|Wildlife scenes from our local paper....this is an Ibis (I think).|
|Osprey with catch.|
Things have been like a three ring circus in that we have had a physical therapist in twice a week, a nurse twice a week and a speech therapist once a week. Even so, it is much easier than trying to get my mother to outside appointments. They have all be helpful, kind and knowledgeable. It has also given me a lot of comfort to know they are here to call upon when needed.
As seems to be the pattern, I've had the revelation that things go easier for me (and possibly for my mother, too) if I stop trying to "fix" things that can't be fixed......or that depend on anyone else for it to happen. The tendency is to want to fix whatever is going badly for those we love, but some things can't be fixed and it's best to acknowledge that rather than being caught up in trying to accomplish the impossible. The most I can do is make it as good a day as possible on any given day. Like so many of these revelations, they seem clear and logical until caught up in the drama of the moment/crisis, and then they vanish into thin air.......but it's working for the time being.
|The people in the background have to be tourists!!|
Politics also figure largely into my schedule......to the point of having "picture in picture" on TV, MSNBC non-stop, etc. I'm greatly relieved that the President showed up for the second debate and did well. We're down to 18 or so days until Election Day and I don't know if I'll be able to stand it. We mailed my mother's absentee ballot today, so that's one more thing out of the way.......and I'm thinking of voting early. I can simply by virtue of my age......how depressing is that?!?