Erma called Thursday night and she had an infection. So I had Friday off (both Pema and Cathy had to work).
I have been on the treadmill. Bruce is back in therapy and seems like he or Kira had appointments every other day. And you all know me, I never schedule this way. Plus I have family coming in for the weekend - brother's 60th birthday. Mary Beth is a new job starting July 15th, so will not be able to come as often, but still with the teens arriving - we have to have snacks and AC put in the upstairs bedrooms. It is impossible here weather-wise and they will be here four days, so has to be done.
They are lightweight units, and last summer Mary Beth and I did them, but she is recovering from a broken arm and I can't ask her. So Bob will drop them in during the week for us and whoever arrives after will take then out - LOL.
We had a great four days. No, not totally stress free. He has his good days and his bad. And on the bad it is almost impossible to get him to focus. And that usually ends up in a problem.
But we got out every day. Even did some shopping. Normally Bruce does not like to shop, but again, a direction-dictated by someone else. We did some cooking and I had him go through Colleen's recipes for suggestions and then getting the grocery list made out. And he will help Thursday prepping the snacks.
Bruce is back in therapy for a bit, so it will make a VERY long Wednesday for me, but Pema said tonight, if you can't do a double on Wednesday, cancel me and just take the night off. She works full time, has Bruce two nights a week plus a 12 hour with a total care. So a night off is OK for her.
I did write Bruce a letter last night. He does best with written word. I dealt with one issue - dinner with me and I explained that it would take concentration and work on his part. But that anything one wants is worth working for. I know it is one issue at a time. But he was incontinent often over the long weekend and refused to walk tonight with Pema. So again one step forward-maybe and two back.
Bruce loves me being home. Schedule is dictated by me. He gets out, gets treats, has his chores laid out and does them without complaint. But my questions always is - is this what is best for Bruce? Debbie