The faculty of making stupid discoveries by accident. The name of my first Fantasy Football Team. Neither of which have anything to do with this blog. I just like the word. Deal with it !!!!!!
Now that Craig has returned to work full time I am back to being a caregiver for the most part. My job in itself does not bother me, it’s just that I am so damn tired all the time that bothers me. But there is good news on the horizon.
We (mom and dad and I) have been approved for 24 hours a week of respite for me and essentially them too. What this means is that I can have someone come in to our home for up to 24 hours a week. This is great news because I am hopeful that I will be able to return to work part-time and finally feel like a productive member of society. Not that looking after mom and dad is not productive. Au contraire – the longer I can keep them at home the better off they are. (Although there are some that think that them not living here but rather somewhere else (read institution) would be a better quality of life for them than I offer here. But I am sure that has nothing to do with Ron and Carol’s well being but rather someone’s financial future). OOOOps did I say that out loud, my bad!!!!! However, until the time comes when I am unable to care for them any longer and it would not be in their best interests to stay home, they are here for the long haul. Don’t misunderstand, I totally know that there will come a day when I can no longer care for either of them here and I do not look forward to that day at all. But for the time being, even when we have our bad days, we are fine.
We try to keep busy – day programs, seniors groups, BINGO, bowling and tomorrow we are off to the beach with my Aunt and her 4 grandaughters for a day of picnicing and fun. I am not sure how cold the water will be – but that matters not anyway. The girls went in the water at the lake the other day, much to the “adults” chagrin. Don’t they get it LOL. The water could have ice on it and the “kids” would still go in! That’s just how it is. We will also be joined by Craigs’s daughter Desire. She is a lovely young lady – in addition to be highly intelligent she is also very cute – so it might be tough keeping the boys away at the beach. Between the 5 girls – oh my LOLOLOL.
That’s ok, dad will be there to protect them.
Somewhere in all of this I was trying to make a point. Oh yea, so insomuch as we all suffer from some affliction – Alzheimer’s, side effects from cancer, arthritis and a host of other age related stuff, we are still able to go out for a day and enjoy ourselves.
This is what living is all about. Having fun, spending time with people we love. How can that be bad?
Have a great day