That's my stuff?

@sallypup (28073)
Moses Lake, Washington
December 31, 2015 1:57pm CST
Mom peered into a box of sweaters and such. Ahuh. That's yours. I moved a pile of old poetry papers from a box and handed the box to her. Talk about scruff. I should get it over with and burn those. She's moving. The truck is ordered. Ice and snow and high water. Mom will be gone by Monday night. Back to Sister and freedom. I will be done with this latest caregiving gig. Hardest assignment that I've ever attempted. I've been in some pretty deep caregiving water. This is the one that wants to toss me onto a garbage pile. And yet and yet..... I admit I want my poetry back. I want to be able to walk out the door and spend two hours moaning about rocks and weeds and gardens. I'm old and used up and tired of caregiving even my silly Mom.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
31 Dec 15
Hurry! Be quick! Save those poetry papers of yours! It's priceless and precious. You can show it to your relatives of younger generations to get them inspired
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Dec 15
@trivia79 Sure good to hear from you. When my time comes my daughter will have quite the mess to clean out of my study. Some of those scraps of poetry have been published in little presses.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
31 Dec 15
@sallypup Very nice! So your works are published and have been appreciated by many, not only you. Hope you can share your poem with us here in myLot. Thanks in advance!
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Dec 15
@trivia79 @trivia79 You are a good person. Thank you for being you. I have written a couple of things here.
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@PainsOnSlate (20422)
• Canada
31 Dec 15
I'm sorry you had to do that. It sounds like your world was turned upside down. I hope you get some peace and quiet soon. And I hope your mom is happy or at least comfortable with your sister. If it were only a perfect world... ((Hugs)) And don't burn your poetry.
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Dec 15
@painsonslate Thanks. Don't burn your poetry sounds like the name of a Rock Band. Mom had been with this sister. She wants to go back to be more independent. Brother In Law is not a happy guy but oh well.
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• United States
31 Dec 15
I hope your mom is happy living with your sister and that you can find some joy in your life
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
31 Dec 15
You're doing your best and it's time for a break. You've earned it!
@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jan 16
@rohvannyn If you were closer I'd land a pie or two on you.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
1 Jan 16
@sallypup I'd bravely catch them in my mouth!
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jan 16
@Rohvannyn Now that's an image!
• Otis Orchards, Washington
31 Dec 15
My brother was a caretaker for one of our aunts. He was paid through the state so he had to take classes every year. After our aunt passed I ask him, since he had to take all the classes, if he was planning on finding another caretaker job. He said, "I don't want to do that ever again."
@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Dec 15
@richardmeister I was a paid caregiver for a few years. I sure did not get rich off the gig. The work grabbed my heart many times but at least I could go home at night and charge my batteries.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
31 Dec 15
@sallypup My brother got to go home when our cousin's wife got there to take over. I think it wasn't only taking care of our aunt that bothered him, but the way our cousin and his wife treated my brother. If my brother had a day off coming up and our cousin and his wife wanted to go someplace they simply told my brother he had to work or they would see that he was fired. Then there was some papers my brother needed our cousin to sign and he refused–until his older brother sat him down, stuck a pen in his hand and told him to sign the (blanking) papers. They just wasn't very nice to my brother. And it's true, he wasn't getting rich but he was able to get by on it.
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jan 16
@RichardMeister I hate relatives. What a total turd bucket to him.
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@Corbin5 (113412)
• United States
4 Feb 16
I am so happy you get some time to yourself. My dad is 95 and my mom lived to age 92. My sister and I took care of their medical needs for 20 years and we definitely have PTSD. Dad is now in a nursing home because he has conditions that can no longer be cured due to his advanced age. My being Power of Attorney for both parents is not a job anyone would like. I advise all to get a sibling to be POA! Cannot remember how I got stuck with that job!
@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Feb 16
@Corbin5 I just want to hug you. Thanks for the answer. Twenty years. You and your sisters are saints. I've not answered my phone since Mom left. I would if she were who she was even five years ago. I was a paid caregiver way way back when and you know I loved the work BUT I also went home at night and did not do the job 24/7 and the seniors were not related to me. Love is so twisted.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Dec 15
oh no save those papers of yours you are no old or used up just matured from taki ng care of mom who sounded like a hand full lol
@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jan 16
Oh Patsie @hatley we need to sit to tea.
@hiru84 (956)
• Malaysia
1 Jan 16
Save this paper soon, because poetry must be nice and you can enjoy it again and again. Also it will be a sweet memory for you.I really love poetry and I think you are very clever to write them.