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waiting for 2011

November 27th, 2010 at 01:33 pm

This has been a seriously bad year, especially for my parents. First there was my several hospital experiences with them having to make life and death decisions for me. Then my sister is getting a divorce from husband of 20+ years. And yesterday my dad went to my brother's house because he hadn't heard from him in a couple of days and found him dead.

He hasn't worked in almost 11 years and was often sick. Mostly from drinking. My parents have supported him for years. I haven't heard what he died from yet. I know he was sick last week and he frequently lost huge amounts of weight from drinking so much and then not eating. He looked like a skeleton the last time I saw him, which was months ago.

He kept saying he had stopped drinking and my dad believed him, but the signs were always there so it was hard to believe it. I hope they don't determine he died from drinking and it was something else. A small blessing to my dad.

The biggest thing now for my dad is that all hope is gone that my brother would eventually change his life and get a job and stop wasting his life. The possibility of a better future for him is gone now.

I don't know what's going to happen next. The family is going to meet this evening at my parents to talk about some things. I feel I can't wait for this year to be over and a new one to start with hopefully a better future.

On Thanksgiving day my sister and I went to the Golden Corral for lunch. The rolls, baked potato and pumpkin pie were very good. The turkey and mashed potato had no flavor, but it was swamped. I felt like it wasn't worth the 11+ price tag. We went and saw Harry Potter afterwards. Very good movie.

I finished reading the library book Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts. Romance - very good.

8 Responses to “waiting for 2011”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your brother's death. Your family will be in my thoughts.

  2. patientsaver Says:

    I'm so sorry your family's had such a tough year. Please have faith things will get better.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear that. It's been a bad year for several of my friends; one woman lost her grandma, dad and uncle over the course of 2010. I hope next year is better for you and your parents.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) So sad. Wishing you a positive outlook for 2011!

  5. Homebody Says:

    So very sorry.

  6. Petunia Says:

    Oh my goodness - what a sad shock for you and your family. I'm so sorry to hear of your brother's death.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Frown

  8. SnoopyCool Says:

    I'm sorry. ((Hugs))

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