2 Peter 3:14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless
In this photo, Robert, now 51, was only 5 days old. Robert with his Daddy, Mike
Happy Father’s Day! 20 June 2021. It started out calm and quiet for most of the day. I asked Mike to make a point to wash his sheets today, and he did. I got them into the dryer and I didn’t see him take them out. Then, Mike wanted to watch tv for a good portion of the day, so I let him be. He had the tv quite loud and it was hard to hear anything, even upstairs. Mike closed the door to the downstairs family room.
I puttered around the house, visited with our son, Robert & his wife, Alycia. We talked on a variety of subjects, and then I went back to the house to check on Mike – who was still watching tv.
Robert came over to the house and used the dishwasher to clean the pans & such for the food truck and we had little, short, discussions. Mike was up and downstairs several times to see what was going on with us! 🙂 And sometime in his back and forth he turned the heater on for the house! No wonder I couldn’t get it to cool of at all. It was set to almost 80. I had Robert look at the thermostat and he adjusted it so it began to cool off.
Finally Mike and I talked about going out to dinner, but he had the tv on so loud he couldn’t hear me talking and when I raised my voice to be heard, he got upset that I was yelling! Well, then turn down the tv! Eventually, he turned it off, decided he was ready to get something to eat, and we left the house. I think from now on, I will not respond to him if the tv is on, it’s not worth the upset. If he wants to speak with me, he can turn the d@*%ned thing off! or at least down.
We ended up at Elmer’s on Appleway, and Mike got a patty melt. He was unable to figure out how to eat it! so he ended up cutting it up with a knife and fork. I had a salad, but it was fairly large, so I brought at least 1/2 of it home.
Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; help him. The bottom, fitted sheet was on and he told me it took him over an hour to get that far. So I started to help him finish, but first I had to pick up the clothes that were all over the floor – I asked him if they were clean or not, and he assured me they were. (However, I soon discovered they were not all clean). I put all the clothes into baskets, finished making the bed, sorted the clean and dirty stuff, folded, hung up, and put away all the clothes and took the dirty stuff to the washer. Mike was unable to help me, he was totally worn out from just putting the pillow cases onto the pillows. I told him I would finish and he thanked me several times. It took me over an hour to get it all done, mostly because Mike kept getting in the way and I had to stop and wait for him to move, or I had to try to work around him. He was at a total loss with what to do with the clothes. I have just taken his clothes I washed and gotten them folded, and I will put them away tomorrow, since it’s almost 11:30 pm.
After I got all that taken care of, I had to put together some pill packets for Mike. It takes me about an hour to do 16 packets. I get the pills counted out, and there are several, so I have to tick them off as I go down the list, then, once I get them all in little piles, I put them into snack baggies. Those baggies, and the rest of the medications, are in a locked cabinet, and the keys are hidden. I don’t want a repeat of December, where he overdosed, and then ended up in emergency going through withdrawals.
Mike came upstairs, just as I had finished the meds, wanting to know what he was doing tomorrow. I told him he goes to Bennett House tomorrow. He stated, “I hope I will not be doing this the rest of my life! I would hate that!” “I’m sorry, that requires a Dr. Britt answer, we see him in October, unless you want me to schedule an appointment sooner. ” He said no, and went back downstairs.