At the start of the year, I thought that the “Grandma Chronicles” would be a very nice series, seeing as I became a Grandma two days before Christmas. (I KNOW you’ve seen the pictures). Little did I know that what would take over a little over 3 months later would be the “Grandma Chronicles” of taking care of Mom.
I’m in Tucson getting Mom from hospital to nursing home back to hospital to long term care. Actually, it was sister who did the first hospital to nursing home, I came in at hospital to long term care stage. Only problem is – she doesn’t know it’s long term care. I won’t bore you with the details. Those of you who have been through it already know and those of you who haven’t – don’t want to know.
After spending the day getting her settled after her first full night, I was so stressed I thought I would do something to make me feel like I was on vacation. I know, I’m not on vacation, but when its 45-50 degrees and raining in Seattle and it will hit 100 degrees here by Sunday, some celebration is on order.
Mom’s long term care is about as far from Mom’s condo where I’m staying as you can probably get in Tucson – but the drive is beautiful, along the Catalina Mountain foothills.
I stopped for a glass of wine at La Paloma, a world renown resort and golf course. It only cost me $10 bucks but I felt pampered after a long, hard day. And here are some of the pictures to prove it!