And a Good Time Was Had By All

Sometimes, cool things happen, and it’s really great to be able to write an upbeat entry. Yesterday R from the companion services agency came for a couple of hours in the morning. She had worked with J a few times in the winter when I was trying to get this service in place, but the very idea of needing a companion was terribly offensive to J – even though R was a delightful and compatible match. J resisted the idea with every fiber of her being, so that I just had to suspend that idea for a while.

I realized it was time to revisit this idea after I’d been sick a few days, and it took a couple of weeks to get my full energy back – and, aha!, a good explanation for bringing back a companion for ME! So, I left it til the day before, and told J that I’d contacted the agency about a person coming to help with the seasonal chore list that was growing by the minute. I said I wasn’t sure who they’d send, maybe R – this struck J as fine and sensible, and I realized she didn’t remember R at all.

When R got here, we sat together at the table, going over the list of possible projects, and I could see that J was relaxed and pleased, and if she remembered R, it was a positive thing. We all went outside and wandered around the yard, familiarizing R with everything, then she and J got started on the driveway garden while I puttered with the screens on those windows. We all talked and shared, and it was just fun. We got a little work done, but much more than that, it was relaxed and pleasant. And when we got to the end of the two hours, J said, “Are we going to do this next week?” Yes!!

5 thoughts on “And a Good Time Was Had By All

  1. Hey J! Thanks for sharing this positive experience. You have a great gift for creative problem solving! Hope to see you again soon. Patti

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Who would have guessed that, after getting so bent out of shape about Roberta so recently, J could meet her again and have forgotten her so well and so thoroughly that J could jump over “oh.. [whine]..OK..” arena and land upon the “DELIGHTED!” button?
    I just light up, reading and hearing about all the approaches you come up with to continue show J respect and love and (keep this up!) to acknowledge that there are needs for richness in your life as well.
    A blessing to know you.


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