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Sunday, March 30, 2008

#401 Could be a milestone

Here it is, posting 400. It is probably some sort of milestone.

It is Sunday evening. The KU Jayhawks are on their way to the final four. The games this weekend were quite exciting. Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!!!

I talk to my brother just about every day.
Mom is doing as well as can be expected. She still wants to go home. She still claims that they put her in the basement or up on the second floor. This is an amazing feat considering the facility is a single story building on a slab. She still claims that no one looks in on her even when a staff member is standing nearby. That is not surprising, since her eyesight is almost totally gone. She still laments her childhood and claims she was not wanted. She still carries ill feelings towards her mother and grand-mother. She still needs to receive constant attention. She still isn't eating much. She is still mom.

This weekend was the first weekend of a two weekend real estate class. (Its the second of six that I will teach this year.) It was a tiring but exhilarating weekend as usual. There are 25 students who have different goals, personalities, needs and desires. They are absolutely marvelous, uplifting and a joy to spend time with. There is something magical being in the classroom with that many folks from different backgrounds. Each has a unique story. Each gives a unique contribution to the experience. Each is a blessing to me and to their classmates.

All in all it has been a wonderful weekend. And the weather may just begin to get warmer.



Hale McKay said...

Having experienced folks in nursing homes, I'd say that your mother is doing as well as expected - that is to say her reactions are par for the course - in a word normal.

You can take comfort in knowing that she is being well cared for and that your brother is not far away.

I cannot empathize with you as I have never had a family member placed in a nursing home, but I have interacted with those who have.

Karen said...

Selling real estate was something I was always interested in since my parents sold real estate many years ago.

Sure hope everyone can hang in there until this market turns around.

But one thing I know, those students from your class will have an extra jump on the market because of their awesome teacher! :o)