of time I've spent caring for my Mum since she's moved in, have learned that the only thing of real value is time itself. I learned that today when "my first day off in almost 40 days" ended up being spent on "household admin." instead of maybe a bit of wee shopping for myself. Doing some things that I was really looking forward to (but had to get dumped so other things got attended to instead) and maybe taking myself out for lunch to start a new book I've been waiting 7 mo. to get my hands on.... Oh well. It will all still be there when the time finally does present itself. And every time she tells me she loves me.... it's OK. Sorry bout the winning guys. It's late, we have a waaaay toooo early Dr. appt. for her that's been booked since last Oct. Because it's just that hard to get. So I'm exhausted, have to get both of us up and out of the house in rush hour traffic and make sure she gets breakfast & her morning meds before we go....... whining baby that I am! the angel I'm trying to be for my Mom (because she deserves no less) the prayers I hope someone is listening to because I just cannot keep doing this alone. the dancing bunnies that get me up in the morning with a smile.... and which I always associate with you guys..... my lifeline back to the world where other people live, communicate, and try to boost each other up a bit when they can. So thanks for being here alla'y'all!!! I keep coming back for the hope you give me and I've never failed to find it.