Sunday, September 03, 2006

Why I haven't been writing as much...

As some of you may have noticed, I haven't been as prolific in my writing as I normally am. You see, there has been a lot going on in the house that has needed my attention.

The big news has to do with the Mom. As you know, she has been working at the library part time and has agreed to teach two classes this fall. I'll miss having the Mom around as much but this is something she wants to do so I'm ok with it. The biggest concern with the Mom going back to work has been her disability. She knew that with both these jobs she would be making more than was allowed and was going to accept that 'cause she thought if things went wrong, she could go back on disability via an expedited way. Just to make sure, she went with the Dad to the social security office in Paterson (a really bad area too) to find out the details. They told her that if she goes back to work she'll lose all her benefits and if she got sick again, would have to apply the hard way (which takes over a year). The Mom really got upset and I had to spend the day keeping her company and trying to cheer her up.

The Mom spent a couple of days thinking about it and said she's going to do it. She said something about the universe giving hints (whatever that means) and maybe it's time to just give it a try. As she put it, it has been nine years. I'm going to stand by the Mom's decision but that doesn't mean I'm not going to worry about her. I've seen her when she was at her sickest and I don't want that to happen again. Just in case, I'm preparing an emergency fuzzy kit full of purrs, headbutts, and cuddles for the Mom.

12 comments:

Rascal said...

Ayla, good for you for sticking by your Mom. It sounds like she has a hard decision and the insecurity of what the future will bring doesn't help. Loving kitties are a comfort and it sounds like you are doing a good job.

brandi said...

Doesn't the government stink sometimes??

I hope your mama does really well. Make her get her rest and stuff. Sit on her and purr if you have to!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

yur doin a good job takin care of her. if the universe is givin hints, we say go wif it. stuff has a way of workin itself out fur the best. "what if's" just get in the way. tell yur mama ta do what makes her happy.

The Meezers said...

wow, the govermnment shur stinks. we wish your mommy good luck and you're doing the right fing Ayla by sticking by her.

Mouse said...

Hi, Ayla. Since I dont know much about you I tagged you on my site.

Gemini said...

It's ever so furry nice of you to take care of your Momma. It's scary to have to make decisions like that.

Les Trois Chats said...

This is one of those things about the government that makes Mom's blood boil - punishing people for trying to work! Of all the ridiculous stunts to pull!!

Take care of your mom, Ayla. She's being quite courageous, and we're proud of her.

=^..^= said...

Purrs and headbutts for your bean, Ayla. It shure hasn't been easy fur her. Good thing she has you around to perk her up, keep her in good spirits and in good health!

~Bombay

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Yur Mom must have gotten some kind of sign to go ahead and do what she needs to do. We really believe that things and people will be there for you when you need them the most. Kudos to yur Mom for bein' positive. Just havin' you there will make efurrything better.

Kukka-Maria said...

GO MOM! Instincts are always good!

Gigolo Kitty said...

Ayla, you are a gem! My best wishes for you Mom.

Patches & Mittens said...

Stick by your Momma......that is what us kitties do best.

Patches