Yesterday was a good call. With my clear mind I realized camping during a snowstorm in a brand new trailer is not a good idea. With my clear mind I was able to realize my Mom wasn't yelling AT me cause she had a bad visit with Aunt Lee and Uncle John. I just let her talk and then said "Mom, he's dying, there isn't much I can do, he's going to get worse, not better."
Why that calmed her down, I have no idea. But it did.
Actually, Oliver's puppy wailing has helped me too-I just let him wail if he's warm, safe and dry and I don't get disturbed about it. Eureka. Insight from a dog!
Mom had dual agitations about the weather, dreading it and being angry that I don't like the cold-"You should just go somewhere where you don't have to deal with it, although there are hurricanes and earthquakes....and..." so, I let her wail and then I said "here is where I am, and here is where I'll stay. You have to deal with something no matter where you are, and I have chosen to be here-I knew it got cold when I moved here."
I didn't share my own second thoughts I've had-they are MY second thoughts.
I got a box from Mim and I'm saving the opening for this afternoon after the weather starts. It will be something fun to drive away the sound of the rain (ice)(snow)....