I'm still here. Not that it has been a long time since I posted... it just seems like it's been two very long days. While I have gotten quite a bit accomplished, I haven't done as much as I had hoped- mainly due to having V's mother here. I really want to go weed in the garden but she will want to help and she really isn't able to at this point- but would try anyway... So, I haven't gone. I had plans this morning to work on Justine's quilt... But we spent time discussing genealogy- although I did discover that I could leave the room to do something else, come back and she would still be talking.
We DID get the coat closet sorted and outgrown coats and gloves packed up for donation today. Of course, it took at least twice as long as it would have if I had done it myself- she kept resorting things I had already done and then I'd have to do them over again... sigh.... She also helped peel peaches yesterday for making jam- that was nice.
She had news yesterday that her car probably won't be ready until Tuesday so she is here for the weekend and Monday. V will be back on Monday afternoon. I am scheduled off on Monday from work but am 'on call' in case they get swamped since one other therapist needs to be off due to no child care. I'm almost afraid to leave V's mother here alone. I worry what 'tasks' she will try to accomplish. I know she means well, but it really isn't a help to have her put away the dishes since she doesn't know where anything belongs. But trying to convince her that it is easier to have the boys empty the dishwasher is about as effective as herding cats. And I think her hearing is going as she misunderstands many things we say and can't quite tell whether you're talking to her or someone else. She and K12 were talking (more she was questioning him about what he was doing on the computer and he tried to answer so she could understand) while I was working on sketching quilting lines on Justine's quilt. I snapped at one of the cats who kept trying to steal the pencil out of my hand and she came out of K12's room thinking I needed her for something. K was behind her just shaking his head and rolling his eyes.
Having spent this much time with her, I'm starting to really worry about her. She seems so disorganized. It took me 90 minutes to get her out of the house yesterday so we could run errands I needed to do. It makes me wonder if she should be driving herself cross country alone. She is younger than my parents but somehow seems much less sharp. And this is a woman who was a college professor.
Ok, I'll stop whining now. It's just that it has been a frustrating couple of days and I don't really have anyone to vent to. V is gone and I'm not going to complain to the boys about their grandmother driving me crazy.