1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
A church in Bibury, in the Cotswold’s of England. July 2017
Mike slept until 10, when he came into the living room he had his robe on, laid down on the sofa and fell asleep until after noon. It is a most frustrating situation. I wish he would just stay in bed!
I needed to go out this afternoon, and I had to promise him lunch at Elmer’s to get him to go with me. He thought he was going to be able to stay at home, alone! Not going to happen, ever again. We were out an about, and after we got home, I had gone out to the garden area, and Mike fell. He fell between the raised garden frames and into a pile of planting pots. Fortunately they were mostly plastic. It looked like he hit his head, but he didn’t bleed. It did shake him up and I had him go into the house and rest. After I made sure he was okay, and comfortable, he dozed off and I went out to the garage to unload the trunk of the car.
I was supposed to be getting a small utility trailer of soil today – but that didn’t happen and I now have plants that need to go into the dirt. Tomorrow afternoon I will have to make sure I spend the necessary time to finish the garden sections and then I will get the soil I need. I’ll just have to buy it in bags 😦 This is going to be the expensive way to do it, but I have no other option at this point. Whatever.
I have gotten to the point where I don’t anticipate something unless I see it actually happening. This way I am not raging inside, due to frustrations, of someone letting me down. I learned my lesson on that a long time ago. Waiting for things to happen, like my own space in the shop, or a promised project getting done. No, I don’t anticipate at all. I just bide my time, and if it ever happens – then I am happy it’s completed. If it doesn’t happen, that seems to be my lot at this time.
Mike has already gone to bed, he’s up less and less each day. It makes it difficult for me to handle things, and this is another adjustment I am learning to make. When he is up, I have to watch him constantly to make sure he doesn’t get hurt, or do something drastic to cause an issue. I know he thinks he’s able to continue like he’s ‘normal’ but he’s lost so much ground! I was in line at Lowe’s and one of Mike’s lunch buddies happened to get in line behind me. He was saying the guys have noticed that Mike is having more and more difficulties with his lunch choices, so they have begun to help him with his ordering. I am thankful they are so understanding, and willing to continue to have Mike join them.