First, my stepfather's been stuck in bed the past few weeks due to a gut bug. He still isn't 100% better.
Also, my mother had two mammograms in the past couple of weeks and today she saw a surgeon about having a needle biopsy. The earliest it'll happen is next Tuesday, the latest the following Tuesday. They suspect it's breast cancer but they say it can be treated by a twice-a-day, five-day radiation treatment where they put radioactive balls into the tumor for ten minutes a treatment.
The two stepbrothers have been here trying to keep up with the work load. The younger was up here last week for Thanksgiving while the older has now arrived and will be here at least the next two days. On top of that my stepfather needs a new mattress (the one he has apparently broke) and my mother and him have a slew of other medical appointments in the run-up to Christmas.
This on top of we have to get the house and the print shop decorated for Christmas, and this month is shaping up to be one from Hell.
God help me.