Month: July 2017

Back in the Saddle

This vacation was as desperately needed as the one before, even if it was just a week.  It felt more like vacation and less like care giving, although there was a lot of that.  I’m better thankfully although not fully rested or ready to be back.  Honestly there are a lot of situations which lend to it feeling oppressive.  I need a better way to deal with things but am in a much better frame of mind to do so. We still continued to use our free hotel stays and the infamous bariatric toilet seat for both night bathroom...

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Going Forth

Off we go again.  After about a week home I realized I still am not in a good place with fatigue and the stuff here.  I looked at our free hotel stays and see we have some more built up (Get Free Hotel Stays with the IHG Credit Card).  This time we’re going straight.  Heading to the mountains so we’ll see how it goes.  It’s already been adventurous in a trialsome kind of way.  One step at a time.  It’s about living, not surviving.  Speaking of which a neighbor boy died on Friday from a firework.  He was 11. ...

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Lantern Fest

I had hoped to write about our vacation experiences and such but alas, the life of a caregiver doesn’t always translate into the emotional energy necessary to do all that one desires.  Soon after we got back though we went to a lantern festival.  Prior to our vacation I had purchased these expensive tickets hoping to do something fun. Mom hated it and we were miserable.  She freaked out when they told her they were going to pick up handicapped folks and tranfer them to the venue in a Mule.  Mom was freaking out and I couldn’t figure out...

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