We have been in one heatwave, are getting a day reprieve (only 92 tomorrow), and will be going into another one. It is hard to get enthused about this kind of weather. We went for a walk the last couple of evenings but the oppressiveness made it hard. I feel bad for the highway workers, the warehouse and railroad workers and all who must battle this without benefit of fans and air conditioning.
We took Jim’s mom out for a trip to Walmart. I have never spent that much time in one before. She wants her independence and to be able to do things. It is hard though to watch her struggle with not being able to find things and having trouble driving the cart.
We are supposed to be going to a sock knitting convention soon but I am doubting whether we will get to go. I would almost rather cancel it at this point than at the last minute. When I registered, I had no idea how hard things were going to get with my mother-in-law. There are days she doesn’t want to eat but denies it. I can bring her food but maybe she will eat some of it or maybe she will eat it a few bites of it days later. We were glad she actually purchased some food today as for weeks, when Jim took her to the store, all she bought was cigarettes. I understand her COPD makes it hard for her to do things and when I try to help her by cleaning, bringing food or whatever, she doesn’t like it.
I went with Jim and his mom to the Hoyt Senior Citizens meal. I came out thinking I needed to get a job or something. Dealing with turnning 55 was hard enough but I am not ready to make a habit of doing that.
It was hard to go through the store and see all the school supplies. Usually, by now, I would start buying to use at school or to help some of my students out. I saw a teaching job listed but this one was in Powhattan. It is almost like being taunted with possibilities that are beyond my reach. I reminded myself I could sub this next year and am thankful that we will probably survive financially.
On an upnote, I have been working on some watercolors. I have sorted some boxes from the garage and Jim took stuff to Goodwill. I worked on the kitchen floor again and it looks somewhat better. We have company coming so I had better get going cleaning the house.