Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love, Honor one another above yourselves.
Today was a stay at home day. I fixed Mike’s meals and worked around the house. I have been making my own extracts with a variety of different things: vanilla beans, orange peels, chocolate, and coffee are my 1st tries at this new adventure. I will be expanding to other food items in a bit, but this is enough for now.
I’ve noticed that Mike has a difficult time understanding me when I talk to him, and I have to be in front of him and talk slowly. I am sure some of this is due to his hearing problems, but it’s never been this bad in the past. There are times he cannot comprehend what I am saying to him when I am speaking slowly and I am standing in front of him. It does become frustrating after 3 or 4 times for him to still not ‘get it’; but if I go to walk away he gets very upset and that doesn’t help the situation at all! Patience is going to have to become a very real item for me to work on.
We had another upset this evening. As I was working on the room that is going to be my office, Mike came in and asked what I was planning to do with the room. I reminded him I was preparing for Saturday, there are a couple of people coming to help put together some furniture I had gotten through the mail so I could set up my office. He got really upset, asked me if I thought he wasn’t capable of doing this! and I reminded him we had discussed this before I made the arrangements for the help. He said he misunderstood me and he thought there were people coming, from the company I ordered from, to put the furniture together. He was confused why I would want help, hurt that I asked for help from an outside party. It took me quite a bit to convince him I wasn’t trying to undermine him, I wasn’t sidelining him, and I wasn’t ignoring him. I ended up in tears and he didn’t like that and walked away. Finally, we got things settled and all is fine as I prepare to close for this evening. It’s been a great day. Have a good evening.