NEW: Documentaries, above, lists videos that I have found helpful – check them out if interested. The other day we had a conversation that startled me: J was remarking about some slacks that were no longer comfortable, so I suggested she go get all the slacks out of her closet and we’d sort through and … More The Two-Factor Problem, & the Trouble with Travel
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!
Thinking about the project of maintaining a calm atmosphere at home, and how that is no longer a luxury or a by-product but rather the entire objective these days. I think this has become so much more important as J’s ability to learn new things and to remember how to initiate and do once-familiar things … More The Calm Day
The hummingbirds came to the feeders the next day, a month ago now, and have delighted us with their cheerful colors and zippy acrobatics. If I can figure out an effective squirrel barrier, I’d love to have more feeders out there – we both enjoy the show. Family members of both of us have wonderful … More Hummingbirds & The Slow Tsunami
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
[Some new info is posted under the button, How it Works, for those not used to reading blogs online – check it out.] The passivity situation gets to me sometimes , and I worry if I plan out the day, I’m setting myself up for accusations of being bossy, but if I don’t do or … More Initiative
Just trying this out, to get started with a blog. Living in northern New England, looking after my partner who has middle stage dementia. We have been together for 20 years, and were married two years ago when it became legal in our state. The other day, it became legal nation-wide…something I never thought I’d see … More Getting Started