Like many of you (I expect), I don’t have much to say about 2020. There were lots of changes and heartbreaks, as well as joyful moments and simple pleasures. I figure I’ll let the photos do most of the talking.[Read more…]
People don’t think to call you before they go to the grocery store or Dollar Tree to see if there’s anything you need that can be dropped off.[Read more…]
What’s up, World?
I know I’ve been pretty quiet.
A lot has been happening over here.
Things seem like they are changing so fast every time I try to sit down and tell you what’s been going on, all of a sudden everything is different.
I just wanted to reassure you:
We’re still here.
More to come.
The utterance of “hospice” typically unleashes a wave of alarms that pulses through a family’s social network at the speed of sound.
Being one that works hard to avoid knee-jerk reactions and values privacy, I have held off on informing everyone that my grandma is now on hospice.
That’s because the more I’ve become entrenched in this caregiving journey, I have come to realize that the vast majority of people who are familiar with this word mistakenly associate it with providing comfort care to a person who is in their final days and hours.
Yes, it’s true that society has the who, what, when, where, and how of hospice all f*#)ed up.[Read more…]
“Gotta go! Gotta go! Gotta go right now!”[Read more…]
When you’re in the throes of caregiving, it is easy to become overwhelmed. With so much going on, it can be hard to stay positive.
One way I’ve learned how to cope with all of the challenges that come with the complexity of providing care for a loved one is throttling my G.A.F level.[Read more…]
After taking my grandma to church with almost perfect attendance for almost three and a half years, I need a break.[Read more…]
#1 Make no assumptions.[Read more…]
I’ve painstakingly and lovingly gathered the most memorable moments of last year for you. Check it out and reminisce over 2019 with me.[Read more…]
Two words that could save you a lot of grief: Advanced directive.[Read more…]