Long and absurd story shortened, Gma was released from hospital and then taken by ambulance to the ER a second time, admitted to hospital, and finally to inpatient rehab.
After getting Gma settled into rehab and taking care of necessary things in addition to family Christmas, I realized that I was receiving a time of respite. Despite Gma's husband, Chuck's trip to the ER on Christmas Eve things were a little quieter at home. We weren't doing schoolwork. I had to stay at home so that Chuck wasn't home alone. With no school and no Gma at my house I was being given the perfect opportunity for projects! I made a long list of household projects that I had not been able to get to.
End of year stuff and subsequent computer and Quickbooks backup
Balance 4 checkbooks
Prepare for my new scrapbooking adventure
Find the best place for the big girls' hanging clothes since they don't have a closet
Under the purge and organize category:
- computer desk/bookcase/business filing cabinet
- school room
- sunroom (currently big girls' bedroom a.k.a Lego heaven)
- my bedroom
- Madelynn's bedroom
- homeschool association stuff
- shoe closet
[res-pit] noun, verb, res·pit·ed, res·pit·ing.
1.a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief: to toil without respite.
3.to relieve temporarily, especially from anything distressing or trying; give an interval of relief from.
Don't get me wrong, I still had tons of other things to do too, but I had not realized how time consuming it was to have Gma at our house especially during school time. I felt I could breathe. I honed in on my projects with the help of my 18 month old, of course. She's quite helpful! I also enjoyed catching up on some reading and catching up with friends. Even though I was beginning to feel slightly bummed about being "stuck" at home, I took advantage of my time. God was giving me rest. He was redeeming my time. Gma was in safe hands. I was in God's hands, thankful for my respite.