Nothing to add except that You two are in my thoughts and prayers.
I had an awesome day yesterday. It was my first "day off" in three weeks. The housekeepers were here to clean plus take care of Dad so I got *out of the house* Wow.
I went for a drive and went to IKEA to buy a memory foam mattress topper that is making sleep on the sofa-bed in Dad's living room much more comfortable.
Then I drove to the Toyota agency to ask them why my new car suddenly switched to having the speedometer readout in km/hr instead of miles. There is a way to set that preference on the touchscreen but it wasn't responding. I felt like a total dork when they pointed out the little button low on the left side of the steering column, (easy to bump with a knee).
Anyway, that mystery solved, I found myself out near the beach which I haven't seen in far too long considering that I live in San Diego. I went for a walk down the boardwalk, stopped in at a seaside bar that had a wave machine and watched hapless tourists getting washing machined while sipping a NorCal margarita (I had to tell the bartender how to make it but he thought it was a cool idea). Pleasantly buzzing, I walked back along the boardwalk and stopped for a frozen banana on a stick covered in chocolate and peanuts. Oh, divine decadence!
Then I did the grocery shopping at two different stores and then sat in Starbucks (they have a franchise inside my local Vons) because I still had a half hour to spare before I had to be back. I found out that they do have heavy cream but they don't put it out, you have to ask for it.
So, all told I got five hours all to myself. One day a week. This could be a workable system.
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Oh PB, just got caught up on your journal, no words, wish I could give you a hug. Lots of love to you.
PB that sounds like a day well spent. Love and Light
Glad to read you finally had a chance to take care of you! Your Dad would approve if he could (and maybe he has already). Hope all was well when you got home to let you know you need to continue to take time for you so that you can continue to give to him.
Hugs to you and the Hubs and Nubbin
Sometimes in his more lucid moments Dad does say some really sweet and touching things like how he really appreciates everything I am doing for him and how proud he is to have such a good daughter. It's funny because saying things like that was never really his style all the years I have known him. This seems to be bringing out a softer side in him. He says stuff about how much he has missed my Mom all these years and how much he loved her. He never said those things before. Strange but nice.
Then there are times that he has no idea who I am or that he was ever married and had kids. Sigh.