Thank you for the thoughtful and wise suggestions and ideas!
The homeless man is not DGS23. I saw him this morning while taking DMom to the doctor. I was able to pull off the road into a parking lot where the homeless man was walking. DMom and DS10 both said "It is DGS23!!" as I pulled up next to him and rolled my window down. I asked him "Do you recognize me?" He said, "You look familiar. Do I know you?". The moment he said something I immediately knew it wasn't DGS23. I gave the guy $5 and told him to get something to eat. Then we continued on to DMom's appointment. I don't feel so clueless now since DMom and DS10 also thought it was DGS23. The homeless man & DGS23 look so much alike that they could be twins.
I think putting together bags to hand out to homeless is a great idea and something that I can get DS10 and DGD7 involved in doing. DGS23 is their brother so they do feel the loss of him not being a part of their life too.
Taking DMom to doctor and errands took up 6 hours of my day. The doctor visit was all good news. I took her to the pharmacy to pick up her prescriptions and had to wait an hour in line.
Then I took DMom to WM where she had an envelope full of coupons she wanted to use. I patiently helped her search out each product to match her coupons. I held my thoughts about all this effort. In most cases, if she bought the WM brand it would have been less costly than the name brand & coupon. But DMom doesn't shop by comparing cost per ounce. And that is 100% okay! I admire her for putting so much thought and time into her shopping list. I hope I can do as well when I am 87 years old.
After taking DMom home and putting away her purchases then I went to the local grocery store to buy a few things for us. I couldn't buy my things while DMom was shopping because she needs my entire attention in order for it to go fast enough for her to not get too tired.
DH had his second skin treatment today. I don't understand the entire process that DH is going through and don't know enough to even research it. He said they rub some sort of acid on his skin, then cover it in saran wrap type material, then puts heating pads on the area for 2 hours, then they remove the pads & wrap and put him under a blue light for 30 minutes. This process is supposed to kill the numerous pre-cancerous places that DH has.on his skin. It takes about a month for it to heal and he has to keep the treated skin completely out of the sun during this time. >>>editing to add....I did research this and I think DH is receiving Photodynamic Therapy<<<< DH never ask questions at the doctor visit. If I don't attend appointments with DH then we don't know what they are doing. DH is just fine with showing up and letting the doctors do whatever they want. I'm the one that wants to know every detail.
We are over 24 hours away from the expected winter storm and our governor has already declared a state of emergency. It makes me think about last year when we were told it was going to snow so they canceled school. However, it didn't snow so they canceled school for no reason.
The stores were PACKED today. As I stood in line with DMom I counted 14 lanes with checkers and 16 scan & go checkouts. They all had a dozen people or so waiting in line. Do not come to my state during winter storms. Even the calm before the storm is a bit crazy!!
I just realized.....we have 20 dozen of donuts already paid for that we will pick up Sunday morning. If church service is canceled then we are stuck with trying to find a place to give these donuts away. Last time we took them to a hospital and gave them to the volunteers to give away. The only thing I absolutely know for sure....those donuts are not coming to my house!!
Time is precious. Waste it wisely.