Sunday, April 28, 2013

This Made Me Laugh, And It's Good To Do That



Popping in quickly to thank everyone for their kindness, as always; the people I've met online never cease to amaze me with how they find the time to send a quick FB message, a tweet, an email, to check on me. Thank you.

This is a busy season in my life, caring for an ailing mother -- duties split between two other siblings, all three of us make up a 24 hour team.

We have moved her out of her apartment, an activity that is like walking through the pages of a book. Everything has to combed through, she has trinkets wrapped in tissues, stuck behind in the back of dresser drawers. There are coins from other countries rolled up into the toes of socks that are part of fifty other socks.

It is like sifting through silt for gold, when you want to rush the job, but you know you can't -- and you know why you can't.

Anyway, that's life for us, at this time.

And this makes the precious moments of laughter so appreciated.

For me this week, it was this: *my boys and I watched 100 times and then 100 more. The lizard. Watch the lizard.

21 comments:

  1. oy i am sorry mother is ailing...and i know that is def time consuming and exhausting as well no matter how big your heart...we went through that with Ts mom a few years back...

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  2. I loved this video, Stacey (anymommy) introduced it to me. So funny!
    xoxo

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  3. Hahahaha! And then did you go watch the bloopers? Also very funny.

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  4. It's so hard taking care of a parent, because we know what that means... that they are no longer able to care for themselves. Blessings to you and your mom.

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  5. Sweetie as a girl who cared for her mom the last 5 years of her life I don't envy you. Although I am glad it is not just on your shoulders. Though I am one of 4 no one else wanted to do it or seemed to have time. Sending you hugs and love and the knowledge you are not alone in this. I have been there.

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  6. Thinking of you and your family right now, Alexandra, and sending prayers and the very best wish wishes.

    XOXO
    Anna

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  7. The lizard is hilarious. As is the whale. The bloopers had me cracking up!

    I did about 85% of the "going through" things of my grandmothers when we moved her. She was what we lovingly refer to as a "closet hoarder". All closets, drawers, cupboards were stuffed with things, including those like what you describe. It's a very bittersweet task and emotionally exhausting, especially when you still have your own family to take care of. Be good to yourself during these times!

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  8. Omgeee. Funny, funny video!
    I can't imagine the upside-downness of life for you right now (and your heart...oh, your heart). I'm thinking about you. Love you.

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  9. I almost want to wake up my boys and have them watch this with me - thank you for the laugh. Peeable moment: the t-rex. Still laughing, actually.

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  10. I saw this video a while back on Reddit and got a good giggle out of it then. But after the week I've had, I appreciate being able to laugh at it again.

    Sending love your way. Thinking of you!

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  11. Courage, my dear. This is a hard season.

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  12. Oh crazy video! LOL. Glad you are holding up. Hugs!

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  13. Thinking of you and sending lots of love to you and your mom and sisters, Alexandra. xoxo

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  14. My son called me in the other day to see this video! Enjoy your gold findings...be strong!

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  15. Thanks for sharing . . . the hard stuff and the silly stuff, too.

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  16. Hope you're doing as best you can. All my best wishes to you.

    And yes, that video. Oh yes.

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  17. It is really hard to take care of a parent; it requires a lot of time and patience. I am sorry to hear about your mother, and I hope you will manage to handle all the pressure you are facing. Oh and the video is indeed hilarious. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. So very sorry to hear about your momma, Alexandra. Thoughts are with you; I'm sure this isn't easy on you.

    But yes, laughter is sometimes the best medicine. And that? Was awesome. Thanks for sharing. XOXO

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  19. You've been so strong and tough and still funny. I'm thinking of you and your mom.

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