Edmonton blues

My latest trip to Edmonton has been a bit of a letdown. Earlier this week, I pulled some muscles in my back, resulting in me missing a day of work and being forced to walk around shaped like a question mark.

I actually considered cancelling my trip but my trips to Edmonton are NEVER about me. They are about my Mom and making sure that I can spend quality time with her.

I arrived in Edmonton last night and made my way out to Fort Saskatchewan where I stay whenever I am in town.

I managed to get into the basement bedroom at my friend’s place without disturbing anyone. Getting ready for bed was a bit of a challenge as my back was starting to seize up again. I didn’t take any painkillers or muscle relaxants prior to getting on the plane as I didn’t want to impair my driving skills when I got to Edmonton.

So, I was definitely not comfortable for the first two hours in bed. I finally managed to fall asleep around 3 am. My sleep was fitful, at best.

I got up around 8 and had a great visit with Pat and Barb. We had a hearty breakfast and great chance to get caught up.

I left the house around 11 and headed off to the nursing home to see Mom. I stopped at a grocery store and bought her some chocolate bars and the bunches of tulips (Mom’s favourites).

I got to the nursing home and made my way to her room. Mom was sound asleep when I got to her room. I tried to wake her but to no avail. She would wake up for 30 seconds and then drift off again. So, rather than continue to try and rouse her, it was decided by the nursing staff and me that I should just go and try again tomorrow.

I left the facility and sat in the car for about 5 minutes. I was, and still am, profoundly sad. I called Alex and we talked for about 5 minutes and he made me feel so much better (Reason 456 of why I love him so).

So, no pics of Mom today. Hopefully, tomorrow.

In the meantime, here is a picture of Barb’s fur baby to tide you over.

Published by Al Zylstra

a somewhat erudite wannabe writer with aspirations of not putting people to sleep with my prose....

One thought on “Edmonton blues

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

From Mage Mind

When a mage is sharing what's on his mind. Positivity, Motivation, Life, Success, Love, Friend, Smile, Marketing, Writing, Creativity and Good Ideas.

Lapis and Layers

Freshness has no expiry date

Dooryards and Kitchens

Food and stories from from a girl with memories of Maritime dooryards + kitchens.

Which me am I today?

One person's experience of living with dementia

The Old Lady in my Bones

A Living With Arthritis Blog

Level Up Stud

Physique, Mindset, Money & More

Building The Love Shack

This is the story of building a cottage , the people and the place. Its a reminder of hope and love.

1dashingdiva's Blog

personal journey to myself

Elaine Miller

randomly created blog, oops

anitadionnereimer

Adventures in 2011!

Original Organic Garden's Blog

*** Organic Soil Management *** ____ *** Mother Nature's Way! ***

Renade Imports - Magic Argan Oil

Discover the magical, all natural and organic benefits of Moroccan Argan Oil. Wholesale and retail, imported directly from the growers in Morocco.

Al Zylstra

An opportunity to follow my train of thought without derailing....

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

From Mage Mind

When a mage is sharing what's on his mind. Positivity, Motivation, Life, Success, Love, Friend, Smile, Marketing, Writing, Creativity and Good Ideas.

Lapis and Layers

Freshness has no expiry date

Dooryards and Kitchens

Food and stories from from a girl with memories of Maritime dooryards + kitchens.

Which me am I today?

One person's experience of living with dementia

The Old Lady in my Bones

A Living With Arthritis Blog

Level Up Stud

Physique, Mindset, Money & More

Building The Love Shack

This is the story of building a cottage , the people and the place. Its a reminder of hope and love.

1dashingdiva's Blog

personal journey to myself

Elaine Miller

randomly created blog, oops

anitadionnereimer

Adventures in 2011!

Original Organic Garden's Blog

*** Organic Soil Management *** ____ *** Mother Nature's Way! ***

Renade Imports - Magic Argan Oil

Discover the magical, all natural and organic benefits of Moroccan Argan Oil. Wholesale and retail, imported directly from the growers in Morocco.

Al Zylstra

An opportunity to follow my train of thought without derailing....

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: