Hebrews 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Mike and me Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2017
Today I was really busy! I got to the Bennett House with Mike and discovered that starting next week he will be going 2x a week – Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 – 2:30; today, for 2 1/2 hours, I flew around town to get my errands done – to the doctor’s office to drop off a letter and picture of the microwave popper that was melted onto the gas range; to Fred Meyers to do a return; to the garden nursery to get some Fox Farms potting soil; to Walmart to get hangers and a few other items; to Spectrum to pay my bill; home to meet with a guy about getting the melted plastic off the gas range & to show me how to shut the gas off to the burners on the top of the stove; pick up Mike at 2:30 then I still had to go to City Hall to pay the water bill; the pharmacy to get Mike’s prescription; and fill the gas tank. Finally home.
Now Mike is demanding I find the letter that restricts his driving, and he is determined to begin driving again. This does NOT make me happy, and the doctor still has not addressed this or rescinded Mike’s license! Mike refuses to listen to me and will not tolerate my telling him he cannot drive anymore. If this doctor doesn’t step up, I may have to find someone else to care for Mike. That won’t make me happy at all, but without an advocate in my corner I am just waiting for a major disaster to hit the fan where Mike is concerned. I have tried to keep Mike safe, and keep him from driving, but he’s going to get agitated and aggressive and I will be the one to take the brunt of the aggression. I am already so tired I can barely keep my eyes opened during the day; but I can’t sleep to heavy at night because I have to listen in case Mike gets up and begins to wander. (Mike has torn the alarms off the doors that would notify me if he gets up and without them, I cannot sleep well. I need to be able to get to him before he might leave the house, especially if it’s in the middle of the night.)