We are coming up quickly on Bruce's four year stroke anniversary. That will be a long thought-out blog certainly. But I think friends and family are also realizing it. Plus everyone is so anxious for Spring, some warm, sunny weather. Spring is due on Thursday, we we are right in the middle of yet another winter storm. Fortunately I was able to get Pema on the road home before any accumulation.
For my birthday, Bruce's two college roommates give me a whole day off.. Saturday was that day. Mary Beth was going to try to come down again, but they had an unexpected death of a friend and services to attend. But in true Debbie fashion, I had plan B. I was in sore need for the hairdresser, so as soon as I had the date, called the hairdresser. Unfortunately the nail technician called out that day.
Then off for Microwave and Food Processor. I had studied the sales brochures and with wedding gift cards in hand, got that done. Then it was a "wait on Debbie" lunch - LOL. I did go to work for several hours. Home for Chinese take out, a good movie, music and just chat with everyone.
I think I had forgotten getting into a car with the whole day open: no planning, no packing, no lifting. Makes such a difference in one's outlook.
Plus Bruce. In this trio, Bruce was always the go-to guy for handiwork. Bob and Tom brought the Microwave in up-side-down, LOL. But there was Bruce, in the kitchen, supervising the unpacking and placement. And he will be that right-on for days, just another benefit of having these two visit. Bruce insisted on me unpacking the food processor and walking him through it on Sunday. Then after grocery store, insisted on being in the kitchen to see how to use it. Instructions suggest that with the sharpness of the blades, one only use it one-handed. And sure enough, Mister read that and said "this is perfect for me." LOL
Back several months ago, I had scheduled an additional caregiver for one morning during the week for me to get some things done. I have a hard time accepting paying a caregiver and not being at work. But this morning, continued the Birthday celebration by having Erma in and me doing paperwork and filing in the house. I was able to clear out that bedroom, get stuff stored and organized without having to worry about bathroom or breakfast. Plus the laundry and cleaning were done. Even tho I am in the house, I am able to focus on house stuff. Then Bruce off to Dentist and later, me to work.
Friends coming again on Thursday to have dinner with Bruce and I am going to my Wedding dinner on Friday night with my dear friends. But just as important, Bruce will be with friends-not caregivers. Always a bonus.