It’s a new year and things continue fairly calm – a real blessing. There’s been time to reflect and energy to get to some projects that have been on the list for years, in some cases. The stair carpeting project, for one – now, when I look across the living room at the stairway I … More Responsibility!
It’s been a year since starting this blog. The first diagnosis of MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) was three and a half years ago, and six months after that the tests were consistent with early Alzheimer disease. So these past 3 years have been a very slow and gradual increase in memory problems and cognitive changes … More Dependence Day & the Mantra
Everything in our house takes just “a little trick” to operate – fill the dishwasher cups only half full, and set it on medium wash; put the security bar in the patio door after you close it; put the soap in first, then the clothes in the washing machine; the lock on the french doors … More Little Tricks
A Good Week, and the List This week has been delightful – apparently, there IS a sweet spot or balance point with activities and rest which can result in a cheerful, relaxed period of time for both of us. I think we both suffer when there is too little scheduled, and also if there is … More A Good Week, and the List
Two and a half weeks have gone by since the last entry, and J seems to have taken to the M-W-F afternoons at the Respite group. There is far less stress and angst about attending, and so I am beginning to relax about it and assume it will actually happen, barring a holiday or a … More The Subtlest Loss is the Harshest
Well, the plan to have R, the companion, drive J to her recorder group collapsed because the group was canceled the day before it was scheduled to happen. Aagghhh!!! So, R was able to come for the regular two hours, and we did some household projects for an hour or so, all together, and then … More BABYSITTER??!?
Since I last wrote, we’ve spent a week with my sisters and oldest niece at a lakeside cabin and we’ve had our companion, R, two more times to help with chores. The cabin trip had been on the agenda for a couple of months, but I have learned to be fluid about committing us to … More Little Vacation, and Progress with Companion