Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Birthday and Friendships

Hello there!  I'm joining in with Stacy Uncorked for another edition of Random Tuesday Thoughts.  If you'd like to link up your randomness, you're more than welcome to join in.

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that my mom was in the hospital for two weeks.  It was just one of many recent hospital stays.  She was discharged Thursday and is now back home with me.  She's doing real good with eating but real bad with walking and weakness.  She's already fell twice, once on my outside steps and once out of bed.  She's gonna be the death of me yet! 

Thankfully, starting today, we will have an army of nurses and aides coming in the house regularly to check on her, help her bathe, sort out meds, and all that good stuff.
Me and my boys went to the theater the other day and watched "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb".  I gotta say, it's my favorite of the three.  It takes a lot to make me laugh during a movie, and this one did several times.  Next, I think we're going to watch "Taken 3".
Allyson, my oldest step-daughter, turned 20 years old the other day.  What!!!!  It seems crazy that two of our kids are now out of their teens.  They're not kids anymore, yet I still can't imagine them any other way.  We celebrated low-key by taking her to a Mexican restaurant for supper.  Next year she wants to go to Vegas.  We shall see.
I sadly had to break off a friendship the other day.  A really good friendship....for the most part. 

My husband and I have been good friends with another couple for almost two years now.  We hung out several times a week.  When it was good, it was really good.  But when it was bad, it was really bad.  I'm not out to change people or how they behave, but I do demand a certain level of tolerable conduct.  I've spoke to them about it before, but the other day was the straw that broke the camel's back.  It saddens me to end a friendship, but it is what it is.
Saturday night, on a whim, we decided to book a hotel room and stay the night at Microtel by Wyndham.  Granted, it was in the same town but it allowed us some time away for rest and relaxation.  My sister, her husband and kid tagged along with me, my husband and teen son.  I was pretty impressed with the place and would definitely stay there again. 
Have you ever had to break off a friendship?  What's your favorite hotel to stay at?  What's your randomness for the week?  Do tell.


Theresa Mahoney said...

Yes, I have had to break off friendships and it stinks, but like you said, it is what it is.

Glad to hear your mom is still doing well!

Unknown said...

Sadly, yes - I have had to break off a friendship before. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done. And it was pretty much the same thing: intolerable behaviour. Not directed at me; but rather such self destruction that you just knew eventually you'd be caught in the fall out. Oh, and she had an affair and had been using me as a cover. Yeah, didn't appreciate that too much.

There is a hotel in my hometown that has theme rooms --- like, you can sleep in a spaceship bed! It's really cool. My kids love this hotel that has a waterfall pool - but it's quite a drive!

Hope it all works out with your mom

An Apel a Day said...

I haven't had to break off too many friendships. With some we've separated just because I have kids, they don't, or they do and are just really busy.

My older sister at times makes me want to push her away. She seriously is really rude to me at times. My younger sister feels the same way about her. They went for a year not talking. It's odd because I either get along with my older sister well, or she'll just be a pain in my butt, and I can't stand her. The sad thing is that my mom in particular has always put up with it. If I say something it's like my feelings don't matter. Like I'm not heard. She just says, "Oh but we love her anyway." Yes but if she's not so nice why is that ok???!!!

Unknown said...

Yes I broke off a friendship of 14 yrs. He was my best friend and I thought we turned it into more. He was at my house daily.When he was out of town I would get his mail and Id deposit his checks. He ended up going to arizona for job,he's a welder.When he came back a month later he had gifts for me and my daughter.Then he left pictures here that he showed us. So I looked at them again and I found some of a woman.Long story short he was dating her and brought her back with him.I was so upset that I ended the friendship. I forgave him.Then I didnt see him for yrs.We talked again and I thought Id give our friendship another chance.He always tells me he loves me.I found out I had cancer and he said he would be there for me and he wasnt. I told him to never text or call me ever again. I miss his friendship once in a great while, then I remember him not being here when I needed him most. I chose to forgive him for me not for him. Now that Ive poured out my guts(so to speak) to you and your readers. Lol! My mom took care of my grandma who was old and very sick. It was so hard on my mom so I know what your going through. Its so hard.I used to go stay with my grandma so my mom could just go shopping to get out of the house. God Bless you Terra for what your doing. You will be rewarded in Heaven for all your good deeds on earth. Now I have to finish entering your giveaways :)

Linda Moffitt said...

Yes I have had to break off friendships because of drugs sadly and hopefully they will get the help they need and stay alive and I Love staying at Hotels pretty much any as long as they are clean and My randomness is that school is cancelled today in PA where I live and My Kids are Ecstatic over it ;)