Owwwiieee… Attack upon the clutter and various other updates

This Sunday was spent helping my husband clean out the garage. =_= I am sore but not as sore as I thought I would be hauling totes of collectables up and down stairs.

The really cool thing was seeing all of my Granny’s old jewelry and nick-knacks. I remember playing with them when I was a child. Some of them even still smell like her! Part of me never wanted to part with any of the stuff I was rooting through, including my old stuffed animals and toys. Remember Hess trucks? I have one. U-Haul truck? got that, too. Small army of stuffed bunnies? Do I EVER! 😀 But then the darker part of me thinks "I could make a small fortune on Ebay on all this vintage jewelry…"

A lot of it I will NOT be selling. This is my Granny’s stuff. Off limits. My stuff however; and Ma’s collectibles, those are fair game.

I am frightened, FRIGHTENED, by the sheer volume of Xena and Star Trek merchandise my Ma managed to amass over the years. I’ve got the green light to unload the Xena stuff but I’m holding off on the Star Trek stuff. Ma has the complete set of dolls still unopened in the boxes. I’m waiting till we have the choice of either sell those or lose the house.

In health news, I haven’t lost anymore weight but Ma is not doing much better. Granted, she’s moving around the house and driving ok, but she’s still not able to do things like NOT lay in bed all day. She HATES it. I use that word with complete impunity here – hate with a capital ATE. I know how that feels when I’m laid up with a cold or a sprained ankle so I can’t imagine how it must feel when there is no end in sight to your sickness and you go from doing whatever you want to virtually bed ridden in a matter of weeks. It sucks.

So far, there has been no change or new reports from the doctors. Ma is back on her chemo and walking around with an oxygen tank but she’s more mobile than a couple weeks ago.

As for me? I need to get my shit together. I need to get driving and get as self-sufficient as possible so I can take care of Mom the way she took care of Granny. I know I must have told myself this a bajillion times but I still keep letting Ma do what she wants but she’s not able anymore. She needs rest.

I haven’t heard back from the editor on my story yet. I’ve already emailed her the changes twice and that’s more than enough. I don’t want to get annoying. ._.

I think that’s everything… *ponders* Eh, if I forgot something, you’ll just have to get another update from me. So there. 😉

8 thoughts on “Owwwiieee… Attack upon the clutter and various other updates

  1. I have just recently gotten into Xena when my sweetie ()linked to me to the sweetest song set to scenes of Xena and Gabrielle! I’ve been wanting to watch all the old episodes for awhile now, but I’m having a bit of trouble finding them 😦 Oh well, just calls for deeper digging I guess.
    I’ve gone through my grandma’s attic before. She’s still living but she’s piled everything up there and it’s so fun to to go through old things and see what she collected and kept. I don’t know how much of her things I could part with either–some of them are true collector’s items!
    My grandma sounds a bit like your Ma. We let her do things we really shouldn’t, but because she has a live-in boyfriend we don’t worry too much about it. He seems to enjoy taking care of her and such. She did recently, voluntarily (!), give up her car though which was a HUUUUUGE relief for us. My grandma is incredibly independent and my entire family was dreading the day we’d have to sit her down and have that talk 😛

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  2. I have just recently gotten into Xena when my sweetie ()linked to me to the sweetest song set to scenes of Xena and Gabrielle! I’ve been wanting to watch all the old episodes for awhile now, but I’m having a bit of trouble finding them 😦 Oh well, just calls for deeper digging I guess.

    I’ve gone through my grandma’s attic before. She’s still living but she’s piled everything up there and it’s so fun to to go through old things and see what she collected and kept. I don’t know how much of her things I could part with either–some of them are true collector’s items!

    My grandma sounds a bit like your Ma. We let her do things we really shouldn’t, but because she has a live-in boyfriend we don’t worry too much about it. He seems to enjoy taking care of her and such. She did recently, voluntarily (!), give up her car though which was a HUUUUUGE relief for us. My grandma is incredibly independent and my entire family was dreading the day we’d have to sit her down and have that talk 😛

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  3. I have just recently gotten into Xena when my sweetie ()linked to me to the sweetest song set to scenes of Xena and Gabrielle! I’ve been wanting to watch all the old episodes for awhile now, but I’m having a bit of trouble finding them 😦 Oh well, just calls for deeper digging I guess.

    I’ve gone through my grandma’s attic before. She’s still living but she’s piled everything up there and it’s so fun to to go through old things and see what she collected and kept. I don’t know how much of her things I could part with either–some of them are true collector’s items!

    My grandma sounds a bit like your Ma. We let her do things we really shouldn’t, but because she has a live-in boyfriend we don’t worry too much about it. He seems to enjoy taking care of her and such. She did recently, voluntarily (!), give up her car though which was a HUUUUUGE relief for us. My grandma is incredibly independent and my entire family was dreading the day we’d have to sit her down and have that talk 😛

    Like

  4. I have just recently gotten into Xena when my sweetie ()linked to me to the sweetest song set to scenes of Xena and Gabrielle! I’ve been wanting to watch all the old episodes for awhile now, but I’m having a bit of trouble finding them 😦 Oh well, just calls for deeper digging I guess.

    I’ve gone through my grandma’s attic before. She’s still living but she’s piled everything up there and it’s so fun to to go through old things and see what she collected and kept. I don’t know how much of her things I could part with either–some of them are true collector’s items!

    My grandma sounds a bit like your Ma. We let her do things we really shouldn’t, but because she has a live-in boyfriend we don’t worry too much about it. He seems to enjoy taking care of her and such. She did recently, voluntarily (!), give up her car though which was a HUUUUUGE relief for us. My grandma is incredibly independent and my entire family was dreading the day we’d have to sit her down and have that talk 😛

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