Yup. I KNOW! Another month and no blogging.
Work has swept me along...and visiting my old student in hospital...and worrying about what to do about the stray cat near the house.
And end of winter funk? Blues? I had one really bad week where I could hardly get up energy to do anything, just about made it to work with a smile. Then a falling out with an old friend. It wasn't a good time.
Dear Son is now back home for a break between ski work - so at least I have a cook :-) Things are getting better.
DS went to see Okaasan in the care home and tried to get her signature on the mobile phone contract. Something about cancelling the contract for her phone.
He was shocked to realize that she couldn't sign her name. She could hold the pen, but however much he pointed and directed her hand to the place to sign - she was struggling. And struggling to write the correct characters.
"Oh, I became so stupid!" she said...and finally he gave up.
It was something she could do before. Make notes of things on TV and in magazines, write her name...and with prompting her address. And now...gone.....
A shock to him. And reinforces how hard it would ever be to get her, legally, to sell the house. He is waiting until end of March to get all the care costs for 3 clear months - then he can apply to the family court for status to be her representative etc. THEN finally...if that is approved...he can sell the family house near Tokyo. Could take months and months.
Anyway. Still waiting for spring. Huge snow storm for 2 days here. People died in their cars, including one rescue staff. Spring is coming strom.
And I am sitting here in my classroom on a Saturday morning with a hissy/angry stray cat in a cage on the carpet - under a blanket. I got a cage and advice from an NPO and last night we finally caught him. Today I am waiting for the go-ahead from the NPO to take him in to their vets for neutering and check, so we can decide what to do next.
He isn't at all friendly. I did exchange one Jackson Galaxy slooooow blink with him/her, but I wonder if he is feral, or a former pet who had to live wild for too long. I spotted him in January, living under a neighbor's house and my cats were yowling and chasing him. No neighbors know about him. I've fed him. But...not hopeful he will make a pet now.
Will keep you posted!!
Oh - and also about Okaasan....